To be recognized as the leading practice-oriented research business school in Africa which develops, educates and trains business leaders and professionals throughout their careers.


Our mission is to be a leader in developing thought leaders who have habits of the mind – at once flexible and insightful, informed by experience and yet oriented towards innovation so that they can be agents of both economic prosperity and transformative social change in Africa.

To achieve this mission, we:

  • Offer professional doctorate and executive master research degrees that allow students to focus on compelling organizational challenges, seek answers to insightful questions; uncover new knowledge and practices, and create new business ventures by looking at the bigger picture, testing ideas in the field to discover new insights.
  • Offer Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree programs that prepare executives and other students to pursue academic and research careers in Universities and other research-oriented organizations.
  • Partner with like-minded universities and business schools around the globe to offer high-class learning and development services to students, companies and organizations in Africa

NiBS Values - RISE


We engage with complete empathy, understanding and care that promote self-respect, respect for colleagues and respect for others.


We think and act in new and different ways. For us, nothing is impossible in our pursuit of new and relevant educational opportunities for executives, better ways of making these opportunities accessible, convenient and valuable for our participants and community.

Service with Integrity

We strive to provide an excellent service and participant learning experiences before during and after our programs. Therefore, we accept individual and collective responsibility and accountability for our actions and results. Consequently, we do things with truth and transparency.


We strive to do things efficiently and effectively; always working hard to get at the best results at the lowest cost.