Professional Doctorate Programs at a Glance

  • Part-Time Block Modular Course Delivery
  • Delivery over a few days (2-4) every 2 or 3 months
  • Face to Face On-Campus Classes
  • LIVE face to face Zoom classes, where necessary
  • 3 years completion period
  • 100% Research Fellow Support
  • Thesis Writing Workshops
  • Enrolment – April/May and September/October

Locations : Lagos

Programs with Degrees Awarded by SBS Swiss Business School


Programs with Degrees Awarded by IPAG Business School


Programs Director’s Message

The NiBS professional doctorate programs help executives develop the ‘practitioner-scholar’ ability, with applied research and analytical skills to navigate these new business challenges by making evidence-based decisions.

Dr. Hod Anyigba

There are extraordinary political and economic developments in Africa that are spawning new rules, incentives, and opportunities for development and fueling new sources of engagement within the global economy. These changes pose three new challenges to executives operating in Africa. The first challenge is the development of new practical models for understanding, evaluating, and affecting the efficient and fair practice of business in Africa. More than ever, Africa needs executives with advanced cognitive leadership skills to dis-cover the limitations of current management practices, develop deeper insights into what works and what does not work, develop and apply new knowledge and next practices based on rigorous and sound empirical evidence.Secondly, in the midst of an increasing number of business schools in Africa, there is a severe shortage of doctoral business practitioners and faculty. This situation adversely affects the quality of business school graduates. The third challenge is that, given the increasing dynamism and complexity in the African business, many executives have high intellectual ambition to advance an area of practice in the industry. They want to go beyond the learning of existing knowledge to a whole new level – creating and sharing new knowledge and practices.

The NiBS professional doctorate programs help executives develop the ‘practitioner-scholar’ ability, with applied research and analytical skills to navigate these new business challenges by making evidence-based decisions. The programs also respond to the doctoral business faculty shortage in Africa by developing applied research, publishing and teaching capacity of senior executives. Finally, they address the lifelong learning needs of intellectually active professionals who wish to continue their education at the highest level to become thought-leaders in their industries.

You will collaborate with other executive participants and leading professors in an enlightening learning journey that will bring the best in you to achieve your highest personal and professional goals. Many say this is a new dawn for Africa, but the dawn requires executive creativity and innovation in business practice to emerge and shine. Our program helps you to discover, lead and share the new business practices and knowledge that would nourish the new African dawn.

Department Contacts

Dr. Hod Anyigba

Programs Director
hod@nibs.edu.gh
+233 (0) 560 111 764

Benedict Asiedu Amankwah

Programs Manager, Ghana
basiedu@nibs.edu.gh
+233 (0) 262 367 830

Jennifer Sika Nketiah

Programs Manager, Ghana
jennifer@nibs.edu.gh
+233 (0) 278 961 059

Ignatius Udofia

Programs Manager, Nigeria
Ignatius@nibs.edu.gh
+234 (0) 802 142 4919