African students can gain two different experiences with our program: as participants in their home country through the Business Decision Making with Cases course and also for a small group of three carefully selected participants, through an exchange term at Ivey.
Business Decision Making with Cases
The Business Decision Making with Cases course is offered at local Africa business schools each May by a group of Ivey student instructors. It is a unique collaborative program that we have created because, as a Global Elite Business School who teaches principally by case method, we have a unique capability to show you what local students what they can gain from learning this way.
Learning from cases means studying the actual problems faced by real decision makers. A business case is a description of a problem faced by a real person – local students will use their management education, read and analyze these cases and come to their own conclusions – what would they do? For example:
- Imagine you are running a water purification operation where you create water sachets to sell to the local market in Koforidua Ghana. If you want to expand your business how would you do it? What do you know about your current operations, your customers and your distribution strategy that will help you make a plan? (See our Bella Springs case)
- Assume you are running your own microfinance organization in Mombasa, Kenya. You’ve grown your business very successfully over the last 5 years but now, you have run out of money to lend – how will you finance all of the loan applications you’ve got? (see our Milango Finance case)
- You’ve inherited 4 acres of land along Lake Muhazi in Rwanda – you want to turn it into a Backpacker Tourist Camp – with some camp facilities and a marketing plan. How will you attract the global market of backpackers to your camp and where will you find the money to get started? (see our Rwanda Backpackers case).
These are all examples of cases local students will have a chance to read, analyze and explore. with senior student instructors from the Ivey Business School. Together they learn from each other about business, about decision making and about global friendships.
Charles and Rita Field Marsham Foundation
Secondly, the Charles and Rita Field Marsham Foundation through a partnership with the Ivey Business School has made available of three International Travel Awards, which have been awarded to three undergraduate students from 2014 - 2018.
These awards make it possible for African students to attend the Ivey Business School for one term between January and April each year. Details on how to apply for these awards are made available by the Ivey student instructors each May in country.
Award recipients for the January to April 2018 term are:
- Isaac Ayengo from St. Augustine University, Mwanza Tanzania
- Juliet Okoth from Moi University, Eldoret Kenya
- Amaka Nwaenenwa from All Nations University, Koforidua, Ghana
Award recipients for the January to April 2017 term are:
- Wiliam Msilu from St. Augustine University, Tanzania
- Walter Amanie from All Nations University College, Ghana
- Jennifer Anyamele from All Nations University College, Ghana
Award recipients during 2016 were:
- Prince Oporo from All Nations University College, Ghana
- Vivian Anyona from Moi University, Kenya
- Saata Abraham from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Award recipients during 2015 were:
- Fatuma Uwineza from School of Finance and Banking, Rwanda
- Thomas Taryia from St. Augustine University, Tanzania
- James Gachie from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya
Award recipients during 2014 were:
- Dennis Odhiambo, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya
- Esther Njoroge, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya
- Ngozi Norman-Roberts, All Nations University, Ghana