Lagos Business School

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Lagos Business School LBS
Lagos Business School's Logo.jpg
TypePrivate business school
DeanChris Ogbechie
Administrative staff
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AffiliationsPan-Atlantic University

Lagos Business School (LBS) is the graduate business school of Pan-Atlantic University, owned by the Pan-Atlantic University Foundation (PAUF), a non-profit foundation registered in Nigeria. LBS was founded on inspirations from the teachings of St Josemaria Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei. LBS offers academic programmes, executive programmes and short focused programmes in Management that have been ranked among the best in Africa. The LBS main campus is located in Ajah, Lekki, Lagos State.

The school was established in 1991,[1] LBS has collaborated with other business schools in Africa and around the world on programmes to develop responsible business leaders for Africa and the world.

LBS is a member of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS), the Global Business School Network (GBSN), the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and AACSB International – Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


Lagos Business School
International rankings
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Financial Times - Executive Education - Customized' 75th 68th 64th 48th 41st
Financial Times - Executive Education - Open 64th 69th 69th 73rd 69th
CEO Magazine[2] - Global Executive MBA (Tier One) - - 70th 36th 50th

For 14 consecutive years,[when?] LBS has been ranked among the top business schools in open enrolment executive education and for four years in the custom executive education by the Financial Times of London. It is the first institution in West Africa to appear on this list.

Lagos Business School's foyer

On 1 December 2016, LBS received accreditation from AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), becoming the first institution in West Africa to be thus accredited.[3][4] Lagos Business School (LBS) also proved its standards in management education as the International Accreditation Advisory Board of the Association of MBAs (AMBA) accredited the MBA programmes offered by the school on 8 December 2016.

LBS was ranked among the top 50 business schools on The Economist magazine’s 2018 EMBA ranking. The Economist’s Executive MBA ranking is a bi-annual list of the best providers of the Executive MBA programme across the world categorised based on two broad measures: personal development/educational experience and career development. The LBS Executive MBA programme ranked as 48th best in the world out of 65 schools featured on the list published.

In 2020, LBS has become the only business school in Africa to be featured on The Economist 2020 Executive MBA Ranking. The LBS Modular Executive MBA was ranked based on the quality of students, student and faculty diversity, quality of faculty, programme quality, career progression, salary and networking. The programme holds the 2nd position in the world in the percentage increase on in pre-EMBA salary on graduation category, and 4th position in the percentage increase on in pre-EMBA salary after one year.

LBS has been ranked every year since 2007 by the Financial Times of London[5] among the top 70 business schools in the world in the area of open enrollment executive education (2007–2020)[6] and custom executive education (2015-2020).[7]

For three consecutive years, (LBS) Full-Time and Executive MBA programmes have maintained their status as Tier One programmes according to the 2020 Global Executive MBA Rankings released by CEO Magazine.

African rankings
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Financial Times - Executive Education - Customized 4th 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st
Financial Times - Executive Education - Open 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd
CEO Magazine[2] - Global Executive MBA (Tier One) - - 1st 1st 3rd


LBS is in relationship with top business enterprises in Nigeria and top multinationals in Africa.

In January 2017, LBS joined 220 other leading business schools across the globe to become an affiliate of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a non-profit organisation of leading graduate business schools in the world, and owner and administrator of the GMAT exam.

By virtue of its AACSB accreditation, LBS became a member of the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance[8] in September 2017. Membership of the global body provided LBS access to tools and opportunities to build relationships with MBA/graduate business career centers and employers.

Business school partners[edit]

LBS is in partnership with international business schools, with which it carries out periodic exchange programmes. They include:


Academic programmes[edit]

  • Full-time MBA
  • Executive MBA
  • Modular Executive MBA
  • Modular MBA

Executive education[edit]

Lagos Business School offers a range of programmes designed for professionals who are keen on improving their performance and transforming their leadership model for optimum results. Drawing over 3,000 participants from multinational and indigenous companies yearly, these programmes are lauded for transferring highly practical knowledge through expert teaching.

These classes are taught by full-time faculty. The open enrollment programmes are:

  • Chief Executive Programme[9]
  • Advanced Management Programme[10]
  • Senior Management Programme[11]
  • Owner Manager Programme[12]
  • Agribusiness Management Programme[12]
  • Management Acceleration Programme[13]
  • Open Seminars[14]
  • Custom Programmes[15]


In line with the vision of developing responsible leaders, the LBS Young Talent Programme[16] is for high-performing graduates and undergraduates. The objective is to build a pipeline of bright academics for the African continent.

Notable Alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Lagos Business School and its programmes - The Nation Nigeria". 16 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b CEO Magazine
  3. ^ "AACSB Announces Four Schools—With the First in Nigeria—to Earn International Accreditation - AACSB Newsroom". Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Newly Accredited: Lagos Business School on Earning AACSB Accreditation - AACSB International Blog". Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times -". Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times -". Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times -". Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  8. ^ "MBACSEA". Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  9. ^ "Lagos Business School - Executive Education chief_executive_programme". Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  10. ^ "Lagos Business School - Executive Education AMP Programme Overview and Dates". Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  11. ^ "Lagos Business School - Executive Education Message from the Dean". Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  12. ^ a b "Lagos Business School - Executive Education OMP". Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  13. ^ "Lagos Business School - Executive Education MAP". Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  14. ^ "Lagos Business School - Executive Education Open Seminars". Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  15. ^ "Lagos Business School - Executive Education Custom Programmes". Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  16. ^ "Lagos Business School LBS Young Talents Programme". Retrieved 2018-05-24.

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