Pan-Atlantic University Governing Council recently announced the appointment two new professors: Professor Chris Ogbechie – Professor of Strategic Management; and Professor Franca Ovadje – Professor of Human Behavior in Organisations. Both Prof. Ogbechie and Prof Ovadje are faculty of Lagos Business School
Kemi Adetiba, a Nigerian music video director, filmmaker, and television director, taught the 300L Mass Communication students script writing on the 7th of February. Adetiba talked about directing, producing and script writing, and her directing role in “The Wedding Party”.
She told the 300 level undergraduates that “One of the greatest skills a filmmaker can have is being able to convey a message without people talking”. She also said that “When building a story, it is more interesting to show the good and bad sides to a particular character”. It was an interesting and educative session for the students.
Prior to her transition to being a film director, Kemi started out professionally as a radio presenter with Rhythm 93.7 FM, where she became the voice behind two nationally syndicated hit shows: Soul’d Out and Sunday at the Seaside. She then transited to being a face on television by producing and presenting several shows on Mnet. Kemi was also a presenter on Soundcity TV and hosted Maltina Dance All for three consecutive seasons.
The 3rd Matriculation ceremony of Pan-Atlantic University took place on Saturday January 21, 2017, at the Honeywell Group auditorium, of the Lekki campus. 185 students matriculated to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Information Science and Media Studies, Accounting, Business Administration and Economics.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof Juan Elegido, who was unavoidably absent, was represented by the Dean of the School of Management and Social Sciences (SMSS), Prof Chantel Epie. Speaking on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Chantal Epie acknowledged the commitment of the University to establishing world class education in Nigeria and Africa. She also elaborated on the University’s collaboration with industry leaders, professional bodies and relevant stakeholders to develop the school’s curriculum.
The International Accreditation Advisory Board of the Association of MBAs (AMBA) has accredited the MBA programmes offered by the School.
AMBA accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education (MBA, DBA and Masters programs) and is earned only by the best programmes.
By this accreditation, LBS has joined an elite group of only 2% of top business schools in 70 countries with AMBA accreditation. In Africa, there are 9 other schools that have achieved this accreditation with 6 in South Africa and 1 each in Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt. LBS becomes the first school in West, East and Central Africa regions to achieve this accreditation.
The AMBA system judges the quality of a business school’s strategy, mission, faculty, students, curriculum, and assessment. For example, to be accepted as an AMBA accredited school, students admitted to a school’s program must have at least three years of work experience and three quarters of a business school’s faculty must have a Masters or Doctoral degree in a relevant discipline.
With the recent acquisition of the AACSB accreditation, LBS has now been endorsed by two out of three main accrediting organisations, recognized globally, for business schools. AACSB is the leading global accreditation body for business schools offering undergraduate, masters and doctorate degrees in business and accounting. An AACSB accreditation in business represents a positive evaluation of a “school’s mission, operations, faculty qualifications and contributions, programs, and other critical areas.”
AACSB involves a process of rigorous internal review, evaluation, and adjustment, which can take several years to complete. Over this time, the school develops and implements a plan to meet AACSB’s Accreditation Standards, which demand a high quality teaching environment, innovative programming, and active engagement with industry.
These landmark accreditations confirm the School’s commitment to world-class education and professionalism.
Lagos Business School (LBS) has become the first institution in West Africa to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). With effect from December 1, 2016, LBS joins the league of less than 5% of business schools globally, to be accredited by this body.
This was announced at a press conference, today, at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island which had in attendance, members of the LBS management board, Dr Yinka David-West, Dr Chris Ogbechie, Mr Charles Ivenso; a member of Pan-Atlantic Governing Council, Professor Fabian Ajogwu, SAN and Mr Peter Bankole, Director, Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) and Mrs Clare Omatseye, Vice-President, LBS Alumni association.
Addressing members of the press, Dr David-West emphasised some of the benefits of the accreditation to the School. “The AACSB accreditation enhances the quality of LBS as an institution, providing two-way mobility for our faculty and students. We envisage that LBS will be able to attract more international faculty and also send out faculty to other qualified institutions. Likewise, LBS degrees would be accepted by international organisations that know about the AACSAB accreditation’.
Mrs Omatseye, while congratulating LBS on this landmark achievement, stated that although she graduated 17 years ago, the standard at LBS never dropped and that this accreditation is an impetus to work even harder.
AACSB is the leading global accreditation body for business schools offering undergraduate, masters and doctorate degrees in business and accounting. Founded in 1916, AACSB has its headquarters at Tampa, Florida, United States of America; it is the largest business education network, linking students, academia and businesses to advance the cause of business education around the world.
By the feat of AACSB Accreditation, Lagos Business School has once more distinguished itself as a management education provider of high repute in Africa. Only four other schools in the entire continent have this accreditation; three in South Africa and one in Egypt.
The official announcement from AACSB can be found here: https://goo.gl/sdPdnu
The Inaugural Lecture of Professor James Tar Tsaaior, Professor of Cultural Communication in the School of Media and Communication titled “Night Jar in the Forest: The Word in the World of Signs and Wonders” held on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016. The lecture which was the seventh in PAU, held in the Honeywell Group Auditorium at the Lekki Campus of the University.
The lecture was attended by members of the university community as well as professional colleagues, friends and family of Prof. Tsaaior.
At its meeting held on the 17th of May 2016, the Governing Gouncil of PAU approved the appointment of Dr. James Tsaaior as Professor of Cultural Communication in the School of Media and Communication of Pan-Atlantic University.