Upstart MBA Program To Build Leaders For The ‘African Century’

“It’s important to change the narrative in Africa,” says Vani Nadarajah, director of admissions at the African Leadership University (ALU) School of Business.

The one thing that can never be overestimated about Africa is its potential. But the one thing that can never be underestimated is its diversity: best practice in Nigeria, for example may be a fatal mistake in say, South Africa.

For now, that’s an obstacle Africa’s young leaders will need to overcome in order to take the continent into a prosperous future. But if the ALU achieves its vision, that diversity of expertise will be synthesized into a major asset.

“Existing business schools in Africa tend to be very regional in perspective and cohort,” Vani—who worked as an admissions director at Yale…

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