Call for Applications to next MBA programme

MBA E4Impact Entrepreneurs AT UNIMAK
3RD EDITION
The University of Makeni (UNIMAK) in partnership with Catholic University of Milano (Italy) and Tangaza University College (Kenya) is inviting applications for the 3rd Edition of the MBA E4Impact entrepreneurship program.

One of Africa’s most pressing needs is to have a new kind of impact entrepreneurs, who desire to do more than just make profits. These impact entrepreneurs want to identify and solve social problems on a large scale, to touch their communities and drive a positive and sustainable change.
To respond to these challenges, the Catholic University of Milan (Italy) – the largest private University in Europe – created the MBA “E4 Impact Entrepreneurship programme”. The prestigious double-degree Master course (internationally recognized title) is offered at the University of Makeni, with a number of total and partial scholarships available.
The MBA program aims to develop Impact entrepreneurship skills, linking up the students with Local and international network of professors, partners and investors and enabling them to start-up and grow their businesses during and beyond the course. The whole course is a 12-month in class and distance session for active and inspiring leaders who want to move their ideas from a business concept to a complete business plan. The program is taught using a blended formula, a portion in the classroom (3 intensive weeks at the beginning, middle and final part of the year, plus 6 long weekends from Friday to Sunday), and the rest on-line and with on-the-field Business Coaching. This formula allows the entrepreneur to pursue the MBA without having to leave his/her profession, job or business.
The program, already achieving considerable success in Nairobi (Kenya) at Tangaza University College and in Accra (Ghana) at Catholic Institute of Business and Technology, has achieved a distinctive international reputation, being the first non-American program to receive the Ashoka Innovation Award from the Ashoka Foundation, the world’s foremost organization for the promotion of social entrepreneurship.
At UNIMAK the MBA is ending its second edition in September with highly qualified international and local lecturers and mentors who have transferred invaluable business knowledge to the entrepreneurs in the start-up and development of their businesses. Eligible candidates have business experience or a strong business attitude, an impactful idea for a new business or a small venture ongoing (particularly but not exclusively in the Agribusiness or Energy efficiency sector), commitment for Sierra Leone’s sustainable development,
ADMISSION DOCUMENTS TO DELIVER:
 Curriculum vitae
 Copy of Degree certificate(s) certified from Ministry of Education Science and Technology and Min. of Foreign Affairs
 Copy of Degree Transcripts
 Business Summary (Business Idea/Concept)
 Recommendation letter
 Photocopy of Passport / National ID
 For those with foreign degree certificate, a Diploma Supplement or a Declaration of Value (issued by Italian Embassy in the country of study) is needed.
NB: the completed application form and the admission requirements documents should be sent via email to unimak.mba@gmail.com and delivered hard copy to contact below
CONTACTS
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
ALTIS Graduate School of Business & Society
Via San Vittore 18, 20123 Milano (Italy)
E-Mail: info@e4impact.org
University of Makeni
MBA Secretariat
P.O. Box 2 Azzolini Highway, Makeni, Sierra Leone
Tel: +232- 076 908795 / 088898243/ 077995178
E-Mail: unimak.mba@gmail.com
For more Info:
Website: www.e4impact.org / www.universityofmakeni.com
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS 30TH AUGUST 2017.
Sign by : Peter A.B Lansana
MBA Program Manager, University of Makeni.

UNIMAK Addresses 21st Century Pedagogical Challenges

On 18th May University of Makeni lecturers met in a colloquium to explore their pedagogical approaches and responding to the following thoughts from the British Council:

How we teach must reflect how our students learn, it must also reflect the world they will emerge into. This is a world that is rapidly changing, connected, adapting and evolving. Our style and approach to teaching must emphasise the learning in the 21st century. (British Council / BBC (2017))

Led by Rev. Fr. Dr. Francis Sehdu Sesay, Director of Academic Affairs/Registrar, the aims of the colloquium were to:
i. Recognise faculty’s perceptions & practices regarding pedagogies.
ii. Discover different pedagogical approaches faculty would like to try.
iii. Determine the support (training, materials, resources) needed to implement the approaches identified in ii).
iv. Gain commitment to try out one different pedagogical approach during the remainder of the semester.

The approach drew on many references including:

  • British Council / BBC (201&) 21st Century Pedagogy. [Online] retrieved from https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/21st-century-pedagogy British on 26th March 2017
  • Brown, S. (2015) Learning, Teaching & Assessment in Higher Education: Global Perspectives. UK: Palgrave
  • Helfand, D. (2013) Designing a University for the New Millennium. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZQe73IXZtU on 13th June 2016

Follow this link for more details of this important event ….