UNILAG MBASA Holds Business Seminar For Young Entrepreneurs

Poised to bridge the gap between academics and practical realities to business development and management, particularly for young entrepreneurs, the leadership of Masters in Business Administration Students’ Association (MBASA) of University of Lagos have concluded plans to hold the maiden edition of its business seminar with the theme: ‘Towards Business Excellence – A Practical Orientation’, geared towards enhancing and improving the output of young entrepreneurs.

Schedule to hold on Saturday, September 30 beginning from 9am, at the Academy Inn, Multi-Purpose Hall, Agindigbi Ikeja, speakers at the event include seasoned consultants, analysts, technocrats and business moguls Kola Adesina, Chairman Egbin Power Plant, Leo Stan Ekeh, Chairman Zinox Technologies Limited, and Wale Adediran, Group HR Director, Flour Mills Nigeria Plc.

 Others are Eunice Briamah, Business Transformation Director, EXP Marketing Nigeria, David Apalo, CEO Shelze Consulting, and Barr. Ladipo Johnson, President, African Institute Enterprise of Development and Management, among others, who are well equipped with tips to help young entrepreneurs, have better approach in their day-to-day running of their businesses.

 Speaking at a press conference to herald the seminar, the President of the Association, Tunde Ojelabi, stated that the initiative, the first of its kind since the commencement of the MBA programme in the institution, was borne out of an idea by the present students’ executive of the association to organise something different for students.

 He said, “We have noticed that there is a very wide gap where practical achievements and academic theories are concerned, especially when it comes to business development and management, particularly as being thought in business schools. We are trying to bridge this gap by correlating students’ learning and theories in the classroom with industry achievements; reason we are bringing seasoned industry experts to tell us as young entrepreneurs and business managers, what it took to achieve the level of success they have achieved in the careers.”

Stressing the importance of the importance of bridging the gap between academics and practical realities of life, the General Secretary of the Association, Olatunde Ayodele said: “Business is a practical endeavor, and it is a known fact that to excel in our far reaching, highly competitive and dynamic business environment, experience, focus and dedication is what comes to bear.”

In his remark, the Public Relations Officer of the Association, Akinsanmi Olusimirin, explained that the selected speakers are people with proven track records and they are well equipped with tips to help young entrepreneurs have better approach in their day-to-day running of their businesses.

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