The annual three-week training programme on business decision making with case studies conducted by the IVEY School of Business (Canada) in partnership with JKUAT School of Business (Kenya) concluded at JKUAT, May 25, 2018.
The training that is undertaken by students on exchange programme, seeks to promote critical thinking, problem solving and leadership skills through simulation of real life cases in the business world as well as the application of practical case studies to teach students who sign up for the course. The students are grouped and assigned to tackle various case studies and present their final results on the final day.
During the presentation of certificates to the training participants, the Principal, College of Human Resource Development (COHRED), Prof. Elegwa Mukulu, lauded the IVEY School of Business facilitators for their effort and enthusiasm especially for conducting the trainings when the University was facing industrial action.
Prof. Mukulu, who was accompanied by Director ALISO, Dr. Churchill Saoke and the Programme Coordinator, School of Business (JKUAT), Dr. Rukia Atikiya, further appreciated the facilitators who generously shared their knowledge in business with the students and staff who displayed a high level of commitment.
He challenged the students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and mind and to shun dependency on the government as the sole provider of job opportunities for them and live to the spirit of the IVEY Business School that aims to equip students with case study skills that will be relevant in their entrepreneurial skills and brainstorming of business ideas.
As a departure from the previous years, this year, the programme also benefitted a number of JKUAT staff, thus strengthening the collaboration between JKUAT School of Business and IVEY School of Business.
Dr. Saoke thanked Prof. Mukulu for supporting the School of Business and suggested that the programme should consider sponsoring JKUAT students to go to Canada in the future, to enable students interact and gain valuable experiences within the Canadian environment and setting. He emphasized the need for students to establish who their audiences are during any presentation because that would help them to customize their messaging and business ideas pitching and resource mobilization.
On her part, Dr. Rukia who coordinated the programme, hailed the support from COHRED and ALISO and the warm reception accorded to the IVEY exchange students in addition to the guidance and logistical support that enabled participants to travel to various sites to view and enjoy the rich cultural and beautiful sceneries of Kenyan heritage