Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Canadian based University of Western Ontario’s Ivey Business School are conducting their annual three week training programme on business decision making with cases. The programme launched in 2011 aims to foster student engagement and growth as part of the broader collaboration between the two universities.
The programme promotes critical thinking, problem solving skills and leadership skills by outlining real life cases and using the practical nature of it to give propositions. Having partnered with other African institutions in Ghana, Tanzania and Ethiopia the diverse information from the continent’s context is also relayed back.
“For us, this programme is a two-way learning exchange process. As we share the case learning method with JKUAT students, we are also benefiting from the discussions and insights that JKUAT students offer in the classroom,” said Nina Xu.
Nina, who is one of the facilitators of the programme, further said as part of the Ivey School of Business, they get to learn more about businesses operating in the African context and fervently contribute to the development of a business global mindset.
Besides supplementing their academic training, there is also the benefit cultural exchange between Canada and Kenya.
“We are learning a lot through this partnership; whether it is about the Kenyan culture, the African business landscape, or students’ personal experiences,” added Nina.
The programme facilitators are confident that the students involved in the training will consummate their knowledge and come up with business ventures and be job creators for their generation. The interactive training programme that commenced May 1, 2018 comes to an end May 25, 2018.