The ABI post graduate program is specifically designed for 21st century Africa, where what society needs is more job-creators rather than job-seekers. 

ABI's business school offers an accredited one-year program that confers a post-graduate diploma in business administration, with a strong focus on entrepreneurship

Designed to be relentlessly practical, the business course innovatively combines MBA-level business lectures delivered by professors from some of the world's top universities with interactive workshops, live projects, and high-quality internships. This provides students with, not merely an education, but a tangible doorway into the real world of business and entrepreneurship.

Furthermore, the program concludes with multiple opportunities for students to pitch their business ideas to local and international investors for seed funding. 

 

We see our mission to be more than just about education. What truly matters to our students’ lives is what happens after graduation. Will those who start new companies have the resources and mentoring they need to survive the critical first few years and scale their businesses? And will those who go on to find employment have a supporting ecosystem of friends and life-coaches who share their values?

This is why ABI puts so much focus on aftercare. We support our entrepreneurs by continuing to give mentorship, seek investment, and even provide first-year office space. We build an intimate and functioning alumni network, not only among ABI's students, graduates and faculty, but also among the broader African Bible Colleges Group. This gives all our graduates, regardless of the careers they go on to pursue, a strong support network that nurtures them intellectually, practically, and spiritually.

 

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One-year intensive Program from January to December

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World-class business courses tailor-made for Africa

 

40%

of lecturers are actual entrepreneurs and business practitioners

70%

of graduates launch businesses upon graduation

 
 
 

What makes us UNIQUE

 
 

1.  ABI's "50/50 Rule"

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At ABI we believe that the value of a business program completely depends upon its level of relevance to the environment in which its graduates will work. This is why ABI promises students what it calls the "50/50 Rule". 

50% of ABI's program consists of MBA-level lectures delivered by local professors, as well as global lecturers from world-class business schools and business professionals with a proven track record in business. 

The other 50% is a highly practical and locally relevant array of activities, including targeted, team-based internships and ideation("Idea" + "Creation") field trips around the country. More importantly, during the latter half of the program, when student teams are creating business plans and gearing up for investment, students spend months researching and testing their businesses in the live world. 

At ABI, student teams get to find their business ideas, create business plans for them, test them, and pitch them in the real-live, African business world. 

2. Cultivation of integrity and values

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ABI believes that the fight against poverty in Africa calls not only for more small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) but also the ethical business leaders to run them - leaders who will be known for their unshakeable integrity and selfless values.

As a member of African Bible Colleges Inc., ABI operates on its campuses and accepts a large number of its graduates. By doing so, ABI provides each cohort with an environment that nurtures spiritual growth, cultivates a culture of servant-leadership, and instils in students a hardwired enthusiasm to serve God and people. African Bible Colleges Inc. has trained Christian leaders in Africa for over 45 years and has campuses in Uganda, Malawi, and Liberia. 

3. Collaborative & Team-based

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From very early on in the program, ABI's students are made to study and operate in teams (called "companies") each with its own CEO and other officers. This provides a simulated company environment to students as they take on team internships, team workshops, and especially the creation and development of their own business ideas and business plans later on in the program. 

Investors in student business ideas will be glad to know that teams would have been working together for more than half a year, through various rigorous assignments, by the time that they are pitching their business plans at the end of the program. 

4. Focused on real results

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At ABI, we see our mission to be more than just about education. What truly matters to our students’ lives is what happens after graduation. Will those who start new companies have the resources and mentoring they need to survive the critical first few years and scale their businesses? And will those who go on to find employment have a supporting ecosystem of friends and life-coaches who share their values?

This is why ABI puts so much focus on aftercare. We support our entrepreneurs by continuing to give mentorship, seek investment, and even provide first-year office space. We build an intimate and functioning alumni network, not only among ABI’s students, graduates and faculty, but also among the broader African Bible Colleges Group. This gives all our graduates, regardless of the careers they go on to pursue, a strong support network that nurtures them intellectually, practically, and spiritually.

  "Coming to ABI, I never imagined I would be going out so frequently to practice what we learn in class. ABI sets platforms for students to immediately exercise what they learn."    - Evelyn Kachule, ABI Postgraduate Class of 2017

"Coming to ABI, I never imagined I would be going out so frequently to practice what we learn in class. ABI sets platforms for students to immediately exercise what they learn."  - Evelyn Kachule, ABI Postgraduate Class of 2017

 
 
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Oxford University ABI Project ENSIGO

 
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Oxford University's Saïd Business School sent 6 MBAs to African Business Institute (ABI) in Uganda in 2017. Watch the video to learn more about the incredible two weeks of Project ENSIGO, and support our efforts to make this happen again this year ... this time, in Malawi!

ABI's business and academic network is truly global, and our students have the great benefit of being coached by instructors from some of the leading universities in the world. Past lecturers have come from the University of Cambridge, Emory University, Vanderbilt University, and many more. 

ABI is an official partner with Oxford University's Saïd Business School for Project ENSIGO, which brought Oxford's MBAs to ABI to help ABI students refine their business plans, as well as provide Oxford's MBAs with a first-hand experience of Africa's business sector, including its so-called "barefoot entrepreneurs". 

Project ENSIGO is sponsored by Saïd Business School, and is designed to allow Oxford's MBAs to mentor ABI student teams during the latter half of ABI's business program and get them pitch ready for investors. 

The boot-camp is an intense 9-day program where the entrepreneurs and MBAs come together to refine business plans, develop primary market research strategies, and plan marketing and funding campaigns for the start-ups. The boot-camp culminates in a pitch competition, kindly sponsored by the Oxford Saïd Career Development Centre, that awards a cash prize to the winning ABI student team. 

 
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