Two students from Ashesi University College in Ghana took part in Yale SOM’s Global Pre-MBA Leadership Program this summer. Sela Agbakpe and Benedicta Amo Bempah spent two weeks getting an up-close look at business school and the benefits of an MBA. They shared their observations on the Ashesi website.
Benedicta and I were two of 59 professionals selected from 24 countries worldwide (with a 5% acceptance rate).... It was a remarkable experience that made [me] realize just how much more my classmates and I could achieve here in Ghana and Africa. My experience has also helped me better understand the relevance of an MBA for my career, and life, and my intention to engage the world through business and enterprise.
The integrated curriculum of the Pre-MBA program was also remarkable. The courses, lecture styles, and professors taught us about management, and the different ways students could run businesses. The real life case competition we worked on was intense, as we had to integrate two weeks worth of learning to pitch the perfect proposal.