Executive Development Program for Technical Professionals

IE Business School

IE Business School


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Who should attend

This program is aimed at middle and senior-level professionals in the e-business, IT and tech fields in companies located in Nigeria and Ghana.

About the course

Despite being experts in their fields, many tech professionals have limited experience in business management. In today’s world, managerial and business skills are key to making scientific and research projects feasible and sustainable. Mastering these skills allows professionals to expand their horizons and realize their full leadership potential.

In this two-month journey, participants will navigate six core modules dedicated to the fundamentals of business management.

Module 1. Strategy

Master the ins and outs of market competition. In this module, you will gain the tools you need to strengthen your competitive advantage as you unlock your strategic mindset.

Module 2. People management

Take your soft skills to the next level by discovering top-of-the-line techniques to lead yourself, your team and your organization to success. With a wide range of practical learning opportunities including Leadership, Managing an Organization, Communication Skills, Negotiation Skills, and Corporate Governance, this module allows you to apply your newfound knowledge to real-world scenarios.

Module 3. Finance

Understand how to analyze a company’s financial health as you gain top insights into the time value of money, capital budgeting and business valuation. Discover the link between risk, cost of capital and the weighted average cost of capital—all essential to driving sound financial decision-making in organizations.

Module 4. Marketing & sales

Gain and retain clientele. Adopt customers’ perspectives as you explore important issues in the marketing process. Familiarize yourself with the latest marketing and sales trends and acquire the resources you need to satisfy customer needs.

Module 5. Operations

A carefully designed and implemented operation process ensures that goods and services are produced effectively. In this module, participants will dive into the principles of process design, control, and improvement, while exploring the structure and management of different kinds of operation processes.

Module 6. Entrepreneurship & innovation

Entrepreneurship turns innovation into economic goods that benefit society, giving rise to fresh ventures and enterprises. In this module, participants will sharpen their entrepreneurial mindset, behaviors and skills. They will learn to identify business opportunities, gather resources, work in a team, and build a strong business plan.


Simon Gifford

My career to date has been both successful and varied; and I have been fortunate enough to have been involved in work which I thoroughly enjoy and about which I am passionate. I have a broad general management background with deep skills in 3 areas: Developing and selling consulting solutions ...

Peter Bryant

Peter Bryant joined IE´s Entrepreneurship Faculty in 2009, having earned his PhD in 2006 from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia. His research focuses on the origin and evolution of entrepreneurial organizations, their capabilities and strategies. His research progra...

Julio Urgel

Julio Urgel is a professor of Corporate Finance and of Negotiation at IE Business School since 1989. He also manages to find time to serve as Senior Advisor to the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development), an international association of business schools based in Brussels, responsibl...

Virginia BombÍn

Virginia Bombín is adjunct professor in corporate finance at IE Business School and Headspring, a FT|IE Business School joint venture. She is also an independent financial consultant for Small and Medium size Enterprises and Start-ups. She is specially interested on Economic Value Creation and t...

Balvinder Powar

Balvinder Singh Powar is associate professor at the IE Business School. His expertise includes creative and strategic input, business development and senior management, team leadership, relationship management and business mediation. Professor Powar has extensive experience leading business, soci...

Roy Richards

Roy Richards has more than forty years of experience leading and serving on boards of listed companies, family companies, NGOs, and industry associations. For 17 years he was the CEO of his family’s manufacturing company (Southwire: $6+BUS revenues and 6500+ employees) and still chairs it today....

Javier Bernad

Javier Bernad is a communication and marketing executive and founder of Speak & Span. Since 1998, his organization has given people in companies and business schools, especially in higher management, the skills and fundamentals of public speaking. He has experience leading teams of over 100 ...

Luis Solís

It comes as no surprise that Luis Solis has gained a number of teaching awards and is welcomed as a visiting professor at universities in countries such as Mexico, Belgium, France, China, Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Spain and the US. For when he teaches his courses in...

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