THE EXECUTIVE FORMULA: 40 DAYS IN CLASS
The MBA program with its flexible blend of class lessons, distance learning, and coaching, is designed to be compatible with participants' work agenda:
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MBA
Each participant of the MBA is accompanied by a Business Coach, a full time consultant who supports him/her in developing their business plan and in establishing relationships with mentors, partners, suppliers, customers and investors.
Action oriented training
The MBA is not an academic exercise, but applied learning where students are guided in verifying the feasibility of their business project and in drafting an investor ready business plan.
Relations with investors
Students are introduced into an entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports them prior to, during and after the launch of their impact venture.
MBA participants receive experienced guidance through regular contact with successful local and international business people.
Local context and global perspective
The program is taught by both local and international faculty.
The blending of classroom and on-line training allows participants to attend the program while continuing their current job or business.
The MBA in Impact Entrepreneurship awards a Master Degree from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy).
WHY CHOOSING E4IMPACT MBA
E4impact is the leading Pan-African university alliance to train and support impact entrepreneurs.
The Executive MBA in Impact Entrepreneurship is currently offered in 5 Countries:
During the pilot phase occurred between 2011 and 2014, E4impact MBA counted the following results:
Throughout the program, MBA participants work with, and are exposed to investors.
This ongoing interaction is the occasion for participants to become familiar with investors' requirements and for investors to understand participants' attitude and projects. This allows participants to develop their business ideas based on investors' expectation and to create a trustful relationship.
With this aim, the MBA organize a series of events with partners, investors and donors.
BUSINESS IDEA COMPETITION
In advance to the Initial Boot Camp, all MBA candidates participate in the Business Idea Competition where they present their business ideas to a panel of investors who judge the economic viability and social-environmental impact. This is the occasion for participants to link up with investors and start developing a trustful relationship.
BUSINESS MODEL COMPETITION
At the end of the Middle Boot Camp, MBA participants take part in the Business Model Competition, where they present their business models to investors in order to show them the actual improvement on the initial business idea. This is the occasion for participants to convince investors that their business "can fly".
BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION
At the end of the Final Boot Camp, MBA participants refine a full-fledged business plan and prepare a pitch for investors. They present their pitch to a panel of local and international investors with aim to raise investments and start or scale up their businesses.