Who We Are?
The West Africa Business School (WABS) was established in response to the need for a high-quality professional development, corporate training and executive education institute to address the needs of working professionals who have the desire to continue professional and academic training while remaining in the workforce. The school was registered with Nigeria government on 7th May 2002 at the Corporate Affairs Commission (RC.1652834) as a private regional training institution. In the beginning, West Africa Business School started with organizing corporate seminars, workshops and soft business short courses.
In January 2010, the school launched specialized strategic business conferences, leadership programme and management training courses across Africa focusing mainly on the financial services industry. Today, West Africa Business School (WABS) has become a house-hold name and a global brand, well known in Africa for delivery of world-class Corporate Training, Government Human Capital Development, Professional Education, Executive Education, Business Intelligence and Research Services. The WABS is registered and recognized by important government regulatory institutions such as Federal Ministry of Education, Federal Ministry of Justice, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), and Industrial Training Fund (ITF) and accredited by Centre for Management Development (CMD) as a management training institution in Nigeria. Also, WABS Director General/Chief Executive Officer has attended various government approved training programmes of the Centre for Management Development (CMD) in compliance with regulatory requirements.
- To create and grow intellectual assets for a sustainable African economy through impact of superior knowledge in company executives, managers, public administrators, entrepreneurs, politicians, business men and women and community leaders especially within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
- To expand the depth of knowledge of our students, develop new skills, update professional skills as well as add value to public and private organizations and businesses in Africa.
To achieve international recognition in delivery of world- class innovative Skills Training, Human Capital Development, Professional Education, Executive Education and Socio-Economic Research.
- Fear of God
- Equality of Opportunity Based on Merit
WABS proclaims that learning and development of human capital consolidates the structure of organizations worldwide. It ensures intelligent strategic action at every level, and gives individuals the tools and awareness to hone that strategy. With continuous learning, leaders of organizations make world-class expertise an integral part of that organisation. Instead of relying on outside support, you enhance the capabilities of your managers and leaders to address challenges. And by exposing senior people to leading edge-thinking, you ensure your business has the strategic drive to succeed. WABS provides corporate training, skill development, research information and consultancy services.
The WABS has very unique specialist individual and corporate training programmes that are practically challenging and rigorous, drawing on the strengths of the school’s first-class faculty of world-renowned scholars, business managers and management development consultants of repute. WABS research into the latest business challenges existing in all corporate sectors in Africa, both old and new from everywhere to reach everyone involved in the subject matter. We then transform the idea into reality by creating business meetings, which bring people together to learn, network and progress. WABS offers corporate training short courses specializing in industries such as: Financial Services, Energy (Oil & Gas, Power and Utilities), Telecoms, Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics, Hospitality & Healthcare, Government Ministries, Departments, Agencies and much more.
Our business model is anchored on the following 4 key learning pillars:
Corporate Training, Capacity Building & Professional Development
Seminars, Workshops, Conferences, In-house training
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 2025
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) 2025
From inception till today, WABS has trained more than 2,500 staff of public and private sector organizations in Africa.