Course Overview

SMP offers you a unique opportunity to learn from thought leadership and global perspective on key issues with invaluable knowledge and powerful insights.


Module 1: Business Operations and Innovation

  • Understanding Business Operations
  • Managing Market Dynamics
  • Business Innovation and Development
  • Innovation and Organizational Transformation 2
  • Business Ethics
  • IT Security and Privacy Management
  • Developing a Customer Orientation Culture

Module 2: Managing the Financials

  • Corporate Financial Reporting and Accountability
    • Understanding Financial Statements
    • Financial Ratios Analysis
    • Budgeting and Budgetary Control
  • Financial Decisions of the Firm
  • Cost Accounting

Module 3: Leadership and People Management

  • Contemporary Leadership Styles
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Managing People - Strategic Perspective
  • Team Building
  • Business Communication and Information Management
  • Interpersonal Relationship and Conflict Resolution

Module 4: Strategy and Sustainability

  • Understanding the Foundation of Strategy
  • Corporate Strategy Development
  • Strategy Implementation in the Business Environment
  • Managing for Sustainability
  • Next-Generation Strategies for Sustainability –
  • Technology and Innovation 1 & 2

Your Learning Experience

  • Create strategies and inducing tools to have a material impact on your business and industry
  • Leverage our robust network of experts and gain the confidence to work as a professional
  • Analyse economic and business risk
  • Network and collaborate with your associates and share experiences
  • Return to work inspired to inspire your HR peers with skills to achieve excellent organisational performance

Target Audience

  • Senior managers with at least 5 years of senior management experience such as:
  • Senior Managers
  • Regional Managers
  • Unit Heads
  • Assistant General Managers
  • Managers
  • Staff that directly manage officers and are being prepared for top management


Dr. Godwin Ehigiamusoe
LAPO Microfinance Bank

Dr. Biodun Adedipe
Founder and Chief Consultant
B. Adedipe Associates Limited

Prof. Mike Obadan
Non-Executive Director
Central Bank of Nigeria and Member
of the Monetary Policy Committee

Prof. Kenneth Amaeshi
Chair, Business and Sustainable
Development and the Director of the
Scaling Business in Africa

Mr. Solomon Avbioroko
Smeep Consultancy Services Limited

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The programme runs for four weeks over four months with the first and last week for in-class training sessions

13th September-9 December (4 days in every month).

Programme Fee
NGN 594,000
An initial deposit of 70% of the programme fee is required to secure a place.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should fill the regisstration form here and make a payment of Five Hundred and Ninety Thousand Naira Only (N590,000.00) via bank transfer to the account number below:

Account Name: LAPO Institute

Account Number: 4011193811

Bank Name: Fidelity Bank Plc