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CEIBS Accra Campus Has a New Home

Volume 3, 2017

After trying out a few different locations in Ghana, CEIBS Accra Campus has finally moved into its permanent home – a new facility in the plush East Legon area of the capital city.  This is the first time that CEIBS Accra has an entire building to itself, as all the other locations were shared spaces. There is also space for further expansion, as needed, as the new CEIBS Accra Campus is nestled on an acre of land. For now, the campus consists of an administrative block and an academic building.

The administrative block, the focal point for the day-to-day running of the school, begins with a spacious reception area and executive lounge. It also includes office space, an open-plan employee working area, as well as the CEIBS Alumni Ghana Chapter’s office. In the centre of the block is a staff lounge, beautifully adorned with flowers.

The academic building is where teaching and learning take place. The ground floor of the one-story building houses the Kente Auditorium: an 80-seat ultra-modern lecture theatre which has been beautifully designed in the rich Ghanaian kente fabric. Also located on the ground floor are five syndicate rooms for break-out sessions, a canteen and the office of the China Africa Centre. The first floor of the building houses a 90-seat seminar room, a board room, a library and a faculty office. 

“The new gated space offers a quieter and more serene environment that is more conducive to higher learning, particularly the kind of exclusive and high-end education for which CEIBS is known,” explained Executive Director for CEIBS Africa, Professor Mathew Tsamenyi. With CEIBS’ September 2016 addition to the neighbourhood that already includes other international educational facilities, East Legon is building a reputation as the new hub for institutions of higher learning. “The tranquillity and calm of the new environment, as well as the enhanced security, is very attractive to companies and executives who have increasingly used our facility for corporate events. This has attracted a lot of traffic to the campus, which has proven very useful for our re-branding activities.”

Events already hosted on campus include this May’s first ever Design Thinking Ghana Conference, along with others by several corporate institutions including the Ghana Association of Savings and Loans Companies and the Alpha Mead Facilities and Management Services. The new and improved facility has also proved popular with students who took part in the Agile Leadership in Banking and the CEIBS-AVIC Strategic Management Training programmes held in September and October, respectively. The campus has also hosted several classes for mid-level managers of Tullow Oil Ghana Limited, and was also the venue for the launch of the CEIBS-Vodafone SME Masterclass Programme in September. In addition, students from IESE Business School and the CEIBS GEMBA classes of Shanghai and Zurich all attended classes at the new CEIBS Accra campus in April.

“Our goal is to make CEIBS Accra Campus synonymous with world-class education, knowledge sharing and continuous learning,” said Professor Mathew Tsamenyi. “The classes and events hosted on campus are typically those that cater to the needs of our alumni, as well as our existing or potential clients. It’s all a part of our efforts to educate Africa’s global leaders.”