As part of its venture to educate leaders who can make a difference and create groundbreaking research efforts to the international marketplace, AAU has signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the European Union (EU) to establish Ethio-European International Business School at College of Business and Economics, AAU. Funded by EU, the school will be the first international business school in Ethiopia. The school will be housed together with business innovation center in the state of art new building at CoBE campus and will start to offer a range of full-time, part-time and distance learning postgraduate program in management, leadership and entrepreneurship and partnership with European, Chinese and USA business school from September 2016.
The school has immense advantage to equip trainees with knowledge, skills, and experiences that can seize opportunity in this rapidly changing and developing economy of the country and enhance leadership. This school is world class in its standard and offers a comprehensive, transformational learning experience that can prepare the most senior executive to lead and achieve sustainable competitive advantage in business enterprises.
This innovative program opens door to offer the latest research and academy and integrates key management concepts with best business practices to develop strategic thinking and leadership skills. Applying the principles of academic rigor, diversity, and impactful learning, the school will provide senior managers with the tools needed to succeed in today’s challenging business environment.
The ceremony is held at AAU, Sidist Kilo Campus, Senate Hall on 23 July/2015, Admasu Tsegaye (PhD), AAU president, and H.E Ambassador Chantal Hebberecht, Head of European Union Delegation in Addis Ababa, have signed the MoU on behalf of AAU and EU respectively.