Smith partners with Nigeria’s Lagos Business School

Posted on October 15, 2021

Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria
Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria

Kingston, Ont. – Smith School of Business is pleased to announce a new partnership with the graduate business school of Pan-Atlantic University in Nigeria.

Students in Smith’s MBA and Master of International Business will now be able to pursue exchange opportunities at Lagos Business School.

“We are thrilled to be able to further enhance the Smith student experience with a second exchange opportunity in Africa,” says Wanda Costen, Dean, Smith School of Business. “Developing future leaders with a global perspective is a key part of Smith’s strategy.”

Lagos Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA). It is also consistently ranked as a top school by the Financial Times.

Chris Ogbechie, Dean, Lagos Business School, says the commonalities and shared desire for excellence and continuous improvement make the partnership with Smith a natural fit. 

“This partnership is rooted in the need for cross-continental knowledge sharing and provides opportunities for student and faculty exchange. The collaboration between Nigeria and Canada will create synergies to address shared problems and develop sustainable solutions to local challenges,” he explains.

Nigerian students who come to Smith on exchange are eligible for funding through the Douglas & Catherine McIntosh Scholarship. Founded in 2018 by Smith alumni Douglas McIntosh, BCom’82, and Catherine McIntosh, BCom’82, the scholarship was created to help offset the cost of studying in Canada. It is awarded on the basis of academic excellence and leadership qualities for students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to take part in an exchange.

Smith currently has exchange partnerships with more than 115 top-tier schools in 38 countries around the world. The business school’s first partner in Africa was the University of Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa, in 2018.


About Smith School of Business

Smith School of Business at Queen’s University is renowned for its excellence, innovation and leadership in business education. From establishing the first undergraduate business degree over a century ago to creating groundbreaking programs and courses in emerging areas including artificial intelligence, fintech, analytics, cultural diversity, entrepreneurship, team dynamics, social impact and more, Smith is at the forefront of preparing students for the business marketplace. In addition to its rich tradition of academic and teaching excellence, Smith is known for delivering an outstanding learning and development experience. Small class sizes, personal attention, individual and team coaching, opportunities for specialization, and a deep commitment to student success characterize the Smith experience.

About Lagos Business School

Lagos Business School (LBS) is the graduate business school of Pan-Atlantic University. Owned by the Pan-Atlantic University Foundation (PAUF), a non-profit foundation registered in Nigeria, the school offers academic programs, executive programs and open enrolment and custom short courses, and aims to change the face of business locally and globally by developing business professionals with high standards of business ethics, professionalism and deep knowledge of management practices. Its offerings have been accredited globally and ranked among the best in Africa.