Industry Immersion Program (IIP)

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Duration: 5 Weeks
Weekly Study: 30 Hours
Student: 100 Students
Program Type: Hybrid
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Industry Immersion Program (IIP)

Overview

Launched in 2017, the Industry Immersion Program, in collaboration with the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), Berlin, and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ) through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), facilitates the transfer of expertise from a leading European business school to African graduates.

This initiative fosters business connections between African graduates and German companies operating in Africa through internships and post-graduate employment opportunities. By the end of 2020, the program expanded its partnerships to include Academics Without Borders (AWB) in Canada, enhancing its scaling prospects. Partnering with AWB, the program successfully collaborated with Strathmore University to run the program in 2021.

In 2022, the program operated in five African countries, benefiting 100 cohorts of students, marking a significant achievement in scaling efforts. Notable features of the program include a fully-funded 20-week residential immersion experience, providing qualified AIMS graduating students and alumni with practical, skills-based training to contribute to Africa's economic transformation.

Student Eligibility Criteria-Essential:

• A STEM graduate with Masters or PhD degree.
• Good Academic Performance
• Strong Work Ethic
• Good Communication and Interpersonal Skills
• Adaptability and Learning Agility

Student Eligibility Criteria-Desirable:

• Good Teamwork and Collaboration abilities
• Passion and Motivation
• Good understanding of industry trends, challenges, and opportunities


Curriculum
Introduction to General Management

This course is primarily concerned with raising your awareness of what it takes to succeed as a manager. Now, that's quite ambitious! Of course, we do not pretend to prepare you with a recipe for all contingencies but we believe the course will help you find your own way in the maze of managerial challenges more effectively.

Data Analytics for Business

Data analytics involves utilizing statistical or machine learning methods to analyze and interpret data. This course, despite not involving programming or extensive data processing, focuses on elucidating why data analytics is essentially a leadership challenge. Participants will explore the breadth of data analytics, discern between effective and ineffective analytics, and gain conceptual insights into fundamental data analytic techniques.

PTO
People, Teams, and Organizations

This course provides a thorough grasp of organizational behavior, covering theories and tools essential for navigating today's business world. Participants explore individual, group, and organizational dynamics, enabling informed decision-making in complex situations. Addressing managerial challenges, it delves into the "soft" aspects of management, drawing on research and practical discussions across diverse contexts.

Data Analytics in Business for Mathematicians

Data analytics involves utilizing statistical or machine learning methods to analyze and interpret data. This course, despite not involving programming or extensive data processing, focuses on elucidating why data analytics is essentially a leadership challenge. Participants will explore the breadth of data analytics, discern between effective and ineffective analytics, and gain conceptual insights into fundamental data analytic techniques

Marketing and Sales

This course is designed to furnish you with a foundational understanding of essential aspects in marketing and sales management, with a focus on cultivating specific competencies. These competencies include the ability to recognize opportunities for value creation among all stakeholders, including customers, the organization itself, and intermediaries; applying marketing concepts comprehensively across various decision domains to generate value; and discerning opportunities to amplify value creation potential through the utilization of digital technologies.

Design Thinking

Everything in the world has been designed, from the clothes you wear to the breakfast you ate this morning. So what does design thinking mean? In this course, we will look for the answer to this question by doing design thinking. Over four days, by applying design methods to a simple project, you will gain an appreciation of both the meaning of the term and its implications beyond the world of design itself. You won’t become a designer—but you will learn how design thinking can help deal with ambiguous, difficult problems in business, and in life.

People Analytics

People analytics is a field that utilizes data analysis to understand, manage, and optimize organizational performance through understanding and leveraging human capital data. Key skills include statistical analysis, data visualization, HR metrics interpretation, and strategic decision-making informed by human resources data.

Agile Leadership

Agile leadership encompasses more than just speed and adaptability; it involves understanding the broader organizational context. In this course, participants will explore the relational and personal dimensions of agility, emphasizing the concept of status. Participants learn how status, based on mutual esteem, can influence agility positively or negatively, depending on its interpretation and preservation.

Communication in Science

Communication in Science" course focuses on refining scientific writing, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills crucial for conveying research findings effectively. Through interactive workshops and practical exercises, students learn to articulate complex ideas with clarity, engage diverse audiences, and collaborate efficiently within the scientific community. This course equips participants with the tools necessary to communicate scientific concepts accurately and compellingly in various formats.

Entrepreneurship Strategy

This course aims to bring together foundational concepts in corporate strategy with the tools used by entrepreneurs to get new ventures up and running - hence the title ‘Entrepreneurial Strategy’. No matter what kind of business you find yourself in, strategy questions and decisions arise at all stages of a company’s life

Personal Branding

Personal Branding course aims to help individuals define their identity, understand their audience, and communicate authentically across platforms. Participants will learn to build online presence (eg. on LinkedIn, etc), showcase expertise, and engage effectively. Through sharing content, networking, and fostering genuine relationships, they will position themselves as thought leaders and enhance credibility. The course stresses ongoing monitoring and authenticity, empowering individuals to stand out and achieve their goals.

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What will you achieve?

• Obtain essential managerial, organizational, and behavioral skills for employment.
• Experience a blend of academic and practical learning, facilitating the transition from academia to industry.
• Engage in a 12-week internship with industry partners to gain experience and apply academic knowledge.
• Participate in team-based projects with companies to enhance practical skills and industry understanding.

What will you achieve?