Business News of 2014-01-06

Sirius Capital to host students from Harvard Business School

Sirius Capital Limited is to welcome a six-member team of MBA students from Harvard Business School this January.

The team will be in Ghana for seven days as part of a required first-year course at Harvard Business School dubbed FIELD, which stands for Field Immersion Experience for Leadership Development.

Sirius Capital is one of 140 FIELD Global Partners in 10 countries around the world. Together, they will host more than 900 students.

In line with the corporate vision to improve financial literacy and wealth creation through investment in the money and equity markets among Ghanaians, the Head of Corporate Finance at Sirius Capital, Maame Yaa Gyambrah Incoom, said: “We are pleased to be working with Harvard Business School to provide students with a real-world learning experience in Ghana.”

Maame Gyambrah-Incoom said “we feel certain that the students will gather insights here that they would never be able to glean from a classroom discussion alone.”

FIELD has three modules that run through the entire first year of the two-year MBA programme. The first module focuses on developing individual leadership skills through team feedback and self-reflection. The second focuses on developing global intelligence by immersing them in a foreign country to develop a new product or service in the country for their Global Partner organisation.

The final module brings all the lessons together by challenging students to develop and launch their own micro-business as part of a small team back in Boston.

Sirius Capital’s executives have been working with the team remotely in the months leading to their arrival in the country. While here, they will pitch their ideas to the leadership team, conduct field research with consumers around Accra and present their final recommendations to management.

“We are extremely grateful to Sirius Capital Limited and all the FIELD Global Partner organisations for all they do on behalf of our students,” the Faculty Head of FIELD, Professor Alan MacCormack, said.

“The students benefit immeasurably from this experience and we hope the partner organisations also benefit,” he added.