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  • Study to Empower Yourself AkaChi KanuMy servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly (Num 14:24) The Calebs Forum
  • Engines of Economic Empowerment• Education• Enterprise• Skill• InnovationNote: Gifts, talents and inheritances are NOT because: – A dormant gift/talent will not produce and will eventually diminish or vanish – Diligence guarantees promotion – No condition is permanent; Change is the only permanent thing! The Calebs Forum
  • EducationThe acquisition of (expert) knowledge in a subject matter:• Certificate, diploma/degree programmes• Professional Certification• Continuous learning/training• Full-time / part-time / distance study options• Capital intensive but scholarships available• Always worth the time invested The Calebs Forum
  • Degree/diploma programme• Think entrepreneurial or skills-based courses• Modern trends favour “interdisciplinary”• Consider at least one interdisciplinary course in your 1st / 2nd degree studies• Choice of graduate programme to be informed by your 1st degree major, work experience and personal motivation• Always remember to pursue your passion The Calebs Forum
  • Master/higher degrees• Higher degree will guarantee specialisation in at least one thing in life!• Two broad streams of master degrees: – Thesis/research based (e.g. MSc, MA, Mphil, etc) • Offers wider opportunities • Best to aim for high grade useful for further studies – Non-thesis/professional (e.g. MBA, MPE, MEM, etc) • None thesis master will not qualify for PhD applications • Best value with work experience (but not a rule) The Calebs Forum
  • Master/higher degreesTwo major master curriculum structures: – 1-year master curriculum • UK/British system • Fast-track • Designed for strong (hons) bachelor’s degree • Limited/no internship opportunities – 2-year master programs • North America and most EU countries system • Includes 2-3 months internship • Excellent for exchange and “conversion” programmes The Calebs Forum
  • Examples of programs & schools• MSc Economics & Business Administration – Scandinavian model: nhh.no, cbs.dk, etc - Various specializations e.g. Energy/Petroleum, IB, Marketing , etc, available• MBA, and Executive courses in Management – Many European and American Business Schools, Lagos Business school, etc.• MSc Innovation & Entrepreneurship, MSc GIM, etc – Erasmus Mondus programmes, Univ. of Oslo (uio.no), etc.• Engineering & Applied Sciences – Numerous programs available - Energy, health/biotech, environment and ICT programs in high demand – Engineering delivers highest value in versatility + specialty The Calebs Forum
  • Funding & scholarships opportunitiesNigerian-graduate eligible scholarships/funds:• Netherlands Fellowship Programs – nuffic.nl• Tuition-free master programs – study in Norway, Finland or Sweden• Erasmus Mondus Fellowship program• PTDF – Nigeria• British Chevening Scholarships - chevening.com• Part funded master programs – US & Canadian schools• Regent University – Emerging top global Christian-based Business School – emphasis on integrity, servant leadership and business as mission The Calebs Forum
  • Move up at once!Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able (Num. 13:30) The Calebs Forum