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Doing Business in Europe – A Global Immersion Programme

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Programme snapshot

  • Date: 5, November, 2023 - 11, November, 2023 (7days)
  • Fee: $5,000
  • Location: Paris, France
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The Global Immersion Program (GIP) is a course designed for LBS participants and Alumni to provide a high-level survey of the economic, cultural, and geopolitical drivers behind regions integral to the global economy.

The 2023 programme will take place in Paris, France. France is an advanced and industrialized country, the third-largest economy in Europe and the sixth largest in the world in terms of GDP. Its pro-business environment, sophisticated financial market, and highly educated workforce, make it an attractive place to do business. France is also one of the most visited countries in the world, and its cultural influence is widely recognized.

The programme shall entail attending lectures and travelling abroad to meet with local business leaders, government officials, LBS alumni, and executives. This will bring great learning to the participants while immersing themselves in another culture and building strong relationships. The course comprises attending on-campus sessions in a Paris-based partner business school and a study tour.

Learning Objectives and Benefits

The overall objectives of the programme are:

  • To provide an understanding of the EU region’s business, cultural, and political environments.
  • To achieve a working knowledge of local business practices through direct interaction with managers and government officials.
  • To explore the value of different economic models as benchmarks for global business practices.
  • To promote intercultural awareness and communication.

Who should attend

  • Current participants on any of programmes
  • Alumni of Lagos Business School

Structure and Curriculum

  • Business Leader Meetings –This feature of the programme is designed to introduce the participants to the EU/Europe region through direct interaction.  During meetings with business leaders and managers, they will see how they run their companies, how market forces influence their decisions, and what they perceive as current and future challenges and opportunities.


  • Company visits – By visiting production facilities and corporate headquarters, participants will see how management decisions directly affect operations and personnel. They will also discuss relations between the public and private sectors with officials from national and regional regulatory agencies.


  • Cultural Events –Throughout the programme, they will have opportunities to learn about French culture and its influence on society. This will take the form of planned group events such as a city tour and excursion to a significant historical area in France.


Admission process

Fees cover the following:

  • Accommodation in Paris with breakfast for 5 nights
  • Airport pickup and drop
  • Transportation to the business visits
  • 4 lunches and 4 dinners included
  • 1 city tour in Paris
  • 1 Welcome coffee
  • 1 Farewell dinner


Fees do not cover the following:

  • Flight to Paris
  • Visa fees
  • Travel health insurance


Payment of a non-refundable commitment fee of $1,000 is required by the 31st July 2023 to secure your space and so that the LBS team can commence visa processing for the participant.


Cancellation and refund policy

If you must cancel your registration for any reason, please note that the following rules apply:


  1. Send a cancellation letter to at least four weeks before the programme start date.
  2. The amount paid for this course can be utilized for other seminars in the School.
  3. Refunds will be made less a 20% administrative charge for notifications received two weeks to the programme start date, or earlier.
  4. No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than two weeks to the programme start date.




Dr Nkemdilim Iheanachor

Nkemdilim is a thought leader and active participant in the Nigerian Financial Inclusion Ecosystem. He leads the Supply-Side workstream of the Sustainable & Inclusive Digital Financial Services Initiative (SIDFS) in LBS aimed at improving financial inclusion in Nigeria through research, capacity building and stakeholder engagement. SIDFS is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). He has led different research programmes on the adoption of digital financial services (DFS) for financial inclusion.

Dr. Nkemdilim Iheanachor is a member of the Strategy Group at Lagos Business School (LBS) where he also serves as an Academic Director in the Senior Management Programme as well as a course director in other executive and open-enrolment programmes in the School. Nkemdilim holds a Bachelors degree in Electronic Engineering, a Master of Business Administration degree as well as an MPhil and PhD Degrees in Management. He is also a visiting lecturer on the MBA programme at University of Stellenbosch’s Business School, Cape Town, South Africa.


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