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Driving Innovation and Growth Using Blue Ocean Strategy – Creating uncontested market space

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Programme snapshot

  • Date: Aug 27, 2024 (3 days)
  • Fee: N500,000
  • Location: LBS Campus
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Blue Ocean Strategy offers participants a new perspective on strategy formulation and execution. They will immerse themselves in Blue Ocean Strategy concepts, tools and frameworks, and start to create ‘blue oceans’ of uncontested market space to help make the competition irrelevant. They will also gain key insights on how these concepts complement and exceed traditional approaches to strategy. There is also a strong emphasis on learning how to apply Blue Ocean Strategy concepts, tools and frameworks to real business situations in order to help businesses achieve strong profitable growth.

An important part of the programme is the opportunity for participants to immediately start applying Blue Ocean Strategy to analyse their organisation’s strategic challenges. In addition, they will provide feedback and ideas to other participants as they search for their ‘blue ocean’ to enrich the learning experience.


Learning Objectives and Benefits

At the end of this programme, you will:

  • Acquire an in-depth understanding of Blue Ocean Strategy tools and concepts
  • Learn to engage colleagues in a Blue Ocean Strategy process
  • Start developing a Blue Ocean Strategy for their organisation in order to break away from the competition through ‘Value Innovation’, the simultaneous pursuit of differentiation and low cost.

Who should attend

This seminar is designed specifically for top-level managers with responsibilities for formulating or reviewing strategy for firms, divisions, businesses, product lines, or brands. It will be especially beneficial to top-level managers in innovative or fast-changing industries or sectors.

Structure and Curriculum

  • General introduction + Course introduction
  • Group study and preparation (Blue Ocean Strategy simulation)
  • Introduction to Blue Ocean Strategy
  • Introduction to the Blue Ocean Strategy simulation
  • BOS Simulation 1a: Introduction to the Red Round
  • BOS Simulation 1b: Red Round team competition in teams
  • Blue Ocean Strategy in Nigeria: The Interswitch story
  • Noncustomers: Reaching beyond existing demand
  • BOS Simulation 2: From Red Round to Blue 1&2 Round in teams

Admission process

1. Click on the Apply Now tab
2. Select the number of participants to enroll on the programme
3. Fill in your details to complete your application
4. Request for an invoice or make an instant payment via our secured payment gateway
5. Upon confirmation of payment, a programme manager will get in touch with you at least three days before the programme commences.


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 bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering, a Master of Business Administration degree as well as MPhil and PhD Degrees in Management. He is also a visiting lecturer on the MBA programme at the University of Stellenbosch’s Business School, Cape Town, South Africa.


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