Students of the London Business School familiarised themselves with the operations of indigneous tech and logistics company ShaQ Express in Accra last week. The company hosted 10 of the school’s masters of business administration (MBA) students for five days at its headquarters, as part of the school’s global experience programme.
The programme is designed to expose MBA students to real-world business challenges and provide them with an opportunity to help local organisations address such challenges.
It allows students to understudy the operations of selected firms to be able to proffer solutions to challenges. ShaQ Express was one of the local firms that the students visited.
The London Business School sent its MBA students to Accra between March 19 and March 26 – to different local organisations to assess and review some of the strategic opportunities and challenges shaping their businesses.
A statement from ShaQ Express said after a list of recommendations were sent by the Impact Hub, ShaQ Express was selected as one of the ideal candidates for support from a team of 10 MBA students. It said the students were tasked with analysing and advising on particular challenges as provided in a problem statement by the company.
The statement said the working theme for this year’s programme is ‘Strategy and innovation in complex environments’, and the team of MBA students assigned to ShaQ Express provided exceptional insights on improving the company’s product while offering strategies to help scale the business.
It said at the week-long programme’s end the team presented their recommendations, which were both impactful and exciting for ShaQ Express. It added that the tech and logistics company is now eager to start implementing these ideas, and thanked the London Business School for choosing them as their destination.
Chief Executive Officer of ShaQ Express, Anthony Ansah-Owusu, said his outfit was thrilled by the expeirence. He said the interactions with London Business School MBA students were both impactful and exciting.
“Their recommendations provided exceptional insights on improving our product and offered strategies to help scale our business. We are super-eager to start implementing these ideas, and would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Imapct Hub for recommending us; and to the London Business School for choosing ShaQ Express as their destination,” Mr. Owusu-Ansah said.
He said the collaboration between the London Business School and ShaQ Express highlighted the importance of partnerships between academic institutions and local organisations. The ShaQ Express CEO added that it also provided a unique opportunity for students to gain practical experience, while also helping local businesses overcome their strategic challenges.