The University of Nairobi, Faculty of Business and Management Sciences is working on Research collaboration with Rajagiri Business School, India.
This was revealed when Associate Dean, Dr. Joshua Wanjare met with guest from India, led by Fr. Dr. Francis Sebastian, Associate Director, CMI, an umbrella body of Rajagiri Business School and Rajagiri College of Social Sciences.
Speaking during the event, Dr. Joshua Wanjare pointed out that the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences is proud of over 13,000 students and has roughly 11 degree programs and is one of the biggest faculties in the University of Nairobi.
On his part, Fr. Dr. Sebastian outlined the need for collaboration between the University of Nairobi, Faculty of Business and Management Sciences and Rajagiri Business School. He pointed out that the two institutions would do joint research, joint teaching, staff and students exchange programs among others. He pointed out that as a University, they are keen on seeking accreditation from top organizations in America, Europe and Asia. They have also collaborated with leading universities in America like Michigan State University, Munich University in Germany, several universities in Italy, France, South Korea, Australia and Thailand among others.
Fr. Dr. Sabastian noted that as a University, they insist on interactions with industry players and hence students must undergo a mandatory two months internship programs before graduation. In this regard, students are taught soft skills, they are prepared for interviews, aptitude tests, among others.
In order to encourage research and publications in leading peer reviewed journals around the globe, members of the academia are given $6000 for each publication.
The major areas of collaboration will include; human resources, marketing, operations, strategy and business analytics. The research areas will mainly be around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, (SDGs).
Also present during the event are; Dr. Benard Wandera Mkalama, who is charge of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences and Leonard Musyoka, Registrar, Faculty of Business and Management Sciences. The Office of Corporate Affairs was also represented.