African values, Responsible Leadership and Global Impact Today the world needs an Africa that is conscious of its own past and able to keep on reinvesting this past into its present and future.
We founded IAM with a strong belief that Africa has a lot to offer to the world. More than 20 years later, the belief is stronger and has thrived into a Business School with African rootedness and a global outlook.
Since its inception in 1996, IAM has been aimed at young people questioning and impacting the world around them; People who are ready to apply their academic training in management or engineering imbued with African values and social responsibility. Therefore, students are encouraged to act and drive social change, engaging in charity work, an active student union life and an annual 10 day Green Camp. The latter, for example, is 100% organized by IAM students, mobilizing more than 1500 students from all IAM regional branches deep into Senegal’s countryside. While assisting rural communities and re-appropriating African values, they reconnect to themselves and the human dimension of their managerial tasks. This telling example of applied responsible leadership is one of the pillars of IAM’s identity and has been up running since 1999.
My commitment to extend this community of global leaders is irrevocable. With three regional branches and over 20,000 alumni IAM continues to reach out with the ambition to become the leading business school group in Central and West Africa.
If you are craving impactful changes in the world like we do, I welcome you to join the IAM Community.
Moustapha M. GUIRASSY, Founding president of IAM
In line with its Vision of becoming a unique international hub that trains agents of change working for a better society, the IAM Group develops and enriches its international dimension in a transversal manner.
Multiple, this international dimension manifests itself in particular, through the intercultural diversity on its campuses, “internationalization at home” activities, research, the careers of its graduates, etc.
The IAM Group is essentially intercultural with programs taught entirely in English. Through its international activities, the IAM Group offers on its campuses a fully intercultural learning environment. This pedagogical approach includes intercultural training sessions involving exchanges and educational activities between students from different cultures. Students also benefit from international opportunities through courses taught by professors from around the world.
In addition, the School’s mission is to create an international research hub bringing together experts in various fields, who publish their research in the best international journals. Finally, the international dimension of the IAM Group is reflected in the careers of graduates.