Wema Bank SME Business School
Wema Bank is constantly creating avenues to enable it respond to the many challenges faced by SMEs in Nigeria. We have found that most of the pressing problems SMEs face are born out of a lack of knowledge/information. Problems such as access to finance, access to market, dealing with tech disruptions, multiple taxation etc.
In response to this, the Wema Bank SME team is launching an SME Business School to equip SMEs with basic management knowledge required to guide them in the effective running of their businesses. The school curriculum is designed to close the knowledge gap that plagues most SMEs, leading to poor business structure and management.
We have appointed top-notch consultants to facilitate a selection of relevant courses, and we are supported by Nexford University based in Washington DC.
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Wema SME Business School FAQs
The Wema SME Business School is an initiative aimed at bridging key knowledge gap for SMEs in Nigeria. It is specifically designed to impart skills and knowledge that are relevant to players within the SME segment, and it takes cognizance of the diversity of its target audience in the simplicity of course delivery.
Wema SME Business School was birthed in the bank’s bid to identify and solve major problems plaguing SMEs in the country. Our research and constant interaction with players within the SME segment reveal that most of the challenges SMEs face come as a result of lack of knowledge. Problems such as access to finance, access to market, adapting to technology, multiple taxation etc. can largely be curtailed if SMEs were to be equipped with the right knowledge, skills and tools that enable them to effectively manage their businesses and better understand the macro-economy within which they operate
Working with experts, we have developed a robust curriculum covering the broad areas of finance, marketing/sales, leadership, technology, strategy, innovation, and business transformation. The Wema SME business school is proudly supported by Frankfurt School of Finance and Management Germany.
The bank has secured the services of top-notch consultants from within and outside Nigeria to facilitate at this program. We will also have representatives from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management facilitating some of the courses
The Wema SME Business School comes to at no cost to participants. The Bank will also provide writing materials, breakfast, and lunch for all participants.
All participants who complete the course will be given certificates.
The Wema SME Business School will hold at least twice every year, with sessions holding in-class and online. If you do not get admitted into this batch, you will get admitted into one of the many batches that will hold after this.
As a businessperson in a very dynamic business environment, relevant knowledge is what keeps you ahead. This program will provide you with knowledge and skills relevant in contemporary business times and teach you to sniff out opportunities and navigate around business bottlenecks effectively.