Our Style and Philosophy

We believe in learning by doing, which provides opportunities for individuals to learn at their own pace. Action learning, which is a combination of the duo of academic knowledge and professional experience, enables individuals to enrich their learning ability and that of their organisations from a mix of personal reflection, dialogue, challenging assumptions and criticality.

Exponendo Operabili Scientia

The International School of Management (ISM), Lagos is a Nigerian business school approved by the Federal Ministry of Education and the Lagos State Agency for Mass Education. ISM offers a suite of academic and professional development programmes across different areas and specialisations in business and management. As a Nigerian business school with enviable global exposure, we form extensive alliances and partnerships with prestigious academic and professional institutions across the globe.

The ACTIONABLE Corporate Sector Solutions

As a result of our unique approaches and the rich experiences that we garner from collaborating with employers, we are considered as a niche business school with the fastest growing solutions for creating quality and practice relevant business research, learning and development opportunities. We specialise in diverse areas such as academic skills, professional and educational development, organisational planning, Business Strategy, HR, Marketing, Market Research & Competition, Finance, SME Growth & Development, Entrepreneurship, Private and Public sector leadership, Specific (such as Legal, Medical, Supply Chain, Facility, and Project et cetera) and General Management.

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Why Choose ISM Lagos?

At the International School of Management (ISM) Lagos, our philosophy is the provision of ACTIONABLE knowledge by leveraging on the personal ability and professional experiences of our learners. We believe in the adoption of inclusive learning methodologies that recognise the peculiarities of the individual learner.

Our strong alignment with international academic and professional partners is part of our key strategies to achieving our aims. We are therefore proud of our ability to attract people, partnerships and alliances of the highest calibre and our success in competing for talents with other top ranking business schools is a mark of our international standing.

Career Development

To start with, we build very credible image of a school with high level of integrity and ethical business dealings. As a result, we enjoy cordial relationship with employers and other schools, which give our programmes and certificate an enviable recognition.

Whatever the circumstances, intellectual stimulation and academic engagement will make studying with us a fulfilling experience. However, boosting our student’s employment prospects for taking a couple of steps up the career ladder makes the experience worthwhile. For us, the critical difference is usually clear when the employment markets, contract opportunities and competition for positions get even tougher.

Corporate Partners

By this innovative learning and development offer, we invite corporate organizations, NGOs and business oriented government offices to support the vision and activities of the International School of Management (ISM) Lagos. This special kind of patronage is hinged on the belief of the corporate organisations in the mission of the ISM Lagos, our growing and innovative market exposure and the sacrosanctity of employee training and development in the growth and development of every organization.

Collaborating with the corporate sector brings some great benefits to our practical functioning as a school and the learning experience of our partners as business organizations.

ISM Alumni

Our alumni network constitutes an important part of the ISM community giving all our members the shared experience of a truly communal organization in which both the past and present students have similar sense of belonging.

Our alumni are never a previous part of our school but they are ever in our present regardless of the normal changes in their status as students, graduates, alumni, faculty, fellows, and partners at different points in their lives. Our alumni expand their personal, professional, and business networks through:


We offer a wide range of undergraduate degrees in business, finance, accounting and a variety of management specialisations.

Post Graduate

Our postgraduate programmes provide the life-changing opportunities for students and working professionals especially to hone their personal and professional skills.

Professional Development Programmes

Our programmes in professional practice and development are designed as short but bespoke courses for working professionals.

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