The Africa Business Club is a student-run organization at the Harvard Business School. We provide services and resources for African students, students who've worked in Africa and any student with a professional or cultural interest in Africa. We also promote the engagement of the African business community with Harvard Business School.

MISSION

The HBS Africa Business Club, founded on November 12, 1997, is dedicated to increasing the awareness of business opportunities on the African continent. Our activities are professional, educational and social in nature, and are open to all members of the Harvard community as well as the broader young professional African network though our annual conference.

OBJECTIVES

  • Provide a forum for career opportunities for students interested in the African region, as well as employers seeking the skills of HBS and other college graduates.
  • Raise the awareness in the HBS community about investment and other business opportunities on the continent with the aim of creating more ventures and deals in Africa.
  • Integrate the coverage of African countries and businesses into the HBS curriculum through the development of case studies by faculty and doctoral students.
  • Promote the discussion of economic, political and social issues confronting the continent through speakers, conferences and other events.
  • Increase applications from and admittance of African students to HBS, and serve as a resource to such prospective students.
  • Have fun through social events with an Africa flair!
  • Every year, the Africa Business Club hosts the largest African student-run conference, bringing together preeminent keynote speakers, expert panelists, and approximately 1000 passionate students and professionals from across the globe to discuss and debate important topics on business in Africa. This highly acclaimed event includes panel sessions, networking events, a fashion show, prospective students' day, and a banquet. For details on this year’s conference, please visit africabusinessconference.com.

    There are multiple ways for interested organizations to connect with us for recruiting purposes:

  • Our VPs of careers would be happy to work with you to get the word out on relevant internship and full-time opportunities: Bankole Makanju (bmakanju@mba2017.hbs.edu) and Andrea Barry (abarry@mba2017.hbs.edu).
  • Our annual career fair takes place as part of the ABC Conference and is attended by hundreds of talented HBS students, alumni and other professionals from across the world.
  • The HBS ABC résumé database includes résumés of all ABC members and provides you with first access to a diverse pool of HBS talent from which to recruit. Company access to resume databases begins at the end of August.
  • Reach targeted groups of students by connecting with over 50 career-related student clubs.

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