1. What is the relevance of the MIB programme to the Guyana market?
Developments within the oil based sectors are redefining the Guyanese economy. As a result, an impending influx of multinational and international business opportunities is indisputable. Guyana’s economic integration and growth will deepen and it is imperative that the local workforce understand the complexity associated with maneuvering this complex and diverse global business landscape. If these skills are not developed, the country and its citizens are at risk for capturing only minimal benefits from its newfound natural resource wealth.
2. What are the benefits of this programme?
This programme will provide graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to function as key bridges for international business. As foreign businesses enter the local market, they require competent individuals that not only understand the local market, but are also knowledgeable the various facets of international business. Persons that are able to master both components will possess key competitive advantages over expatriate and regional labor.
3. Who should do this programme?
This programme is suited for individuals interested in the global dimension of business and management. These persons should have a keen interest in working directly with (1) multinational enterprises, (2) local firms engaging or providing services to multinational enterprises (3) local firms interested in exploring foreign markets for growth or (4) local firms interested in leveraging global opportunities to drive local growth. Likewise, government officials charged with international trade and policy development will find this programme useful.
4. What are the opportunities upon completion?
Persons completing this programme are well equipped to capitalize on opportunities within:
· Subsidiaries of Multinational Enterprises interested in establishing local operations (Subsidiary liaisons, managers, brand and business development managers)
· Local firms supporting foreign firms operation in Guyana (Supply chain executives)
· Import and export associates/managers at local firms
· Consultancy firms aiding foreign firms on market entry (Management analysts, International Business Consultants, Compliance officers)
· Guyanese trade ministries and international policy units