AIMS ESMT Industry Immersion Program
AIMS ESMT Industry Immersion Program, hosted at AIMS South Africa, was launched in 2017, in partnership with the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), Berlin, and with funding support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ) through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
The program transfers competences from one of Europe’s leading business schools and develops business links between African graduates and German businesses operating in Africa through internship and post-graduate employment.
Highlights of the program include the opportunity for qualified and industry-oriented AIMS graduating students and AIMS alumni to participate in a fully-funded 20-week residential Industry Immersion Program that offers the opportunity to contribute to the economic transformation of Africa by through a practical, skills-based employability program.
Participants will gain necessary managerial and organisational skills and behavioural competencies suitable for employment. The program offers a mixture of academic and practical learning and skills development which will allow participants to transition from a scientific environment to an applied industry setting.
The backbone of the program is a 12-week internship module with participating industry partners, beginning five weeks after the program starts, during which participants will experience a business environment first hand and apply their academic learning. Companies will also undertake a team-based consulting project with a group of interns.
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