Study with students from over 40 African countries and get access to a world of opportunities and connections that will help you succeed in the future.
Sandile Dlamini has embodied our aspirations for self-directed learners and peer learning. Sandile is an ALA grad who studied the growing impact of China and the global influence of private equity and decided to self study Chinese. He has since interned with McKinsey in China and in South Africa. At ALU, he and other friends, have created the Investment Banking club encouraging the student-driven study of finance and preparing all members for career opportunities in the industry.
Wiem, from Tunisia, was one of 30 students who transferred from other universities to join the pioneering inaugural class of students at ALU. During her time at ALU, she interned with L'Oreal's Marketing Department in Paris and helped lead a project to strengthen the brand's social media strategy. In the 4 months, she was there, she helped grow their social media following in North Africa by 33%. Her success there led her to an internship with Sanofi in France, where her husband was based, and she has joined Sanofi full time in Vietnam as a Brand Manager.
Chief Executive officer for Hesed Consulting, a consulting firm specializing in commerce acceleration; career coaching; women empowerment; facilitation and training on the African continent, with presence in Nigeria and South Africa
Seasoned marketing executive and currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer of Google Africa.
Gregory comes with a wealth of experience in operations and customer experience within the financial services and telecom industry. He is the immediate past Executive Head of Operations: Shared Services at Standard Bank for over 25 years.
Susan has worked for international NGOs, UN agencies and donor governments to provide access to credit for poor women in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, and the Middle East.
Study at ALC for an extraordinary undergraduate experience on the beautiful island of Mauritius. #TheIslandIsMyCampus
ALC's main campus is located in Pamplemousses, the northern region of Mauritius, halfway between the capital city, Port Louis, and the bustling ex-pat neighbourhood in Grand Baie.
Study at ALU’s Rwanda campus located in one of the safest, cleanest and most advanced cities in Africa. #KigaliIsMyCampus ALU's newly built state-of-the-art campus is located in the epicentre of Rwanda’s innovation drive, in the Kigali Special Economic Zone. Our campus has dedicated learning spaces, student venture areas and community commons where you will experience ALU’s unique culture come to life.
All ALU students get the opportunity to harness the characteristics essential for creating a mission-based life of impact and purpose. This means a core part of our programme is to challenge you to identify the impact you want to have in the world. We then develop the 21st-century skills and network you need as a young leader, professional or entrepreneur, to help achieve this impact.
The programmes at ALU allow students to explore the fine line between great leadership and entrepreneurial thinking. Students get the opportunity to grow and develop skills such as self-awareness, identifying opportunities, design thinking, proactivity and innovation. They are prepared to become entrepreneurial leaders who will harness the tremendous opportunities that abound on the continent.
At ALU we believe the key to success is not memorising facts and figures that can change, but on learning life-long skills that you can apply throughout your career. This is why we intentionally develop skills like self-leading, leading others, entrepreneurial thinking, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, managing complex projects, and communication in students through practice, on-the-job experience, coaching, and regular feedback – in conjunction with our academic programmes.
ALU has students from over 40 countries. Our students become part of a talented, diverse community from around the world. They are surrounded by driven, talented, and passionate classmates. They are exposed to ALU’s unique and powerful network of mentors, guest speakers, experts-in-residence, industry leaders, investors, ALU staff, and employer partners.
The exposure I have received through both work experience, classroom experiential, and extensive academic training allowed me to deepen my knowledge about what it means to be an agent of change in 21st century Africa.
When I am asked about what I love the most about ALU, my answer is always the people. I have dived into a diverse community with a rich culture and brilliant perspectives. I have learnt so much from the faculty and my peers. I’m always excited to have fruitful conversations that drive my growth.
ALU has given me the opportunity to practice what I do in class, develop new skills, and most importantly take my first steps in the professional world. I’m currently a study intern working as a Residential Assistant where I drive the cultural integration of over 100 students from 35+ countries.
My absolute favourite thing about ALU is the strong sources of mentorship that is available to us. We constantly have executives from top companies visiting us all the time in addition to the super talented staff we have on campus.