The Akilah Institute offers a unique model of education that prepares students to launch successful careers in the fastest growing sectors of the economy. All students receive intensive leadership training, career development services, and community service opportunities.
Students develop a growth mindset and critical thinking skills, while mastering public speaking, goal setting, and teamwork.
Each student must complete over 80 hours of community service and a Social Change Project.
Students receive personalized career coaching to develop career goals and a path to achieve them.
Akilah’s curriculum challenges students to apply new technologies to real-world business challenges.
Akilah is unique among higher learning institutions in East Africa for its emphasis on developing professionals who will excel beyond the classroom.
Akilah’s two-year accredited diploma program is tailored towards career-driven women, offering courses in Business Management & Entrepreneurship, Hospitality Management, and Information Systems. Since 2010, these programs have equipped hundreds of women with the academic, professional, and leadership skills necessary to launch and advance their careers with companies like Marriott International, RadissonBlu, Impact Hub, One Acre Fund, MTN, Inkomoko, and more.
graduate employment rate
88% of alumnae are employed within six months of graduating
graduates get promoted
58% of graduates have received at least one promotion in their position and/or salary increase since graduation
graduates become workplace leaders
36% are supervising at least one other employee
graduates give back
90% of graduates are supporting at least one individual or family member financially
Our three diploma programs were developed specifically in response to current employer demands in East Africa
Business Management & Entrepreneurship
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