Macedonia2025 is implementing the “Business and Entrepreneurship Development Training: The Leader Project” in cooperation with the renowned Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario, Canada. It was founded in 1991 by MBA students from the Ivey Business School, with the mandate of empowering promising entrepreneurs in frontier markets to envision, launch, and/or scale new ventures. Through this approach, the Leader program aims to enable high-potential individuals to develop local, regional or international business solutions that create opportunities for their communities. At this ten-day program, participants have the opportunity to learn through business case studies, which are part of the Ivey MBA (Management and Business Administration) curriculum.
The aim of the Program is to educate Macedonian young professionals, managers, entrepreneurs, and aspirating entrepreneurs, on the fundamentals of doing business. Participants learn how to turn their business ideas into a reality, or to successfully expand their existing companies in the country. With the implementation of this program, we support the growth of Macedonian businesses and entrepreneurship, thus positively affecting the overall economic development of the country.
The program is aligned with the mission of Macedonia2025 as to help create a prosperous economic climate and a “stronger nation”.
- You will learn the skills and tools needed to properly run a business through the interactive “case study” learning method;
- You will gain valuable knowledge and skills for each stage of business development related to strategy, finance, marketing, promotion, sales and growth;
- You will be able to identify the biggest obstacles to running your business, in collaboration with the instructors;
- Candidates have access to individual mentoring sessions with one of the Ivey School of Business’ instructors and/or mentors provided by Macedonia2025.
- Participants up to 35 years of age
- Company owners
- Young professionals who want to turn their business idea into reality or to progress in their career
- Those interested in deepening their knowledge in the fields of business and entrepreneurship
Please contact us for any further questions or inquires.
“Participating in the Leader project has been an amazing experience for me, that goes well beyond the key business issues addressed. The structural and interactive lectures and the case studies were very valuable for levelling up my leadership skills. I gained knowledge about the overall functioning of the business, which encouraged me even more in my personal career intention – to start a business. A year later, I am running my own consulting company successfully!”
“The benefits of the program are enormous and they still resonate with me. I gained knowledge about the overall functioning of companies from the aspect of management, networked with professionals who are at the same level of professional development, and I took part in a mutual learning process through sharing experience, collaboration and support. The mentoring by experts from our country and abroad, who selflessly shared their knowledge and experience, gave me motivation for even greater professional development.”
“My key takeaways from this experience include receiving valuable feedback from professionals with years of experience, understanding the “Funnel” that each entrepreneur has to face in order to become successful, and my personal favorite – the sales & marketing sessions that helped me better understand how to handle a potential real-life situation.”
“Coming from a Business Informatics background and currently pursuing a master’s degree in AI, I strive to bridge business and society’s problems with the tech world and AI. Three main benefits of the program that helped me grow professionally include: i) learning about business models; ii) 1 on 1 mentoring by Canadian professionals and iii) exchanging ideas with like-minded individuals. I highly recommend the Program!”
“Being a part of this eminent and high-quality program is a big advantage to gain new knowledge, skills, and competences. I highly recommend and encourage everyone who is looking for career development and is dedicated to a continuous learning process, to apply and go through this process to unlock their own leadership potential.”
“When I registered for this program, I was in the middle of a career transition to a field where business expertise is crucial. Looking back, it was a fascinating training that had such an impact on me. It changed my mindset, which I feel helped me land a position as a business intelligence analyst in a top firm.”