Kigali, 23 May 2013

President Kagame today received a group of students and instructors from Wharton Business School Students, who are part of the Rwanda Global Modular Courses, class of 2013. The students are in the country to find answers to several issues pertaining to Rwanda’s rapid transformation after suffering a brutal genocide in which nearly one million people were killed in a 3-months period.

Katherine J. Klein, an instructor at the school who is accompanying the students said:

“We learnt many lessons from Rwanda and the President; we see the power of vision, the power of leadership and goal setting. There is a strong message that comes through over and over again about empowerment for the people to make them make a difference in their own lives. I think this is important for leaders in any setting to communicate to those they lead that they are part of the solution.”

The Minister of Finance, Claver Gatete who accompanied the students to the meeting with the President said:

“Wharton Business School is the leading business school globally and they chose to come to Rwanda because of our transformation credentials. They are interested in Rwanda’s leadership and were curious to know how President Kagame has done what he has done so that this can inspire them in their roles as leaders in the future and achieve what Rwanda has achieved in a short time.”

Wharton Global Modular Courses, launched as part of the curriculum redesign, are an innovative way to deliver global, experience-based learning. Global Modular Courses (GMCs) are offered in an intensive workshop format over three to seven days. Students understand applicable business opportunities and practice through project- and team-based immersive learning, in a geographic location relevant to the subject matter during school breaks. Each year since 2010, eight to 13 courses are offered in Brazil, China, India, Israel, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.