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About International Leadership Institute - ILI Headquartered in Ethiopia, ILI is a major research-intensive higher institution specializing in leadership and management studies. Through its collaborations with US and
European universities, ILI has, since its establishment in 2001, been a primary choice of leaders in Eastern African region.
Our programs in Organizational Management, Community Development, Economics and Business Management (full- and part-time) are offered in collaboration with the University of Greenwich, an internationally renowned institution for its credence in the area of leadership and management. We also have a strong partnership with the University of Bulacan which validates our PhD programs. Such internationally accepted credentials have won our graduates high class jobs and are attracting more competent students from Ethiopia and other African countries every year.

Globalization: We Crossed the Borders
As an institution with international reputation, ILI offers a first-class leadership education in Ethiopia and its newly established centre in Juba, South Sudan, where several ministers of the newly founded nation have enrolled for the programs.

Rich Profile in Alumni
At ILI, we make and remake leaders. In fact, ILI has been dubbed a 'fountain of leaders' by many for the rich portfolio it has built in its alumni. ILI produced in ten years what is unimaginable in a lifetime. We have produced more than 30 mayors, Deputy Prime Ministers, 15 ministers and state ministers in Ethiopia. About 10 ministers and State Ministers of South Sudan are currently enrolled in our satellite campus in Juba.

We are International
Though young and still in the making, given the enormity of its vision, ILI has established itself as a premier choice of leaders from around Africa and beyond. Now our classrooms enjoy free flow of thoughts and values reflecting cultures from all parts of the world. We Focus on Research
ILI believes that the future is a sum total of the past and the present. We not only make leaders but also study them. We continue to be at the leading edge of contemporary research and teaching. Our aim is to serve as a leading regional centre for researching and teaching leadership and management. We are currently the only such institution in the region to concentrate solely on developing leaders for the future.
We are reliable The Institute is headquartered on its own twin-tower building located next to the Addis Ababa University's Faculty of Business and Economics. The building has the capacity to accommodate 8,000 students with state-of-the-art conference facilities, a modern publishing house, a well stocked bookstore and rooms for various educational activities. The depth of our library with access to Greenwich University's electronic database is source of confidence for our students.
ILI is a leadership development institute dedicated to the advancement of academic excellence in developing a leadership program of higher education by offering a flexible learning environment to scholarly impact the destiny of students and professionals in Ethiopia and beyond.
We are transparent with regards to our values and assumptions which inform our teaching, research and consulting practice. Prospective students
While our doors are open for everyone aspiring to be a leader, we are limited to taking only a few of the applicants at a time - the few in whom we see bigger leaders. And our judgment has been proved time and again as we have produced more than 30 mayors, fifteen ministers and state ministers, presidents of banks and leaders of other multimillion-dollar companies within the first ten years.
Registrations take place every year between June through August for the fall classes and October through December for the spring classes. We have a gender-sensitive enrollment policy which gives precedence to women while still holding merit at the top of its requirements.