The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business will host admissions
information sessions across South Africa this August to connect with potential
master?s students.

Some 25 years ago Andrew Ainslie was urged to pursue an academic career
by UCT?s Graduate School of Business. He did, and this month he was named
Dean of a top New York business school.

The University of Cape Town?s Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB), in partnership with the Africagrowth Institute, is launching a Masters in Development Finance, a unique programme that aims to alleviate a major skills gap in expertise on the continent.

Social media marketing can lead to major bottom line returns. Yet the vast majority of SA businesses have to date been under-prepared to capitalise on these new marketing possibilities.

A leading South African researcher and academic in the field of information communication technology (ICT) policy, Dr Alison Gillwald, has been appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the UCT Graduate School of Business.

Sharp strategy, great coaching and inspirational leadership might sound like a formula for footballing glory but they also make for outstanding organisational leadership, says Janine Everson, director of the Strategic Leadership through Coaching course running at the UCT Graduate School of Business.

On the 16th February Dr Marjolijn Dijksterhuis, Director of the UCT GSB Women in Leadership programme, will take part in a discussion that will provide insight into the personal experiences and perspectives of the senior women leaders on the panel. It is being arranged by the UCT GSB?s Women in Leadership programme, one of the only courses in the country designed exclusively for women leaders.

Engaging with diversity and genuinely appreciating the value of different perspectives in the workplace offers the opportunity to harness very real benefits for South African organisations. So says Associate Professor Chris Breen, who will run a programme in diversity management in association with the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) this August.

Students from the UCT Graduate School of Business recently joined forces with Habitat for Humanity on a major home building project taking place in Mfuleni on the Cape Flats.

Changes in the nature of business in the last decade have placed new demands on Human Resource Practitioners. New research points to personal credibility as the key competency for HR people in this new era.



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