Business Schools

There are many business schools operating in South Africa today. These educational institutions specialise in business and management training. They generally offer accredited post graduate learning programmes. Professionals can obtain business related degrees by studying at a recognized institution.

Business schools teach topics such as accounting, administration, strategy, economics and entrepreneurship among others. The Master of Business Administration degree also known as an MBA is the most common, sought after business qualification presented by business schools.

There is a sophisticated spectrum of financial tools available to managers and entrepreneurs, all of which were non-existent 20 years ago.

“What is Africa to you?” Mr Abel Sithole, senior research associate at the Institute of Futures Research (IFR) of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) posed the very question to attendees at a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Africa.

Traditionally, a business would build a product and hope to find customers who want to buy it. Aggressive marketing tactics would hook consumers who, faced with few other choices, would respond accordingly.

Generic references to Africa blur the contexts, opportunities, challenges and risks as they relate to individual countries and you cannot have a generic strategy for expansion into Africa, not even for a region, because “Africa is not a country”.

This past week at the Global Entrepreneurship Conference (GEC) in Sandton, a host of African business leaders discussed the critical role of technology in the growth of African economies.

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has been benchmarked in the top five globally for social impact in a new report from the Bridgespan Group.

How exactly do you prepare for an MBA? Van Lill offers 10 training tips for the MBA student looking to get the most out of a life-changing two to three-year experience.

For the ninth consecutive year, the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has been ranked as the best business school in Africa by the prestigious international education rating agency, Eduniversal.

There have never been more options available for further learning for professionals than today.

A specialised unit at Africa’s top business school, the Bertha Centre, at the UCT Graduate School of Business, is running a free course on social innovation to bring about effective change in communities.

In a public statement the Advisory Board of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) expressed their concerns regarding the problems facing the country. The Advisory Board’s statement is one of the many voices recently publicly calling for action in realising the human and economic potential of the county.

Employers participating in the Professional Management Review ( 2016 survey have ranked the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) as the top business school again – with a score even higher than the past two years. The respondents are employers of MBA graduates and students.

Henley Business School Africa’s growth of 600% over the last five years can be attributed to innovative thinking and the commitment of staff to the business and its vision.

GIBS Faculty recognised for teaching business practices that help corporations confront society’s “Grand Challenges”.

Entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship are key to unlocking growth and employment opportunities in our country.

One of the most influential business thinkers and strategists in the world today, Professor Roger Martin, is coming to the UCT Graduate School of Business – in partnership with Deloitte – for a morning of turning conventional business thinking on its head for the greater good.

Africa’s eighth lean management summit will highlight simple management systems that can boost efficiency and customer service in both the private and public sectors.

This Women’s Month, the GSB is inviting MBA aspirants to network with and gain meaningful insight from a dynamic all-women panel of GSB MBA alumni.

South Africa has been leading the investigation and creation of outcomes-based contracts and (social) impact bonds (SIB) in the developing world.

The UCT GSB’s Women in Business Conference is returning for the 17th time, and this year’s edition will offer both a major networking opportunity and a unique perspective on rising above challenging circumstances.

The Business Acumen for Artists course run by the UCT Graduate School of Business celebrates ten years of boosting creative entrepreneurs across South Africa.

2016 has seen unprecedented levels of growth in innovation across continents. But, say experts, it may take a little work from executives to make this pattern sustainable.

SAA’s Head of Marketing and a UCT Graduate School of Business alumna, Kim Thipe, has been named one of the world’s 15 top women in marketing by the Direct Marketing News 2016 Marketing Hall of Femme.

A new report shows that the cost of cancer care is rising globally at a rate of between 7.5 – 10.5%, but South African medical professionals are poised to tackle this problem with a ground-breaking conference in Kempton Park later this year.

GSB panel calls for a ‘revolution in how we think and act’ to reverse SA’s downward slide.


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