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.

Gender diversity is improving at management levels – but very slowly. Could the answer lie in a more sector-specific approach to the problem?

MBA applications have spiked again, which is good news for business schools. But competition for applicants keeps getting tougher, with the GMAT standard climbing steadily.

Applications for the MTN Solution Space Winter School Venture Incubation Programme (VIP) at the UCT Graduate School of Business are closing on 4 June 2017 and the school will be hosting a Demo Day on 31 May to showcase graduates of the current programme.

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has retained its place in the top 100 business schools in the world for the 7th consecutive year and has been rated as the fastest growing business school globally in terms of growth in its revenues from customised programmes over the past three years.

 

 

The biggest risks of the future of work in South Africa lies in the social paradigms and approaches to problem-solving, says Dr Morne Mostert, director of The Institute for Futures Research (IFR) at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB).

 

With a degree in Information Systems from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and several years’ experience as a software developer, project manager and management consultant, Rudzani Mulaudzi, 29, could easily have landed a big-paying corporate job.

Macquarie Graduate School of Management, IE Business School and Schulich School of Business are among the top business schools attending four events in four different cities across Africa between May 9 and May 15, 2017, as part of the QS World MBA Tour. 

The days in which a bachelor’s degree was enough to set up graduates for long and fulfilling careers are gone. Today’s careers are not only projected to be longer, as life expectancy increases, but career switching and having multiple vocations is also on the rise, as is the level of competition to find ways in which to stand out from the crowd.

Despite legislation, community members are rarely consulted by mining companies that apply for mineral rights – with many applicants mistakenly believing consultation with traditional leaders alone is sufficient, a new study has found. This undermines the long-term sustainability of mining.

April is all about Freedom, celebrating the time that freedom came for all with the birth of the new South Africa, a place where all citizens are equals, and the end of a despotic government in which only some were free.

Business owners, senior managers and company executives need to prepare themselves for a bumpy second quarter in 2017, with the only certainty being that nobody really knows how much the downgrades by rating agencies and the weaker rand will impact on the economy.

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 (PMR.africa) 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”.

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