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.

UCT Graduate School of Business - GSB Milpark Business School
GIBS Business School UNISA School of Business Leadership
University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) IMM Graduate School

Professor Frank Horwitz, Director of the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB), has won the Emerald Literati Network?s 2007 Outstanding Reviewer Award it was announced this month.

The pace of transformation in South Africa is so "painfully slow' that Jimmy Manyi, commissioner of the Employment Equity Commission, wants to recommend to the minister of labour a "quantum of fines' like "10% of turnover' and for remedial action to start sooner in order to force companies to comply with employment equity. Manyi was speaking at the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

The benefits of a mentoring environment, from an improved bottom line to informed and productive staff, have been recognised globally. According to Janine Everson director of the UCT GSB mentorship course, this has led to an increased expectation that leaders and people in senior positions must to play a mentoring role in the workplace.

The UCT Graduate School of Business MBA programme has been rated the best in South Africa in a local survey. The survey, conducted by management publication Professional Management Review, used the feedback from some 478 line managers and HR leaders around South Africa.

An innovative course will be run this October to help leaders make a success of key strategies and bring their visions to life. The GSB's Strategic Leadership through Coaching course is a first in South Africa in its innovative fusion of two disciplines - coaching and strategy to target the problem many organisations have in turning strategies, such as organisational change initiatives, into results.

The local business community opened their hearts and purses at the University of Stellenbosch Business School fundraising gala dinner where more than R250 000 worth of bursaries for previously disadvantaged and deserving MBA students were raised. Dr Trevor Manuel, minister of finance, delivered the keynote address which looked at the recent financial market turmoil and its implications for South Africa.

The 4th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning will take place in October at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB). The event offers an opportunity for discussion and networking to South African businesspeople, academics and students with their counterparts from across the world.

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) this October runs a short-course that will provide dealmakers with the negotiating skills to turn tough stand-offs into win-win situations.

We all grew up knowing IQ (Intelligence Quotient) was an important indicator for success. Later, EQ (Emotional Quotient) became equally important. Now, there is SQ (Spiritual Quotient), which transcends reason and emotion. It encourages us to see the bigger picture and be co-creators of the world we live in.

New research from the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has revealed seven X-factors that have helped South Africa?s top financial services sector entrepreneurs achieve success.

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) will team up with Gordon Cook, Director of Vega The Brand Communications School, to run a course this September that will give leaders the tools to think strategically about their marketing activities.

In a rapidly changing information, communications and technology (ICT) industry, technical ability will no longer guarantee you the strategic role of chief information officer (CIO). Contemporary CIOs are required to be knowledge leaders, change agents and innovators who extend their influence and expertise to others.

The University of KwaZulu-Natal, Graduate School of Business cordially invites you to an open day where you will have the opportunity of interacting with staff, students and alumni who will be able to answer all your questions pertaining to the degree and allay any fears you may have.

This is an invitation from the North-West University to all of those interested in applying for their 2008 Extended Programmes .

The Lean Summit, the only such event on the African continent, aims to increase the adoption of Lean as a means of improving product and service delivery while reducing costs, and will act as the catalyst for the establishment of an African Lean centre of excellence at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB).

Whole system change, that seeks to bring together large scale change in communities and companies, is not merely about "nice' or "easy' change: we must head for "amazing change', said Dr Steve Cady, American publisher, teacher, and consultant on whole system change.

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has appointed Dr Shadrick Mazaza as a Senior Lecturer in Health Management. Dr Mazaza will play a key role on the Oliver Tambo Fellowship Programme, run as an equal partnership between the UCT School of Public Health and Family Medicine (SPHFM) and the Corporate Learning division at the UCT GSB.

The fast pace of the 21st Century has turned us into impatient consumers who expect that "off the shelf, ready-made, one-size-fits-all' solutions will be the answer to our challenges.

The decision to enroll for an MBA is usually the result of an intricate process where various factors were considered. In general, MBA studies are seen as costly, both on a personal and financial level, making it necessary to properly research all available options. Milpark Business School's Dr Hennie Scheepers looks into what it takes to be successful with your studies.

Business schools are faced with the challenge of remaining relevant within their various environments. Milpark discuss the market, your options, and what their offerings will equip you with in the highly competitive MBA sector.


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