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It’s not too late to turn 2020 around!

We’ve spent the better half of this year waiting and wondering, and we say enough. We welcome in the changes brought about by the latest ease in lockdown restrictions, and we are determined to capitalise on the momentum to bring about movement in our own lives.

And we want you to join us.

We know that returning to the old grind can seem overwhelming, and we’re here to guarantee smooth sailing as you forge your path to greatness. That’s why we offer online courses in future-forward business, management and leadership.

Which one are YOU using to make 2020 your year of plenty?

AI A PRACTICAL APPROACH

Led by: Dr Manoj Chiba

This topical course unpacks the business potential of AI by examining the what, why and how of artificial intelligence. You will learn exactly what AI is, the importance of the relationship between AI, data and analytics, and how you can utilise AI technology to add value to your business and gain a competitive edge. Content is taught through a combination of theory, case studies, peer discussions and practical assignments. The highlight of the course is the Chatbot Application Assignment, in which students will need to conceptualise an AI project and design, develop and deploy an AI-powered chatbot. No matter what technological experience you may have or where you fall in an organisation, this course will allow you to expand your skill-set and develop an understanding of one of the most important technologies of the present and future.

Duration: 7 weeks

Weekly Commitment: 4-6 hours

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BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT

This short course brings you everything you need to become an agile, adaptable, forward-thinking leader of tomorrow. Perfect your decision-making skills within turbulent environments and build your ability to implement creative, integrated, actionable solutions for a wide range of business problems. All the while, build your self-awareness, explore multi-level strategy implementation, assess profitability and gain an understanding of digital transformation. Best of all, enjoy an elective module in which you can choose to explore either entrepreneurship or corporate innovation. Grow your business and lead your team to the top while equipping yourself with a certificate from the country’s best business school.

Duration: 11 weeks

Weekly Commitment: 4-6 hours

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STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP

Led by: Professor Caren Scheepers

Today’s volatile and fast-paced business world demands leaders who are decisive, innovative and bold. This programme aims to equip you with the skills, techniques and information that you need to become a leader of both today and tomorrow. Through a comprehensive and multifaceted curriculum, we will look at the importance of interdependence and interconnectedness in effective leadership; the challenges of internationalism; and key theories, tools, models and methods of leadership. The aim of the programme is to build you into a self-empowered, confident leader who can create intersectional and interdepartmental networks within your organisation in order to analyse business issues, implement solutions, and capitalise on strategic opportunities to advance your business and your own career path.

Duration: 7 weeks

Weekly Commitment: 4-6 hours

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NEGOTIATION SKILLS

Led by: Lisa Botes

The ability to negotiate effectively and confidently is essential for satisfaction and success in both our private and professional lives – however, negotiation is often intimidating, and many of us end up walking away from the deal without the outcome we were hoping for. This programme seeks to build your confidence, self-awareness and interpersonal skills through the teaching of tried-and-tested negotiation approaches, tools and processes. Much of the course content is focused on refining your own emotional intelligence, personal strengths, empathy, non-verbal communication, and understanding of the psychology of negotiation. By the end of the programme you will be able to develop a comprehensive negotiation plan for mutual benefit. This will allow you to maximise your chance of achieving your desired outcome, while still promoting and preserving good business relations.

Duration: 7 weeks

Weekly Commitment: 4-6 hours

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FINANCIAL ANALYSIS FOR INVESTMENT

Led by: Justin Spencer-Young

Dive into the financial data of listed companies in order to unpack what is needed for a company to create value. Explore the dynamics of value creation and financial metrics in order to solidify your understanding of how a company builds its value. Weekly webinar discussions review listed companies and present the opportunity to discuss the levers of organisational value, as well as the role of income statements, financial ratios and financial jargon. Deepen your knowledge of financial analysis and grow your own investment savvy.

Duration: 6 weeks

Weekly Commitment: 4-6 hours

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FINTECH: AN OPPORTUNITY TO DISRUPT

Led by: Dr Morris Mthombeni

The development of disruptive FinTech has changed the world of business forever, and it has become apparent that its capacity to help or hinder organisations is largely determined by the approach and decisions of individual business leaders. We will be unpacking the multifaceted impact of technological disruption on the financial service industry by looking at the history of FinTech; the role of AI and machine learning; the strategies used by BigTech players; the issues surrounding the regulation of FinTech; and much more. By the end of the course you will be able to evaluate new and existing technologies to determine their impact on your industry and organisation, and thus decide how best to incorporate them into your corporate strategy.

Duration: 7 weeks

Weekly Commitment: 4-6 hours

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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: A PRACTICAL STRATEGY

Led by: Nishan Pillay

Technological development is advancing at an astronomical rate, and it’s getting harder and harder to stay ahead of the game. Businesses and industries all over the world are vulnerable to disruption due to technological, economic, social and political volatility, and it is essential to prepare yourself and your organisation for the changes that will inevitably come. This programme focuses on equipping you with the skills and knowledge that you need to formulate and implement a customer-centric digital strategy that will lead your organisation through periods of disruption, while simultaneously sharpening your competitive edge. We will also explore the vital relationship between people, data and technology, and the debates surrounding digital ethics. It’s the perfect programme for leaders and managers of all levels who are responsible for implementing innovative and transformative business strategies.

Duration: 7 weeks

Weekly Commitment: 4-6 hours

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“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
– Zig Ziglar

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