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When choosing between our range of world-class digital programmes, you can’t really go wrong. Each of our courses provides you with a unique edge in the new working world, thanks to our expert faculty and future-fit curricula – but which is YOUR perfect fit? Peruse our executive offering and pick your path to prosperity…

BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT

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Duration: 11 weeks
Weekly Commitment: 4-6 hours
Course Experts: Dr Jonathan Marks, Dr Dorothy Ndletyana, Justin Spencer-Young & Abdullah Verachia

Our Business and Management Development digital programme will transform you into a future-ready business leader who can find success under any circumstances. The programme is designed to develop your decision-making skills within complex and turbulent environments, and improve your ability to design and communicate actionable, integrated solutions across your business.

Course content is focused on building your understanding of business operations and common management challenges, as well as equipping you with a solid understanding of leadership, strategy and financial decision-making skills that will empower you to create the business that you envision. One of the highlights of the course is the elective module, which offers a choice between studying Corporate Innovation or Entrepreneurship – for success in whichever position you may find yourself.

Is This Your Match?

This is the perfect course for anyone looking to find success in the management and leadership spheres, whether you are an employee identified for the management pipeline or an entrepreneur ready to make your mark.

Not only will we equip you with a secure understanding of business operations and strategy implementation, but you will also have the opportunity to explore your own leadership abilities and prepare yourself for the challenges and stepping stones presented by the Fourth Industrial revolution.

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FINANCIAL ANALYSIS FOR INVESTMENT

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Duration: 6 weeks
Weekly Commitment: 4-6 hours
Course Expert: Justin Spencer-Young

This programme examines the dynamics of value creation in business through a close analysis of the financial data of a wide range of listed companies, allowing you to substantially improve your understanding of financial metrics and make the right investment decisions for your organisation. Furthermore, we will teach you the fundamentals of financial analysis for business in South Africa, including cash flow, statements, the meaning of ‘cheap’ and ‘expensive’ shares, and the accurate valuation of JSE-listed companies.

At the end of the course, not only will you be equipped to calculate and identify the levers of company value, but you will also be able to accurately interpret a business’ income statement and balance sheet, work with financial and investment ratios, and develop a list of promising investment candidates.

Is This Your Match?

The accurate and effective analysis of investment opportunities is an invaluable skill for anyone looking to succeed in today’s business world; not only will an understanding of value-creation metrics allow you to identify profitable investments, but you will also be able to assess the value of any business and identify ways to improve. This programme is particularly useful for anyone with training in accounting or finances who would like to deepen their understanding of the fundamentals of financial analysis. Furthermore, this is the perfect course for those looking to profitably invest in listed companies, in either a personal or professional capacity.

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NEGOTIATION SKILLS

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Duration: 7 weeks
Weekly Commitment: 4-6 hours
Course Expert: Lisa Botes

Daily negotiation is an inescapable part of life; this course equips you to wield persuasive power, effectively ‘sell’ your ideas, and enjoy fruitful negotiation for mutual benefit. You will be trained in proven negotiation processes and tools, organisational and interpersonal awareness, and the application of these skills in both the conventional and remote workplace. Furthermore, this programme will lead you in a journey of self-discovery as you tap into your own unique strengths and build the confidence needed to drive successful engagement. We will also examine the benefits of a human-centred negotiation approach, as well as levers of influence that you can use to create a win-win scenario for all parties.

Is This Your Match?

This course will open doors for anyone in business, no matter your field or experience level. This programme is particularly beneficial for those looking to get ahead in these times of disruption and uncertainty, as it will equip you to successfully pitch your ideas and gently persuade others to jump on your bandwagon.

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AI A PRACTICAL APPROACH

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Duration: 7 weeks
Weekly Commitment: 4-6 hours
Course Expert: Dr Manoj Chiba

Our AI a Practical Approach programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, tools and understanding needed to harness artificial intelligence for both individual and organisational competitiveness. We will start out with an exploration of AI itself, as well as the surrounding data and analytics, and then move into an examination of the ways in which AI is being used in the business realm. Importantly, we will also take a look at the metrics that should be used in measuring AI success, as well as the development of a business case for AI.

The highlight of the programme is undoubtedly the chatbot application assignment, in which you will design, develop and deploy an AI-powered chatbot, along with the business case thereof.

Is This Your Match?

You may be worried that you will be unable to keep up with this programme without a solid, working understanding of AI technology… Fear not! This programme is specifically designed to develop your understanding and demystify artificial intelligence, no matter your experience in technology or your level within an organisation. This is the perfect pick for anyone who is intrigued by the opportunities presented by the corporate implementation of AI, as well as those who would like to enjoy a comprehensive, supported introduction to the workings and development of AI technology.

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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: A PRACTICAL STRATEGY

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Duration: 7 weeks
Weekly Commitment: 4-6 hours
Course Expert: Nishan Pillay

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues to roll through the world, digital transformation is the name of the game. If you want to keep yourself and your organisation relevant and competitive, you need to become comfortable with the technological developments underway and be able to adapt your business accordingly. Our Digital Transformation programme will equip you with an understanding of the leading theories of digitalisation, as well as practical strategies for implementing future-fit solutions across your company.
In addition to learning about what global technological change means for business, you will also be taught design thinking principles, data strategies, the importance of aligning people, data and technology, and how to be agile in placing the customer at the centre of your digital transformation.

Is This Your Match?

If you would like to equip yourself to lead business into the future, this is the course you have been looking for. Understanding the workings of relevant technology and transformation is a sure way to become an asset to any business, particularly if you hold any type of leadership position. This programme is particularly beneficial for all leaders responsible for driving and implementing initiatives concerning IT, data, technology and innovation.

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FINTECH: AN OPPORTUNITY TO DISRUPT

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Duration: 7 weeks
Weekly Commitment: 4-6 hours
Course Expert: Dr Morris Mthombeni

Recent years have seen the financial services industry booming with technological innovation, particularly with regards to financial technology (FinTech). It can be difficult to determine, however, if FinTech solutions are a threat to your company, or a passage to increased efficiency and profit. This programme examines the extent of FinTech disruption in the financial and technological sectors, and explores opportunities for harnessing FinTech for corporate success.

Along the way, you will examine FinTech regulations, the origin of FinTech, strategies used by FinTech players, strategies used by BigTech companies, potential solutions offered by FinTech, and how to best leverage FinTech in your corporate strategy.

Is This Your Match?

This is the ideal course for all individuals who operate in the financial and technology sectors, as well as those whose business can be enabled by FinTech solutions. This programme serves to provide a comprehensive overview of FinTech, as well as an in-depth guide to the navigation of FinTech disruption. As such, this course is perfect for all those who are interested in leveraging financial technology, no matter your level of technological experience. If you have recently entered the field, this is sure to set you apart as one-to-watch. Furthermore, if you are a manager, executive director, entrepreneur or supplier in an impacted industry, this will give you the competitive advantage you’ve been looking for.

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STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP

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Duration: 7 weeks
Weekly Commitment: 4-6 hours
Course Expert: Professor Caren Scheepers

It is essential for current and future business leaders to understand the dynamics of effective leadership, and to be able to identify both strategic opportunities and risks needing mitigation. This course equips you with the tools, theories and guidance necessary to understand the ‘organisation-in-the-mind’ of the leader, allowing you to cut across traditional business silos in order to create networks that stretch across disciplines, and even organisations. Furthermore, you will gain insight into the risks of global expansion for local business, allowing you to stand your ground in the face of formidable competition.

Along the way, you will build a deep self-awareness of your own strengths and leadership qualities, allowing you to develop a cognitive competence for leading strategically and powerfully connecting with your team.

Is This Your Match?

This is the perfect programme for anyone looking to make their mark in the brave new world and lead their business to the forefront. You will be equipped to shift your company’s focus from today’s problems to tomorrow’s opportunities, allowing you to act proactively to implement strategic solutions that will benefit the organisation as a whole. Furthermore, this course will give you insight into business issues and build your working knowledge of strategy formulation and implementation, preparing you for growth in your organisation.

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