Starts 7th December
Become a future-ready business leader
A dynamic and digital world needs agile, adaptable and forward-thinking business leaders to grow their organisations.
The Business and Management Development online programme will give you the tools and techniques needed to navigate a business in the 21st-century successfully.
This programme will help you develop your decision-making skills within complex and turbulent environments, and improve your ability to design and communicate actionable, integrated solutions across your business.
This programme is perfect for
By the end of the programme, you will be able to
The Orientation Module introduces you to the GIBS Online campus, onboards you to the programme and initiates your engagement with the GIBS expert faculty and fellow participants. You have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the programme details, how to approach online learning and the kinds of activities you will encounter during the programme.
Module One - Leadership and Management
Hone your management and leadership skills by looking inward to understand more about yourself, and then outward to explore how you can use this understanding to be a more effective leader.
Module Two - Strategy
A considered strategic approach is essential to business success. A framework that guides decision-making can be an essential tool with increased global competition and the escalating speed at which new information becomes available. The ability to carve a clear, defensible and adaptable path to your customers provides a focal point for stakeholders to rally behind.
Module Three - Financial Decision Making
What drives financial decisions in business? How do you answer the question, ‘How much profit is enough?’ This financial decision-making module provides you with information about what drives financial behaviour in business - in particular, the dynamics of profitability and asset efficiency, and how these concepts drive return on investment.
Module Four - Digital Transformation
The rapidly evolving environment of the Fourth Industrial Revolution requires a better appreciation of the context we operate in. We need the ability to find innovative ways to respond, manage and lead within this context. This module on digital transformation aims to provide you with these skills.
Module Five - Elective Module
Module Five Elective - Corporate innovation
In this elective, you will gain insight into the tools and approaches available to established corporations to initiate, cultivate and sustain corporate innovation.
Describe the context and environment in which corporate innovation is required and in which it can thrive
Identify and discuss the ways in which innovation can manifest within the setting of an established organisation
Apply tools and models to the initiation, management and monitoring of corporate innovation initiatives
Module Five Elective - Entrepreneurship
In this elective, we introduce concepts and theories that inform effective entrepreneurship. This will provide you with insights into the entrepreneurial mind, teach you steps to identify opportunities and enable you to utilise skills and resources to maximum advantage.
The Integrated Assignment is an opportunity to demonstrate that you can apply the concepts, theory and content covered in this programme in a work environment.
Throughout the programme, you will have opportunities to test your knowledge, practise application, evaluate your understanding, reflect on your insights and track your improvement with both graded and ungraded assessments.
Module assessments include reflective discussions, multiple-choice quizzes, written assignments and case study applications. You will receive feedback and can discuss ways to improve with GIBS faculty and your peers.
The programme culminates in a final integrated assignment where you will have the opportunity to consolidate and apply what you have learned in your own work environment.
Business and Management Development
6 December 2021
7 December 2021
4 - 6 hours
Dr Jonathan Marks (MBA UCT)
Faculty Lead for the GIBS MBA Entrepreneurship Focus and founding director of the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development at UCT. Experienced consultant, researcher and entrepreneur.
Dr Dorothy Ndletyana (Fulbright Scholar)
The Director of Ndletyana Learning, Dorothy has 18 years’ local and international experience in the professional services, financial and not-for-profit sectors.
Justin Spencer-Young (MBA WITS)
An experienced lecturer and finance consultant, Justin’s work primarily centres around the concept of the value and he has published research in the field of real option valuation.
Abdullah Verachia (Masters in Management, WITS)
Abdullah serves as the CEO of The Strategists where he plays an active role in assisting companies and organisations to craft competitive future strategies.