Skills, Training, Professional Development

Why MasterStart

MasterStart is the collaborative online partner of Africa’s leading providers of executive and business education, including WITS, UCT GSB and GIBS. Through this partnership, we offer world-class online education and support the mandates of these institutions to provide transformational learning experiences for Africa’s leaders and give rise to positive change across the African continent.

Do you work with your companies Skills Levy budgets?

Are you struggling to find a way to diversify your workforce?

Do you need assistance with structuring your company's skills training programs?

If you answered “yes” to any of these, then this is for you!

MasterStart was established in 2015 as the online partner of Africa’s leading providers of executive and business education, which now includes WITS, UCT GSB and GIBS. It’s through these partnerships that MasterStart is able to offer a world-class practical learning experience to future leaders across Africa.

And it’s through this world-class learning experience that you and your organisation can see tremendous benefit.

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Developing Women Leaders

The Developing Women Leaders online short course provides a unique nine-week learning opportunity. The core areas of this course – self awareness, leadership presence, and building relationships for impact – allow aspiring female leaders to become more self-aware, connect more authentically with others as an inspiring presence, and manage relationships successfully across a broad spectrum; from direct reports to peers, managers and other stakeholders.
Course Duration: 9 weeks
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WITS Business School

Business Management

Master a strong business acumen through course content that refines your business knowledge, enhances your industry-related skills and equips you with the values and attitudes necessary to build, lead and scale a successful business. On completion you will have developed the competence to confidently integrate various business management disciplines within the context of internal and external challenges facing your organisation.
Course Duration: 8 weeks
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MasterStart’s Core Values - How They Can Benefit Your Organisation

Flexible and functional

All online courses are designed to offer practical insights to upskill professionals.


The course material translates theory into action and gives employees a toolkit to apply in their organisation.


Your course coordinators will support and nurture progress throughout the course - ensuring individuals get the most out of their time.


With human connection at the heart of everything we do, the courses go far beyond information and knowledge-gaining.

World-class certifications

We offer certified online short courses that are developed in partnership with leading business schools, universities and industry experts.

MasterStart - Transforming Education

We are committed to placing a human connection at the centre of all that we do. Our distinctive approach and world-class course material offers our students a learning environment that is supportive and personal, designed to set our learners up for success.

ben pike

Our role isn’t just to educate people or tell them how things work. We strive to create opportunities that enable people to connect and learn from each other, as they gain valuable knowledge from industry leaders and academic experts. Here at MasterStart, we empower our students both as individuals and as future leaders through our distinguished programmes and well-grounded learning community.

– Ben Pike, MasterStart CEO