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To prepare under-served students to become successful participants in the economy, universities have to be prepared to let go of traditional approaches and do things differently, and the Raymond Ackerman Academy at the GSB is showing the way.
Mills Soko appointed as UCT GSB’s new director
Associate Professor Mills Soko has been appointed Director of the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB), to take effect at the beginning of the 2017 academic year. He has taken over from Professor Walter Baets, who left the GSB at the end of July 2016.
Fresh identity for Emerald as it celebrates its 50th anniversary
Emerald creates a new group brand to reflect the expansion of its offering and looks to the future with a fresh identity for its global publishing business.
International recognition for Africa’s first Development Finance Centre
The GSB’s Master’s in Development Finance – hosted by the newly established Development Finance Centre at the school – has been named the top Master’s degree in Africa in the field of corporate finance.
Call for Chapters - Global Practices in Knowledge Management for Organizational Development
Prof Neeta Baporikar of Harold Pupkewitz Graduate School of Business (HP-GSB) is currently in the process of editing a forthcoming publication entitled ‘Global Practices in Knowledge Management for Organizational Development’ and cordially invite you to submit your work and is certain that your contribution would enhance the value of the book.
Africa’s Overall Growth has slowed but New Research shows Long-Term Fundamentals are Strong
Six years ago when the McKinsey Global (www.McKinsey.com/mgi) Institute first looked in detail at Africa’s diverse economies, almost all of them were experiencing accelerating growth.The picture today is more mixed. MGI’s new report Lions on the move II: Realizing the potential of Africa’s economies finds that Africa’s economies’ growth paths have diverged.
Call for Papers - African Journal of Management
THE STATE OF THE ART IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT EDUCATION
RESEARCH IN AFRICA
Experiencing unusually high economic growth rates, African countries are now in the spotlight regarding infrastructure, globalization, and business development. The ability of African societies to prosper from these opportunities and ensure sustainable economic and social development depends on the existence of leadership and management capabilities to unlock capacity of the workforce and achieve strategic goals.
Dr Grafton Whyte elected on to AABS Board
Dr Grafton Whyte Spends some time with us to tell us about his experience, how this will benefit AABS and how business schools are impacting businesses and economic growth
GSB ranked as top business school in Africa for 9th year in a row
For the ninth consecutive year, the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has been ranked as the best business school in Africa by the prestigious international education rating agency, Eduniversal.
Dr Adri Drotskie, MBA Director of Henley Business School Africa tells us about Retaining MBA Graduates
An ongoing survey by Henley Business School Africa has revealed that just over 50% our MBA students who completed their studies from 2011 onwards were still employed at the same company.
75% of students who received full corporate sponsorship were still employed by the same company. However, 60% of graduates whose employer did not sponsor their MBA had moved to another company. Retention of a newly graduated MBA employee is important. What can businesses do to retain their MBA graduates?