Programmes falling within this category will focus on contextual, foundational and environmental content.
Programmes falling within this category will focus on human resources and people development content.
Programmes falling within this category will focus on specific function or task specific content.
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Please note: In order to keep the structure and content of this programme relevant it is subject to change.
The University of Stellenbosch Business School Executive Development (USB-ED), a private company of Stellenbosch University, and MasterStart, an online education provider, have joined forces to present selected USB-ED focused programmes on an online platform.
MasterStart was established in 2014 by ecommerce entrepreneurs with the aim of providing budding entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge to build their own businesses. The business has since expanded rapidly beyond the specialisation in ecommerce, offering a range of courses from a host of globally accredited online education providers.
GetSmarter a leading online education company with access to some of the best higher education institutions worldwide. USB-ED has partnered with this company to present a MBA Essentials online short course
The Empowerment Academy specialises in offering unique and
tailor-made Skills Development solutions to its clients. These turn-key
solutions ultimately target the optimisation of these clients’ score
for Skills Development on the Transformation Scorecard as specified in
the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice. In the spirit of true
transformation, versus mere compliance to the Codes, the Empowerment
Academy embraces BEE as a sustainable strategy that creates intrinsic
value for its clients and is beneficial for all parties involved.
At the Sustainability Institute, we engage in transformative learning towards just and flourishing futures. Our various activities and programmes strive to realise sustainability through learning, exploring and applying ways of being that are restorative and generative. Founded in 1999, the Institute is an international living and learning centre for theory and practice in values based, entrepreneurially empowered action towards positive social impact and ecological restoration.
Old Mutual Investment Group is a leading African investment manager. Their focus is on delivering market-beating returns for their clients, being responsible stewards of the assets they manage, and benefiting the communities in which they invest. USB-ED’s Africa Directors Programme is presented in collaboration with Old Mutual Investment Group.
The Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA) is a professional body that exists to promote corporate governance, and to maintain and enhance the credibility of directorship as a profession. IoDSA is recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as a non-profit company. USB-ED’s Africa Directors Programme is presented in collaboration with the Institute.
INSEAD is one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, with campuses in Europe, Asia and Abu Dhabi. Their mission is to create a non-dogmatic learning environment that brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world, in order to transform individuals and organisations through business education. USB-ED’s Africa Directors Programme is presented in collaboration with INSEAD.
USB’s Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa conducts multi-disciplinary research and offers educational and development activities to improve the effectiveness of corporate governance in African organisations. The Centre focuses on the development of the compliance and performance aspects of directors' attitudes, knowledge and skills; and the link between corporate governance, business ethics and total organisational performance. USB-ED’s Africa Directors Programme is presented in collaboration with the Centre.
USB-ED signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding with Mzumbe University in Tanzania. This agreement is the first step in bringing USB-ED’s programmes to Tanzania.
USB-ED is the academic partner of SEED Educational Trust, a non-profit organisation that specialises in developing skills, confidence in leaders so that they can lead effectively in the social sector. The course material and process-based approach to training applied by SEED Trust has achieved significant results in leadership development programmes with school principals and deputies, and district officials. Programme participants receive a certificate of competence from the University of Stellenbosch upon successfully completing SEED Trust’s School Leadership Programme offered in partnership with USB-ED.
The Ethics Institute (TEI) is a non-profit, public benefit organisation. Their vision of building an ethically responsible society is achieved by forming partnerships with the public and private sectors, and the professions. They serve as a resource through thought leadership, research, training, advisory, assessment and certification activities. USB-ED is a member and training partner of TEI.
USB-ED has entered into a full partnership with IDM (Institute of Development Management) in Swaziland, Botswana and Lesotho. This partnership includes IDM’s involvement in marketing activities as well as client identification and liaison.
USB-ED participants who complete the Senior Management Development Programme (SMDP) have the opportunity to complete a BA(Hons) in Business Management at the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom via distance learning and work-based projects.