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About Us

We develop and connect leaders during innovative and tran
sformational learning experiences, which lead to the building of extensive networks and, in turn, give rise to positive change across the African continent and beyond.



We The University of Stellenbosch Business School Executive Development (Pty) Ltd, more commonly referred to as USB-ED, is a private company offering leadership and management development (short course) programmes across Africa for both corporates and individuals.  We develop and connect leaders through innovative and transformational learning experiences because we believe that empowered leaders can bring about change.

Open Programmes

Open programmes cater for individual managers, across all levels, who wish to further develop their management and leadership skills to make a real impact on their work environment and society.

Customised Programmes

Customised programmes cater for organisations that want to start with a blank page and design the learning interventions aligned with their organisation's strategic needs and the individual's development needs.

USB-ED Network

At USB-ED, you will discover a true learning partner that is conscious of the broader African development picture.

​Thought Leadership

USB-ED has established Centres of Excellence to provide thought leadership and research to support both academic and practical learning in core areas.



USB-ED is based in South Africa (Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban) and USB-ED Botswana is based in Gaborone, although programmes are presented in various countries across Africa.  The USB's international standing and reputation is confirmed by the triple crown of international accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.​


At USB-ED we leverage on our entrepreneurial culture, rich experiences and achievements to focus our energy and resources on human capital development, in particular leadership and management. Our Ethos informs this purpose, propelling us to make a meaningful contribution firstly to the development of Africa and its people and secondly beyond Africa where our resources and capacity allow us to reach.


Our learning interventions distinguished by the differentiators of process and delivery provide leaders and managers with a solid theoretical underpinning with a strong focus on practical application. Participants are equipped with the tools and skills needed to advance their careers through continual learning and development in a vivacious and meaningful educational experience.  ​


We collaborate with international business schools and leading corporate partners to offer our participants world-class business learning opportunities.