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Open Programmes Process

Overview of open programmes

As part of a continuous development plan, we offer open enrolment courses across the comprehensive management and leadership spectrum, as well as interactive sessions that are discipline- or industry-specific. All open enrolment courses can also be presented in-house.

Comprehensive programmes

USB-ED's comprehensive programmes are an ideal development opportunity for individuals looking for a programme that will cover all aspects of management at a specific level. Our leadership and management development courses are designed to suit four different stages of your career growth. View our comprehensive programmes here.

Discipline-specific programmes

A relevant discipline-specific programme will equip you with practical knowledge. USB-ED continually develops new courses and initiatives to respond to the executive development needs identified within the market. Our choice of discipline-specific programmes challenges managers and business leaders to develop into confident decision-makers within a specific field. These programmes drill more deeply into specific areas that make up the comprehensive programmes. View our discipline-specific programmes here.

Trend-specific programmes

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What to expect?​

Application process
  1. Decide which learning intervention to enrol for.
  2. Complete the online application form at After completing and submitting the application form, you will receive an email confirming receipt.
  3. Should your application be accepted, you will receive an acceptance form to complete and sign.
  4. Upon receiving the acceptance form, an invoice will be issued to you.

  5. Payment options
  6. Make payment and send confirmation to programme manager.
  7. Upon receipt of payment, the logistical and preparation details will be sent to you.
  • Class time is usually 8:15-16:30, but may differ from programme to programme.
  • Lunch and refreshments will be provided during class times.
  • Free parking is available at all venues.
  • Please note that class attendance is compulsory.
  • Please refer to programme flyers for more information about what will be required of you.
  • Individual assignments.
  • Upon completion of the programme a certificate form the University of Stellenbosch will be issued to successful participants.​