USB Executive Development (USB-ED), the private management and executive education company of the University of Stellenbosch (US), was for the third time awarded a PMR.africa Diamond Arrow Award under the category of Foreign Business Schools offering Executive Education (short courses) in Namibia.
The reward is done annually by Professional Management Review (PMR) Africa, a consulting, research and risk management services company.
This is the fourth time that USB-ED received the PMR.africa award in Namibia, following similar PMR.africa awards in Botswana in 2014, 2015 and 2016. USB-ED also received a PMR.africa award for the sixth time in February this year for being the top provider of Academic Institutions offering executive education (short courses) in South Africa.
The survey, conducted during September and October 2016, is based on PMR Africa’s annual Country Survey in Namibia with a random national sample of 160 respondents comprising of CEO’s, MD’s, business owners, company directors and managers, senior local and national government officials being interviewed.
USB-ED’s mean score in the Namibian survey was 4.35 out of a possible 5.00 points, rated against the following criteria:
- Companies/institutions that have done most to enhance the economic growth and development of Namibia over the past twelve months
- Levels of managerial expertise
- Implementation of corporate governance
- Brand awareness
- Levels of innovation
USB-ED CEO Frik Landman commented: “Receiving the award reflects the synergy between USB-ED and executives, people in managerial positions and partners in Namibia. It seems as if our offerings are well received by the business community in the country and we look forward to working together in future.”
USB-ED General Manager for Africa Jim Linskey said: “It is a proud achievement for us and we hope to continue to build on this during 2017 with some new initiatives. We are launching ‘First Fridays’, a new series of knowledge-sharing breakfast events aimed at our Alumni and clients to be held on the first Friday of each month from April to September 2017 in Windhoek. This will afford attendees the opportunity to gain expert insights, to implement and share back at their workplace as well as new innovative programme offerings,” Linskey said.
USB Executive Development (USB-ED), a private company of the University of Stellenbosch, develops and connects leaders through innovative and transformational learning experiences. The company believes that empowered leaders can bring about change. The company’s leadership and management development programmes are suitable for the private and public sectors, and for individuals’ intent on carving their own future in business. USB-ED has three offices in South Africa and recently expanded its presence to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania as well as to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. USB-ED’s programmes are presented in 14 countries across Africa and beyond. The USB-ED holds the triple crown of international accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.