USB Executive Development Ltd. (USB-ED) in partnership with the Institute of Development Management (IDM)
successfully launched the first Management Development Programme in Swaziland on Monday, 7 May 2012.
Marketing Manager Celiwe Dlamini reported that Jim Linskey (Programme Director for Africa at USB-ED) said that "USB-ED is very excited to have partnered with IDM as the IDM is a local reputable academic institution and the USB-ED brand is about quality and excellence. He said members of the Federation of Swaziland Employers and Chamber of Commerce (FSE & CC) were key players on this partnership as they were the intermediaries for the first group of participants enrolling for the MDP,” she said.
Dlamini said USB-ED has been ranked as one of the top 50 executive schools in the world by Financial Times Executive Education. She said notably, it was the only South African and African executive school to be ranked in the top 50, against Ivy League institutions, such as Harvard Business School.
Adding, she said USB-ED was unique in their training as they developed leaders and organisations to the highest standards. Dlamini said this would be done by providing individuals with the opportunity to attend various management, leadership and discipline-specific training programmes presented throughout Africa and the Middle East. She said on the African continent, USB-ED had its footprint in 10 countries.
Senior corporate executives and entrepreneurs were invited to enrol for the MDP so that they will come out of the programme transformed into leaders with qualities that have tangible influence in the workplace.