Message from the Senior Director

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More than ever before, the global environment demands business leaders, innovative managers with entrepreneurial spirit and the government officials who can lead African businesses to the forefront of the global economy, or those who can steer global businesses to succeed in Africa. With a top research business school and for its focus in providing global management thought leadership and deep African insights, Johannesburg Business School prepares students for that role, giving them that critical edge for success.

Our role is to challenge and inspire students, drive them to the innovative cutting edge that is required by the 4th industrial revolution age and ultimately enabling them to achieve their potential for both personal and professional development. Today, we continue to attract a great diversity of students who have the drive to succeed, confidence, a strong record of triumph and a burning desire to advance the evolution of business in our society. Global trends, and especially business in Africa, require a fresh and innovative approach to business, one that is contextually relevant and mindful of socioeconiomic dynamics and culture beyond conventional business acumen. These values and principles is the core of the JBS teaching, learning and research output. With a clear focus on African management and leadership in the global environment of business, the JBS will build itself toward a Pan-African business school of choice admired for its global excellent and rich networks.

The Johannesburg Business School has a comprehensive portfolio of successful programmes that are of great demand, including its undergraduate diplomas and degrees, postgraduate degree, and PhD programmes. Over and above the combination of existing programmes and degrees, the JBS will soon offer a rich bouquet of executive programmes and a flagship MBA. New and innovative approaches to learning that will include online programmes, blended learning and unique contact programmes with delegates from across the continent and partners from around the world.

 We will continuously look for every chance to extend our reach and influence as a leader, both in the depth and forward thinking of the content we provide and in its accessibility to every African or organisation that can benefit from it. Our professors are excellent in both research, teaching and learning, and they are dedicated to offer students with a top-rate business education and training. Numerous of them also have significant corporate experience and serve on corporate boards.

Indeed, Johannesburg Business School is an exciting place to study and grow. The remarkable success of the School has been made possible through the dedication and talent of our faculty and staff, the high quality of our students.

Professor Lyal White