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Executive Education Customised Programmes

Develop your people, get your organisation ready for tomorrow

GSB Customised Programmes are high-impact learning solutions that are custom-designed to help organisations meet their particular challenges and generate positive business outcomes. We understand that your training intervention needs to make a significant and relevant impact on your people’s performance and move the bottom line. We will help you to think through the problems that you face and design the best solution. We work closely with you to ensure that the intervention is precisely focused and aligned to your strategic goals.

Programmes can be accredited academic programmes or short courses for continuing professional development and can be delivered in-house or on the GSB campus in Cape Town.

A distinctive design approach

Executive Education Customised Programmes at the GSB are developed according to a 5-stage process to create an effective intervention that caters to the specific learning and development needs of each client.


We meet with you face-to-face to gain a full understanding of your organisation’s business context and learning goals. Deliverables are defined and learning options reviewed. Each client will have a dedicated development team consisting of a business developer; a course convenor; and programme manager.


We go away and conduct further research to gather stakeholder input and delve into the specific organisational challenges to be addressed. We will examine your business from a variety of perspectives and define key capability requirements.


We continue to work closely with you to co-design the programme. First, we define clear learning outcomes that are aligned to your business strategy and establish a best practice methodology to achieve these. Our programmes are designed to create the perfect balance between theoretical and applied learning and real-world challenges that relate learning back to your business context. Action learning techniques are employed to reinforce relevance.

Stage 4:  DELIVERY

In the classroom, we aim to inspire. Your programme will be a major learning and unlearning experience that provides participants with an opportunity to update their knowledge, acquire additional skills and an understanding required for an increasingly complex emerging market.

We identify the most appropriate people to present and facilitate your learning journey with us. The GSB has the largest full-time faculty in Africa – and many of our academics are globally recognised. In addition, we have access to a wide-network of experienced practitioners and guest speakers who help to bring content alive.

Methods of instruction include: lectures and case studies; syndicate group discussions on various assignments; and an ongoing interchange of ideas with faculty and other participants which develops a useful network for the future


We want to be sure that your learning intervention has had an impact on your organisation as much as you do. For that reason all our programmes are subject to a thorough evaluation and analysis and we will provide you with a client return on investment report at the conclusion of the process. Through this we identify strengths, potential refinements and opportunities for on-going professional development.

Why the GSB?

Partner with excellence

The GSB has earned international recognition for academic excellence over many years. It is one of just three business schools in Africa to have the prestigious triple-crown accreditation and is endorsed by the three leading global accreditation bodies (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA). In addition, GSB Customised Programmes are ranked in the top 100 globally by the Financial Times. Clients are assured of programme content and delivery that meet the highest international standards.

Five decades of experience

The GSB is able to work with all types and sizes of organisations in a variety of sectors. The School has several decades of experience in delivering executive education for corporations, government, and civil society organisations.

A dedicated team to support you at every step

From inception to delivery and follow-up, clients work in partnership with a dedicated team of programme managers and faculty at the GSB. Programmes are essentially co-created – adding to the richness and relevance of an intervention customised for each client’s specific business requirements.
  • A Business Developer acts as your strategic learning partner and main point of contact. They will conduct an initial needs assessment, recommend next steps and assemble an appropriate team to design and deliver the programme.
  • The Course Convenor is responsible for programme design, development and facilitation. They will establish programme goals and lead a collaborative process to develop an effective learning solution.
  • Our world-class faculty of thought leaders with applied research expertise, will bring their skills to the classroom and employ action learning techniques to make knowledge relevant to business challenges.
  • The Programme Manager is responsible for project management and delivery of a successful client and delegate experience whether on campus or further afield.

Flexible delivery

Clients can choose the place for delivery that works best for them – be that on the GSB’s world-class Waterfront campus in Cape Town or in-house. We are equipped to deliver off site and our footprint extends well into Africa.

Interested in a training solution for your organisation? Get in touch with one of our Business Developers to discuss further on 021 406 1254  or email