EMBA COURSE FORMAT & DELIVERY
Five courses and a research report
The MBA specialising in Executive management practice is a rigorous modular programme which is taken over two years. The programme covers five compulsory core courses and students deliver a research report.
Students attend classes at the UCT GSB Breakwater campus in Cape Town three times during the first year and twice in the second year. The courses consist of 2 weeks including weekends (14 days) per course. The first year : Course 1 starts at the end of February – March / Course 2 June and Course 3 October . Second year course 4 Middle January and Course 5 in May. Lectures are structured to cover conversations of excellence in executive performance in the areas discussed in each course keeping the learning relevant.
This programme is broken down into 5 main blocks spreading over a two year cycle.
|February - March||June||October||January||May||June - December|
|Systemic Executive Practice||Managing for Shareholder Value||Managing for Customer Value||Designing Sustainable Business Models||Managing for Societal Value||Research Report|
|Inter-modular sessions with an assign qualified coach||Inter-modular sessions with an assign qualified coach||Inter-modular sessions with an assign qualified coach||Inter-modular sessions with an assign qualified coach||Meeting with supervisors||Completion of a 55-credit Research Report|
*Please note: Course designs are updated and adapted annually, therefore the topics listed for each course are a guideline as to what students can expect will be covered on each course.
Before arriving for the contact sessions at the GSB, students are expected to read all prescribed material.
CONTACT / BLOCK SESSIONS
Students are required to attend and fully participate in all contact sessions at the GSB during the five block periods. The lectures are designed to facilitate interactions and knowledge sharing among students to draw on the diverse experiences of the student profile and enrich the theoretical and practical insights provided by the lecturer.
During block sessions, students are allocated into syndicate groups and rooms for after-lecture discussions during evenings.
There are assessments for each course, made up of a reflective paper/ position paper / development plan in course 5 and other group and individual assignments.
TERM DATES 2024/25
|Course 1||16 February 2024||1 March 2024|
|Course 2||17 June 2024||28 June 2024|
|Course 3||30 September 2024||11 October 2024|
|Course 4||22 January 2025||2 February 2025|
|Course 5||13 May 2025||24 May 2025|