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Learning & Development

UCT GSB partners with CNBC Africa for Future of Education Summit

The school is a key sponsor in this virtual summit which kicks off at 10h00 (CAT) on 29 July, under the theme, ‘Redefining the future of education’.

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Posted on 9 July 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
Kurt April - Bhuda
Leadership & Ethics

Making space for Buddha in the boardroom

A new study shows that by staying true to the founding principles of the Buddhist meditation technique known as mindfulness, business leaders can reimagine not just how they work, but also how to build stronger relationships in the workplace.

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Posted on 10 May 2021 by Kurt April
Candida - media
Learning & Development

Some old rules still apply in the new world

MBA graduates may feel that they have had to put their careers on hold as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it has also given them an opportunity to recalibrate and make themselves more relevant to a changing world.

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Posted on 29 April 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Management Fundamentals

It is time we leave the VUCA-world behind

At the risk of drying up the book royalties of hundreds of business authors who have built their careers around it, VUCA is on its way out and a new framework has emerged to replace it.

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Posted on 15 April 2021 by Elanca Shelley
Beverly Shrand - CEM MEDIA
Learning & Development

Three areas to focus on to boost your post-COVID career prospects

The global pandemic has shaken up our lives and careers, but it has also created new opportunities. To thrive in a post-pandemic world, young leaders and managers will need to embrace operating in the global economy.

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Posted on 20 January 2021 by Beverly Shrand
Cape Talk
COVID-19

Dr Beverly Shrand chats to Kieno Kammies about a new CEMS report on leadership

A new report released today by the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education shares insights and recommendations for business leaders, educators and young professionals for 2021 and beyond.

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Posted on 19 January 2021 by Beverly Shrand
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Learning & Development

Pandemic presents a rare opportunity to redefine leadership

New CEMS report sets out priorities for business leaders, educators and young professionals in a Post-COVID World.

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Posted on 18 January 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
Alec Mutlane - media
Learning & Development

UCT GSB graduate follows up hard-knocks MBA with an actual one

With no previous university qualifications, Alec Mutlane felt out of place at business school when he first got there, but he discovered that his life experiences —including starting and losing a tech start up — made him an ideal MBA candidate.

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Posted on 11 December 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Kariema Price - media
Learning & Development

A decade of inspiration from business school

Dr Kariema Price first came to the UCT GSB as a seasoned entrepreneur keen only to hone her business savvy; but that first encounter sparked a multitude of new interests and a decade-long association with the school that saw her graduate with a PhD in 2019.

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Posted on 11 December 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
 CAREER PROGRESSION - MEDIA
Learning & Development

How will the lack of face-to-face interaction affect career progression?

Will the lack of face-to-face interaction negatively impact people’s careers? We asked Dr Christina Swart-Opperman, senior lecturer at the UCT GSB's AGVBL, and PhD Candidate Ella Scheepers, to share their insights.

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Posted on 25 November 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Leadership & Ethics

Why we should trust subtlety over the posturing of a heroic leader

Emotionally intelligent leaders will be crucial in helping us to navigate through the COVID-19 crisis and the fallout from the US election chaos.

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Posted on 23 November 2020 by Kosheek Sewchurran
If times are hard - media
Management Fundamentals

If times are hard, try getting to know yourself a bit better

Finding a good coach during difficult times can give you new tools to understand yourself and develop healthier ways to navigate your life and work.

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Posted on 12 November 2020 by Craig OFlaherty
ADVANCING YOUR CAREER - MEDIA
Learning & Development

Advancing your career in the gig economy

What if lifelong employment never existed? What if the only work available to everyone in every industry was short-term contract work? How would you have approached your career in that world? These are important questions to ask because this is the world we are moving towards.

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Posted on 30 October 2020 by Azvir Rampursad
Kirby - media
Management Fundamentals

Transparency and integrity go a long way, especially in a crisis

It is Kirby Gordon’s job to convince people it is OK to fly again, one many challenges he’s had to tackle in the past few months, which have seen him draw on the skills he gained during his MBA a decade ago.

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Posted on 26 October 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
mental health dr - media
Learning & Development

The grass isn’t always greener in the home office

Working from home has been a blessing for some but brought new demands and strains for others — including a rise in mental health issues. Now, as millions of people start to trickle back to more formal workplaces, is an opportune time for employees to take ownership of their happiness at work.

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Posted on 17 October 2020 by Babar Dharani
How to network and create impact - MEDIA
Management Fundamentals

How to network and create impact in a virtual world

How can graduates entering the workforce in the midst of a global pandemic, position themselves to make connections and create impact in order to ensure career mobility or enhance their employability?

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Posted on 15 October 2020 by Veronica Royston
Cape Talk
Learning & Development

Executive Coaching: Creating lasting and meaningful personal development

Craig O’Flaherty, Director of the Centre for Coaching at the UCT Graduate School of Business, spoke to Kieno Kammies about how coaching can help us overcome challenges and barriers, whether they've been created by others or by ourselves.

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Posted on 12 October 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
 Women in Business conference review - Media
Learning & Development

Rise. Reset. Reimagine. Recreate.

This year’s Women in Business Conference celebrated women who aren’t just breaking proverbial glass ceilings but are also empowering others in their wake. UCT GSB MBA alumna, Shivani Ghai, shares her experience of the virtual conference.

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Posted on 16 September 2020 by Shivani Ghai
Media- Icon - Death of Mentorship
Learning & Development

The dearth of mentorship is a major fault line in SA education

UCT GSB PGDip alumnus, Bianca Rousseau, had a few more bumps in the road than most when trying to earn herself a professional qualification; but when she did, she came up with a formula for success that is founded on the principle of mentorship.

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Posted on 27 August 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Cape Talk
Learning & Development

UCT GSB's new programme prepares students to lead internationally

Dr Beverly Shrand, spoke with Cape Talk about the UCT GSB's new programme, the CEMS Master of Management specialising in International Management (MIM).

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Posted on 10 August 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
new new manager - media
Management Fundamentals

Five top tips for first time managers

Moving into a managerial role can be stressful and many new managers feel overwhelmed and unsure of themselves. But there five simple things they can do to boost their confidence and thrive.

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Posted on 29 July 2020 by Mzoxolo Gulwa
Women in business conference - media
Learning & Development

Women in Business conference set to break new ground in 2020

For the first time in its 21-year history, the UCT GSB's popular annual Women in Business conference, focused on addressing inclusion, access, and equality in the workplace, will take place online.

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Posted on 29 July 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

Addressing the urgent need for upskilling due to COVID-19

Rayner Canning, Business Development Director at the UCT GSB, talks to Cape Talk's Kieno Kammies about the need to upskill the workforce post-COVID-19.

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Posted on 28 July 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
EMBA Quacquarelli Symonds - Media
Learning & Development

UCT GSB Executive MBA ranked in global top 50 for 2nd year in row

The UCT GSB has sealed its reputation as one of Africa’s top business schools with the news that its Executive MBA has moved up to 45th in the world on the prestigious 2020 QS ranking of Executive MBAs.

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Posted on 6 July 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

The future of management education: what students say

Shivani Ghai, MBA candidate at the UCT GSB, spoke to Jeremy van Wyk about responsible management education and what students want from management education today.

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Posted on 22 June 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

The future of work: implications for management education

Does management education need to change to equip graduates for the future of work?

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Posted on 11 June 2020 by Kurt April
Working from - Media
Learning & Development

How to get ahead while working from home

Just because you’re working from home these days doesn’t mean your career needs to stagnate. There are many things you can do to stay productive and make the most of these extraordinary times.

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Posted on 26 May 2020 by Azvir Rampursad
UCT GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS - Media
Learning & Development

UCT Graduate School of Business is number one in South Africa

Latest ranking of customised programmes from the Financial Times shows the University Cape Town Graduate School of Business is leading in South Africa.

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Posted on 11 May 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Press Office
Learning & Development

Programme to connect future SA leaders to global conversation in a post COVID-19 world

The CEMS global network of 32 existing academic members (leading business schools), 70 corporate partners (multinational companies) and seven social partners (NGOs), is dedicated to educating and preparing future generations of international business leaders, through the top ranked CEMS Master in International Management (MIM).

This one-year Master’s programme, opened registrations on 1 May 2020, for its first intake in South Africa in September 2021, prepares young leaders to contribute to a more open, sustainable and inclusive world.

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Posted on 7 May 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Remote Working - Media
COVID-19

COVID-19 has made remote working the new normal - why this might be good for productivity

SA lags behind the working-from-home curve, but the combination of coronavirus and loadshedding may be changing that. Fortunately, studies show it can improve productivity and protect the bottom line.

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Posted on 19 March 2020 by Sharron McPherson
FNFM
Learning & Development

Better financial literacy could boost South Africa’s flagging prospects

Financial literacy is low among South Africans, and the country is paying the price in many ways, says UCT GSB professor, Mark Graham. But with even a bit of basic training the world of finance can be deciphered and embraced.

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Posted on 5 March 2020 by Mark Graham
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Learning & Development

Q&A with Azvir Rampursad: How to make yourself more employable

With unemployment at an all-time high in South Africa, even graduates are struggling to find jobs. Talent Strategy & Leadership Development specialst, Azvir Rampursad, says employers are looking for very specific skill-sets in new hires.

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Posted on 16 January 2020 by Azvir Rampursad
New Years Resolutions Media
Learning & Development

Five New Year’s resolutions that will boost your career in 2020

A new decade is about to arrive amidst economic turmoil and political challenges, industry changes and uncertainties - globally as well as in South Africa. Set yourself up for success in 2020 with these five resolutions.

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Posted on 2 January 2020 by Kumeshnee West
Where some see problems he sees - Media
Learning & Development

Where some see problems, he sees solutions - Jitendra Mishra (MBA)

UCT GSB MBA alumnus, Jitendra Mishra, believes there is a bright future for mining in Africa. Despite challenges in the sector, he thinks more advanced technologies and processes will revitalise the industry.

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Posted on 13 December 2019 by UCT GSB Press Office
Wealth and Happiness Media
Learning & Development

3 things to consider if you want to achieve both wealth and happiness

We’re often told that to pursue our dreams we may have to sacrifice wealth, but research is showing that the opposite is true.

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Posted on 15 October 2019 by Babar Dharani
 Widening access to financial services - media
Learning & Development

Widening access to financial services

UCT GSB MBA alumna, Philisiwe Precious Nduli, named as one of the Top 200 Young South Africans by the Mail & Guardian in 2018, is passionate about widening access to financial services — and ensuring that those services make the world a better place.

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Posted on 8 August 2019 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Emerging Market Business

Back to blackouts: SA's energy problems just the tip of the iceberg

Public-Private Partnerships, access to financing and targeted skills development will be crucial in addressing Africa’s chronic power shortage.

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Posted on 4 March 2019 by Wikus Kruger