Executive Education Live and Online courses

The UCT Graduate School of Business has been South Africa’s leading business school for over 5 decades, and offers you award-winning executive education, with a purpose. Improve your prospects, make a change, strengthen the resilience of your organization, and future-proof your career.

Under the expert guidance of experienced industry stalwarts, as well as a partnership network of international business schools, you can elevate your learning experience with practical application and insider knowledge. A variety of live online and online courses allow you to take part from various global locations - and specialised and customised programmes mean finding solutions for the challenges that directly face your organization.

View our wide-ranging offering below, or contact the UCT Graduate School of Business for more information on programmes in your industry.

Real-time virtual classrooms wherever you are

UCT GSB live online courses give delegates/students and faculty the opportunity to convene in a virtual meeting room and communicate in real time. Also known as synchronous e-learning, this popular community-oriented online learning method simulates the physical classroom where delegates are able to ask questions and receive feedback instantly, while interacting with their fellow participants.

Virtual meeting rooms could be in the form of Zoom or MS Teams which provide high interaction opportunities and the facility to hold small group discussions. Unlike traditional online courses, live online courses require everyone to be simultaneously connected to the virtual platform at the allocated time to enjoy the benefits of the real-time interaction and peer learning that this method offers.

Flexible, self-paced learning for your convenience

The UCT GSB currently offers a number of online courses to meet your learning and development needs. These courses are open to applicants from anywhere in the world, and cover a range of topics relevant for the new world of work.

UCT GSB online courses offer the convenience and flexibility of self-paced learning with online support. Unlike live online courses, delegates can complete their learning at a time and pace that is convenient to them.

GMAT Prep Course (Live Online)

This short course, facilitated online powered by Zoom, will give you the knowledge and skill you need to get the best score you can in this important exam. The GMAT is an MBA entrance requirement for the world’s top business schools, including the UCT GSB MBA programme.

Intake 1:  17 - 21 July 2021
Intake 2:  28 Aug - 1 Sept 2021
Cost: R6000

The New Manager (Live Online)

The New Manager course at the UCT GSB is designed to equip first-time managers, or experienced managers wanting an update, with practical managerial skills and business acumen that can be implemented immediately in the workplace.

Duration:  11 Aug - 18 Nov 2021
Block 1: 11 - 12 Aug 2021
Block 2: 13 - 15 Sept 2021
Block 3: 13 - 15 Oct 2021
Block 4: 17 - 18 Nov 2021
Cost: R40 950

Programme for Management Development (Live Online)

The UCT GSB Programme for Management Development is a dynamic short course designed to equip middle managers with the key competencies and skills to manage themselves and others more effectively both remotely and face-to-face, and to solve complex problems creatively and sustainably.

Duration: 4 Aug - 12 Nov 2021
Block 1: 4 - 6 Aug 2021
Block 2: 8 - 10 Sept 2021
Block 3: 6 - 8 Oct 2021
Block 4: 10 - 12 Nov 2021
Cost: R72 000

Strategic Thinking and Execution for Growth (Live Online)

The Strategic Thinking and Execution for Growth (STEG) short course at the UCT GSB equips business leaders and executives to think and act strategically to grow their businesses in challenging times.

Duration: 2 - 6 Aug 2021
Cost: R24 250

Finance for Non-Financial Managers (Live Online)

The UCT GSB Finance for Non-financial Managers is a four-day course offering a practical, accessible introduction to accounting and finance. No prior exposure to accounting or finance is necessary. You will gain financial literacy and be able to participate in financial conversations and planning with confidence.

Duration: TBC
Cost: R20 500

Negotiation Skills for Managers: Maximising Value in Negotiation (Live Online)

The five-day UCT GSB Negotiation Skills for Managers: Maximising Value in Negotiation Is designed to equip participants with the skills and confidence to successfully master complex negotiations.

Duration: 6 - 10 Sept 2021
Cost: R17 325

Impact Investing in Africa (Live Online)

This interactive seven week live online course allows participants to engage directly with leaders in the impact investing space and is the first of its kind in Africa.

Duration: 26 April - 11 June 2021
Cost: R13 000

Systems Change & Social Impact (Live Online)

This interactive course equips participants with the tools and frameworks to navigate complexity and strengthen their capacity for transformative leadership and collaboration.

Duration: 1 March - 3 May 2021
Cost: R14 000

Design Thinking in Practice (Live Online)

The Design Thinking in Practice programme offered at the UCT GSB, with the globally-renowned Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking (d-school), will equip you with the tools to work differently in your organisation.

Intake 1:  12 - 19 May 2021
Intake 2:  18 - 25 Aug 2021
Intake 3:  17 - 24 Nov 2021
Cost: R16 950

Wine Marketing (Online)

Gain the opportunity to learn advanced business know-how and practical skills ranging from business planning to strategic marketing and sales.

Duration: 4 Oct - 6 Dec 2021
Cost: R13 500

Professional Coaching Course (Live Online)

The UCT GSB Professional Coaching Course is a transformative one-year journey designed to maximise your coaching learning and development, using proven methodology.

Duration: 23 Feb 2021 - 4 Feb 2022
Cost: R138 000 incl VAT (Deposit amount due on Application R11,000)

Coaching for Development (Live Online)

The UCT GSB Coaching for Development is a six-month programme designed for participants to emerge as coaching practitioners. It offers an intensive coach training and apprenticeship programme in the study and application of Integral Coaching.

Session 1:  10 Mar 2021 - 22 Oct 2021
Session 2:  21 Apr 2021 - 26 Nov 2021
Cost: R65 113 incl VAT (Deposit amount due on Application R8000)

Finance, Contracts and Risk Mitigation for Private Power Investment in Africa (Live Online)

Finance, Contracts and Risk Mitigation for Private Power Investment in Africa (Power Sector Financing) is a specialised short course at the UCT This course is offered by The Power Futures Lab, a centre of excellence at the UCT GSB. Learn about the theory and practice of power sector financing.

Duration: 17 - 28 May 2021
Cost: R14 950

Financial Modelling for Utility Tariff Setting (Live Online)

The Financial Modelling for Utility Tariff Setting course at the UCT GSB gives managers, senior professionals and advisors in utilities, regulatory authorities and government the skills needed to set tariffs in a regulated context.

Duration: 23 Aug - 03 Sept 2021
Cost: TBC

Managing Power Sector Reform and Regulation (Live Online)

Run in partnership with Power Future Lab, this course at the UCT GSB gives managers and leaders the ability to contribute to the reform of the power sector and deliver sustainable, affordable services to everyone – while still accelerating economic growth.

Duration: 18 - 29 Oct 2021
Cost: TBC