Electives

​​​​​​​​​​Elective subjects are attended by all MBA classes, over a four-day period. The final list of electives that will be presented will depend on students’ needs and demand for specific electives. To assist us in drawing up this final list we require candidates to indicate their preferences in accordance to a specified process. The selection of electives will give MBA students in their final year of study the opportunity to start customising the MBA programme to suit their own specialised interests. 

Students are not guaranteed their final selection due to a higher demand on some electives (the list changes on an annual basis).

Elective themes

Building Personal Effectiveness

  • Topic: The Expert Negotiator - brief outline
  • Faculty: Jack Quinlan
  • Topic: Effective Execution and Project Management - brief outline
  • Faculty: Tony Christodoulou
  • Topic: Leader as Coach - brief outline
  • Faculty: Tammy Chetty
  • Topic: Personal Leadership Development - brief outline
  • Faculty: Tom Cummings
  • Topic: Persuasion – The Art and Science of Influence - brief outline
  • Faculty: Dr Gavin Price
  • Topic: Professional Management Consulting - brief outline
  • Faculty: Morris Mthombeni
  • Topic: The Moral Leader - brief outline
  • Faculty: Jonathan Cook

Business in Context​

  • Topic: Business Connectedness in Southern Africa​
  • Faculty: Prof Lyal White
  • Topic: Consumer Behaviour in Dynamic Markets  brief outline
  • Faculty: Kerry Chipp - click to download MP3

  • Topic: General Management in Dynamic Markets  brief outline
    Faculty: Morris Mthombeni click to download MP3

Finance

  • Topic: Project and Infrastructure Finance   brief outline
  • Faculty: Theo Chritodoulou
  • Topic: Contemporary Issues in Finance: Banking, investments and insurance in emerging markets - brief outline
  • Faculty: Sandeeb Deobhakta

Innovation, Enterpreneurship and Technology

  • Topic: Business Opportunities and Innovation in Africa  brief outline
  • Faculty: Terrence Okeke Taylor
  • Topic: Digitisation –​  Strategy and Operationalisation – brief outline
  • Faculty: Manoj Chiba and Desan Pillay
  • Topic: Managing Information Systems and Big Data - brief outline
  • Faculty: Manoj Chiba and Kerry Chipp
  • Topic: Digital Marketing - brief outline
  • Faculty: Dr Ganesh Natarajan and Dr Uma Ganesh
  • Topic: Innovation for Future Fitness – Shaping Strategies for Resilience and Sustainability - brief outline
  • Faculty: Dr Wayne Visser
  • Topic: Technology and Emerging Markets - brief outline
  • Faculty: Dr John Wentzel

Leadership & Culture:

  • Topic: Advocacy as a Critical Skill - brief outline
  • Faculty: Kathryn Kolbert
  • Topic: Contextual Leadership Intelligence - brief outline
  • Faculty: Dr Caren Scheepers
  • Topic: Dealing with Change and Change Immunity - brief outline
  • Faculty: Maxine Jaffit
  • Topic: Leading Through Storytelling - brief outline
  • Faculty: Prof Dave Beaty
  • Topic: Strategic Leadership Decision Making - brief outline
  • Faculty: Dr Charlene Lew
  • Topic: Women in Leadership – What aspirant men and women leaders need to know and do! - brief outline
  • Faculty: Shereen Chengadu and Desray Clark

Stakeholder Focused Business:

  • Topic: Building Brands - brief outline
  • Faculty: Prof Nicola Kleyn
  • Topic: Michael Goldman - brief outline
  • Faculty: Sports Marketing
  • Topic: Supply Chain and Logistics – Procurement and Strategic Sourcing - brief outline
  • Faculty: Lew Roberts and Robert Trent
  • Topic: Corporate Governance - brief outline
  • Faculty: Prof John Ford
  • Topic: Contemporary Issues in Governance – Technology of Risk - brief outline
  • Faculty: Robert Beney
  • Topic: Sales and Business Development - brief outline
  • Faculty: Dr Dimitri Kapelianis

Strategy:

  • Topic: Competitiveness and Economic Development - brief outline
  • Faculty: Dr Raj Rainar
  • Topic: Customer Centric Strategy - brief outline
  • Faculty: Prof Sandra Vandermerwe
  • Topic: Economics of Organisational Strategy - brief outline
  • Faculty: Mike Holland
  • Topic: Geopolitics and Grand Strategy - brief outline
  • Faculty: Prof Nick Binedell
  • Topic: Multinational Enterprise Business Strategy - brief outline
  • Faculty: Prof Helena Barnard and Prof Albert Wocke
  • Topic: Operationalising Strategy - brief outline
  • Faculty: Prof Jack Goodwin
  • Topic: Scenario Planning and Strategic Thinking - brief outline
  • Faculty: Dr Norman Chorn
  • Topic: Strategic Renewal - brief outline
  • Faculty: Dr Greg Fisher
  • Topic: Strategy Execution - brief outline
  • Faculty: Dr Raj Rainar
  • Topic: Strategy and General Management - brief outline
  • Faculty: Prof Nick Binedell
  • Topic: Competitive Intelligence - brief outline
  • Faculty: Seth Mukwevho
  • Topic: Global Business Strategy – Global Economics and International Business Risk - brief outline
  • Faculty: Stephen Rosenbaum

Entrepreneurship:

  • Topic: Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship – Family Venturing - brief outline
  • Faculty: Dr Jonathan Marks
  • Topic: Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship – International Venturing Lab - brief outline
  • Faculty: Dr Jonathan Marks
  • Topic: Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship – Tech Entrepreneurship - brief outline
  • Faculty: Dr Jonathan Marks
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