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Global Executive Development Programme (GEDP)

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Applications are currently closed, the next intake will be in 2022. 

Futureproof yourself as a leader in a disruptive global market on this high-level strategic leadership programme.

Leading and managing in the rapidly evolving, discontinuous and disruptive global environment requires leaders that have the skills and agility to operate in uncertainty. This compels senior leaders to acquire relevant skills to explore new ways to drive growth and competitiveness of our organisations. The GIBS Global Executive Development Programme (GEDP) aims to build future-fit, responsible leaders who can take their organisations to higher levels of growth and success in a globalised economy.

Programme features: International travel module 8 -10 days. Travel to international destinations to better understand the impact of the global environment of business. 


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Information Session

The next session will be taking place in 2022

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Application Dates

Applications Open

24 August 2020

Applications Close

23 July 2021

Admission is based on professional achievement and organisational responsibility.  

Minimum Requirements
  • Senior managers with at least 5 – 10 years of senior management experience
  • No formal education qualifications are required but an interview may be necessary as part of the selection process

The admissions committee reserves the right to accept only those applicants who are likely to benefit from the programme and who are able to make a full contribution to group activities 


Total Tuition Fee

R299 000
Included:  all course material,
international travel, accommodation,
insurance, meals. 
Excluded: visas, accommodation if required during modules one and two.

GIBS does not charge VAT on tuition fees and all prices are subject to change.

Please click here for a quote/proforma invoice.


Part Time


24 Days




 Module 1: 02 – 05 August

 Module 2: 13 – 16 September

 Module 3: 25 – 28 October

 Module 4: Travel (TBC)

Closing: TBC


Note: This is the tentative schedule and the confirmed schedules will be sent to all accepted students closer to the start date of the programme. These formats are subject to change and applicants will be notified of any changes timeously.

Special Requirements

Special Needs: If you have a special need or disability, GIBS will look into accommodating this. However, it is a requirement that the student will need to provide medical certificates and supporting documentation as requested. We recommend you contact the Programme Manager before you complete your application. Religious Observance: Observant students must contact the GIBS Admissions Office before you start your application to ascertain if or how your specific needs may be accommodated. Note all programmes include weekend classes and attendance is compulsory.

Admission Process
Step 1

Complete your online application form. Please refer to the top right corner of the webpage to apply.

Step 2

Submit your online application along with all supporting documents (CV and company organogram) 

Step 3

Application is processed and documents are verified. 

Step 4

The GIBS admissions committee review all applicant profiles. 

Step 5

Possible interview and feedback will be provided

Step 6

Successful applicants will receive a letter of acceptance

Step 7

The invoice will be issued and payment is to be made 

Please ensure the billing details are correct when completing the application form as any request to make amendments will delay your application. Ensure you have the VAT number should your company be funding the tuition fees.

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Who should Attend?

This programme is designed for a select group of executives earmarked for the most senior positions in their organisations within the short-term.

  • Senior managers with at least 5 – 10 years of senior management experience;
  • Company executives likely to succeed the CEO or take on other C-level roles;
  • Experienced general managers;
  • Senior leaders in government and state-owned companies
  • Successful entrepreneurs who run medium to large companies;


How you will Benefit
  • Leadership & ethics
  • Environment of business
  • Competitiveness & Operational Excellence
  • Strategy formulation and Implementation
  • Innovation and Design
  • Digital

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