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Gain a practical understanding of the role of technology and its interplay with strategic development.

Applications are currently closed for 2021 and will reopen for the 2022 intake in January 2022.

This leadership programme aims to develop senior leaders who are required to use technology as a catalyst to access future business opportunities and significantly enhance the changing workforce expectations in emerging markets in order to compete locally and globally. To ensure that organisations are equipped to navigate the digital future, this online programme will allow you to lead through digital transformation as well as understand, how to make sense of the new digitally-fuelled world.

This course is part of number of select programmes which include the offer of access to Linkedin Learning – online learning video courses. Access will be made available on the first day of the GIBS programme and extends two months from the date of completion of the course.

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Information Session Delivery Mode: Online (Zoom)

Application Dates

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We highly recommend you apply as early as possible. No late applications will be considered.

Minimum Requirements
  • Individuals involved in the strategy function of an organisation;
  • Senior managers who are required to understand the impact that technology will have on strategy and future business models;

N.B. No degree required to apply


Total tuition : R35 000

Application fee: n/a

Deposit: n/a

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

Note no payment can be made against a quotation and you can only receive a tax invoice once you have been officially accepted onto the programme.


Part Time


8 interactive sessions delivered over 4 weeks




  • Week 1: Tuesday, 04 May 2021 (08:30 – 13:30) and Thursday, 06 May 2021 (08:30 – 12:30)
  • Week 2: Tuesday, 11 May 2021 (08:30 – 12:30) and Thursday, 13 May 2021 (08:30 – 12:30)
  • Week 3: Tuesday, 18 May 2021 (08:30 – 12:30) and Thursday, 20 May 2021 (13:00 – 16:30)
  • Week 4: Tuesday, 25 May 2021 (08:30 – 12:30) and Thursday, 27 May 2021 (08:30 – 12:45)

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

Special Requirements

Special Needs: If you have a special need or disability which may require special assistance including test or examination concessions, GIBS will endeavour to accommodate your requirements. However, it is important to discuss your needs with the admissions office before you submit your application and needs to be clearly indicated on your submitted application form.  

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. 

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 any supporting documents (if required).

Step 3

Application is processed and documents verified. 

Step 4

The GIBS admissions committee review all applicant profiles.                                                                                                                          

Step 5

Successful applicants will receive an email confirmation of acceptance.

Step 6

The invoice will be issued and payment is to be made prior to commencement of the programme.

Step 7

The programme manager will be in contact with you regarding course materials and the finalised schedule closer to the start date of the programme.

Feedback will be received +/- 5 working days from the date the application has been reecived.

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?
  • Individuals involved in the strategy function of an organisation;
  • Senior managers who are required to understand the impact that technology will have on strategy and future business models;
  • Individuals, whose companies/business units, are impacted by digital technology, disruption and/or digital shifts;
  • Individuals in the marketing function of an organisation, who are impacted by digital shifts; and 
  • Leaders in organisations that want to build a digital strategy or respond to competitors that have embedded a digital strategy

How you will Benefit
  • Gain an understanding of the contextual drivers for digital strategy development; 
  • Develop and craft your leadership vision within a digital economy;
  • Review the South African business and economic landscape;
  • Understand the potential growth opportunities and risks that come with digital disruption and transformation;
  • Consider the human resource elements, particularly generational leadership, that is required in a changing market context and;
  • Utilise design thinking and innovation as tools to look beyond traditional norms, to open new revenue channels

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