About us


Academic Programmes



Conferences & Events



Content Hub

Contact Us

Executive Course in Modelling Provincial-District-Municipal Economies

Apply Below
Loading Information


The GIBS /Economic Modelling Academy (EMA) partnership recognises the importance of economic modelling as advanced analytical and decision-making tools for forward looking entities to ensure well-trained, knowledgeable, and responsible leadership. EMA provides focused, applied and comprehensive training to enable leaders to better understand and use economic models more productively and skilfully.

Empower yourself and your organisation to skillfully use provincial and local economic models to design policies, conduct impact analyses, and predict likely future path of the economy and its sectors.

This course covers topics in national, regional and local economics. You will learn about the dynamic two-way industry and macroeconomic interactions between a country’s national, provincial, and local economies. The course goes into detail on why we build linked national-provincial models, their architecture, the role of data, statistical analysis and computer programming. 

The course uses existing linked national-subregional models to explain and demonstrate how they are built and used to design policies and simulate their impacts. The course provides students access to and training on how to use web-based linked national-subregional models. During hands-on practice sessions, students will use the models to forecast the impact of national policies on provincial economies, and the impact of provincial interventions locally, on other provinces and at the national level. Course modules also show students how to integrate linked model projections into provincial and national monitoring and evaluation.

Download Document

More Information

Who should attend?
  • Executives and officials in the public sector, private sector, labour and NGO sector responsible for research, planning, policy, strategy design and execution portfolios.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree at NQF level 7 or equivalent plus at least 3 years’ work experience in research /policy /strategy /planning /Monitoring and evaluation.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in economics or related fields requires no work experience.
How you will benefit
  • Gain access to live state of art linked macro-education models to design alternative education and economic policy scenarios.
  • Learn how to conduct real time simulations of the scenarios and receive medium-term and long-term projections of the labour force, employment, job openings, job seekers, labour market imbalances and the demand and supply of skills and occupations.
  • Learn how to design 4IR scenarios and simulate impact of alternative scenarios on demand for occupations and skills.
  • Gain extensive hands-on experience as an integral part of the coursework.
  • Learn how to integrate model projections into medium-term and long-term monitoring and evaluation.
Additional information
Related articles on
Management and Leadership Excellence

EMA Executive Education is YOUR gateway to the world of economic modeling

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 your CV detailing your qualifications and work experience. 

Step 3

Application is processed and successful applicants will receive a letter of acceptance.

Step 4

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 fund the tuition fees.


Dr. Asghar Adelzadeh

Dr. Asghar Adelzadeh is Director of Academics at EMA and Director and Chief Economic Modeler at Applied Development Research Solutions (ADRS). In his over...

Prof. Julian May

Prof. Julian May is the Director of the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security at the University of the Western Cape and holds the UNESCO Chair in African...

Prof. Julian May

Dr. Pali Lehohla is the former Statistician-General of South Africa and former Head of Statistics South Africa from 2000–2017. Since leaving office, Dr. Lehohla consults on...

Prof. Julian May

Dr. Seeraj Mohamed has worked on economic policy, development and macroeconomics since the early-1990s when he worked as trainee researcher in both the...

Prof. Julian May

Motlatjo Moholwa is an experienced Economist with at least twenty-five (25) years wealth of experience in Economic Development, Policy Development & Analysis...

Cancellation Policy:


We are processing your request, please be patient.