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​Transformational leaders lead for the emerging future in today's context.

This practical and experiential programme is designed to help leaders discover new techniques and methods required to lead for the future. Participants will get valuable insights on backward and forward-thinking, navigating digital disruption, understanding the customers and challenges of tomorrow, process automation and efficiency, building resilience; and how these will set the basis for future business models and cultivating a culture that embraces complexity.

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Application Dates

Applications Open

15 November 2021 

Applications Close

20 September 2022

Admission is based on professional requirements to attain new or enhance your skills.

Minimum Requirements

Functional specialists working in strategic and operational lead roles; and individuals who need to drive the digital agenda as a business imperative.

No formal education qualifications are required.


Total Tuition Fee

R21 500

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

Note: These are the tentative schedules 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 by We recommend you contact the Admissions Office 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.

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. 

Step 3

Application is processed and you will receive a reference number after your application is successfully received.

Step 4

Successful applicants will receive a letter of acceptance.

Step 5

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?
  • Functional specialists working in strategic and operational lead roles; and
  • Individuals who need to drive the digital agenda as a business imperative.
How you will benefit

This programme will help you gain the necessary skills to be able to:

  • Use and apply critical business thinking to your transformational strategy by designing and executing for relevance in the 4IR;
  • Understand how to effectively deliver and execute your strategy through building an agile business operating model;
  • Better understand your environment to forecast and anticipate future business challenges;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key aspects to the digital age that requires adapting a new business model with a new set of standards;
  • Apply and demonstrate business value through the enablement of technology;
  • Have an intermit understanding for your future customer and having the foresight to understand what will drive their purchasing decisions; and
  • Be exposed to real business implemented examples showcasing the theory by assessing its application and engaging the very leaders that are walking the journey.
Key focus areas
  • The convergence between, digital and traditional business mechanics;
  • Understanding business and customer of tomorrow;
  • Learning through the tacit knowledge of leaders playing in this space and industry applied examples;
  • Building business resilience for safeguarding; and
  • Ethical leadership in a time of digital automation and disruption.
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