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Business Education Jam: Africa 2017

New models of management education in Africa


The Business Education Jam: Africa 2017 is the first in a series of regionally focused dialogues to occur around the globe and is your opportunity to influence the dialogue on business education in Africa—and the world. There are two ways to engage in the Africa Jam – virtually through a customized edX experience or on site during a one day symposium at GIBS. And, you can do both – for free.


Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is a partnership of leading institutions who offer high quality, impactful digital learning experiences. Utilizing the edX EDGE platform, anyone from anywhere in the world will have the opportunity to learn about the unique issues facing business education in Africa and also engage in productive dialogue to develop solutions to pressing issues. This unique experience will begin the week before the one day symposium to help inform its topics, include streaming of the symposium for edX participants to view, and continue for 3 weeks after the symposium as findings of the Africa jam are drafted.

In addition to engaging virtually please join us at the Gordon Institute for Business in Johannesburg, South Africa for a one day symposium on reimagining business education in Africa. The event will begin at 14:00 on Tuesday, November 7th. Please click here for more info and to book your place.

About GIBS:

Founded in 2000, we are the University of Pretoria's internationally accredited business school, based in Sandton, Johannesburg - South Africa's economic hub. Our mission is to significantly improve individual and organisational performance, primarily in South Africa and increasingly in our broader African environment through high-quality business and management education.


Stay at our onsite hotel:

Should you be travelling from out of town for this event, we offer cost-effective accommodation at our campus in Illovo. Situated close to Sandton's major business and shopping districts, Illovo Hotel offers both the business and leisure traveller quality, affordable and centrally located accommodation in one of the city's most exclusive areas. Set in a quiet corner of the beautiful Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) campus, Illovo Hotel is perfectly positioned to cater to travellers' needs ranging from business travellers attending meetings or conferences in Johannesburg to large tour groups. Click here for more info.


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