Enhance your career by improving your business knowledge and management skills
The GIBS Programme for Management Development (PMD) is an innovative and stimulating learning experience. Both the content and design of this intensive programme have been based on a needs analysis conducted with South African business leaders.
Objectives of the GIBS PMD:
Help managers better understand the current and future global economic and social environment with a special emphasis on the new economy;
Develop leadership and management skills for non-traditional approaches to the role of the manager in organisations;
Help managers to accelerate the rate of change in their organisations;
Give a clear understanding of the current and emerging methods for evaluating organisational performance;
Change perceptions of how organisations develop and deliver their products and services;
Build management effectiveness in the operational management of organisations operating in the new economy;
Better equip managers to work with and through their people as individuals and teams;
Understand how to optimise their use of information and knowledge to sustain competitive advantage; and
Enable managers to unlock their creativity in the process of bringing about change in organisations, teams and individuals.
Partnering for High Performance
A special feature of the GIBS management programme learning experience is that you will be working in a syndicate group. Each syndicate group will be structured so that there is a balance of skills and backgrounds in the team and each team will be required to assist each other with the necessary syndicate assignments.
Company-based mentors are an important feature of the programme. You will need to identify someone in your organisation who will provide you with leadership training and act as a coach or mentor during your studies. He or she will be required to give you advice as needed, provide support and assist with finding information or opening doors in the company where company-related tasks are set by the lecturers. Should you be unsure about the steps to follow in appointing a mentor, you can contact the programme management team via email at
PMD Timetable 2018
PMD 52 Timetable 2018 (Block Hybrid)
PMD 53 Timetable 2018 (modular)
If you have a special need, 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 the GIBS Admissions Office. To request special needs assistance, please contact the Admissions Office before you complete your application.
Observant students will be excused from class, but the onus is on the student to make up for missed class and to plan in advance with the programme management team.