AABS Accreditation for African Business Schools – a new focus on impact
In July 2015, the Association for African Business Schools announced that it will be launching an all-African accreditation process that will take African business school education into the future, where impact will matters. as much as income.
Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa gets major boost
Johannesburg, South Africa, 25 June 2015: The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) Executive Training Program has been given a major boost. Bloomberg has offered all participants free access to the exclusive Bloomberg Terminal, a software system that provides messaging, security data, analytics and news to more than 300,000 professional market participants around the world, for a six month period.
GIBS Enterprise Development Academy recognised for Most Innovative Training Programme
The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Enterprise Development Academy (EDA) was awarded “Most Innovative Training Programme” for the NHBRC GIBS Women Empowerment Programme at the Women in Construction Awards, held on the 13th of May at the Sandton Convention Centre. The awards, now in their third year, celebrate women excellence in various categories related to the construction sector on the continent.
GIBS remains in its top spot as the number one African and South African Business School for Executive Education
The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has once again come out tops as the only African and South African business school to be ranked as one of the top providers of executive education programmes – this is according to the prestigious annual UK Financial Times (FT) Executive Education rankings announced today.
Ranked at number 44, this ranking puts GIBS in the esteemed company of some of the world’s most prominent business schools such as Harvard Business School, University of Oxford: Saïd and MIT: Sloan.
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Regent Business School to launch an entrepreneurship hub and adopts a new campus habitus in anticipation
Numerous academic and press articles, coupled with the decline of long-established industries, the global financial crisis, and high rates of unemployment worldwide have combined to play a significant role in an attitudinal change towards a phenomenon that has existed and which has been central to our existence, our psyche, our wealth accumulation, and indeed, our collective survival since time immemorial. The phenomenon is called Entrepreneurship.
Géofinance conventionnelle et géo-finance islamique : une lecture de la différence
Conventional geofinance vs Islamic geofinance : intepreting the difference
Conventional finance has been the mainstream in global economy since at least the advent of capitalism. It has thrived for decades in the world as an exclusive monitoring tool of financial activity. For several years, it has been under growing strain and is now tending to show its limits. In the meantime and in some parts of the world, Islamic finance (also called ethical finance) has been gaining ground due to its effectiveness and its ability to underpin economic activity both dynamic and complex.
It was circumscribed in some Muslim countries but has lately been successfully introduced in other countries more secular and far more open to the classical liberal model.
Sens du management spirituel dans le mouridisme - Dr. Djiby Diakhate, PhD
The meaning of the Spiritual Management in Mouridism - Dr. Djiby Diakhate, PhD
The objective of Management is to promote the profitability and the efficiency of an organization by addressing its actors and its forming factors. The intended purpose is to make a major contribution to the achievement of the missions of the organization. At that level, tolerant spirituality can play an important role in motivating the players through the sacralisation of the work itself, as well as the relationships with others. These are the principles laid down by Mouridism, a Muslim religious brotherhood that sanctifies work, raising the latter to the grade of a prayer. In fulfilling his/her mission properly, the worker poses an act of high spiritual significance, which Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba called a "key to paradise".
Nouvelle économie de la privatisation Un bref cadrage théorique - Dr. Ndiaye Mounirou
The new economy of privatization - the theoretical guidelines - Dr. Ndiaye Mounirou
Substituting private for public management raises the perennial problem of relevance in many cases, due to frequent failures of privatization recorded worldwide. There are inalienable prerequisites without which privatization may result in corrupting the public authority and promoting a perverse neo-capitalism.
Development finance programmes at Stellenbosch help find African solutions
If Africa manages to get it right, most of the continent might be able to move from a developing to a developed economy sooner than what most people would like to believe.
This is how Prof Charles Adjasi, head: Development Finance Programmes at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), explains the institution’s focus on development finance as a specialist field.