SA business schools rated Africa's best
Two South African business schools have been ranked as the top "emerging global schools" in the Middle East and Africa in a survey of the world's top business schools released last week.
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An MBA Alumna is Making Dreams A Reality in Africa and beyond
As part of their interview series with the female heroes of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) The Next Women Business Magazine spoke to entrepreneur and MBA alumna Peggy Simons.
Peggy is a writer, artist and Business coach, CEO, Founder and Chairman. One of her latest ventures is FreeBooks4Africa; a Foundation set up to encourage reading and creative thinking amongst the children of Africa, as well as to provide a sustainable source of income.
To Improve African Education, Focus on Technology
Africa is a hopeful continent with an exuberance driven by minerals, hydrocarbon, and commodities. These present drivers of its economy, however, are under threat from technology. Without the ability to create knowledge through quality education, the sustainability of Africa’s new-found optimism remains questionable. Of the 400 top global universities, only three are in Africa.
New book probes funding of higher education in Africa
The financing of higher education in Africa is about much more than money, according to a new book. Deep issues include lack of capacity to use resources, mismanagement and red tape, huge expansion that sees more funding but spread more thinly across universities, and the generation of alternative income, says the book’s editor Damtew Teferra.
The MBA is being transformed, for better and for worse
The master of business administration is one of the success stories of our time. Since it was first offered by Harvard Business School (HBS) in 1908, the MBA’s rise has seemed unstoppable. Having conquered America, it reached Europe’s shores in 1957 when INSEAD, a French school, launched a programme. In the past couple of decades, Asia, South America and Africa have succumbed.
Tackling corruption in African higher education
Sub-Saharan Africa is consistently ranked by Transparency International as the most corrupt region in the world – with corruption leading to abuse of political power and failure in the delivery of basic services such as health care, sanitation and public education.
Its Global Corruption Report: Education argues that corruption has not just raised the cost of higher education but has also hindered socio-economic progress in many African countries by diminishing the quality of university education.
Developing Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs
IMF forecasts predict that seven of the world’s ten fastest-growing economies for the period 2011-2015 will be African. There are two dynamics behind this exceptional growth. First the worldwide boom in commodities, and secondly the value created by a vibrant new generation of African entrepreneurs. Developing the capabilities of these entrepreneurs will be critical to sustaining this growth into the future.
CEEMAN announces application process for IMTA 2014
Following a great appreciation and interest expressed for the International Management Teachers Academy (IMTA), CEEMAN is glad to announce that the application process for IMTA 2014 to be held on 8-20 June 2014, is open.
Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship Global Business School Network
In preparation for the recent 2013 Annual Conference and 10th Anniversary celebration, the Global Business School Network produced a research paper, putting the global employment crisis into context, titled "Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship: A Snapshot of the Global Jobs Challenge.”