JBS Executive Education Signature programmes

Technological change and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are transforming the global business landscape in unprecedented ways. Increasing competition, shifting customer tastes and requirements, the globalisation of markets and changing demographic trends, are drastically altering how companies operate in almost every region and industry in the world.

In this new era of complexity and uncertainty, bold, innovative and visionary leadership is required from both business and government alike.  The business environment in Africa in particular, requires a fresh and innovative approach, one that is contextually relevant and mindful of socio-economic dynamics and culture beyond conventional business acumen. Executive Education at the JBS therefore offers targeted and customised interventions that are rich in industry insights, and reinforced by the latest innovative thinking required in the era of Industry 4.0, enabling delegates to achieve their full potential professionally and personally.

In November JBS has two Signature Executive Education programmes starting; Business in Industry 4.0 and the Woman Entrepreneurship and Leadership in Africa (WELA) programme.


Jointly accredited with UC Berkeley, home to The Haas School of Business which is ranked 10th by the Financial Times for their MBA amongst business schools globally, this programme provides senior leaders and entrepreneurs with a deep and practical understanding of Industry 4.0, and its impact on business strategy and leadership. The essential skills required to be future-fit will be explored through learning engagements with world-class faculty and leading global firms at the forefront of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The programme will also delve into the relevance of institutions, leadership and education in the future. Block 2 includes an interactive learning experience in Silicon Valley.

This Programme is offered in partnership with CEIBS, with study blocks delivered in Johannesburg and Shanghai. WELA is a practical, hands-on programme that examines the issues, challenges and opportunities women face in creating, managing and leading companies in Africa.

The programme is specially designed for women entrepreneurs and is focused on enabling them to identify business opportunities as well as maintain viable and sustainable enterprises.