NWU PBS’s MBA is tops
The academic year for the NWU Potchefstroom Business School’s (PBS) flagship qualification, the Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), kicks off with the first study school for 2014.
The MBA programme of the NWU PBS was recently internationally accredited by the authoritative Association of MBAs (AMBA), based in London. The NWU PBS is only the fifth business school in South Africa to receive this sought-after stamp of approval and is one of 200 schools world-wide recognised by AMBA. This school therefore qualifies to be considered among the African continent’s best after receiving the international recognition.
The study school (twice annually) that form part of the MBA programme’s contact sessions, are expounded upon to expose our MBA students to practice and is therefore filled with practical skills to further develop our students in the market. It is the wish of the NWU PBS to offer a stimulating programme for the week where there is a connection with industry, with the simultaneous development of skills. Theo Vorster, well known in the financial industry, shared his practical experience of more than 16 years with the MBAs. Theo is also a regular market commentator on RSG’s Moneyweb programme. Dr Joël Houdet and Dr Chris Lombard act as guest lecturers and convey their experience from industry in a practical manner to students by means of lectures. New skills are also introduced to the students during the study school week and the MBAs will also attend courses on the fine-tuning of their reading and library skills, emotional intelligence, as well as skills in business ethics.
The NWU PBS has a proper turnout MBA students for 2014, representing a wide variety of jobs, among others pharmacists, accountants, project managers, academics, teachers, engineers, financial advisors, medical doctors and others.
The NWU PBS again maintained a very strict selection process, of which the standard is very high. The selection criteria that a prospective student has to adhere to, include a B degree and three years management experience. No exceptions to this rule are accepted.