NWU MBA students get Winter School(ed)

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July 18, 2016 by Student 24/7 Blog

The NWU School of Business and Governance held its annual Winter Study School at the Vaal Campus’s site of delivery, the Quest Conference Estate, here in Vanderbijlpark.

The week long study from 11 – 15 July 2016, gave MBA students a chance to broaden their horizons with academic study, lectures by industry experts, discussions with examples of real-time cases studies, as well as rubbing shoulders and networking with fellow colleagues in similar fields.

According to Prof Tommy du Plessis, who welcomed the students to the event, the programme for the week was put together in such a way that attendees will find it to be both rewarding and complementary in their pursuit of management excellence.

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MBA students in attendance

What is the Study School about?

Prof Du Plessis elaborated how the study school consists of five (5) major building blocks:

  • Academic lectures;
  • The highly-rated MBA Prestige Day;
  • Research methodology;
  • Certified management skills, and
  • Company projects for the final-year students.

The lectures were module specific, and consisted of numerous concepts that were aimed at providing advanced managerial development, that would not only help in learning to survive in the business world, but also how to excel in dynamic environments such as management, leadership and business.
Some of the concepts discussed were that of personal development, practical business challenges, research, as well as direct MBA module tuition that would all bring about balance not only in you as an individual, but also in your professional career.

What is the NWU School of Business and Governance?

Their vision is to be an innovative and quality-driven business school, strongly anchored within a regional context, but also plays a dynamic role in Africa and the world. “We strive to challenge and change the way our students think about business and as such our students become dynamic manager-leaders in their own right” explains Prof Du Plessis.

With the idea of trying to reach more students, the School will have not one but three sites of delivery. One each in Mafikeng, Potchefstroom, and the Vaal Triangle. Each will offer academic representation and support to students.

Want to know more?

If you are planning or currently busy with your MBA and would like to know more, please contact Rhonda Ferreira via e-mail at: Rhonda.ferreira@nwu.ac.za

 

 

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