MBAs Equipping Next Gen Managers

MBAs Equipping Next Gen Managers


A rapidly changing and competitive business environment means you can’t afford not to invest in your ongoing education. Whether you’re a professional in employment or an entrepreneur running your own business, life long learning and ongoing education are  vital to keeping abreast of changing trends and ensuring that you don’t enter tomorrow’s world of business equipped only with yesterday’s tools.

Each year the BSchool Expo, hosted by the SA Business School Association (SABSA), seeks to bring South Africa’s top business schools together under one roof and showcase the higher learning options available for business people and entrepreneurs.

“Whether you’re wanting to compare different programmes, talk directly to academics or sit in on one of the many interesting talks on offer, the BSchool Expo is an excellent opportunity to find out all there is to know about MBAs in South Africa,” says president of SABSA, Prof. Helena van Zyl.

This year a key focus will be MBA degrees. One of the most sought after qualifications, MBAs help equip a new generation of managers, executives and entrepreneurs with the tools necessary to compete with their international counterparts.

According to Van Zyl, to be competitive in business today, leaders and organisations need exposure to global benchmarks, new knowledge, improved leadership and managerial skills.  “This cannot be achieved through work experience alone and the MBA is a well respected qualification for managers, executives and entrepreneurs aspiring to get ahead,” she says.

“A culture of lifelong learning is critical to both individual and business success and the MBA gives a holistic view of management as well as to develop an individual’s leadership and managerial skills,” Van Zyl adds. “It remains an excellent departure point for those wanting to take their career to the next level or simply to move out of their comfort zone.”

Visitors to the expo will be able to browse the range of MBA, executive education, short course and postgraduate degree programmes as well as attend mini-events where experts will discuss a range of topics and individual business schools will present their unique strengths.  Choose between business schools offering full or part-time, campus or online programmes

The 6th annual BSchool Expo will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on Thursday 25 August 2011 from 12h00 and 18h00. For further information go to or contact Anne Wilson at SABSA on +27 (0)82 828 7300. Booking online is free or R100 at the door on the day.

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