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Prepare yourself for success in a world of new ideas. The GSB MBA programme is structured to refine your professional knowledge, stimulate your imagination and give you the skills and confidence you need to realise your ambitions. Read more

Prepare yourself for success in a world of new ideas. The GSB MBA programme is structured to refine your professional knowledge, stimulate your imagination and give you the skills and confidence you need to realise your ambitions. You’ll learn to see the world for what it is and what it could become and discover how you can transform simple inspirations into meaningful business solutions.

Overview

The MBA at the GSB is a life-changing programme. It will give you a solid grounding in international business with a strong focus on emerging markets. Emerging market business is confronted with a high degree of uncertainty, complexity, and often, excessive inequality. Such a world needs new ideas and solutions, and we’re focusing our energy on developing teaching and research that responds to this need.

The MBA programme is offered as a one-year, full-time course or in a two-year, modular format for delegates who are unable to study full-time.

Our Five Learning Goals:

1. Demonstrate the necessary managerial knowledge, tools and techniques to be an efficient and effective manager.

Outcomes:

  • A clear understanding of the concepts, theories and leading issues in the field of general management and business administration
  • An understanding of the context in which business operates
  • An ability to evaluate, synthesise and integrate relevant theories of management

2. Exhibit personal leadership competencies that reflect values-based solutions and can be applied to the contexts in which you operate.

Outcomes:

  • Identify and evaluate the core constructs of leadership and its application to local and global contexts
  • Appreciate different perspectives and world views
  • Appreciate the relevance of personal concerns in leadership enhancement and identify and articulate personal values systems

3. Be able to adapt your management and leadership skills and apply these in diverse national and international contexts, with a sound understanding of sustainable development issues.

Outcomes:

  • Understand the different challenges that businesses and leaders face when they operate in diverse national and international environments
  • Be able to adapt to diverse cultures and institutional environments and operate in conditions of uncertainty
  • Understand sustainable development issues and the role of business in promoting these

4. Demonstrate entrepreneurial competencies based on innovation and creativity.

Outcomes:

  • Approach, decipher, and ultimately create value for entrepreneurial enterprises
  • Develop various tools and skills to identify areas in which a business or innovation is viable
  • Initiate relationships and engage with various stakeholders to further develop innovative ideas and proposals for businesses of all types

5. Possess the pedagogical skills of critical thinking, problem solving, collection and analysis of data and effective written communication.

Outcomes:

  • Understand research skills and be able to manipulate quantitative information, graphs and equations
  • Understand, evaluate and critique written texts of descriptive, prescriptive and argumentative character
  • Conduct independent research and produce written texts in line with international standards
  • Communicate verbally or in writing with professional audiences
  • Challenge orthodoxies and redefine existing knowledge, while demonstrating an awareness of the nature of knowledge in the field


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The Master of Philosophy specialising in Inclusive Innovation (MPhil) is an interdisciplinary, research-based degree that leads to the development of novel and sustainable solutions for social challenges. Read more

The Master of Philosophy specialising in Inclusive Innovation (MPhil) is an interdisciplinary, research-based degree that leads to the development of novel and sustainable solutions for social challenges. Join like-minded visionaries on a rich learning journey, and spend a year working both individually and with others where expertise, life experience, passion and innovation converge to support new possibilities and ideas.

Overview

The MPhil Inclusive Innovation is a one-year modular programme designed to be a collaboration between GSB faculty and pass innovators. The MPhil curriculum is structured around three main components: learning, engaging, and reflecting and creating – this can be referred to as praxeology (the study of purposeful human action).  

1. Learning

The programme provides a grounding in the fundamentals of inclusive innovation, as well as the challenges facing those working on social and environmental issues in Africa today. A typical class flows from student presentations and group feedback to focusing on topics such as values-based leadership and business model innovation, integrative thinking and design thinking.

2. Engaging

From the start of the programme, innovators identify a problem of interest and start developing a deep understanding of the context behind the issue they’d like to address. They conduct independent research, including a literature review, field studies, interviews, observations and assessment of market needs. This scholarly approach leads to a fuller understanding of the practical possibilities for contributing to the issue concerned.

3. Reflecting and creating

Personal reflections and peer-to-peer feedback all help to spur on the intellectual development of inclusive innovators and their ideas.

The MPhil’s desired outcomes are:

  • A practical outcome or artefact – prototype, framework, business model, etc.
  • A research thesis that has a strong narrative around the artefact development and clearly illustrates a contribution to knowledge.
  • An embodied experience of business model innovation (entrepreneuring)

Inclusive innovators who complete the MPhil will be skilled at:

  • Undertaking and managing complex innovation-focused projects.
  • Identifying and coping with the internal experience of entrepreneuring.
  • Using systems thinking, design thinking and integrative thinking to take on business-model innovation.
  • Planning a new venture or process, including a detailed strategy and feasibility.

MPhil Benefits

You will gain the following during the MPhil in Inclusive Innovation programme:

New thinking

This MPhil degree encourages inclusive innovators to think critically and innovatively to meet new demands. The programme gears participants towards becoming advanced strategic and systems thinkers.

Shorter invention cycles

MPhil innovators will test assumptions and prototype solutions in a “living lab” environment. It’s a free-thinking cross disciplinary space that helps shorten the cycle time from invention to application of innovations and solutions through interaction and debate with consumers, experts, industry and organisations in the relevant ecosystem.

Access to industry experts

Innovators will be exposed to key local and global specialists – from deep-content experts to market experts in the community. The insight and feedback they receive will help them iterate and improve their solutions at various stages.

Networking

Inclusive innovators will build personal relationships with leading experts across different industries and will be plugged into the next generation of African innovators.

Personal fulfillment

Self-reflection, introspection and personal growth are core elements of the programme. The MPhil develops inclusive innovators who boldly pursue ambitious ideas and dreams.



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