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Learning through experience with Johannesburg Business SchoolTechnological change in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is transforming the global business landscape on an unprecedented scale. Increased competition, shifting customer preferences, the globalisation of markets, and changing demographic trends are drastically altering how companies operate throughout the world. As such, business schools need to tailor their educational experiences to enable leaders to thrive in this era. 29 Jan 2020 Read more

Johannesburg Business School (JBS) launches a new-styled MBAThe newly established Johannesburg Business School (JBS), at the University of Johannesburg, launched its inaugural MBA this week. With a subtle departure from conventional General Management studies, the JBS MBA focuses on growing and scaling businesses in the South African and African context. It has a strong practical orientation, with local and international faculty recognised for their excellence in teaching, but who have also played an active role in industry. 23 Jan 2020 Read more

Growing a sustainable futureThe University of Johannesburg's new MBA will be helping South Africans build sustainable businesses that create jobs. 1 Oct 2019 Read more

The digital revolution can unlock inclusive growth and more jobs in AfricaWhile the Fourth Industrial Revolution brings with it global concerns of deepening inequality, in Africa new evidence suggests that digitisation and big data could bring more inclusive growth through real job creation. 1 Oct 2019 Read more

The future of work and learningHow can we prepare to meet the future work and education landscape which is rapidly transforming at an unprecedented rate? On 24 May 2019, the Johannesburg Business School hosted an interactive seminar on the future of work and learning to engage with the various opportunities that Industry 4.0 presents across a variety of sectors. 1 Oct 2019 Read more

Women are a vital source of economic growth and development in Africa"By investing in women and the civil service, we have the opportunity to accelerate, and secure, Africa's progress." - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. 27 Sep 2019 Read more

Tackling the high unemployment rate of the 'Generation Disrupted'By 2025 roughly 75% of the global workforce will be millennials. But these professionals, born between 1980-1999, want more than a traditional job. They are losing confidence in the formal business sector, with its focus on hierarchies and profits over collaboration and societal purpose. As a result, millennials are creating employment opportunities for themselves, mindful of the broader environment, society and their own well-being, and harnessing the power of digital technology with the advent of the Forth Industrial Revolution (4IR). 27 Sep 2019 Read more

SMEs key to driving sustainable growth and development in AfricaStatistics supporting the narrative around Africa's demographic dividend are well known and often recited. The continent's population is set to double by 2050 to 2.4 billion. Its under-18 population, already nearing 60% of Africa's total, could increase by two thirds to reach almost one billion by that date. 27 Sep 2019 Read more

Politics and firms to shape Africa in 2019 and beyondDoes democracy work for business in Africa? The outlook for 2019 25 Mar 2019 Read more

Johannesburg Business School's new masterclass series advances innovation in AfricaAt the University of Johannesburg "The Future. Reimagined" is not simply a catchy phrase. The institution is taking the lead in Africa in 4th Industrial Revolution thinking, reimagining the future in all disciplines. 13 Feb 2019 Read more

Think global, act local: Business education for disruptors, innovators and entrepreneursDisruption. Innovation. The Fourth Industrial Revolution. These aren't just platitudes at the Johannesburg Business School (JBS), they're the bedrock of the various courses and programmes on offer. 22 Jan 2019 Read more

Cultivating conscious leadershipAs one of the largest and most prestigious business schools in Africa, with over 10,000 students, the Johannesburg business School (JBS), led by professor Lyal White, has a clear focus on African management and leadership in the local and global context. 21 Jan 2019 Read more

Ethical leadership in Industry 4.0In order to be globally competitive and build smart, sustainable businesses, ethical leadership must be at the core of business. 18 Jan 2019 Read more

Africa in the global economic contextGlobally, 2019 could provide the strongest growth prospects seen since the global financial crisis ten years ago. In recent years, however, the global economy has been firmly entrenched in a "low growth paradigm". Following the golden era of growth in the emerging world, which came to an abrupt end circa 2015, a range of new complexities and geopolitical changes on the global stage have shaped a very different outlook to the one seen a decade ago. These complexities and uncertainties have come to define the current global order and the "new normal", which Africa is firmly part of. 17 Jan 2019 Read more