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Gibs lecturers scoop award for the Best African Business Case at the 2019 EFMD Case Writing CompetitionGordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) lecturers Professor Caren Scheepers and Dr Tracey Toefy have won the award for Best African Business Case at the prestigious European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) 2019 Case Writing Competition. This award was for their case, SweepSouth South Africa: Contextually Intelligent Female Leadership of Entrepreneurial Domestic Services. They were nominated for the award by Ivey Publishing, who are the publishers of the case. SweepSouth is an app-based platform that connects over 9,000 unemployed domestic workers with clients looking for home cleaning services in South Africa. The focus or dilemma in the case was on how the CEO of SweepSouth, Aisha Pandor, could best scale the business. 10 Jun 2020 Read more

Small Business Survival Toolkit: A series of free videosThe need for South African entrepreneurs to reassess, rethink and reinvent their approach has never been as prominent as it is now during the Covid-19 pandemic. The GIBS Entrepreneurship Development Academy (EDA), with support from J.P. Morgan, will roll out a series of video-based programmes to ensure SMMEs across South Africa are empowered with a practical toolkit to navigate the current climate of uncertainty and economic distress. 29 May 2020 Read more

University of Pretoria appoints Dr Morris Mthombeni as Interim Dean of GibsUniversity of Pretoria has appointed executive director of faculty and senior lecturer Dr Morris Mthombeni as interim dean of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs). He will commence the role on 1 July 2020. Mthombeni will fulfil this role until such time that a permanent dean is appointed following an extensive and exhaustive process by the University of Pretoria. In the meantime, he will work with Professor Nicola Kleyn, the outgoing dean, who steps down at the end of June for a post at the Rotterdam School of Management, in the Netherlands, to ensure a smooth leadership transition. 26 May 2020 Read more

Ongoing executive education excellence as Gibs ranked among leading business schools for 17th year by UK Financial TimesUniversity of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business (Gibs) has again been ranked as the top South African and African business school for executive education by the UK Financial Times in its Executive Education 2020 Ranking. This marks the 17th year in which Gibs has consistently ranked among the top 50 best executive education providers globally. The school is ranked at number 38. 12 May 2020 Read more

Gibs Ethics Barometer measuring performance, building trust and driving successThe Gibs Ethics Barometer is positioned at the intersection of academia and action. It combines a commitment to independent, rigorous research with a clear focus on achieving impact and making a practical contribution. Building on Gibs's reputation as the 'business school of business', the Ethics Barometer aims to deliver benefits on both a micro and macro level - to individual companies as well as to the broader business community. 11 May 2020 Read more

GIBS Entrepreneurship Development Academy taking township entrepreneurs to the next levelThe Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Entrepreneurship Development Academy (EDA) has pledged its continued support to capacitating township entrepreneurs following the successful implementation of their Khulisanani/Godisanang and GrowYourBiz initiatives that were aimed at assisting retail entrepreneurs in township businesses across South Africa. The initiatives, made possible through a grant from the Walmart Foundation, ran over two years across seven provinces and assisted more than 200 small business owners. 11 Mar 2020 Read more

Gibs lecturer wins Outstanding Contribution to the Case Method at the European Case Centre's 30th AwardsAssociate Professor Dr Caren Scheepers of the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) has won the Outstanding Contribution to the Case Method at the European Case Awards. The 11 awards and five competitions - which are in their 30th year - are an annual celebration of excellence in case writing and teaching at schools of business, management and government worldwide. 26 Feb 2020 Read more

GIBS/Walmart Research: Understanding the township entrepreneurA two-year programme, through generous grant funding support from the Walmart Foundation, has resulted in research that has lifted the veil on South Africa's township economies and the entrepreneurs who drive them; highlighting robust, often thriving entrepreneurial activity spurred on less by need than by opportunity and well-supported by the communities in which these entrepreneurs operate. 12 Feb 2020 Read more

GIBS again ranks in the top 100 - UK Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2019The University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has again been ranked in the top 100 executive MBA programmes by the latest UK Financial Times (FT) Executive MBA Ranking. 19 Nov 2019 Read more

GIBS/TWIMS MBA Manufacturing Ambassador ScholarshipThe Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS) in partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) is offering 10 scholarships for the 2020 intake for the GIBS/TWIMS MBA manufacturing focus. 12 Nov 2019 Read more

GIBS measures up on sustainability, ethics and social purpose - UK Financial TimesUniversity of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) was recently profiled by UK Financial Times, as one of the world's leading business schools in the teaching of sustainable business education. The GIBS MBA was selected as one of the best in sustainability, ethics and social purpose. 5 Nov 2019 Read more

An overview of what is happening on the African continentIt has become a relatively well-worn fact that over the past two decades the African economy has grown faster than the world economy by some 2% per annum. This translates into impressive headlines. 22 Oct 2019 Read more

Festival of IdeasDo you have a business idea that addresses a social or environmental problem? Together with the SAB Foundation, we're giving away R50,000 in cash prizes! 18 Oct 2019 Read more

Time to gear up SA's focus on supplier developmentEnterprise and supplier development (ESD) is one of the most sustainable ways to grow South Africa's ailing economy. But, to drive the impact potential of ESD, stakeholders need to come together to forge a path forward. 10 Sep 2019 Read more

GIBS launches new online Business and Management Development ProgrammeUniversity of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has announced the launch of a new digital programme that will combine many of the benefits of the methodologies of on-campus executive education with the power and flexibility of online learning. 3 Jul 2019 Read more

GIBS and Georgia Tech join forces for Emerging to Converging Technology ConferenceGIBS has joined forces with one of the world's leading research universities, the Georgia School of Technology (Georgia Tech) in the United States, to host the Emerging to Converging Technology Conference. GIBS is extremely excited to be hosting this two-day event, from 26-26 June to explore the opportunities stemming from a future-focused world. 7 Jun 2019 Read more

GIBS Executive Education | Again ranked number 1 in executive education in South Africa and Africa by Financial TimesIn line with its commitment to deliver powerful learning experiences for managers and leaders, University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has again been ranked by the esteemed UK Financial Times as the top provider of executive education, not only in South Africa but also across the African continent. GIBS moved up six places to 36th in this ranking. 4 Jun 2019 Read more

Absa partners with GIBS on the 2019 Spirit of Youth leadership development programmeAbsa has partnered with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) to roll out the Spirit of Youth (SOY) leadership development programme. The one-year partnership which commenced on 4 May 2019, will see the development of 100 high school students across the Gauteng province. The SOY programme is a forum that aims to create and facilitate a high-impact and innovative peer-to-peer learning platform for learners to define and voice their vision of South Africa. 7 May 2019 Read more

GIBS Executive MBA programme debuts in top 50 in QS Global Executive MBA RankingUniversity of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), offers one of the world's best Executive MBAs, this is according to global business school analyst QS, or Quacquarelli Symonds, which has released its World University Rankings: Global Executive MBA (EMBA) 2019. 29 Apr 2019 Read more

Why social entrepreneurship in South Africa?As the financial pressure for those working for non-profit organisations continues, the debate for and against social entrepreneurship is intensifying in South Africa. 10 Apr 2019 Read more

Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) appoints Zoaib Hoosen as Executive-in-ResidenceUniversity of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), has announced the appointment of Zoaib Hoosen, former managing director of Microsoft South Africa, as an Executive-in-Residence at the business school. The Executive-in-Residence programme is designed to provide seasoned executives the opportunity to immerse themselves in the business school environment whilst also enriching student learning and faculty development. 14 Mar 2019 Read more

GIBS manufacturing-focused MBA kicks off in DurbanIn a partnership with the new Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS), the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), has launched a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Durban which is be focused on the manufacturing industry. 8 Mar 2019 Read more

GIBS hosting the United Nations (UN) Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)Champions 2019 meeting 2019University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has been chosen to host the United Nations (UN) Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) 2019 Champions Meeting from 4-8 March, at its Illovo campus in Johannesburg. This will be the third face-to-face meeting for the 2018-2019 PRME Champions cycle. 7 Mar 2019 Read more

Africa's business revolutionAfrica offers exciting possibilities for companies looking to access new growth markets in a constrained global economic climate. 21 Feb 2019 Read more

20 places up as GIBS stays on as Africa's top Executive MBA providerUK Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2018 15 Oct 2018 Read more

IT and the green economy identified as future-orientated businesses in South AfricaResearch studies launched on small and medium business growth 15 Oct 2018 Read more

GIBS launches new Africa centreUniversity of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has announced the launch of the Centre for African Management and Markets (CAMM), a hub that will drive research, innovation, and thought-leadership across the continent. The centre was inaugurated at the Business of Africa Conference held at the GIBS campus in Illovo, Sandton. 27 Sep 2018 Read more

Disruptive tech driving business - The travel tech case studyThe hotel and travel industry should look to provide unique experiential offerings to customers in their attempt to respond to technological disruptions threatening the sector. 10 Sep 2018 Read more

GIBS Advanced Professional Business Coaching Programme receives accreditation from ICFThe Advanced Professional Business Coaching Programme, offered by University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), has received the stamp of approval from the International Coach Federation (ICF) as an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP). 24 Aug 2018 Read more

Gordon Institute of Business Science MBA applications now open for class of 2020Applications for the 2019/2020 internationally accredited and ranked Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree are now open and will close on 31 August 2018 for its full-time track and 28 September 2018 for four of its additional tracks. 4 Jul 2018 Read more

GIBS boosts its academic offering with two new programmesA PDBA for undergraduates and MPhil in International Business to meet industry growing demands 22 Feb 2018 Read more

AACSB recognises GIBS alumna Stacey Brewer as 2018 Influential LeaderThird annual Influential Leaders Challenge celebrates 29 change-makers and their impact on global issues 13 Feb 2018 Read more

GIBS selected as United Nations PRME Champion for 2018-2019 CycleUniversity of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has been selected as one of the 38 global business schools that will be part of the United Nations Global Compact and Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) for the 2018-19 Champions Cycle. PRME officially announced the 2018-2019 Champion schools at the Global 100 Executive Roundtable in Davos, Switzerland on January 23, 2018, coinciding with the World Economic Forum. 31 Jan 2018 Read more

Industry X.0 - Digital reinvention to reignite industrial growth in South AfricaNew transformative digital technologies hold substantial promise for South African companies and the economy. While local organisations have shown an early willingness to adopt artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and big data, it remains for these to be customised to the local context in order to realise their true potential for economic gain. 8 Nov 2017 Read more

GIBS again tops Financial Mail Business School and MBA 2017 rankingsThe Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has retained its dominance in the 2017 Financial Mail ‘Ranking the MBAs' annual survey. The rankings place GIBS first in three categories: first choice for graduates, most reputable MBA programme among employers, and a commanding reputational lead compared to its competitors with regard to best overall reputation among employers. 29 Sep 2017 Read more

Business models and books to abandonTimes of great change and uncertainty offer the opportunity to reassess practices, business models and theories that have traditionally guided thinking across industries. 26 Sep 2017 Read more

Building the South Africa we all want - Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma“The status quo is dangerous to all us of, and we must embrace change,” former chairperson of the African Union and presidential hopeful, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma told a Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) forum. 1 Sep 2017 Read more

India and South Africa - Trade and investmentSouth Africa can learn a lot from India, its fellow BRICS member which has achieved an average GDP growth rate of eight percent in recent years and is one of the most popular destinations for foreign direct investment in the world. 10 Jul 2017 Read more

Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas - ethical leadership and inclusive growthDeputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas believes South Africa is at a critical juncture in its history and is in dire need of “remarkable leadership” to lead the country forward. 16 Mar 2017 Read more

GIBS hosts the fourth International Conference on Responsible LeadershipResponsible and effective leadership is under the spotlight at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in Illovo, Johannesburg this week. 14 Mar 2017 Read more

Globalisation: The start of a new Renaissance, or the end of an order?The era of global connectivity has only just begun, according to Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development at Oxford University and former Vice President of the World Bank. 3 Mar 2017 Read more

Digital disruption – new applications to transform higher education with Carl Sparks – CEO Academic PartnershipsDisruptive digital technology has fundamentally changed the way millions of people travel in cities, where they stay on holiday and how they shop. While household names like Uber, Airbnb, Amazon, Spotify and Netflix have barely been around for a decade, their impact on consumers, and established industries, has been felt across the globe. 3 Mar 2017 Read more

Employee engagement trends 2017Engaging employees to create effective teams that win in the workplace, as well as in the marketplace, is a challenge common across industries, President of HilburgMalan Alan Hilburg told a recent forum at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). 3 Mar 2017 Read more

Propelling Africa's growth through digital industrialisationIndustrial companies need to reconsider their organisational strategies in a digital context so as to avoid becoming irrelevant. 3 Mar 2017 Read more

Emerging technologies and the future of business with Professor Soumen GhoshOrganisations wanting to retain their competitive advantage amidst a myriad of disruptive entrants must evaluate new technologies and decide which would enhance their effectiveness. 3 Mar 2017 Read more

Steps to get yourself study-fit for the MBA journeyAn MBA degree is arguably one of the most challenging experiences any student can have. However, it is important to note that akin to climbing Mount Everest or running the Comrades Marathon, undertaking – and successfully completing - an MBA requires extensive preparation. The University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Director of Academic Programmes, Tanya van Lill, says: “An MBA is not a sprint, it's not even a marathon, it is an ultra-marathon and you have to be prepared for it.” 26 Jan 2017 Read more

Social Entrepreneurship ProgrammeThe Social Entrepreneurship Programme (SEP) is a multi-disciplinary training programme which equips participants with the necessary skills to run a business savvy, socially conscious organisation. The programme brings together the best practices in civil society with the best practices in business from around the world. The programme is designed to provide social change makers and entrepreneurs with the skills, creative thinking and networks needed to tackle the complex social and economic realities of the communities within which they work. Classes have a reputation for passionate debate as theories, experience and the diverse worlds of entrepreneurs, NGOs, business and government meet. 25 Jan 2017 Read more

GIBS climbs 13 places in UK Financial Times Executive MBA RankingThe UK Financial Times has again placed University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in pole position. The only African business school in the paper's annual Executive MBA Ranking, GIBS has moved to 74th position for the modular and part-time executive MBA, a climb of 13 places. 18 Oct 2016 Read more

GIBS forum on leadership and strategy - lessons from the military with US General George W. CaseyGeneral George W. Casey, who served as Chief of Staff of the US Army efforts in Iraq, told a recent Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) forum that the current unpredictable global political and economic climate requires leaders of vision, courage and character. 22 Sep 2016 Read more

GIBS forum - Global political risk and impact: The future of politicsA growing sense of dissatisfaction with the current political status quo is causing a fundamental shift in global politics. The unexpected outcome of the Brexit vote, populism and upheaval in the run up to the American presidential elections and increasing levels of frustration among African nations with unaccountable governments are but a few symptoms of this. 21 Sep 2016 Read more

GIBS faculty recognised for teaching business practices that help corporations confront society's 'grand challenges'Faculty members who lecture on a core module of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) PGDip (Postgraduate Diploma in General Management) programme entitled Human Behaviour and Performance have recently been awarded the prestigious Aspen Institute Business and Society 2016 Faculty Pioneer Award. 16 Sep 2016 Read more

GIBS MBA team heading to finals of 2016 Zurich Enterprise ChallengeThe Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) is proud to announce that 2015/2016 MBA students Elicia Demont, Thomas Kgokolo, Jamal Sahib and Ewald Beukes of Team Brand SA in the 2016 Zurich Enterprise Challenge have made it to the final round of the global challenge. 6 Sep 2016 Read more

GIBS prioritising process facilitation to drive agile performance - Introducing a new programme and masterclassesThe Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Personal and Applied Learning (PAL) unit strives to ensure that every individual who attends a programme at the business school can optimise their learning experience, maximise their return on effort and feel equipped to customise their application in their unique workplace roles. This is done by developing design approaches as well as using faculty expertise to deliver integrated and personalised learning processes. 1 Sep 2016 Read more

Strong leadership key ingredient for a more competitive South AfricaToday's leadership requires an in-depth understanding that South Africa's destiny as an emerging market economy is linked to leadership capabilities. The economic challenges we face as well as the untapped opportunities require a higher level of energy and a new set of insights from leaders. With the country battling in a low-growth trap, the need to develop strong managers and leaders who are prepared to deal with complexities in this uncertain terrain has become more urgent. The role of good leadership and management is a key ingredient for sustainable economic prosperity and growth in any country. 4 Aug 2016 Read more

GIBS Annual CareerExpo for Grade 11 and 12 learnersThe Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) will once again be hosting its annual CareerExpo on Saturday, 14 May, at its Illovo campus in Sandton. Now in its eleventh consecutive year, the CareerExpo which has grown exponentially over the years, having reached over 20,000 learners thus far, promises to be an enlightening experience for all invited learners. 10 May 2016 Read more

SA's savings continue downward trajectory but surprising upsides: Investec GIBS Savings Index latest data releasedThe latest results of the Investec GIBS Savings Index reveal a net figure for 2015 of 63.0, down from 63.4 for the first half of 2015. Launched in January 2016 to provide the real facts around SA's national state of savings, the index score paints a subdued picture of the country's ability to fund investment through savings. In turn, this points to low levels of near-term economic growth with an on-going need to remain a willing recipient of foreign capital to fund investment. Positives from the data include cumulative gross savings as a percent of GDP are holding up well, capital stock per worker continues to show steady gains and SA's high real interest rate for 2015Q4 stands out favourably in a world of capital mobility. 22 Apr 2016 Read more

GIBS Associate Director: Personal & Applied Learning appointed to executive committee for international coaching institutionAlison Reid, Associate Director: Personal & Applied Learning (PAL) at University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), has been appointed to the executive committee of the Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching (GSAEC) effective from April 2016. 22 Apr 2016 Read more

Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Ford Foundation advance financial journalism in AfricaThe Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) Financial Journalism programme is about to kick off the third leg of its intensive training initiative. The programme, a $10m commitment by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Ford Foundation is a three-year pan-African initiative aimed at building media capacity, enhancing the skills and knowledge of media professionals and improving access to information on the African continent. 22 Apr 2016 Read more

South Africa falls short of national savings 'pass rate': first Savings Index launchedIn a first for South Africa (SA), a national Savings Index has been launched to measure the country's state of savings against international counterparts, providing the real facts about savings. The structural decline of SA's national savings rate over the last two decades has been no secret however, the importance of savings to fuel investment for sustained economic growth is less understood. 29 Jan 2016 Read more

GIBS to host the 2015 Health and Humanitarian Logistics ConferenceThe Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has been chosen to host the 2015 Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference from 18-20 November, at its Illovo campus in Johannesburg. Over 130 delegates from around the world are expected to engage in discussions around this year's theme of "Strengthening Health and Humanitarian Logistics in Africa." 6 Nov 2015 Read more

A future beyond the energy crisisScenarios and solutions for SA and SADC energy crisis 21 Oct 2015 Read more

GIBS retains top spot in Africa for its Executive MBA programmeThe University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has once again taken top honours among South African and African business schools in the latest UK Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2015. 20 Oct 2015 Read more

GIBS recognised as first choice for students and best among employersThe Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has once again topped rankings in the 2015 Financial Mail 'Ranking the MBAs' annual survey. GIBS has been recognised as having the best reputation among employers - both our MBA offering - and first choice for graduates. 19 Oct 2015 Read more

Nampak - The cost of complexity in manufacturingThe manufacturing sector in South Africa is under intense pressure with increasing headwinds placing the long-term viability of industry under threat. While it is government's responsibility to create an enabling environment, manufacturers must look to their own operations and decide what efficiencies they can unlock to create value, CEO of Nampak, Andre de Ruyter, told a Forum at GIBS. 21 Sep 2015 Read more

GIBS Centre for Dynamic Markets team wins Tony Elumelu AwardThe Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Centre for Dynamic Markets (CDM) team won the coveted Tony Elumelu Foundation Africapitalism Award for the Best Teaching Case on Sustainable Business in Africa at the sub-Saharan chapter of the annual Academy of International Business (AIB) conference hosted at the business school last week. The three-day conference formed part of the 18 AIB conference chapters around the world, with the goal of bringing together scholars, consultants and specialists in the field of international business from around the world. 7 Sep 2015 Read more

Wayne Duvenage - From CEO to civil activistChairperson of civil action group Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA), Wayne Duvenage, told a recent Forum at GIBS: "Something very interesting is happening in our democracy." 7 Sep 2015 Read more

Data growth an unparalleled opportunityVodacom CEO Shameel Joosub told a forum at GIBS recently that the nature of the mobile telecoms industry is due to fundamentally change as exponential data growth drives revenue. 7 Sep 2015 Read more

GIBS in collaboration with LeadSA volunteer their time to local NGOs for Mandela DayIn honour of Madiba's 97th birthday, the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) coaches and faculty members will be volunteering two hours of their time on 17 July at the Illovo campus, to ensure that competent South African Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) can continue to be effective and work towards the improvement of social conditions in our country. 14 Jul 2015 Read more

Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa launch second round of training in financial journalismA new class of financial journalists and professionals interested in financial journalism has begun its Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) Executive Training Program 2015. 6 Jul 2015 Read more

AMI scholarship opportunity for women entrepreneursIn commemoration of Women's Month in August, African Management Initiative (AMI) in collaboration with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Enterprise Development Academy (EDA), is offering 50 women entrepreneurs a scholarship opportunity to complete a six-month educational programme. 2 Jul 2015 Read more

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