MBA elective targets Africa

04 August 2008

This month, UCT's Graduate School of Business (GSB) launches a landmark new elective on understanding business in Africa into its MBA programme.

The Doing Business in Africa elective has been designed by Dr Mills Soko, senior lecturer at the GSB, and will harness the knowledge of senior business and public sector leaders, investigate case studies of business success on the continent, and provide insight into the broader historical, cultural and policy/regulatory elements that are key to entering its markets.

The elective has a curriculum running over eight lectures, each dealing with a different key element of business on the continent - from political, social and cultural contextual issues to business case studies and the current competition from emerging global players such as India and China.

In another first, the elective will provide an opportunity for students to complete a week-long internship with a number of South African multinational companies operating in African markets.

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