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Honoris United Universities Announces Academic Council- Newest appointee Prof Zaheer Hamid

Monday 03 June 2019 – South African higher education specialist Professor Zaheer Hamid has been appointed to the Academic Council of Honoris United Universities, the first pan-African private higher education network covering several countries on the continent. The Academic Council is intended to boost the sharing of academic best practices in Africa and globally and…

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How is the MANCOSA MBA different?

Why should you choose an MBA? Our 7000 graduates who studied with us have taken on leadership roles across a range of industries. We prepare working professionals for climbing the career ladder and long term planning. The latest technology and a mobile-first learning design make an MBA degree more accessible to people in African countries. Who is…

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Is Studying an MBA as Challenging as People Say It Is?

The short answer is yes, yes it is. However, there is more to studying an MBA than just how difficult it is and how much work goes into it. Studying an MBA is a defining milestone for those looking to solidify what they have learned through previous tertiary education and on-the-job experience. It is a…

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Family support when doing an MBA

Family support for someone completing an MBA does not only mean giving the student time to study. It actually refers to a host of ways of support for the student as well as the student’s family: Think support for the partner who has to cope with small children. Support for ageing parents who depend on…

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An MBA Benefits Development in the Workplace

Personal development and growth is a meaningful way in which to improve life skills and increase wealth.  Having specific goals like obtaining an MBA can go a long way in achieving this.  Research shows that having clearly defined and sufficiently challenging goals can lead to a better performance rate.  The benefits of goals lie in…

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Does Africa Need Management Skills

Finding qualified business managers. There is increasing optimism about what the future holds for Africa. Studies show the continent can expect rapid economic growth with its rich natural resources. However, there is a shortage of high-quality local managers to achieve this vision and aspirations of the AU. Finding good managers is the biggest challenge for…

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Four MBA tips that will save money and time

An MBA holds prestige in many sectors of business across the world. This has been largely due to the fact that it comes with a hefty price tag. With globalisation and changes in international business, more people are getting their MBA’s through different ways of funding. We asked Professor Zaheer Hamid, Director at MANCOSA Online…

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Mixed methods research: Game changer or compromise?

The increase in mixed methods research justifies the question of determining the perceived value of mixed methods research compared with a purely quantitative or purely qualitative study. It is important to understand the perceived value of combining two distinct methodologies, especially given the added resources, time, and expertise required to conduct a mixed methods study (McKim, 2017).

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How can I fund an MBA?

How can I get funding for my MBA? Once you have decided to do an MBA, the first thing you should do is decide how you are going to pay for it. Are you going to pay for it yourself? Will you ask your employer to contribute? Are you going to apply for a bursary? Will…

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What are the requirements for an MBA course?

The main focus of MBA programmes are on mature, talented adults with proven academic ability. These are highly motivated people with business experience. Students with the capacity for personal and professional development are chosen most often. Some business schools require: students to be older than 25, have at least three year’s working experience, be fluent in English…

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1 st Research Academy Seminar of 2019, “Publishing and You!”

How does MANCOSA support scholarly publishing? What are predatory journals and how does one avoid them? How does a researcher choose a journal in which to publish? These are some of the issues addressed by the first seminar hosted by the Research Academy on Friday 15 February 2019 and facilitated by Library Manager Ms Mayezana…

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