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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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Ethical dilemmas in a changing world

We live in an age of transformative scientific powers, capable of changing the very nature of the human species and radically remaking the planet itself. The disruptive nature of the new technologies is transforming society and reshaping our future.

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MANCOSA Opens New Learning Centre in Pretoria

As part of its strategy to expand its footprint in Gauteng, MANCOSA opened a new learning centre, in Pretoria on Tuesday, 27 November 2018. The Pretoria learning centre will provide additional resources and opportunities for support, to students in the province of Gauteng.

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The start of a unique Doctoral Journey: The MANCOSA DBA

MANCOSA kicked off its new DBA programme with an open Research Academy Seminar on Friday, 19 October 2018, where new doctoral candidates were exposed to the rigours of academic debate, as panelists spoke to the need for Doctoral programmes which produced leaders who could capacitate, transform and find solutions. Panellists, including Professor Zaheer Hamid (Academic…

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MANCOSA Graduation (12-13 October 2018): Celebrating Success!

Whether it is called graduation day, liberation day, or recognition day; every graduate experiences overwhelming emotions on the success of completing their qualification. Graduation is certainly a time for celebrations. MANCOSA hosted an extended graduation ceremony over 12 and 13 October 2018 at the Mosiek Lifestyle Centre in Johannesburg. An impressive 1735 students graduated with…

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Training for a brave new world

There’s an old Jesuit maxim “Give me the child for the first seven years and I will give you the man.” This view assumed people were largely stuck with what they had become when they entered the world of work, and is still influential. Similarly, educational institutions, including business schools sometimes like to give the…

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The Launch of MANCOSA’s new flagship programme – the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree

As Africa continues to navigate towards a knowledge-based economy, increasing importance is placed on doctoral level education. South Africa’s development trajectory is hinged on, amongst other drivers, the production of 5000 doctoral graduates per annum, by the year 2030. However, enrolment and completion rates on doctoral programmes in South Africa are significantly lower than desired….

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Fourth industrial revolution to spark change in the higher education research sector

Research geared towards the fourth industrial revolution in the higher educational sector has become the new imperative, whether in enhancing online modes of delivery, integrating emerging technologies into curricula, transforming business practice or effecting social change. When Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor in May 2018, made reference to universities investing in “research areas…

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2018 MANCOSA Research Excellence Awards: Celebrating significant achievements

It was a joyous occasion at MANCOSA’s Graduate School of Business on Friday, 04 May 2018, as the institution honoured its faculty for their remarkable research achievements during the 2016-2017 research cycle. The prestigious Research Excellence Awards ceremony commemorated an impressive two-year period, in which research output increase three-fold at the institution. In his opening…

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