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 entry requirements for an MBA degree?

The main focus of MBA degrees 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. Mancosa MBA requirements: Can anyone do an MBA? Can you do an MBA without a degree? These are questions that…


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…


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.


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.


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…


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…


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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