Introduction of Mancosa GSB
The Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) is proud to announce the establishment of its prestigious Graduate School of Business (GSB) in Durban, South Africa.
The 4000m2 building which spans 4 levels and overlooks the bustling Durban port will serve as an innovation hub for executive education and postgraduate management programmes, including the flagship and much-desired Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. A selection of high end Executive Education training programmes will also be offered to meet the requirements of professionals in both the private and public sectors. The GSB features 13 student engagement pods, including an interactive 144-seat auditorium, spacious seminar rooms, networking spaces, state-of-the-art teaching and learning technologies as well as an extensive reference library with access to a multitude of electronic resources to ensure that students are afforded the tools for development.
The eco-friendly GSB facility is a pinnacle of modern and innovative architecture and has been designed in response to the multifaceted concern for global sustainability in business and industry. Architects of the inspiring GSB building have ensured that the radiant sunlight of KwaZulu-Natal’s east coast is constantly harnessed via a grandiose, custom-built skylight and panoramic windows. Power-saving led lighting systems, occupancy sensors and a climate adaptive cooling system are some of the energy optimisation features that have been incorporated to reduce MANCOSA’s eco-footprint. Local and international visitors agree that the GSB is certainly an innovative green space that reduces eco-sins and stands out in the proverbial urban jungle.
Since its inception in 1995, MANCOSA has continued to be responsive to the changing management education needs of dynamic markets. Expansion opportunities and wider impact activities have been the fruitful outcome of its dedication and commitment towards providing high quality education that is driven by a student centric approach.
More recently, fundamental global changes in the economic, social and political ecosystems have dictated that business can no longer go on as usual. This requires a paradigm shift within the management sphere. As emerging super-power economies such as China and India begin to dominate world trade and shape the new trajectory of the global economy, many experts opine that business schools will have to adapt in order to create a context that is fertile for the emergence of a new breed of managers and leaders.
The GSB provides an opportune platform for the training and development of 21st century managers and leaders. It maintains a flexible learning environment and will provide students from all regions with a learning mode that is centred on nourishing the application of knowledge to practice. The envisaged Centres of Excellence will give impetus to research and will establish a gateway for the creation of new knowledge that is grounded in contemporary business practices. The GSB is also a rostrum for high level industry, government and societal engagement, thus ensuring that students are exposed to real-world problems in the classroom. Most importantly, it is home to a number of remarkable faculty members who continue to stretch the boundaries of knowledge production within the domain of management education. The academic pedigree that is housed within the GSB ensures that students from all regions are always given an opportunity to access a competitive advantage in their chosen careers through a differentiated learning experience. We welcome you as the first postgraduate student cohort at the Mancosa GSB and look forward to providing you with a rewarding and memorable educational experience.