UKZN and SAS Champion Young Women in Analytics

The 2019 “Champions Cohort” of businessmen and women has promised to “grow seeds planted” during a year-long development programme and to partner with UKZN’s Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) in upscaling the initiative. They made the commitment as they received certificates in celebration of their success in the Champions Programme and the impact

MBA Students Visit Toyota SA Manufacturing Plant

UKZN Graduate School of Business and Leadership Master of Business Administration students in the Supply Chain and Operations Management module toured the Toyota South Africa Manufacturing Plant in Durban to get experience of “lean thinking philosophy and application in a real-life manufacturing plant”. ‘The tour complemented what we teach in two ways,’ said module co-ordinator,

Postdoctoral Business School Student Contributes to International Book

Postdoctoral student at the Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) Dr Kriyanka Moodley has authored a chapter emanating from her doctoral research for a prestigious Canadian publication. Moodley’s chapter, based on her doctoral thesis supervised by Professor Kriben Pillay, makes a unique contribution to the experiential dimension of the consciousness model for leadership and

Emma Smith Scholarship Recipient Uses Scholarship for Academic and Personal Growth

When Ms Siddharthiya Pillay was awarded the Emma Smith Scholarship at UKZN’s Scholarship awards ceremony in 2017, she was excited about the prospect of pursuing her Masters in Management of Bioeconomy, Innovation and Governance degree overseas. Fast forward to 2019 and Pillay has not only achieved her goal of completing her master’s degree at the

UKZN Hosts Training Symposium for Doctoral Candidates

The Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the College of Law and Management Studies (CLMS), Professor Brian McArthur, recently hosted a PhD Training Symposium facilitated by visiting Professor Jim Whitman, who also had a major hand in designing the programme. Whitman is a former professor of Global Governance in the Department of Peace Studies at the University

Business Forum Explores Ethical and Transformative Leadership for South Africa

The latest business forum organised by the Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) in partnership with the Durban branch of the Black Management Forum (BMF) critically discussed the development of impeccable ethical leadership for South Africa. The panelists, Edcon Group’s Chief Operations Officer and GSB&L graduate, Mr Mncane Mthunzi, Hulamin Limited’s Head of Internal

GSB&L Achieves Second Highest Ranking for SA Business Schools

UKZN’s Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) has been ranked second overall in the Professional Market Research Africa (PMR).africa annual national survey of Accredited Business Schools offering MBA degrees in South Africa. Out of the 18 business schools rated in 2019, UKZN’s GSB&L was placed second with a mean score of 8.15 out of

Cum Laude MBA Graduate Promotes Understanding of Challenges Confronting SMMEs

‘After completing a BSC and MSc in Chemical Engineering cum laude I launched an engineering consulting company, Engenium. As it grew, my role changed from being a consulting engineer to managing the company, which required expertise other than engineering principles. I felt that an MBA would assist in developing my business and leadership skills.’ Mr

PhD Research Explores Transformation of HR from a Fourth Industrial Revolution Perspective

Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) academic Dr Trevor Mtetwa graduated with a PhD in Leadership Studies. His study, titled: Human Resource Transformation as a strategy for addressing Talent Management Challenges at Eswatini Electricity Company, explored the nature of HR transformation to determine the impact it has in addressing talent management challenges. The study

MBA Study Explores Challenges Associated with Mentoring Medical Interns

As a medical doctor, Dr Nokuphiwa Majali understands the importance of medical interns acquiring the crucial skills necessary for the provision of quality healthcare. Her MBA research thus examined the Challenges Associated with Mentoring Medical Interns in the Trauma Emergency Department of King Edward Hospital. Supervised by Professor Cecile Gerwel Proches, the study unpacks how