• JBS MBA Class of 2020

JBS Graduates First MBA Cohort – Our 2020 MBA Cohort’s Experiences

May 21, 2022|

The Johannesburg Business School (JBS), a Faculty of the University of Johannesburg (UJ), will be celebrating the graduation of the first cohort for its Master of Business Administration (MBA). The 67 MBA graduands consist of specialists, entrepreneurs and managers from different industries and professional backgrounds. Launched in 2020, the initial [...]

Digital Transformation, The African Way

May 19, 2022|

Author: Prof Randall Carolissen, Dean: Johannesburg Business School (JBS), a Faculty of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) The African continent is at a crossroads. Globally, technology has become pervasive and is being used to make exponential leaps across all aspects of life. Yet, Africa continues to lag when it comes [...]

  • Introduction to Digital Transformation

A Quick Introduction to Digital Transformation

Jan 31, 2022|

This article was written by Ofentse Olunloyo, Head of Marketing at the Johannesburg Business School, a Faculty of the University of Johannesburg - with the support of an artificial intelligence (AI) content writing tool. The phrase “digital transformation” gets thrown around a lot these days, but what does it mean? [...]

Digital Disruption: Threat or Opportunity?

Jan 21, 2022|

The business landscape is changing, and businesses have to be prepared. New technologies and business models are disrupting every industry, from retail to transportation. And even in industries that seem safe and steady, companies still won’t catch a break. Digital disruption has become the order of the day, and it [...]

JBS, The First Official MIT Micromasters® Pathway Institution In South Africa

Dec 2, 2021|

Johannesburg, South Africa – Today, the Johannesburg Business School (a division of the University of Johannesburg) announced a new pathway into its Master of Business Administration Programme (with a Digital Transformation lens), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The announcement makes the Johannesburg Business School (JBS) the first [...]

  • Your MBA – stepping stone, or set in stone?

Your MBA – stepping stone, or set in stone?

Nov 28, 2021|

By Wayne Moodaley, Senior Lecturer: Johannesburg Business School (JBS), University of Johannesburg (UJ) This article first appeared on Financial Mail, published 18 November 2021. One of the enduring problems facing SA is high unemployment, which is often blamed for some of the social ills in our society. Linked to this is [...]

Chaos theory: Business leaders need to rewire their brains to be future fit for a digital economy

May 20, 2021|

By: Dr Randall Carolissen, Dean: Johannesburg Business School (JBS), University of Johannesburg (UJ) This article first appeared in Daily Maverick, published 17 May 2021. Business leaders today operate in an increasingly complex, volatile and unpredictable global ecosystem. Seemingly random events become the norm, and counterintuitive phenomena challenge the logical mind. [...]

Johannesburg Business School (JBS) Launches a New-Styled MBA

Jan 27, 2020|

The newly established Johannesburg Business School (JBS), at the University of Johannesburg, launched its inaugural MBA this week. With a subtle departure from conventional General Management studies, the JBS MBA focuses on growing and scaling businesses in the South African and African context. It has a strong practical orientation, with [...]

SMEs key to driving sustainable growth and development in Africa

Dec 7, 2019|

Statistics supporting the narrative around Africa’s demographic dividend are well known and often recited. The continent’s population is set to double by 2050 to 2.4 billion. Its under-18 population, already nearing 60% of Africa’s total, could increase by two thirds to reach almost 1 billion by that date. Considering that [...]

The Future of Work and Learning

Jul 12, 2019|

How can we prepare to meet the future work and education landscape which is rapidly transforming at an unprecedented rate? On the 24th May 2019, the Johannesburg Business School hosted an interactive seminar on the future of work and learning to engage with the various opportunities that Industry 4.0 presents [...]

Growing a sustainable future

Jul 11, 2019|

The University of Johannesburg's new MBA will be helping South Africans build sustainable businesses that create jobs. The Johannesburg Business School (JBS) is launching a new MBA programme designed to equip entrepreneurs, small business owners and innovators with the skills they need to grow small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs). [...]