by Staff Reporter on 16/08/12 at 10:00 am
With a view to helping Cape Town-based organisations improve their competitiveness in local and international markets, the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is inviting organisations in or close to the city precinct to participate in their Company Analysis Programme for 2012.
During the programme, teams of MBA students develop a multi-dimensional, strategic inquiry and analysis of participating organisations. They will explore key areas of strategic interest and prepare a report and a presentation highlighting the most compelling questions and opportunities they discover.
According to CAP programme director, Warren Nilsson, the programme has proven a very valuable exchange for both the participating organisations and the students.
“Historically, organisations have found participation in this programme to be an excellent way to develop meaningful, creative insight into their work, by harnessing the talent of the MBA students at the GSB,” said Nilsson.
The MBA at the GSB is the only programme in Africa ranked in the Financial Times Top 100 Global MBAs, and has received acclaim for the international scope of its curriculum, which nonetheless retains a distinctive orientation to the business context of Africa.
Typically groups spend approximately 40 hours over a number of weeks with management and staff in analysing their selected organisations. In the process, students also draw on their own pre-MBA work experience.
“We ask the organisations to make themselves available for interviews, observation, and document reviews,” said Nilsson. “In return the organisation has the chance to be looked at with fresh eyes; and strict confidentiality is maintained during the entire project,” he said.
CAP organisations may be of any type: for-profit, non-profit, government, or hybrid; and, informal organisations such as networks and initiatives will also be considered. The CAP course begins in mid-August. The final reports and presentations will be delivered in early November.
Interested organisations should contact: email@example.com.
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