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New Staff Member Joins Business School 04 May 2016

The Business School would like to welcome a new member to our staff and School. Mr Dorrington Giyose has been appointed as a Senior Lecturer within the Graduate School with effect from 1 May 2016.

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A day filled with celebration: Graduation 2016 14 April 2016

It is Tuesday, the 12th of April 2016 and what started out as a cold and windy morning has suddenly turned into a sunny afternoon. Just in time for graduation. This year the Business School had a total of 102 graduates comprising of two BBA, three DBA, 57 MBA and 40 PDBA students. After all the hard work these students gathered to reap the rewards of their dedication and determination.

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SA business sector to benefit from pioneering NMMU/CIMA short courses 13 April 2016

As aspiring business leaders climb the corporate ladder in today’s globalised, rapidly-changing world, the skill sets they require stretch far beyond traditional number crunching, to being able to think strategically and make sustainable, future-orientated decisions.

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Another two MBA full-time students to study abroad at ESB, Germany in 2016 30 March 2016

Two full-time NMMU MBA students became only the second group of MBA students to be given the opportunity to study abroad at the European School of Business (ESB) at Reutlingen University in Germany. The two students, Yolanda Colesky (YC) and Grant Greyling (GG), were selected to complete their MBA elective modules at one of Europe’s foremost business schools, the European School of Business (ESB) at Reutlingen University in Germany.

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CEO of Old Mutual Wealth discusses happiness and successful investment at NMMU Business School 22 March 2016

Mr Andrew Bradley, NMMU Business School Advisory Board member and CEO of Old Mutual Wealth led a thought-provoking discussion with a packed Auditorium at the NMMU Business School a few days ago. Quoting Warren Buffet, he reiterated: “To invest successfully over a lifetime does not require stratospheric IQ, unusual business insight, or inside information. What is needed is a sound intellectual framework for making decisions and the ability to keep emotions from corroding that framework.” He used this quote to emphasize the simplicity of investments. It merely requires some knowledge devoid of emotion and commitment.

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How to manage global businesses 17 March 2016

February 2016 - Even though South African businesses are good at procuring raw materials, parts, component and finished goods from overseas, small producers do not always know how to scale up in order to export. During the School’s recent Study Visit, Ms Carmenita Redcliffe, from the Nelson Mandela Bay’s Trade and Export Promotion HelpDesk gave a presentation to the block release Integrated Management class of PDBAs.

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Business School welcomes young professionals from KZN to the MBA and PDBA programmes 17 March 2016

Port Elizabeth, 5 February 2016 – THE Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Business School this week welcomed its first class from KwaZulu-Natal to its PE campus in Summerstrand. The students are all signed up for the MBA and PDBA study orientation week, following the school’s launch and opening of the new Durban satellite office last year.

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Relaunch of Business School Alumni Chapter 17 March 2016

February 2016 - In February, the Business School relaunched its Alumni Chapter, by hosting a breakfast event for numerous alumni and stakeholders. The event showcased how proud we are of our alumni, and also what we have planned for the year to come. Attendees were further offered the opportunity to meet Prof Thomas Eckardt from the Technical University Nuremberg Georg-Simon-Ohm. An expert in the field of Management and Information Systems, he discussed the transformation into digital business with the attendees.

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