Bath MBA Global Residencies In association with: University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa
Ongoing developments of the MBA programme
New innovation – one week Global Residency
In South Africa in partnership with the
University of Stellenbosch Business School, Cape Town
Aims of Global Residency
To heighten your awareness of international management issues by giving you exposure to the business environment of a foreign country.
Experience the impact of different political, economic, social and technological contexts on business activity.
To gain insight on companies in another country by visiting several to see them in operation.
To work on a small applied project for a particular company in that country.
Give you an opportunity to apply your knowledge from the classroom to a real situation.
Situated in the oldest town of South Africa, Stellenbosch (1679), USB was established 1918.
Ranked among the best business schools in the world
39th on the Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes top 100 business school list.
Specialising in international MBA, executive and corporate education.
AMBA (Association of MBAs)
EQUIS (the European Quality Improvement System)
Member of the following international organisations:
AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
Have existing relationships with over 70 well recognised international business schools:
International Partner Business Schools.
The international nature of their programmes create an opportunity to be exposed to local and global perspectives
USB Global Residency highlights
Sightseeing & cultural activities
Robben Island, Table Mountain
Lectures & Case study: ‘Doing business in South Africa’
Student presentations on company project
Willing to tailor the global residency specifically for our needs
Indicative Timetable Lecture: Managing Diversity and Culture in South Africa – tea/coffee Lecture: A Systematic Understanding of South Africa – Lunch in the Lodge Company Visit: Woolworths (Large Retail Company) Depart to Bellvista Lodge Dinner and preparation of presentations Tuesday 13 Sept 8 :30 -10.30 10.45 - 12.30 13.30 - 17.30 17.30 18.30 Group Photo (after breakfast) Lecture: Economics in South Africa: past, present and future Depart to Backsberg Wine Estate – lunch Company visit: Backsberg Wine Estate Dinner back at Bellvista Lodge Monday 12 Sept 8.00 8:30 – 12.00 12:15 13.15 –17.30 18.30 Breakfast at Bellvista Lodge Depart to Waterfront for day at leisure. Lunch packs to be provided Excursion to Table Mountain Welcome dinner “Braai” (typical South African BBQ) Sunday 11 Sept 08:00 09:00 10:00 17:00 Arrival at Cape Town airport Transfer to Bellvista Lodge………… Saturday 10 Sept
Timetable cont. Breakfast Check out of Bellvista Lodge…… Rest of day at leisure – not part of USB official programme. Shopping, sightseeing, golf etc Departure to London Saturday 17 Sept 07.30 08:30 Presentations – individual 30 mins each Lunch Company Visit to SAB Miller Travel to Moyo’s for Farewell Dinner – return to Bellvista Friday 16 Sept 09:30 – 12.30 12:30 14:30 - 17:00 17.45 – 22.30 Lecture: Strategy and Supply Chain Management Township Tour Return to Bellvista Lodge and Lunch Company Visit to Dinner in the Lodge – preparation of real-life case study presentations Thursday 15 Sept 08.15 -10.15 10.45 12.30 13.30 – 17.30 18.30 Lecture: Leadership in South Africa Lunch Lecture: Industry Overview: Financial Services Industry Informal BBQ with local business and MBA students Wednesday 14 Sept 08:30 -12.30 12.30 14:00 - 17:30 18.30
Possible companies to visit: Nissan South Africa Toyota South Africa Daimler Chrysler BMW South Africa Pick ‘n Pay Shoprite/Checkers Woolworths Spar KWV Swartland Winery Lourensford Grande Provence Fairview Distell The Company of Wine People Anglo American Anglo Gold Anglo Platinum Anglo Coal De Beers De Beers Marine Trans Hex Entrepreneurial mining companies in private ownership Motor Vehicle industry The Retail Industry The Wine Industry The Mining Industry
Timing & Costs
Residency to take place 10 th – 18 th Sept 2011
Assuming 15 students go, cost of residency will be around £1300 - £1450 approx per student
internal transportation costs (to/from USB, companies, heritage sites), special dinners.
M eals and refreshments
C ultural excursions (entry tickets)
Pick up from airport
Return flights London – Cape Town. Est. Approx £760 (BA as checked on 22/10/10) (to be individually booked by participant).
Visas. Most Europeans do not need a visa, others will, fee approx £35 (need to visit Consulate) http:// www.southafricahouse.com/Consulate.htm
TOTAL COST: £2210 approx plus visa
Accommodation provided on site in the Lodge
Single ensuite rooms or
Shared facilities at lower rate
Stellenbosch, South Africa
You will get to see:
Cape Town - to see
Stellenbosch - to see
What our MBA students said about their recent global residency in Stellenbosch Sept 2010:
1. Did the programme of the last week meet your expectations? Yes / No and why?
Yes and above. A fascinating and stimulating trip
Yes, the programme taught me more about the culture and business model in SA
It exceeded my expectations. I have learnt so much, laughed, experienced and enjoyed
Yes, it exceeded my expectations in all aspects. The course allowed us to experience the cultural richness of SA
Yes, completely – came to understand African diversity in terms of both business-making and cultural. Got both theoretical and practical experience. Furthermore, afforded me to establish my network (first contacts) for better understanding how to penetrate SA/African markets
2. In what way was the programme of value to you?
A greater understanding of the people and cultures of South Africa
The company visit added value to me which is a good example of entrepreneurship in an emerging country
Learning about another culture and has been inspiring and enlightening.
It provided an opportunity to understand how SA is transforming its culture and how companies and individuals have adapted their business models and strategies to meet their own goals and journeys
Starting by the “reality check” of the “township”, that illustrates the African culture and challenges. Will add value and credit to company visits to understand each business models
This tour gave me different way of viewing the world. In addition, getting to know executive students of BATH was also valuable to me
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