Testimonials

Value creation through work-integrated learning is phenomenal. It transfers the main learning experience from the ivory tower to our students' workplace. This creates unprecedented meaning. It releases skills training from being taught theoretically to the most valuable experience that happens on-the-job.

Also, work-integration shifts the traditional study focus from analysis to implementation. It is implementation that changes the world. This new dispensation allows students to experience that they are able to change their worlds at work.

Enjoy screening incredible feedback about real value creation that some students agreed to share publicly.

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Simbarashe  Makamure
Simbarashe Makamure, Business Unit Controller at Nestle East & Southern Africa Regional office, Johannesburg, South African Republic
Linkedin: Simbarashe  Makamure

10.2022

Eye opening, challenges status quo and perceived previously unchallenged truths, highly recommended
Strategy Intensive
Lincoln Taruvinga
Lincoln Taruvinga, Director at Linfix Investments (Pvt) Ltd T/A Quickfix Hardware, Harare, Zimbabwe

09.2022

It was truly an amazing experience learning the entrepreneurship culture in Israel. Knowing that all Israelis are there to share their knowledge and experience and just how they think differently was an eye opener.
Marketing Intensive
Innocent Sauti
Innocent Sauti , Head of Programme at United Nations World Food Programme, Yangon, Myanmar
Linkedin: Innocent Sauti

09.2022

A great learning experience. Thanks to Prof. Danny Abramovich for demystifying the subject of Marketing. When concepts are explained by the exceptionally talented, life becomes much easier. I am truly inspired. For me, the most important part of the learning journey with IBR is that I can apply what I have learned at work and in my personal life as soon as I have completed each course. The visits to CityZone, Wework and Mazeh9 were particularly insightful. Many thanks to Prof. Andreas Kelling for the excellent choice of these places.

Success in business starts with IBR!
Marketing Intensive
Paulus Nakawa
Paulus Nakawa, Director Strategy and Business Development at Nafasi Water Technologies, Windhoek, Namibia
Linkedin: Paulus Nakawa

09.2022

We had the most exciting time in the Holy Land! Our session with professors as well talks with various entrepreneurs and influential people in both Haifa and Tel Aviv were inspiring. We got some tips that we can always apply in our environments. A distance of millions of kilometers start with one step. We have started moving!
Marketing Intensive
Dr Priscilla Madzinga-Kusena
Dr Priscilla Madzinga-Kusena, Communication for Development Specialist at UNICEF, Abuja, Nigeria
Linkedin: Dr Priscilla Madzinga-Kusena

09.2022

Danny revolutionalised my thinking and knowledge on business development and management...very insightful, practical and mind boggling mentorship session. I did enjoy myself for sure....His knowledge on marketing- amazing. I feel privileged to have had an opportunity to be within his sphere for 1 week!! Great work IBR!!
Marketing Intensive
Paulus Nakawa
Paulus Nakawa, Director Strategy and Business Development at Nafasi Water Technologies, Windhoek, Namibia
Linkedin: Paulus Nakawa

08.2022

It was realistic. We dealt with real life experiences. For me as someone who never had Accounting in school or university, it was an incredible adventure.
Finance Intensive
Liina  Kalili
Liina Kalili, Section Head Property Finance & Administration at City of Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia
Linkedin: Liina  Kalili

08.2022

It is only getting better in this course, this assignment opened my eyes and made me understand the real meaning of doing business which is the main core of survival in business. I am so glad that I discovered this MBA because of culture of putting theory into practise but not only to memorize theories in textbooks.

About the residential it was the most fulfilling and humbling experience learning from the diverse group. It was the joyful moment to meet my classmates in person for the first time, the ability to interact with them face to face and listening to their unique experience. The knowledge impacted on us by Professor Kelling was powerful, the history of strategic planning and how things evolved for our current and future planning. I am looking forward to all my future encounters, and I am positive that the knowledge that I obtain will help me to make a difference.
Mastering Complexity Through Navigation
Ruvimbo Mabaudi
Ruvimbo Mabaudi, Chief Financial Officer at Nurture Capital Agri Holdings Limited, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Ruvimbo Mabaudi

08.2022

I wish this method of teaching strategy would be shared in schools because we need to begin healing the nation from elementary levels, and so come up with our own solutions to our problems. I am very thankful for this exposure; it really makes me believe that my return on investment in this MBA is very high.
Mastering Complexity Through Navigation
Innocent Sauti
Innocent Sauti , Head of Programme at United Nations World Food Programme, Yangon, Myanmar
Linkedin: Innocent Sauti

07.2022

May I take this opportunity to share my appreciation for the great work done by Prof. Janos Illesy in making me feel comfortable with Financial Statements and Financial Planning. I dreaded the course. I am now motivated to check on company performance
Finance Intensive
Innocent Sauti
Innocent Sauti , Head of Programme at United Nations World Food Programme, Yangon, Myanmar
Linkedin: Innocent Sauti

07.2022

Working through this assignment I have managed to review my performance as honestly as I possibly could. I have learned many new ideas beyond the ones I have chosen for this assignment. I have developed confidence on some issues that I developed through self-discovery and experience which are also acknowledged by Malik. The knowledge acquired has definitely added more personal value and also to the work that I do for the World Food Programme.
Principles of Effective Management
Lincoln Taruvinga
Lincoln Taruvinga, Director at Linfix Investments (Pvt) Ltd T/A Quickfix Hardware, Harare, Zimbabwe

06.2022

This has been an eye opener to have an eye out and to reflect on how other individuals carry themselves. Personally, this is something I never really investigated as I believed that business transactions are handled similarly or are universal throughout.

As an organisation it gives us the ability to now review and look at all communication across the business sector differently and to take our time in thorough research before engaging in future international business endeavours.
Cross-Cultural Management
Ruvimbo Mabaudi
Ruvimbo Mabaudi, Chief Financial Officer at Nurture Capital Agri Holdings Limited, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Ruvimbo Mabaudi

05.2022

and I may have devised re-investment solutions which had not been explored before. Solutions which work at boosting other industries in the country as well as making the global bottom line look like a win to the investor. I am thankful for this assignment, because now I believe that there are diamonds in the roughness of my country, all it takes is concerted effort to look, and a positive mind-set to apply.
International Business Law
Miranda Khumalo
Miranda Khumalo, PARTNER at Atherstone and Cook, HARARE, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Miranda Khumalo

05.2022

This exercise has been highly beneficial as it has brought a different perspective on developing or identifying a target segment. The systematic review proposed in the reading material, reiterates the need to first identify the customer’s needs and problem that the business wishes to resolve. A business is able to narrow down on the most realistic opportunity from the various market opportunities.
Strategic Marketing
Ruvimbo Mabaudi
Ruvimbo Mabaudi, Chief Financial Officer at Nurture Capital Agri Holdings Limited, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Ruvimbo Mabaudi

04.2022

What is both sad and joyful to me, is that there are people in the world like Richard Gesteland who have successfully studied human behaviour to this degree in order to help those yet in the know. However, due to ignorance, I still went ahead blindly trying to forge relations without having come across such a gem.

I am thankful for this exposure, and the opportunity not to repeat mistakes other people and myself have made. This assignment has helped me craft the type of export market we will endeavour to have our products move to.
Cross-Cultural Management
Annabelle Moller
Annabelle Moller, Head of Internal Audit at MTC, Windhoek, Namibia
Linkedin: Annabelle Moller

03.2022

The lateral marketing technique was a game changer for me, not only to develop new ideas for the development of new products and services, but also using the technique to solve business problems or develop new ideas. It has helped me think differently about challenges to see challenges as just another opportunity to create something and this technique defenitely helped me to jump that hurdel.
Strategic Marketing
Chido Boka
Chido Boka, Managing Director at Boka Floors Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Chido Boka

03.2022

This course has been particularly helpful for me as it focused on the practical application of marketing research in our business. Having studied a research module before, it was always difficult to use the concept in the context of everyday business. However, looking at marketing research from the perspective of offering value to a board of directors who need to make critical decisions about the business has opened my eyes. The reading material has also shown me that there are many ways to conduct market research all being dependent on what the objectives of the market research are. I have enjoyed studying this course.

Having also been appointed to sit on two boards of directors recently, I have also seen how market research will help to solve problems in a business more efficiently as you can base your decisions on results and not just on general assumptions.
Marketing Research
Chido Boka
Chido Boka, Managing Director at Boka Floors Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Chido Boka

03.2022

The idea of lateral marketing was the most difficult for me to understand while I was studying this course, however, once I grasped the concept, I realised how some ideas that we usually throw out as being completely ridiculous may be the very ideas that drive innovation and can give true competitive advantage.

I also learnt that the marketing planning process is not just for the marketing department but for the whole organisation and as such it should be given a lot of attention.
Strategic Marketing
Leon Whyte
Leon Whyte, CSO/Co-Founder at Service Management Consultancy Ltd, Hamburg, Germany
Linkedin: Leon Whyte

03.2022

I really enjoyed this assignment! As an organization we have been struggling to achieve this production target since 2018, believing that our only solution was to increase revenue and hire more resources. However, during the construction of this assignment, I was forced to step out of my operational position and assess this business from a strategic standpoint and was amazed by the results. This assignment has really opened my eyes to the potential value that digital technology can bring to any organization, if strategized and implemented properly.
Managing IT and strategy
Kelvin Mukuku
Kelvin Mukuku, Metallurgical Manager at Eastplats, Brits, South African Republic
Linkedin: Kelvin Mukuku

03.2022

The most critical thing in this assignment is how it links up with other concepts from other modules. This showed me the fluidity of the MBA program and the practical side of it. This also showed me that there is no concept that is isolated form the others and that market entry whether domestic or foreign, requires thorough research and understanding before implementation.
Export Market Entry Strategies
Lincoln Taruvinga
Lincoln Taruvinga, Director at Linfix Investments (Pvt) Ltd T/A Quickfix Hardware, Harare, Zimbabwe

03.2022

This has been an immense learning experience for me while studying this course. I have reflected and seen a lot of missed potential that would add value to the organisation if we were to compartmentalise and adapt new age transformation. It has outlined that for any business to be successful it has to continuously be looking t the macro environment as it plays a huge factor in the operations of any business. Continuous scanning of this environment will help move the organisation forward and always help me be aware of the opportunities outside and threats that may be turned into positives.
The Nature of International Business

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