Global MBA Testimonials

The process of creating value through work-integrated learning is extraordinary. It shifts the primary learning experience from the confines of academic institutions to the actual workplaces of our students. This transformation leads to an unparalleled sense of purpose, as it transitions skills training from theoretical teaching to the invaluable experience gained on the job.

Additionally, work-integration redirects the traditional focus of study from analysis to practical implementation. It is the act of implementation that has the power to bring about real change in the world. This new approach enables students to realize their potential in effecting positive changes within their work environments.

We invite you to explore the remarkable feedback from some of our students who have been willing to openly share their experiences of creating genuine value in their workplaces.

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Owen Namusi
Owen Namusi, Corporate Finance & Investment Associate at Intellego Investment Consultants, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Owen Namusi

05.2024

The study of the cross-cultural management has enhanced my appreciation of the influence of cultural issues on our firm’s approach to business dealings. I now have a better sense of how my awareness (or lack thereof ) of cultural nuances can have a material impact on how a business transaction with international partners or investors can progress. I have also come to appreciate the need to devote time and resources in order to better understand our international counterparties ahead of engaging in a transaction or going to the negotiating table. With many similar engagements on the horizon, I will adopt a different, more informed approach to the soft skills side of the overall engagement and our firm will certainly benefit from that going forward.
Cross-Cultural Management
Esther Chasi
Esther Chasi, CEO at Global Aid Missions, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Esther Chasi

04.2024

As a whole, the value provided for me as CEO and the workplace is a more efficient and effective appraisal system that links individual performance to strategic goals of the organisation. This alignment improves decision-making, helps with talent management, increases employee engagement, and develops an excellence culture, all of which contribute to the organization's overall performance and influence.
Appraisal and Performance of Human Resources
Miranda Khumalo
Miranda Khumalo, PARTNER at Atherstone and Cook, HARARE, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Miranda Khumalo

04.2024

It has been an incredible journey preparing this Business Plan as it has allowed me to
delve into all areas of the business from strategy, marketing to financial proposals. In
many instances I was challenged and taken out of my comfort zone, particularly, on
the financial aspects of the business.
Advanced Business Planning (finance)
Owen Namusi
Owen Namusi, Corporate Finance & Investment Associate at Intellego Investment Consultants, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Owen Namusi

04.2024

The study of the course unit has added a valuable broader perspective to my
worldview in as far as global business dynamics are concerned. As a leader in my
firm, I can now see the importance of being constantly on the lookout for new
potentially disruptive financial services market developments that would require
technology-driven responses in order for our firm to remain competitive. Our firm will
benefit from the approaches that I have learnt on how to methodically identifying new
opportunities that can positively transform our business model and add to our
business success.
The Nature of International Business
Juandre du Toit
Juandre du Toit, Operations Manager at Eden International, Windhoek, Namibia
Linkedin: Juandre du Toit

04.2024

This assignment has taught me to always look at what the market is doing, never get comfortable and think you will always have work or income. The economy is too unstable to get complacent, analyse the threats and opportunities in a market, and adapt accordingly. Exploring new markets has let me create valuable other connections with people and has expanded on my professional network a lot.
The Nature of International Business
Pride Gwaze
Pride Gwaze, Group Financial Manager at Vunani Limited, Johannesburg, South African Republic
Linkedin: Pride Gwaze

04.2024

In conclusion, researching and pursuing the idea of starting a solar PV business in South Africa has created immense value for me as a decision-maker and entrepreneur.
Advanced Business Planning (finance)
Chris Lamprecht
Chris Lamprecht, Senior Business Analyst at ooba (PTY) Ltd., Cape Town, South African Republic

03.2024

While studying through this particular module of the course, it became clear that in-house servicing is not always the most efficient way of getting things done. There is a myriad of knowledge and experience a click away on the internet (and) The knowledge and understanding gained on competition in each space where business is done, be it on the corporate level or in your own neighbourhood, has changed my perspective on how to approach projects. Whether it be to improve current operations for a company running for years or to bring a start-up through planning to a fully realised business, there are checks and balances that require attention and action.
The Nature of International Business
Michael Matengu
Michael Matengu, Environment Officer: Air Quality at Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb, Tsumeb, Namibia
Linkedin: Michael Matengu

03.2024

This has opened my mind on learning and employee development. The assignment has really opened up my mind on what supportive communication is, the attributes and principles and how this affect the learning process and also hinder employee growth is wrongly applied. There is more to communication than what is on the surface.
Appraisal and Performance of Human Resources
Johnson Gwaze
Johnson Gwaze, General Manager, Manufacturing at Innscor Africa Limited T/A Baker's Inn Bakeries, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Johnson Gwaze

02.2024

This course unit, above all, challenged me to take an interest in methodical and efficient working approaches to improve my management effectiveness. On the surface, the tasks and tools look very ordinary and basic. Upon reflection ,and on applying them to a personal case study, they offer a  reminder of the priceless nature of these tasks and tools. Careful consideration and approaches to these is a must for every manager.
Learning and Employee Development
Godfrey Mbizo
Godfrey Mbizo, Data Engineer-Risk and Delivery at Capitec Bank, Stellenbosch, South African Republic
Linkedin: Godfrey Mbizo

02.2024

The journey of self-reflection and improvement outlined in this assignment holds substantial value for both me as a leader and for my company.

In conclusion I can say, the value created through this reflective process extends beyond individual skill enhancement; it permeates the organizational fabric, fostering a culture of continuous learning, adaptability, and excellence in the company.
Learning and Employee Development
Eugene Mutiti
Eugene Mutiti, Head of Trading at BancABC Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Eugene Mutiti

02.2024

Thank you Prof Jannie, this was an exciting, practical approach to HRM. I have been transformed and rejuvenated through this residency. I'm ready to apply learnings to my workplace and personal life as early as now.
Human Resources Residential
Emma Kakona
Emma Kakona, Managing Director at Amazing Kids Private School & Academy, Windhoek, Namibia

02.2024

Dear Prof. Le Roux, my knowledge has been s t r e t c h e d beyond the common HR. Our current operations have been undressed, to be reinvented for greater heights.  Your presentations have been relevant, practical, engaging and thought-provoking.  As an entrepreneur I am now in better a position to reposition myself, zoom in and  focus on what matters most, Human Flourishing a key driving force of our businesses success.                                        

Thank you very much for the empowerment to invest in myself and others as well as realizing my and their  future “I have a dream”.  
Human Resources Residential
Willem van Greunen
Willem van Greunen, Partner at Köpplinger Boltman Legal Practitioners, Windhoek, Namibia
Linkedin: Willem van Greunen

02.2024

Reflecting on the residential event presented by Prof. Jannie le Roux, I am thankful for the immersive and enlightening experience. The five-day journey was an educational retreat. It was a transformative encounter that redefined my understanding of human management and leadership within a law firm. Prof. Jannie le Roux's mentorship was nothing short of inspirational. He offered insights into leadership styles, teamwork dynamics, personality compatibility, and the essence of motivation.

The experience granted me self-awareness and provided me with the tools to improve and develop my leadership and managerial capabilities at Kopplinger Boltman. The value of such personal interactions and collaboration surpasses the confines of traditional learning environments. I am grateful to Professor Jannie for his exceptional guidance and to my fellow students for their friendship and contribution to my personal growth and development.
Human Resources Residential
Hugo Ribatika
Hugo Ribatika, News Anchor at Newzroom Afrika Room 405, South African Republic
Linkedin: Hugo Ribatika

02.2024

What and an incredible few days in Windhoek with sharp minds from the motherland. I have never been a Human Resources practitioner so its small wonder that the learning in this HR Module of the IBR Global MBA have been particularly eye opening. I thrived on the mix of professionals from various industries and stations on the corporate ladder as well as business - great insights were proffered.

The icing on the cake was the well equipped Professor Jannie Le Roux author of many titles who steered this residency wonderfully. See you in Germany everyone.
Human Resources Residential
Willem van Greunen
Willem van Greunen, Partner at Köpplinger Boltman Legal Practitioners, Windhoek, Namibia
Linkedin: Willem van Greunen

01.2024

This assignment enhanced my grasp of practical marketing in a real-world setting. The most enlightening aspect was learning the simultaneous development of product and customer. This dual focus not only broadened my understanding of how best to introduce, test and develop new ideas in . This understanding has reshaped my perspective on effective marketing strategy, emphasizing the importance of evolving the product in tandem with customer engagement and feedback.
Leading Marketing Innovations
Misha Steen
Misha Steen, Director at Steen Architectural Services CC, Windhoek, Namibia
Linkedin: Misha Steen

01.2024

This course was the opposite of what I expected before we started with the module. I was expecting to study advertising and how to promote existing business models and product.

To my astonishment the scope of this module was far beyond what I expected. I have truly learned a lot and are now confident that I would be able to determine whether it will be feasible to invest into and launch new products into the market. Doing it right is the main focus.
Leading Marketing Innovations
Willem van Greunen
Willem van Greunen, Partner at Köpplinger Boltman Legal Practitioners, Windhoek, Namibia
Linkedin: Willem van Greunen

01.2024

Through this assignment, I've gotten a clearer picture of where to start and what kind of information I need to make a solid business decision. Now, armed with this concept of a research strategy plan, I feel more equipped to figure out whether I need market research and, if I do, how to go about it.

It's not just about whipping up a survey, sending it out to all our clients, or throwing some questions on social media. There's a strategy to it - understanding the research problem, framing the right questions, setting clear objectives, figuring out what kind of data we need and how we're going to analyze, evaluate, and present it.
Marketing Research
Michael Matengu
Michael Matengu, Environment Officer: Air Quality at Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb, Tsumeb, Namibia
Linkedin: Michael Matengu

01.2024

While studying this course, the course really the course really created value considering, business model concept, market opportunities and Abell’s market definition from the reading material.

At first it was quite complex because of the type and nature of business model utilized for this course. It was through the study of the material that pieces starting coming together and the model that was complex and new began to take form.

This links up to the previous courses, in strategic management and other courses previously done. The value was that I was able to make sense and develop a completely new banking model that can be used to start a new venture. The course was really of help to me and the client the model was developed for.
Strategic Marketing
Willem van Greunen
Willem van Greunen, Partner at Köpplinger Boltman Legal Practitioners, Windhoek, Namibia
Linkedin: Willem van Greunen

01.2024

I learned that the introduction of a novel product was not just about its cutting-edge features. The process demanded a meticulous unpacking of market dynamics, customer inclinations, and the competitive environment. This was a profound pivot from my initial understanding.

The assignment led me to a pivotal moment of clarity: Innovation within a business setting is less about the flash of new technology and more about its strategic fit within the complex web of market forces. This deeper analysis has not only reshaped my thought process but has also equipped me with a far more robust and disciplined approach for evaluating and implementing technological advancements in my business endeavors.
Strategic Marketing
Misha Steen
Misha Steen, Director at Steen Architectural Services CC, Windhoek, Namibia
Linkedin: Misha Steen

01.2024

This assignment for myself was extremely challenging. In the beginning I had a very divergent mindset, however the assignment has equipped myself to have a more convergent way of analysing new ideas and to validify each idea to the core.
Strategic Marketing

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