The Strategists

Designing a Three-Day Virtual Global Module for 300+ MBA Students

Designing a Three-Day Virtual Global Module for 300+ MBA Students

Leveraging our network to educate

The MBA qualification is one that is highly regarded amongst business institutions globally. In order to promote the curriculum and understanding of candidates within the program, an in-depth understanding of the forerunning business practices is required.

Our firm was approached by one of forerunning, business institutions in the country to aid in developing a provocative set of modules for over 300 students within the institution over the period of three days. The goal was to provoke understanding, provide insights and engage with the external thought patterns of the candidates to add immense value to their existing curriculum.

The Strategists utilised our proficiency in the capacity of corporate advisory, strategy innovation, and more to create a team of globally recognized speakers from across the globe and locally.

The speakers and designations are as follows:

Day 1

  • Jon Lor – Founder of WonderFruit and serial entrepreneur
  • Prof. Marc Ventresca – Professor at Oxford University
  • Deon Liebenberg – Vice President at Optus Australia
  • Barry Bedford – Hospital Director
  • Shaun Vorster – CDO at Aurora50
  • John Deep – CFO of ALEC
  • Hamisha Daryani Ahuja – Producer of Netflix original, Namaste Wahala.
  • Vijay Vaitheeswaran – Columbian Professor at New York University
  • Prof. Joseph Stiglitz – Professor at New York University
  • Mark Chandler – Director of the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Global Engagement

Day 2

  • Rahul Kadavakolu – VP at Rakuten and head of global marketing, sponsorship and sports
  • Dr. Morris Mthombeni – Dean and Professor at GIBS
  • Ben Shenglin – Dean and Professor at ZIBS
  • David WEN Wu – Representative from LianLian Pay and Panshi Group
  • Professor Adrian Saville – GIBS Professor in economics, finance and strategy and Director of the GIBS Centre for African Management and Markets
  • Col. Terry Virts – International Space Station Commander and Space Shuttle pilot

Day 3

  • Peter Van Kets – Professional Adventurer
  • Ambassador Navdeep Suri – Global Ambassador
  • Papa A Sow – CEO MTN Guinea
  • Ambassador Mavimbela
  • Dr. Antonio Manfredinin – FGV
  • Natalia Diaz – CEO of Standard Bank Brazil
  • Juliano Saldanha Vargas – Group CEO ZEST WEG Group
  • Consul General Tinyiko Kumalo
  • Zeenith Ebrahim – Harvard University PhD candidate
  • Prashat Rao – Global Editor, The Atlantic
  • Dr Dambisa Moyo – Global economist, author, and board member.

Every speaker shared their own insights and concepts respective to their industries. The aim was to provide the attendees with a globalised sense of business as opposed to the local restrictions often amplified within the generic MBA program.

After an immense three days, The Strategists team had not only impacted the lives of future CEO’s and executives but also brought a globalised vision of business management into South Africa.

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