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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Miranda Khumalo
Miranda Khumalo, PARTNER at Atherstone and Cook, HARARE, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Miranda Khumalo

Financial management

07.2021

The residential was absolutely superb. The content was extremely informative and delivered in a way that a person without a financial background could easily follow. I particularly enjoyed the visual illustrations, through the games and case studies. Thank you Janos ILLESSY and IBR Institute of International Business Relations
Financial Management Intensive
Cosmas  Zvikaramba
Cosmas Zvikaramba, Market and Operational Risk Manager at ZB Financial Holdings, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Cosmas  Zvikaramba

Financial management

07.2021

The suite of tools (i.e. case studies, games, simple models, group work and subject matter expertise) used during the virtual financial management residential period opened a new world for me with regards to business administration. Indeed, what a memorable way of learning financial management to us non finance managers and I greatly appreciate this Global MBA program.
Financial Management Intensive
Martha Bhunu
Martha Bhunu, Associate Director at Standard Chartered Bank, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Linkedin: Martha Bhunu

Financial management

07.2021

The Finance Residential was indeed the definition of new ways of learning. I could have never imagined that an online residential could be so interactive and captivating. I can safely say that the delivery of the sessions was exceptional. I am no longer afraid of numbers after I learnt accounting using a board game. Thank you IBR for proving that there is no better way to learn and Prof Janos for a job well done
Financial Management Intensive
Japhet Zoraunye
Japhet Zoraunye, Senior Process Engineer at Sasol, Sandton, South African Republic
Linkedin: Japhet Zoraunye

Financial management

07.2021

Great experience learning the basics of financial accounting and management accounting. I am now able to look at things from a different perspective. Thanks Prof Janos for simplifying the principles
Financial Management Intensive
Itayi Marufu
Itayi Marufu, Concentrator Manager at Bindura Nickel Corporation, Bindura, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Itayi Marufu

Financial management

07.2021

Wonderful time, participating in an online residential exceeded my expectations. Well done Prof and IBR team
Financial Management Intensive
Lindelwe  Manyawu
Lindelwe Manyawu, Executive Assistant to the Chairman at The Vumba Trust, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Lindelwe  Manyawu

Financial management

07.2021

Thoroughly enjoyed it. I found the residential very informative and the topics generated interesting and thought provoking discussions. A massive thank you to Professor Illessy for being so patient with us.
Residential Period: Financial Management
Mmakgomo Maubane
Mmakgomo Maubane, Director at SFK Advisory, Pretoria, South African Republic

Financial management

07.2021

Enjoyed this week-long experience of learning and discovery. Financial accounting demystified. Great effort delivering this online IBR Institute of International Business Relations. Kudos to Prof Janos!

Great experience learning the basics of financial accounting and management accounting. I am now able to look at things from a different perspective. Thanks Prof Janos for simplifying the principles
Financial Management Intensive
Leon Whyte
Leon Whyte, CSO/Co-Founder at Service Management Consultancy Ltd, Hamburg, Germany
Linkedin: Leon Whyte

Financial management

07.2021

It was a great week, good mix of virtual class room teaching sessions, group work and games. I thoroughly enjoyed it and feel empowered with knowledge in regards to the understanding and creation of financial balance sheets, P&L statements and a range of financial ratios. I would definitely recommend the IBR program to anyone considering undertaking their MBA.
Financial Management Intensive
Brian Chizodza
Brian Chizodza, Senior SAP Business Solution Consultant at Baraka Technology Group, Johannesburg, South African Republic
Linkedin: Brian Chizodza

Financial management

07.2021

Thank you Prof Janos for a week long of insightful tools and methods managers can use to navigate and make informed decisions quickly and with precision. Despite the fact that this was an online delivery, it exceeded my expectations!!
Financial Management Intensive
Pride Gwaze
Pride Gwaze, Group Financial Manager at Vunani Limited, Johannesburg, South African Republic
Linkedin: Pride Gwaze

Financial management

07.2021

I thoroughly enjoyed the residential. Coming from a financial background, I was really impressed with how informative, interactive and enlightening the sessions were. Thanks Prof Janos!
Financial Management Intensive
Linda Shininge
Linda Shininge, Sectioh Head: Contact Center and Quality Assurance at City of Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia

Financial management

07.2021

Thank you Prof Janos for empowering us, the week was very interactive and informative , I appreciate everything and especially the new way of learning.Be blessed…
Financial Management Intensive
Vincent Bosha
Vincent Bosha, Sales Executive at Rainbow Tourism Group, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Vincent Bosha

Financial management

07.2021

This residential was challenging but Prof Janos made understanding finance a lot easier. Despite being online we managed to go through the content and also participate in group discussions. I have been empowered and ready to take on my next chapter in my career.
Financial Management Intensive
Tatenda Makuni
Tatenda Makuni, Executive Director at Introcane Enterprises, Harare, Zimbabwe

Financial management

07.2021

One week with Proffessor Janos, empowered for a lifetime. It was all worth it. IBR is the institution to learn with.
Financial Management Intensive
Moreblessing Mutswiri
Moreblessing Mutswiri, Project Director at Sanning Foundation, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Moreblessing Mutswiri

Financial management

07.2021

The residential period was most insightful. I now have a much better understanding of the fundamentals of financial management which helps me to be prepared in a new world of connectivity and international business. This has hugely provided me with a foundation for making decisions along with the input of deep learning. Once again thank you Prof Janos for walking with us in this great journey.

IBR Institute of International Business Relations - is the place to be!
Financial Management Intensive
Moreblessing Mutswiri
Moreblessing Mutswiri, Project Director at Sanning Foundation, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Moreblessing Mutswiri

Entrepreneurship

06.2021

One thing that stands out to me at the end of this course is that church leadership training is often neglected and usually people survive on improvising most of the time or rather rely on the grace of God. I would like to believe that church has to be managed like a business to be effective.
Tasks and Tools of Effective Management
Leon Whyte
Leon Whyte, CSO/Co-Founder at Service Management Consultancy Ltd, Hamburg, Germany
Linkedin: Leon Whyte

Marketing management

04.2021

I think the reason why I really enjoyed working on this course is due to the potential value that it will bring to my employer. This was the first course where I actually involved key members of my company from the concept stage. Approximately half of the organisation provided their input into the course and in addition to this, this course has sparked a train a thought and initiatives which has created a buzz within the organisation.

Off the back of this course outcome, the CEO has personally created an organisation wide strategy meeting during the first week of April 2021 to discuss this product, this course outcome and to create initiatives which will hopefully lead to its implementation.

In general, I feel that my thinking and writing skills have become a lot more analytical and strategic in nature which is all in all moulding me to becoming a better director and leader.
Marketing Research
Chido Boka
Chido Boka, Managing Director at Boka Floors Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Chido Boka

Financial management

04.2021

On a personal level I would like to pass this information on to the farmers as they are also business people so that each and every farmer may be able to do cba planning and monitoring for their own farming businesses and this will not only have a huge impact on Boka Tobacco Floors but also on the country as the farmers can apply this knowledge not only to tobacco farming but to other crops that they farm as well which will lead to a better productivity for Zimbabwe as Agriculture is the backbone of our economy.
Financial Planning 1
Kelvin Mukuku
Kelvin Mukuku, Plant Manager at ChromTech Holdings, Thabazimbi, South African Republic
Linkedin: Kelvin Mukuku

Competitiveness and IT

04.2021

This course has opened my understanding as to the critical role of IT and Digital Technology to the improvement of the company’s performance and competitiveness. LMC has always looked at IT as supports of emails and company network only. The role of IT is broader and quite significant if properly utilised. The company has come up with many short terms and long-term strategies but have never looked at how we are failing to compete in the modern world due to our manual system. IT is very important if LMC wants to be competitive in the modern-day world.
Managing IT and strategy
Samantha  Kachikira
Samantha Kachikira, Process safety engineer at Ishecon cc, Johannesburg, South African Republic
Linkedin: Samantha  Kachikira

Competitiveness and IT

03.2021

4.0. industrial revolution, plus Covid-19 has allowed me to research on possible digital options available that will keep Ishecon in business for the coming decade.  These are simple tools that management is willing to try out, and when it works it will potentially retain our market position as a business in this industry.

Personally, this course has opened my eyes to new possibilities, the training program that I will carry out will use AR technology. It has always been fascinating for me and I am sure it will be for the generation Z of professionals that I will be training.
Competitiveness and IT
Miranda Khumalo
Miranda Khumalo, PARTNER at Atherstone and Cook, HARARE, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Miranda Khumalo

International business

03.2021

The assignment has afforded me an opportunity to do some introspection on some of the cross border transactions I have worked on with my partners. At the time of the transactions, my partners and I would have just brushed the issues aside. However, this assignment gives us opportunity to consider those cross cultural differences which could have been deal breakers and how best we can manage those.
Cross-cultural Management

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