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.

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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
Tatenda Makuni
Tatenda Makuni, Executive Director at Introcane Enterprises, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Tatenda Makuni

International business

05.2021

The assignment comes at a stage where there are actual negotiations taking place at my workplace. The negotiations are currently at a stage where the two parties are deciding to form a totally new company altogether and this assignment helped me to examine what will be the best way to move forward and the regulations involved in terms of debt-to-equity ratio.

During the interview with the tax accountant, she mentioned that transfer pricing is a big thing in Zimbabwe now and that it was something that foreign investors would need to be familiar with before one runs into penalties thereby jeopardizing investment. Hence there is critical need to familiarize the involved parties with the rules and regulations that can affect them, directly or indirectly. I have scheduled myself to attend tax training sessions for business, I realized how important this is. The tax accountant I spoke to runs such trainings and I believe they will be beneficial to me.
International Business Law
Cosmas  Zvikaramba
Cosmas Zvikaramba, Market and Operational Risk Manager at ZB Financial Holdings, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Cosmas  Zvikaramba

International business

05.2021

Globalisation of production and consumer markets is real and failure to respond to global environment trends is a recipe for disaster to an individual and/or an entity. This course gave me an opportunity to analyse things from a global perspective and also to view the Group in the global arena. Coming from a developing world country and coupled with being in the financial services industry, during this course the most outstanding global trends were on the ecological environment and technology environment.

How serious is the issue of climate change and how fintechs are transforming the banking industry. I learnt new things on climate change, how it is a threat to the environment, as well as how international banks have responded to growth of fintechs. After going through such a course, one’s mind will be inclined to solve individual or work related problems with a Global mind-set and not only the local environment.
The Nature of International Business
Itayi Marufu
Itayi Marufu, Concentrator Manager at Bindura Nickel Corporation, Bindura, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Itayi Marufu

International business

05.2021

Personally, in this course I improved my personal time management. This course required a lot of reading for me to understand the basic principles of law and taxation. I got understanding of what the assignment was all about during the tutorial, which required that I had to start compiling the assignment whilst managing work commitments within seven days.

Technically I can now compile my own business proposal with confidence, as the course gave me an opportunity to understand the principles of a business proposal.
International Business Law
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
Tashinga Chimuti
Tashinga Chimuti, Finance Manager at Medical Aid Society of Central Africa (MASCA), Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Tashinga Chimuti

Human resource management

04.2021

I have always had an idea as to why our appraisal process was not helping much in terms of managing performance and promoting development. This assignment has helped me to granulise this and understand fully that there is no deliberate success without alignment of performance of staff holistically and the performance of the organisation. The two are synonymous and therefore, the value this has created for me and our company is that I shall push to ensure that we start immediately on beefing up our appraisal process.

Previously I was not too clear on where to start but now, I am very confident as to the basic steps to take to getting us to have a sound performance management system for our company.
Appraisal and Performance of HR
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
Leon Whyte
Leon Whyte, CSO/Co-Founder at Service Management Consultancy Ltd, Hamburg, Germany
Linkedin: Leon Whyte

Marketing management

03.2021

As I am a sales specialist and marketing activities are very closely aligned to sales activities. I assumed that this course would be very easy for me to complete, hence my justifications to leaving it until the end.

However, this course really challenged my thinking and forced me to think on a strategic level and outside of the box. I had never heard of Lateral Marketing, prior to commencing with this course, however I thoroughly enjoyed working through it and expanding my knowledge and skills within this area.
Strategic Marketing
Japhet Zoraunye
Japhet Zoraunye, Research And Development Engineer at Stamicarbon, Waalre, North Brabant, Netherlands
Linkedin: Japhet Zoraunye

International business

03.2021

The course and the research was valuable to me in that I was able to get awareness of the several global trends that affect the fertilizer and agricultural industry. I learnt a lot of new things especially with regards to analysis of external factors that affect business. The PESTEL framework was new to me and I was able to gain insight on how this tool can help in identifying threats and opportunities to any business. I am looking forward to using this tool to analyses other business sectors besides the fertilizer sector.

I am convinced that this research and its recommendations if implemented at ZFC will be able to result in a transformed business that is able to face the challenges of tomorrow and be a market leader in fertilizers in the region with high customer satisfaction.
The Nature of International Business
Cosmas  Zvikaramba
Cosmas Zvikaramba, Market and Operational Risk Manager at ZB Financial Holdings, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Cosmas  Zvikaramba

International business

03.2021

This course gave me an opportunity to analyse things from a global perspective and also to view the Group in the global arena. Coming from a developing world country and coupled with being in the financial services industry, during this course the most outstanding global trends were on the ecological environment and technology environment.

How serious is the issue of climate change and how fintechs are transforming the banking industry. I learnt new things on climate change, how it is a threat to the environment, as well as how international banks have responded to growth of fintechs. After going through such a course, one’s mind will be inclined to solve individual or work related problems with a Global mind-set and not only the local environment.
The Nature of International Business
Vincent Bosha
Vincent Bosha, Sales Executive at Rainbow Tourism Group, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Vincent Bosha

Competitiveness and IT

03.2021

This course has been particularly challenging however, it has allowed me to look at strategy in a holistic view. Technology presents a world of endless opportunities but not every technology is right for the business.

I have learnt how to evaluate appropriate technology and ensure that it is working towards fulfilling the organizations strategic objectives. This has been a very good learning experience.
Managing IT and strategy
Brian Chizodza
Brian Chizodza, Senior SAP Business Solution Consultant at Baraka Technology Group, Johannesburg, South African Republic
Linkedin: Brian Chizodza

Competitiveness and IT

03.2021

Studying this course was a blessing in disguise. The topic actually touches on issues that are affecting our SAP Consulting Industry at the moment. This assignment enabled me to look at the issues in a more pragmatic manner.

I feel the urge to present this topic to the Partners based on the guidelines set on this assignment as it will vividly express the need for a change in strategy since we are an IT company, we need to set an example and follow what the industry demands of us for survival.
IT and Organisational Applications
Victor Pea
Victor Pea, Chief Executive Officer at Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust, Walvis Bay, Namibia
Linkedin: Victor Pea

Competitiveness and IT

02.2021

This course has provided an opportunity for me to take time to consider how digital technology may assist the Trust to reach, engage and retain customers in the most cost-effective and direct way.  This further build on the knowledge and awareness created by the course Competitiveness and IT which will assist me in setting performance targets for the marketing and IT division in our quest to digitalise most of the operations around marketing and communication. This course and module on IT would enable me to provide guidance from an enlighten stand point, and trust that it will be of great help as we embark upon the journey to strengthen technological capability of the Trust.

The study material will come in handy as we have discussions around IT infrastructure and other platforms and solutions that the Trust can employ and capitalize on in order be responsive to customer concerns and retain its customers.
IT and Organisational Applications
Leon Whyte
Leon Whyte, CSO/Co-Founder at Service Management Consultancy Ltd, Hamburg, Germany
Linkedin: Leon Whyte

Competitiveness and IT

02.2021

The biggest learning curve for me was the adaption of my thinking to not only focus on present day products and solutions and understand the value that they can bring to organizations today but to also evaluate organizations and the market in general to foresee what future products and solutions could be available on the market and understand how these could affect the future profit potential of businesses.

On the whole, I believe that this evolution in my thinking will be extremely valuable to my customers and will empower me to take my organization to new heights that I never fathomed.
Competitiveness and IT
Dr Priscilla Madzinga-Kusena
Dr Priscilla Madzinga-Kusena, Communication for Development Specialist at UNICEF, Abuja, Nigeria
Linkedin: Dr Priscilla Madzinga-Kusena

International business

02.2021

What a course! This course provided a great start to this Global MBA program. As I read through the chapters provided as reference material, I identified opportunities which the company can tap into. Most interesting was the Chapter on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Porter’s Theory of Competitive Advantage (the diamond). There were some business initiatives that I had put on hold, because I was not fully aware of the opportunities and value in synergizing efforts with other international organizations.

While I gained theoretical knowledge, I resuscitated those discussions again. Merging theory and practice provides huge gains.
The Nature of International Business
Samantha  Kachikira
Samantha Kachikira, Process safety engineer at Ishecon cc, Johannesburg, South African Republic
Linkedin: Samantha  Kachikira

Competitiveness and IT

12.2020

Personal – the greatest value for me that was derived from this course was the need for me to start using digital technology for personal branding.

As a consultant, I need to put my name out there so that potential clients across Africa can know who I am and the services I can offer under Ishecon. There are many opportunities for personal branding e.g. creating a personal professional blog, or writing articles on relevant websites that have potential to bring clients and improve my client portfolio.

I have only been a consultant for a little over a year and the course has opened my eyes to digital opportunities that will help me start getting my own clients.
IT and Organisational Applications
Alan Krohne
Alan Krohne, Manager: Retail Infrastructure and Development at Mobile Telecommunications Ltd, Windhoek, Namibia
Linkedin: Alan Krohne

Marketing management

12.2020

Once again I must compliment the reading material selected for this course, it was simple straight to the point and content that can be taken fr om theory directly to the implementations in the market.
This is my first exposure to Market research over the course of my career I’ve been involved in allot of new campaigns and product launches and even projects introducing and starting with new projects.

It was an eye opener where the building blocks started and how to build on that momentum especially the drive where most of business can be generated as indicated by the research proposal.

This is a point I would like to emphasis we usually hear of market research in the company and then we launch a product but the epi centers in never shared and this can be a major contributor as to wh ere to launch products.
Marketing Research