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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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, Senior Process Engineer at Sasol, Sandton, South African Republic
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, Regional Executive Director at Grandpak Pharmacies, For All Medical Society, Make Children and Women Count, Harare, Zimbabwe
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
Vincent Bosha
Vincent Bosha, Sales Executive at Rainbow Tourism Group, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Vincent Bosha

Marketing management

12.2020

Being a marketing professional, this course has been very insightful as it has shown given me a new dimension.

I can now look at the marketing communication process in a holistic approach and align it to the strategic objectives of the organization.
Marketing Decisions and Managing Activities
Hasting Tjipueja
Hasting Tjipueja, Senior Client Manager at Dimension Data Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia
Linkedin: Hasting Tjipueja

Competitiveness and IT

12.2020

I knew from the past that IT is expected to be a business enabler, but never had the knowledge of the “how”. I was not able to explain how the IT function is expected to be positioned as a business enabler.

Through this course, I learnt that such an approach would be easier to start from the strategic planning perspective and take it through to the planning and implementation session of the IT strategy.  

Thank you for the continuous encouraging feedback and comments I get on the assignments I submitted on this module.  
Managing IT and strategy
Vincent Bosha
Vincent Bosha, Sales Executive at Rainbow Tourism Group, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Vincent Bosha

Marketing management

10.2020

Being a marketing professional, this module has been very insightful as it has shown me a number of loopholes within my department and the way we plan. I believe that there will be a significant improvement in the performance of the department in the coming year and in particular the way it relates to other departments in the planning process.
Strategic Marketing
Brian Chizodza
Brian Chizodza, Senior SAP Business Solution Consultant at Baraka Technology Group, Johannesburg, South African Republic
Linkedin: Brian Chizodza

Marketing management

10.2020

Our company will benefit immensely from the knowledge I have acquired through this course in that I will be a resource person in marketing communications. I will be able to offer advice to both management and marketing department on issues concerning marketing communications, for example, I will be able to analyse, criticise and offer advice on any marketing communications done by the company. This will be done at no extra cost.
Marketing Decisions and Managing Activities
Perseverance Chavunduka
Perseverance Chavunduka, Production Superintendent at Bindura Nickel Corporation, Bindura, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Perseverance Chavunduka

Operations management

10.2020

IBR Global MBA has brought a refreshing perspective on how learning should be done.

The Germany Operations Management residential brought to life all the principles learnt in theory and showed that it is possible to excel in industry. Value is created by continuously looking at our systems and making them relevant in order to meet customer needs.

Thank you IBR for this program!
Residential period: operations management
Hasting Tjipueja
Hasting Tjipueja, Senior Client Manager at Dimension Data Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia
Linkedin: Hasting Tjipueja

Operations management

10.2020

During the Operations Management residential program, we were glanced in how and why Germany's productivity growth comparatively highest in EU.

The program was an eye-opener in understanding that every every business require to excel in their internal elementary processes, that in return create value to their customers. We were given an opportunity to visit two SME’s in different sectors, and the take-home from these visits was that the strategic implementation can only be sustained with the involvement of top management team. Unlike in the East and most Western markets, these business in Germany are not compromising on quality, and they center their excellence on innovation and continuous improvement methodologies.

If I am given opportunity again for a similar program, I will not hesitate to accept it.
Residential period: operations management
Gervasius Thikusho
Gervasius Thikusho, Manager: Markets and Business Development at Agro Marketing and Trade Agency (AMTA), Windhoek, Namibia

Operations management

10.2020

IBR is a great experience and as the slogan says " There's no better way to learn".

I was fully captivated by the operations management residential in Germany and the marketing management residential in Israel. The theoretical literature in class and the industry visits was a 100% match. IBR teaching methodology indeed created value for me back in my work space and has continously created positive impact for my company.

I thank the IBR team for being an eye opener for me.

Keep up the good and continue to change lives.
Residential period: operations management
Ludwig Naunyango
Ludwig Naunyango, Senior Client Services Consultant at GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS PENSION FUND (GIPF), WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA, Namibia
Linkedin: Ludwig Naunyango

Operations management

10.2020

My personal experience with IBR Global MBA and value created during and after the  Operation Management residential in Germany is infinite. It gave me an insightful knowledge and understanding that:

1. Germany's educational institutions and labour market are reformed and aligned in an adaptive, evolving and innovative way. The Global MBA, withstand the negative impacts posed by covid-19, as its mode of study has been and is virtual, stable and flexible, made it also flexible, practical and customized for my study, work and family needs and responsibilities despite my geographical location;

2. companies are thriving because they are founded on solid foundation, laid on hard-to-copy innovative business concept and cemented by a highly principled families way of doing business and sustained with owner's equity and not funded with debts / loans as is the case in most African countries. A model, I can say worked well for their sustainability and longevity;

3. workforce is well versed in a broad range of classical and advanced technologies suitable for a wide range of business offerings.   Above all, the technology platform comprised of the state-of-the-art equipment to support our studies with precise, robust and time saving measure.
Residential period: operations management
Tommy Kuendambairi
Tommy Kuendambairi, National Fleet Officer at Zimbabwe Revenue Authority, Harare, Zimbabwe

Operations management

10.2020

IBR Global MBA has proven its uniqueness and stands out to be the best in terms of imparting knowledge relevant for individual's innovativeness during this 21st Century period whereby use of technology has become the order of the day.

The Operations Management residential period in Germany really gave me an insight on why their companies remain a top notch on the global arena. They thrive on continuous improvement through research on how to meet the customer's needs of which that's a major key in today's companies survival. No wonder majority of the family companies in Germany have managed to stand the test of time and become a reckon on the world market.  

Thanks again to IBR Global MBA for imparting life skilled education as compared to mere academic knowledge. I am proud to be associated with this life changing university.
Residential period: operations management
Shepherd Nhondova
Shepherd Nhondova, Partner at PNA Chartered Accountants, Harare, Zimbabwe
Linkedin: Shepherd Nhondova

Operations management

10.2020

With IBR Global MBA's focus on customer identification, innovation, process management and its attention to future profitability potential  prediction analysis amongst other tools makes one a positive candidate to navigate through shocks like one imposed by Covid - 19. Thank God, this program at the right time for me.

Management principles taught not only empowers one with skills to navigate business shocks but enhance one's personal management skills.

IBR Global MBA's blended way of teaching and its  residential approach to study is one way to demonstrate uniqueness, resultant and verifiable ability to have predicted future shocks like one being experienced - Covid - 19.
Residential period: operations management