EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT

But first, your people?

Simultaneously advance the executive skills and academic qualifications of your people. We are the only business school in South Africa to offer a full suite of accredited management practice programmes from National Qualifications Framework (NQF) levels 5 to 8, that can also be customised to your organisation’s unique needs.

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Partner with us to build Africa

Henley Africa is the highest ranked business school in southern Africa for executive education (FT 2023). Our core purpose is designing learning and development opportunities that advance people, organisations and shared value.

As a leading global business school, with campuses in Europe, Asia and Africa, we’ve been working with our clients to incubate business leaders and impactful entrepreneurs for over 75 years. And because we understand how adults learn, we are known for building leaders who are curious, emotionally and intellectually agile, and who have a passion to make a difference.

International and quadruple accredited, we are open to change, bold thinking and diverse perspectives. Join us!

Customised programmes

At Henley Africa, we’re inspired by individuals and organisations that challenge the status quo by advancing business knowledge and practice that better serve people and the planet. We can create fully-fledged, bespoke leadership development programmes for organisations wanting specific outcomes for their employees, suppliers, members, and partners. We offer a full learning pathway of accredited programmes up to (but not including) the MBA. We can tailor up to 50% of the content of these programmes to your individual needs and requirements. We can also co-design a short course for you – from a 1-day workshop to a programme running over several months.

In working with you, we will strive to establish a deep understanding of your needs. Breaking away from the ‘right answer’ model, we co-create learning experiences that empower people and create more value over the long term. The task is not simple, so we serve as your thinking and learning partner, working together to achieve these objectives.

We are proud of our successful associations with several blue-chip companies in South Africa, across the continent and throughout the world including: Standard Bank, Coca-Cola, Nedbank, Absa, MultiChoice, Hollard and Discovery.

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AFROSAI-E
DISCOVERY
HOLLARD
RMA
SEACOM
LIBERTY
MTN
SNG GRANT THORNTON
LENMED
NEDBANK
DBSA
AFRICAN BANK
CITIBANK
HITACHI
FSCA
PROFICA
Standard bank
HEINEKEN
MOTUS
GLENCORE
FIRSTRAND
PEPKOR
STRATE
COMPUTERSHARE
INSETA
RAND WATER
MULTICHOICE
SHRA
PUBLIC INVESTMENT CORPORATION
OUTSURANCE
ESKOM
IDC
ABSA
SANTAM
SIEMENS
BRYTE
STANLIB
CTM
SUN INTERNATIONAL
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W&RSETA
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AUDITOR GENERAL SOUTH AFRICA
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Our learning philosophy
In a world overwhelmed by decision-making fatigue, we recognise the regenerative power of confidence, knowledge, and good judgement as valuable assets. We move beyond the manager role as an individual ‘in charge’, to rather develop decisive thinkers, leaders, and remarkable African entrepreneurs who take responsibility for turning ideas into profitable outcomes within organisations.
Connect and learn
Humans are inherently social. Cooperation lies at the heart of people’s lives and society – from day-to-day interactions to some of our greatest endeavours. We learn best by doing, interacting, reflecting, and constantly practising over time. This requires a level of courage, vulnerability and leaning into the learning process. Our programmes provide an outstanding participant experience, where delegates and faculty can spend time together in formalised sessions, virtually, or face-to-face, to learn with and from each other.
Test as you go
As a delegate, your workplace or business is the incubator for testing theories and ideas in the weeks between the content blocks – ensuring learning is always taking place in a context that sees the transfer of knowledge gained to relevant practice. Throughout the process, we will cultivate critical and innovative thinking that will help you to succeed.
Our design approach
Supporting your organisation’s development needs is our top priority. New and advancing managers need something tangible to advance their practice, that’s why our programmes balance scientific rigour and research with experiential learning to enable your people to rise through the organisation.
Our approach typically involves four stages:
STEP ONE
Diagnostic exploration

We conduct diagnostic interviews and host focus groups with your organisation’s top team and a cross-section of your key people to explore the strategic issues impacting your organisation.

STEP TWO
Co-design

We partner with your team to co-design a learning solution that supports your organisation in reaching its strategic objectives.

STEP THREE
Programme delivery

We deliver a dynamic programme of activities, gathering feedback and consistently assessing and reshaping what we’re doing, to ensure we focus on the established challenges and their related learning objectives.

STEP FOUR
Review

We rigorously review the individual and organisational progress aligned to the learning outcomes.

Why choose Henley?

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We are rated in the top 1% in the world

The Henley Africa Business School is quadruple accredited by the world’s leading accrediting bodies on three continents (AMBA, AABS, EQUIS and AACSB). This means that the leading academic standards bodies across the globe independently agree that Henley reaches the highest educational delivery and operational standards. This puts us amongst 1% of business schools in the world.

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We prioritise life balance

The Henley MBA emphasises the importance of your relationships, family, and well-being. We believe that balanced, motivated and engaged people, and the successful businesses they create, are key to driving positive change in Africa.

  • Work while you study, with time for life. We teach adults, using adult learning methodologies and a holistic approach to success.
  • Adjust the tempo. Deadlines and extensions can be negotiated when pressures get too intense.
  • Family matters. Free support workshops for you and your partner, with children’s entertainment provided on-site at specific times. 

Our MBAid programme provides free support and relationship counselling to students and their families. We make family-friendly events a part of the curriculum because we understand that our students are parents, spouses, business leaders and community members – and they need time to flourish and fulfil each of these roles.

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We’ll open doors for you

The Henley MBA is the only international MBA qualification offered by a business school that is also accredited in South Africa. Students are taught by the same faculty, marked and blind-assessed by the same examiners, and achieve the same international qualification as our MBA students around the world. When you graduate, you will also have a lifelong connection to Henley’s 90,000-strong network of alumni across Africa and the world.

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EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT

How much does it cost?

All costs for customised programmes are negotiated with you, based upon your budget, the number of delegates you’d like to enrol, and the scope of your development needs.

When you choose Henley Business School as your executive education partner, you access the best international business leadership and coaching resources. Practising what we teach makes Henley both a highly respected business school and a successful business.

Join us to co-create transformational education together.

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Are you an individual looking to boost your career development?

Henley’s pathway to management mastery offers a full suite of accredited programmes in management practice for post-experience managers, from post-matric (NQF 5) level to our international MBA (NQF 9). We also offer several short courses and doctoral studies. You can sign up as an individual or motivate to your manager why you want to come and study at Henley.

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NQF 5

Higher Certificate in
Management Practice

HCMP

120 Credits

1 Year Course

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NQF 6

Advanced Certificate in
Management Practice

ACMP

120 Credits

1 Year Course

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NQF 7

Advanced Diploma in
Management Practice

ADMP

120 Credits

1 Year Course

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NQF 8

Postgraduate Diploma in
Management Practice

PGDip

120 Credits

1 Year Course

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NQF 9

The Henley International
Masters of Business Administration

MBA

200 Credits

2,5 Year Course

Get in touch

Contact us to discuss your customised learning needs.

Desikan Naidoo DESKIN

Desikan Naidoo

Senior Business Development Partner 

+ 27 82 821 9648  

desikanN@henleysa.ac.za

Siqhamo

Siqhamo Ngabase

Business Development Partner

+27 73 606 6049

siqhamon@henleysa.ac.za

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