About the Business School

Founded in 1997, we started by offering the University of Wales MBA in Pretoria, South Africa. In 2004, we were accredited with 14 other Business Schools in South Africa to offer a South African accredited MBA. Since then many students have completed our MBA programme and have gone on to become prominent business and public leaders in South Africa and internationally.

In 2018 we were also accredited to offer the prestigious DBA qualification. As the only business school in the Capital City  and Tshwane Metro area, we are right in the heart of the country’s leadership, power and influence, which allows us to be a strategic influencer of note.

In 2019 we changed our name from TUT Business School to the Tshwane School for Business and Society (TSB) in order to better reflect our vision of becoming a Business School with prominent impact on the South African society.

As such, we endeavour to create an environment that enables our students and staff to think ambitiously and creatively, and to act with a great sense of resourcefulness and responsibility to achieve lofty goals.

We have excellent facilities and offer an engaging environment wherein dedicated students can challenge their way of thinking and expand their knowledge in the areas of business, management and entrepreneurship. In 2020 we also expanded our MBA offering to Mbombela and aim to include Polokwane in 2021.

We are a member of the South African Business Schools Association (SABSA) and were awarded a PMR Africa Silver Arrow in 2019 as a testament to the quality of our programmes. We look forward to welcoming you to the Tshwane School for Business and Society (TSB) and are confident you will have an enriching time. We look forward to seeing in what ways you are going to impact the world.

Message from the Director

Thank you for visiting our website. Some of you may be new to the school, while others are friends, alumni and associates with longstanding relationships with us.

We believe that both the business community and business schools can play an integral part in addressing the systemic issues that will alter the future for generations to come. Issues such as climate change, rising inequality, the mismatch of education, skills and employment opportunities, and addressing the challenges of state owned enterprises and government institutions. As a community, we must commit to use our power and influence to make progress against these challenges, working across sectors and mindful of the needs of our communities. We can do this in any business sector or industry as well as in society and governmental organisations.

Although TSB has been offering an excellent accredited MBA programme for many years, we now plan to spread our wings and use our influence to become a notable facilitator of change in the Tshwane Region and beyond. The first outcome of this initiative was the Tshwane Leadership Summit, in partnership with the MIKS Foundation and The Innovation Hub, which was held for the first time on 23 October 2019. The summit, themed Leadership for a Better Society, convened respected and well-known thought leaders, and highlighted the importance and vital role of reputable leadership.

A second initiative recently launched is the “Entrepreneurship and Business Development with Social Impact”. In a first for South Africa, TSB recently signed a MoU with a partner business school in Italy to offer an International Certificate in Impact Entrepreneurship. Developed in cooperation with African countries, the programme has already been successfully launched in eight other African countries. In addition, TSB has started to offer Master Classes targeted at specific sectors in the region.

We have also begun affecting changes to our current MBA programme to prepare it for international accreditation through the UK-based Association of MBAs. Securing this international accreditation will elevate us to share the status of the best business schools in South Africa. A Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PDM) has recently also been approved by the university. This programme will provide a direct learning pathway from a Bachelor’s degree or NQF 7 Diploma, directly to the sought after MBA programme offered by the business school.

We look forward to welcoming you at TSB.

Sincerely,

Prof Kobus Jonker

Faculty Members

The academic and other programmes are served by the following distinguished full-time and part-time faculty members. TSB frequently draws on the expertise of leading business people from both the corporate and entrepreneurial environments to complement our full-time teaching faculty.

Prof Kobus Jonker

Business Strategy

International Business

Prof Zeleke Worku

Quantitative Techniques

Research Methodology

Prof Vinessa Naidoo

Marketing

Woman Leadership

Dr Emmanuel Edoun

Management Economics

Public Management

Dr Patrick Ebewo

Entrepreneurship

Mr Pieter van der Merwe

Leadership and Organisational Behaviour

Ms Leeann Naidoo

Human Resources and Change Management

Dr Sydwell Shikweni

Business Strategy

Mr Ntando Kubheka

 International and Environmental Management

Mr Shameegh Khan

Management of Technology and Innovation

Dr Ayanda Nteta

Operations Management and Operations Research

Dr Kuziva Muganiwa

Accounting and Financial Management

Dr Andile Mtotywa

Quality Management, Monitoring and Evaluation

Prof Enslin van Rooyen

Project Management

 

Prof Trevor Taft

Professor Extraordinaire

Agri-Business

Prof Steven Burgess

Professor Extraordinaire

Marketing in Emerging Economies

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