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NMU Business School Newsletter 2020

Nelson Mandela University Business School’s Research Associate, Dr Bryan Robinson, has been elected President of the Business Ethics Network of Africa (BEN-Africa). A DBA graduate from the Nelson Mandela University Business School, Dr Robinson lectures Business in Society and International Business at the School and is a guest lecturer on Ethical Leadership for the School’s prestigious MBA programme.

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The Nelson Mandela University Business School would like to congratulate each and every one of its April 2020 Graduates. May you be true leaders of tomorrow, personifying the leadership values of our University’s namesake.
Dear Nelson Mandela University graduates
We are extremely proud to congratulate you on your Graduation. It is indeed a gratifying achievement and we celebrate with you.
This year we had 31 PDBA, 60 MBA and 2 DBA graduates participating in the first ever Virtual Graduation at Nelson Mandela University.
By Dr. Randall Jonas, NMU Business School Director
The Nelson Mandela University Business School’s Prof Paul Poisat, delivered his inaugural professorial lecture recently. His topic was: "Demystifying Leadership Connectivity: Rediscovering the soul of leadership". An Inaugural Lecture is an auspicious occasion for the University to acknowledge the appointment or promotion of new, full professors, introduce them to the academic and non-academic community of the University, and to provide opportunity for engagement with the greater community.
Professor Chris Adendorff of the Nelson Mandela University Business School, who specialises in Future Studies has been appointed by President Ramaphosa to the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
Nelson Mandela University’s Business School academics Prof Kobus Jonker and Dr Bryan Robinson  joined the national debate on China in Africa with a recently published book entitled China’s Impact on the African Renaissance: The Baobab Grows.
ICT Services’ Senior Systems Engineer: Information Security Ryno Boshoff and his wife Hildegarde, Faculty Administrator for Engineering, the Built Environment and IT, both graduated in Business Administration at the April graduation.
As the first building in the education or public sector to achieve a “4 Green Star design rating” from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), Nelson Mandela University Business School believes in sustainability and looking after the environment in which it operates in.
Dr Randall Jonas, Nelson Mandela University Business School Director and President: Nelson Mandela University Alumni Association...
The World Ocean Council (WOC) held their annual summit in Rotterdam, Netherlands between 30 November - 2 December 2016. The theme “Ocean 2030: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Ocean Business Community” deliberately wanted to interpret the United Nations 2016-2030 SDGs into actionable targets for representatives from shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, ports, mining, finance, renewable offshore energy, tourism, marine technology and other key ocean stakeholders.
Dr Nelson Mandela said: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” At NMMU Business School we truly believe this as we endeavour to mould ethical business leaders for tomorrow.
There is something systemically and intrinsically wrong with leadership today. One only needs to scan news media to spot failures from the top and the devastating impact of these encroachments on the lives of ordinary South Africans.
Business executives from in and around Nelson Mandela Bay will be addressed by business leaders from international companies such as Standard Bank and AngloGold Ashanti at the annual Nelson Mandela Bay Leadership Summit, which takes place on 28 June 2017 in Port Elizabeth at the Boardwalk International Convention Centre.

• A study of MDs working in Sub-Saharan Africa reveals the importance of a combination of African humanism and Western pragmatism for successful leadership in emerging markets

• NMMU Business School uses leadership study to develop a Business Leadership Framework for executive recruitment and skills development in Africa

Professor Ashish K Vaidya during a panel discussion at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School’s Strategic Conversations Changing global business conditions: Decisions affecting economies around the world.
Port Elizabeth, 15 February 2017 - The research findings of a new study undertaken by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Business School which examined conscious corporate governance has delivered fascinating results on the future sustainability of companies.
The NMMU Business School today announced that its flagship MBA programme received prestigious international accreditation by AMBA; and also that the school secured a top position through the Eduniversal international business school rankings for South Africa.
January 2017 – Eduniversal released its ranking results in the second week of January 2017. The results again highlighted the quality of the NMMU Business School MBA programme.
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University is pleased to welcome Dr Randall Jonas on board as the new Business School Director.
We are delighted to welcome Dr Randall Jonas on board as the new NMMU Business School Director. Dr Jonas brings with him a wealth of business and education experience, and we look forward to working with him.
NMMU Business School’s Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) was recently accredited by the international Association of MBAs (AMBA) after a rigorous year-long accreditation process.