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Theuns Pelser - Why should I do a manufacturing focused MBA?

This is a question business leaders across the globe regularly consider. A worthwhile MBA degree requires a serious investment of time and money but should provide significant tangible and intangible benefits for the rest of your career.

Here are some of the top reasons to pursue an MBA:

  • Develop your leadership skills

  • Build your network with other industry leaders

  • Upskill yourself in core business sectors such as marketing, finance, HR and operations

  • Learn how to build a sustainable competitive advantage

If I choose to do an MBA, why should I choose a manufacturing focus? The manufacturing industry is complex, global and far-reaching. The value chain for a manufacturer includes suppliers, financial institutions, logistics, government and public service providers and customers. If your career exists within the manufacturing eco-system then the GIBS Manufacturing Focused MBA at TWIMS is explicitly designed for you.

Developed as a partnership between TWIMS and GIBS (Africa’s #1 MBA provider), this specialised MBA is Africa’s first and only to focus on the manufacturing industry. The 18-month programme is comprised of a PGDip and MBA. The PGDip is an 8-month diploma that covers important subjects for business leaders including accounting, economics, marketing, leadership, HR and operations management. These subjects are near identical to the general GIBS MBA, expect that we review manufacturing case studies to ensure relevance.

Students who received 60% and above for the PGDip graduate to the MBA, which comprises 3 core sections; 1. In-class electives, 2. The Global Module, 3. A thesis. Our electives are manufacturing-specific and cover some of the most relevant topics in today’s manufacturing environment.

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