Time for change

For many people change is difficult. In the world of academia, in particular, the wheels of change turn at a very slow speed. This, however, has never applied to TSIBA Business School, where from day one they have been aware of the importance of meeting the needs of today’s business world.

Forward to July 2019 and interim CEO, renowned academic, Professor Kobus Visser, ex-Dean of UWC (University of the Western Cape) arrives on campus ready and armed to move TSIBA even further ahead in the world of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. “I prefer to call it the digital economy and I feel strongly that we need to do some serious work on preparing youth – our leaders of tomorrow, to deal with the challenges this brings.

More than just texts
“Whilst at UWC I pushed very hard to incorporate more and more of these different skills into areas such as economic and management sciences. We simply can’t teach the way we used to. You can’t leave it to information or computer systems. It’s not about coding or writing programmes. It’s about learning how to use the skills needed for the digital economy. We also can’t leave out the all-important human element in this learning.”

TSIBA is renowned for its use not only of the internships it offers its students in the corporate world but of the wide range of talent and knowledge they bring to the lecture halls with their inspirational guest lecturers. These not only bring a wealth of knowledge and experience but also offer help to the students in their future careers.

Sought after graduates
“TSIBA’s degrees must prepare our graduates for the real world of today – the digital world. Historically however degrees have been highly structured which tends to produce graduates who don’t have practical business experience and acumen, don’t see business logic, are not emotionally intelligent or can think critically and systemically. The TSIBA curriculum works specifically to address these critical skills needed in the digital economy. This is a wonderful thing and gives our graduates a far broader insight into the world”.

“Our aim is to produce graduates which prospective employers don’t have to have to spend 18 months of training before they become a productive employee.”