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Advanced Management

Executive Development Programme (EDP)

  • Price from: TBC for 2023
Course modalities & Duration:
  • Blended - 18 days over 3 study blocks

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Introduction

The current state of the world makes more demands than ever before. As an empowering senior leadership programme, the Executive Development Programme (EDP) aims to prepare individuals with the necessary management skills to make difficult business decisions in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) domain. The focus of this programme is to equip each executive with global perspectives, business and ethical framework knowledge. These enable them to inform unique business strategies to accomplish objectives and successfully overcome change management.

Who is this course for?

Senior leaders and executive managers who are responsible for managing teams, and interested in becoming leaders who make a real difference will benefit the most from doing the Executive Development Programme (EDP).

The Executive Development Programme at USB-ED is designed to expand your ability to lead, motivate and achieve business objectives; enhance your global business perspectives and empower you to formulate strategic goals.
The Executive Development Programme at USB-ED is designed to expand your ability to lead, motivate and achieve business objectives; enhance your global business perspectives and empower you to formulate strategic goals.

Why choose this course?

This leadership course equips you with the necessary tools to expand your ability to lead, motivate and achieve business objectives and enhance your global perspectives, while empowering you to formulate strategic goals. In the ever-complex business realm, global priorities and challenges often fall on executives’ shoulders. Leaders, therefore, need to adapt their executive roles with new ways of thinking to make room for such changes. Over the course of just 7 months, you’ll learn new techniques and management skills.

You will be equipped to:

  • motivate the value of responsible leadership;
  • appreciate a global and local perspective of the ecosystem in which one operates;
  • evaluate cognitive strategies to appraise systems and consider emergent futures;
  • employ adaptive thinking to support strategic leadership decisions;
  • formulate creative workforce strategies to enhance diversity and organisational performance;
  • synthesise business knowledge, skills and professional networks to enhance their careers;
  • apply ethical reasoning in determining the role of business in society.

Admission requirements

  • Tertiary qualification recommended but not required
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a senior or executive management position
  • Foundational knowledge or experience of functional management such as in marketing, finance or human resources

What our learning partners had to say

It offers a study opportunity with a wide range of interesting themes and modules that are relevant to the new world of business in which we are operating. Even though the leadership module was a key part of the programme, there is also interconnectedness with all other modules.

Mpho Mohajane

It helped me to know that the investment I made in myself was already paying dividends for our company too. The programme also created some longer-term goals within me. Through the discussions, it helped me to improve my own thinking about where I see myself going in the next few years, and beyond that. Beyond the business side of things, that helped me personally.

Ruan Venter

This executive development programme offers comprehensive knowledge, considering the fast-paced, ever-changing and challenging global business environment. I therefore highly recommend it to leaders who are looking to consolidate their learnings with their business and take their careers to the next level.

Mpho Mohajane

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