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Africa Management

Management Development Programme (MDP) - Africa

Course modalities & Duration:
  • Remote - 10 days over 8 months



The Africa Management Development Programme (MDP) helps you to take your management skills to great heights. Packed with material focusing on broadening managers’ self-awareness, leadership attributes and management skills, this strategic management course is an absolute must-do in today’s ever-changing business environment. By equipping managers with the insights needed for sound business integration, best management practices and how to apply strategic thinking in every decision that is made, this programme helps managers to reach their full potential.

Who is this course for?

Existing managers who are responsible for managing various business units from any industry will benefit from this course, especially those who are ready to dive deep into their management development. By reinforcing managerial skills and business acumen, managers will complete the course as more empowered individuals.

Why choose this course?

The Africa Management Development Programme enables the reinforcement of managerial skills with business acumen while facilitating integration across various business units in an empowering manner.

  • Translate business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking into improved organisational performance
  • Explain the basic operations of an economy and discuss key economic concepts used in everyday economic reports
  • Read, understand and interpret financial statements to determine the financial health of an organisation
  • Prepare and manage a budget for a department or organisation
  • Utilise an understanding of market segmentation to best position a product offering to the customer
  • Translate digital marketing and social media insights into effective customer service management practices
  • Demonstrate leadership competence through a heightened sense of curiosity and a willingness to drive a culture of innovation, learning, and continuous improvement
  • Promote diversity and employee engagement through an improved understanding of leadership and human resources management practices

Admission requirements

  • 1 - 2 years of management experience
  • English language competence at NQF level 4 or equivalent
  • No formal tertiary qualifications necessary

What our learning partners had to say

With the advent of digitisation and the 4th Industrial revolution, we cannot lead the way we have in the past. It has become necessary for us, as leaders, to refine our skills so as best to support our teams into the future. The MDP programme gave me the skills and perspective to help guide and prepare my team for this “future fit”. On a personal level, the interaction with the various subject matter experts reignited my hunger to learn and invest more in my own personal development. I can’t wait to do the SMDP programme!

Mario Arendse
Woolworths Financial Services

MDP is the best training I have ever undergone in the 35 years of my career. The course covers all aspects of an organization, finance, marketing, human resource management, you name it. The training helped me pass an assessment for a higher position. The course sharpened my management skills especially people management. Most importantly it transformed me into looking and handling issues professionally.

Kemoneiloe Patricia Pheresi

The MDP has (given me) insight (into) the economic dynamics of business.

Mpendulo Donono

For me, the Management Development programme was brilliant, in that it not only provides you with a fundamental theory basis, but it also allows for an individual to apply the learnings practically. I took this into account and applied my learnings to my current work situation. One of the key learnings for me in management and people skills, are that not all people are the same.

Shane Chinasamy

I consider myself truly fortunate to have been afforded an opportunity by my employer to be part of the MDP programme. It has been such an eye opener and has re-ignited my passion for learning and the thrill I get from intellectual stimulation.

Nompumelelo Nkonde
Matthey Africa

Upon completion of the MDP, my interpretation of the workplace changed instantly. The programme is detailed and ensures that one reaches the relevant touchpoints within his or her work environment. It takes one’s leadership to another level, as well as ensures that one is knowledgeable of different departments within the organisation.

Advise Fele

The insights which I gained (from) doing the MDP have proved invaluable in my everyday work life. I often find myself assessing my leadership style, considering how best to share and develop with my staff. I would encourage anyone considering the MDP to do it!

Anna Chevreau

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