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GIBS receives Diamond awards

By GIBS News

Posted on 04 October 2011

This week GIBS received two Diamond awards from the publication, based on the results of their annual national survey on Accredited Business Schools offering the MBA/MBL degrees in South Africa.

Fourteen business schools were up for consideration and GIBS achieved the highest overall score of 8.29 out of a possible 10. Prof Nick Binedell received the second award for his achievement in the category: Individual in the Business School fraternity in South Africa doing most to enhance and develop the relevancy of business schools.

The sample of 436 respondents included human resource directors/managers and line managers from listed and large companies, national, provincial and local government departments, and state-owned enterprises in South Africa that employ MBA/MBL graduates and students across the following attributes:

• Academic knowledge
• Application of knowledge in the workplace
• Communication skills/abilities
• Emotional intelligence
• Entrepreneurial skills/capacity/abilities
• Environmental awareness
• Ethical business conduc
t• Financial management
• Human resource management
• Implementation of corporate governance
• Information managemen
t• Innovation
• Insight into sound sustainable development
• International perspective
• Leadership skills/abilities
• Marketing management
• Operational management
• Quantitative abilities/skills
• Strategic management

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