To meet this demand, GIBS has launched a new MPhil programme specialising in change leadership, starting this year.
The new MPhil programme aims to provide leaders with the opportunity to cultivate the necessary knowledge, skills and experiences that will enable them to drive change in a wide range of organisations and various situations. These change leaders can confidently navigate the digitally disruptive new world of work, emerging markets, and the capacity to lead exciting innovations.
“The world is going through a period of marked change and transition, resulting in environmental, social, economic and technological changes,” says GIBS lecturer, Dr. Dorothy Ndletyana.
The MPhil in Change Leadership is targeted at leaders across organisational functions such as human resources, strategy and organisational development. These individuals are responsible for the change efforts of their organisations or are in industries experiencing rapid and dramatic change. They must have successfully completed an honours degree and have a minimum of five years of leadership experience.
The programme also enables participants to enhance their research capability by enabling them to contribute meaningfully to scholarly change leadership debates by submitting a dissertation on the Leadership of Change.