Free MBA Presentation


Insights into the world of work (post MBA)

Register your interest to attend a free online presentation (MBA graduates only)

Bonisile and Theo from #TeamTSR recently lectured to the University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business MBA classes. Business Schools are currently experiencing a disruption of their own due to the current Covid-19 pandemic that we find ourselves in.

Covid-19 has shaken up executive education forever.

The advent of the ‘hologram professor’ will become more pronounced as well as the use of Artificial Intelligence / Technology and Automation in the delivery of course content at leading business schools.

#TeamTSR would like to extend a warm welcome to Catherine Duggan who formally started as the new Director of the UCT GSB on 1 Sep 2020 and to Maurice Radebe who will take up the position of Head of School at WITS on 1 January 2021. Some great news!

We too, would like to sincerely thank Azvir Rampursad, Manager: Corporate Partnerships – Graduate School of Business University of Cape Town and Charisse Drobis [Head of Career Management Services at WITS Business School] for extending this platform to Bonisile and Theo.

Before our lectures, we ran a survey with some already qualified MBA’s candidates to help unlock some challenges for MBA students.  Herewith a sample of our questions and feedback received:

Responses to this were as follows:

  • MBA Grads are not lacking in any skills; they just don’t sell their MBA strongly enough in interviews
  • Companies out there that are hiring MBA’s grads need to be educated in what an MBA graduate is and what an MBA graduate brings
  • Most of the content of an MBA is a mile wide and an inch deep
  • Individuals needs to sell and evidence learnings more effectively in interviews
  • Expecting a complete career change after an MBA is unrealistic in this market
  • MBA’s produce good general managers; not functional experts
  • Management Consulting – the industry takes specialists and turns them into generalists by placing them on a multitude of different projects to solve
  • Once a generalist you can move more easily into a different industry or specialisation

Having an MBA does not make you a legitimate disruptor in a business!  Arrive with your new ideas and a healthy dose of humility.  Remember that corporates changes slowly.  This requires patience, hard work and support to push change.

Do you need help navigating your career,
once you have your MBA qualification?

#TeamTSR will be hosting a similar presentation to share learnings with the broader market. If you have an MBA or are currently completing an MBA and would like to attend, please register your interest below.

Who is this presentation for?

The presentation is aimed at those busy completing their MBA or have completed their MBA and are battling to navigate their career post MBA.

What will the presentation cover?

In the session we will cover how to navigate the job market post-MBA, share insights into market realities from current MBA network alumni.

How long is the presentation?

1 hour

When will the presentation take place?

Date TBC

Is there a limit to the number of attendees?

Yes, the presentation is limited to 50 attendees

What platform will the presentation take place on?

MS Teams