MD of Regent Business School, Ahmed Shaikh, and Université Centrale Group Executive Director, Mme Houbeb Ajmi at the launch of the Global Pan-African MBA this week. Picture: Supplied
MD of Regent Business School, Ahmed Shaikh, and Université Centrale Group Executive Director, Mme Houbeb Ajmi at the launch of the Global Pan-African MBA this week. Picture: Supplied
MD of Regent Business School, Ahmed Shaikh, and Université Centrale Group Executive Director, Mme Houbeb Ajmi at the launch of the Global Pan-African MBA this week. Picture: Supplied
MD of Regent Business School, Ahmed Shaikh, and Université Centrale Group Executive Director, Mme Houbeb Ajmi at the launch of the Global Pan-African MBA this week. Picture: Supplied
Regent Business School has launched its distance-learning MBA in North Africa with two of its partner institutions from the Honoris United Universities Pan African higher education network. 

The Global Pan-African MBA was launched this week by Université Centrale Group in Tunisia and the Université Mundiapolis in Morocco.

Regent Business School is a leading distance-mode management education provider in Southern Africa. The Global Pan-African MBA focuses on enhancing management and leadership skills in the African continent. The continent has a huge skills deficit and in particular there is a dearth of management expertise. 

An MBA is internationally acknowledged as a means of fast tracking the development of leaders and managers to meet these demands. Internationally, the MBA is recognised as the premier business qualification and it has stood the test of time in transforming people into high-level decision makers and agents of progress.

The MBA is aimed at contributing to enhancing leadership and management skills whilst developing the socio-economic environment of the African continent. The core curriculum of the MBA programme primarily deals with generic global business and management issues. It is unique in that, all core courses are embedded with reading material and case studies that are Africa-centric. 

In addition, global problems and challenges such as Sustainability, Governance, Political Economy and Ethics are included in the core curriculum. The MBA programme will also offer electives in Islamic Banking, Health Care Management,  Doing  Business  in  Africa,  Emerging  Markets  and  the Digital  Economy.  

Regent Business School’s intention is to shape and nurture socially responsible entrepreneurs, public and private sector managers and leaders for the renaissance of emerging economies.  

The MBA has been benchmarked with many international institutions’ programmes, including business schools in Africa. This standard enables students with sufficient and relevant work experience and appropriate qualifications to further develop their functional and reflective competencies in business management and administration. 

The MBA will also enable students in the private and the public sectors to develop in-depth, advanced discipline-specific skills and applied competencies  that will  provide  them  with  opportunities  for  personal intellectual  growth,  more  purposeful employment, and the ability to make a meaningful contribution to society.

“Regent Business School is delighted to launch this exciting initiative and supports the concept of collaborative intelligence, cultural agility, mobile mindsets which are at the heart of Honoris’ vision of higher education” says Ahmed Shaikh, MD of Regent Business School. 

“This Pan African association with Honoris United Universities has enabled Regent Business School to expand its foot print in North Africa becoming an international cross-border institution. RBS is also actively exploring some academic collaboration projects in Egypt which will allow Regent Business School to work with dynamic and leading CEOs, managers and entrepreneurs across the North African markets of Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco” declares, Luis Lopez, Ceo of Honoris network. 

Honoris United Universities harnesses the collaborative intelligence and the pioneering efforts of these institutions to educate Africa’s next generations of leaders and professionals.

In essence, the Honoris United Universities and its member institutions will continue with its quest to create pan-regional profile graduates with cross-border academic and work experience to be competitive in today’s fast-paced and demanding labour markets.