MBA retains pole position as post-grad choice for Africa execs

Top African leaders outside of South Africa overwhelmingly still opt for pursuing an MBA, counter to local trends which are increasingly seeing senior executives opt for other post-graduate qualifications, an expert says.

“Unlike their counterparts in South Africa and the rest of the world, where an MBA is no longer seen as the golden ticket or postgraduate qualification of choice, the MBA continues to identify leaders in the rest of Africa as part of an elite group,” says Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, leadership expert and CEO of Jack Hammer, rated one of the top 3 executive search firms in South Africa.

Research into the leadership landscape in key economic hubs in Africa, conducted by Jack Hammer’s Africa Desk for its latest Executive Report (Volume IV – The Africa Report: Leadership Strategies for Sustainable Growth), researched the makeup of the 259 leaders from the executive teams of 36 multinational companies which successfully navigated expansion and growth in Africa. Companies researched included General Electric, Siemens, Unilever, Microsoft, Coca Cola and Procter & Gamble.

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