Henley Business School re-signs for HR Indaba


With 900% growth over the last 7 years, Henley SA is a business school that knows how to do business.

Henley South Africa has re-signed as a partner for the HR Indaba, which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 16 and 17 October 2019. Not many people are aware of the fact that Henley is the oldest business school in Europe. It is also the only international business school in South Africa that has triple accreditation status from the foremost accreditation bodies in the United Kingdom, Europe and the USA. 

Unlike many other business schools that offer a linear experience that force-feeds theory to students, Henley offers a holistic learning system, blending theory with practice to provide students with insightful business acumen and the ability to master both themselves and others by giving them exceptionally relevant and practical knowledge that is tried, trusted and practiced in workplaces across the globe.

Also, because of affiliations with Henley Business School in the UK (the oldest business school in Europe) and the University of Reading in the UK, Henley SA provides a unique blend of the best of international scholarship with the best of African understanding. hey also have a range of South African qualifications from entry-level managers programmes at NQF level 5 through to Masters of Business administration at NQF level 9. Our MBA is also a full international qualification accredited in the UK.

“We have grown by 900 percent in the last seven years because we are a business school that knows how to do business. In that time we've gone from having five full-time employees to 70,” says Professor Jonathan Foster-Pedley, the dean of Henley Business School. ” We did this with no external investment, solely through our entrepreneurial ability. Mind you, we have managed to remain profitable throughout each of those years, so we know what we're doing when it comes to business.”

Much of this growth is attributable to Henley's commitment to driving transformation in Africa, which has seen the proportion of African students enrolled in Henley's MBA programme rising from 30 to 68 percent and African staff representation rising from 20 to 68 percent over the last seven years. A champion of innovation, Henley puts a strong focus on its social entrepreneurship initiative called MBAid which works with over 300 NGOs and is the largest MBA scholarship programme on the continent.   

As a partner, Henley will have an exhibition stand at the HR Indaba, which will be the largest of its kind in South Africa. It will give HR professionals an opportunity to learn everything they need to know about the latest HR technology, HR strategy, company culture, labour laws, recruitment, employee engagement and HR leadership. It will also bring together thousands of colleagues, suppliers, platforms, universities, specialists, recruitment agencies, CHROs and thought leaders.

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