Our Short Learning Programmes

The Centre for Business Dynamics (CBD), as the commercial unit of the UFS Business School, was founded in January 2004 and offers management and leadership development programmes to a cross-section of constituencies. The mission of the CBD is to offer customised solutions of the highest quality and relevance, in order to ensure that the skills and competencies of companies and individuals are up to speed, especially in an environment of constant change and transition. The CBD aims to make an appreciable contribution towards the performance and competitiveness of the private and public sectors in South Africa., with a more recent emphasis on the small and medium (SME) sector in particular.

Unique Value Proposition 


The CBD realises its mission and vision through the following means: 

Enabling complexity- and future-fitness, by focusing on meta-skills that will ensure adaptive capacity, and the ability to respond to increasing turbulence

Integrating short learning programmes into the business and management learning path through a process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
 
Customised Learning Solutions  
strategic consultation processes for purposes of customising learning solutions to the client’s needs 
aligning the skills required with the participants’ level of work.
crafting an ‘Action Learning’ environment that is tied to Assessment – this represents the primary driver of measurable Return on Investment (ROI).

Flexible Modes of Delivery 

Online – low-touch programmes made for asynchronous learning with facilitator support 
Face-to-face – workshop-based delivery in a classroom environment 
Mixed mode – online learning complemented with physical or virtual contact sessions 
 
Online Learning Experience – user-friendly learning journeys, guiding by both synchronous and asynchronous learning, supported by zero-rated data 

International Accreditation
– the scope of our accreditation is not limited to the MBA programme, but is inclusive of all the formal and short learning programmes

Certificate of Competence
– formative and summative assessment designed to facilitate workplace application and therefore, bridging the learning-doing-gap 

Complete Solutions – end-to-end ‘Participant Management’ ensures a seamless experience from registration to certification 


The following document provides an outline of the value proposition in terms of the short learning programmes that the Business School has to offer:

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