|MBA students laud Slovenia academic excursion |
Master of Business Administration (MBA) students have lauded
their academic trip to the International Executive Development Centre
(IEDC)-Bled School of Management in Slovenia, saying the experience
Seven MBA students at the Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership
(TGSL) and their five lecturers travelled to the IEDC in Slovenia
over five days to explore contemporary global business ideas and
benchmark on best practices for the MBA programme at the University
of Limpopo. The tour included academic lectures and a visit to some
of the top business establishments in the country.
According to Charlotte
Msindwana, MBA second level student, the trip exposed the students to
an international business culture. “I learnt to bridge the gap
between theory (classroom learning) and practice, and to interrogate
strategies for effective implementation as well as asking the right
questions and learning how other countries sustain their
businesses,” she informs.
Meanwhile Katlego Mathosa, also in second level, says the trip
widened her academic horizons and gave her a broader perspective of
the business world.
For Silence Thela, in his MBA
first level, the trip enhanced his understanding of tackling case
studies in business. “It gave us an opportunity to explore how
businesses sustain themselves other than relying on government
tenders,” he says.
It was at Iskraemeco, one of the largest companies in Slovenia that
boasts 1000 employees with an annual turnover of 100 billion (euros),
where students learnt about the company’s sustainability
strategies in a competitive industry. The company specialises in
electricity meters, communication technologies and software solutions.
According to Prof Mankolo Lethoko, TGSL Acting Director, the academic
excursion was essential for international collaborations that the
school has already established with other countries such as Germany.
Prof. Dr. Danica Purg, President of IEDC-Bled School of Management,
said their country held health and education value systems at heart.
“IEDC is one of the most innovative management elopement
institutions in Europe. I am confident that our partnership with UL
will yield positive results as academics also contribute to nation
building,” she states
Date created: 2018-10-13 17:55:36