Truly the most challenging and amazing 2 years which provided the foundation for my career. Many in our class excelled in business, all excelled as leaders of all kinds. I am honoured to be a Wits Business School alumni.
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts” Shakespeare.
One of my best moments was doing a syndicate assignment video presentation for the Organisational Design and Development module, under the topic “Design of an Agile Organisation”, which became a journey of discovery and enlightenment for the team, as well as lots of fun whilst contributing to immense learning.
Tony Norton, MD of Standard Merchant Bank addressed our MBA class. He talked about merchant banking and corporate finance- stock exchanges, raising capital, mergers, acquisitions financial instruments, risk and reward, and corporate valuations. I knew definitively that I wanted to go into investment banking. When the first opportunity arose I fortuitously joined SMB. Most merchant…
I had asked Prof Patrick McGraw to borrow his teaching notes to copy, intending to return it the following week. Over the weekend my car was stolen, with his notes, my course materials, and text books. Thank you to Douglas Jung and friends who helped me with copies of their files so that I could prepare for the exams. The MBA program taught me that you can survive any hardship if you have a strong support network.
Honoured to be part of this prestigious institution