Masters Degree in Management Science in Africa

Top Masters Programs in Management Science in Africa 2017

Management Science

A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Management science is meant to help bring to light certain management issues that arise within a specific industry. The aim of someone working in the field may be to utilize certain aspects of engineering, computer-based technology, or mathematics in order to find a solution to said issues.

Africa is a continent of 53 independent countries and a rich mix of native peoples, cultures, economies and history. Africa is the second largest continent in the world.

Master's Program in Management Science in Africa

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Public Policy Executive Programme

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time April 2018 Kenya Nairobi

While governments have successfully implemented management improvements over the past decade, many still struggle with the issue of successful policy making and implementation. [+]

Top Master Programs in Management Science in Africa 2017. While governments have successfully implemented management improvements over the past decade, many still struggle with the issue of successful policy making and implementation. Common problems include: rushing to solutions without thorough analysis; elegantly written policy documents without adequate implementation arrangements; lack of integration of policy-making into annual and medium term budgeting leading to inadequate funding for new policies; lack of imagination in the choice of policy instruments and methods of implementation; formal evaluation processes than have no impact on policy on the ground. This course is designed to enable middle and senior level personnel to schemes that deliver results. The Public Policy Executive Programme will run from the 11th – 15th April Key Focus Areas At the end of this program, participants will be able to: Understand and be able to follow the stages in the policy making, implementation and monitoring and evaluation processes Be able to advise on the most appropriate policy instruments to use for a policy objective Actively engage in the implementation process Selectively apply modern business strategy methods to public policy issues Contribute to the design and execution of monitoring and evaluation schemes. Program Delivery The program will be delivered by experts in the public policy field, and each day will consist of: A presentation of the framework and analysis of international experience A case study through which participants will reinforce and apply their learning A ‘reflections and applications’ session, in which the whole class works on... [-]

The Role of Public Policy in Private Sector

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

With public resources limited and constrained by public debt policies, public private partnerships (PPPs) can provide an excellent instrument to meet investment needs through private funding. [+]

With public resources limited and constrained by public debt policies, public private partnerships (PPPs) can provide an excellent instrument to meet investment needs through private funding. Although private financing comes at a cost, PPPs can enable goverments to establishing infrastructure and services delivery ambitions in an effective and efficient manner, while spreading their spending over longer periods Since PPPs are complex, it is important for all stakeholders, both public and private to acquire skills that will enable them to build credible structures that ensure projects are environmentally responsive, socially sensitive, economically viable as well as politically feasible. Strathmore Business School’s Centre for Public Policy and Competitiveness has partnered with the Leadership Academy for Development, an affiliate of Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies of Stanford University and the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced and International Studies (SAIS) to offer an exciting course that will address some of the challenges faced by public sector leaders as they foster economic growth in politically charged environments. Program Overview The program is a 4-day, intensive programme for a small number of high level government officials and business leades from Eastern Africa. The curriculum is designed to reinforce and illustrate critical hypotheses about the role of public policy in private sector develoment. How to Apply This Course will be held at the Strathmore Business School campus in Nairobi and is subsidized by a grant from a donor. Full scholarships are available to successful applicants. To participate you need to: Be a senior goverment official... [-]

Microeconomics of Competitiveness

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

A country’s prosperity depends on its competitiveness which is based on its productivity in producing goods and services. Agents such as consumers, firms, counties and public sector agencies play an important part in creating value and supporting their economic development as well as that of their country, region or county. [+]

Top Master Programs in Management Science in Africa 2017. A country’s prosperity depends on its competitiveness which is based on its productivity in producing goods and services. Agents such as consumers, firms, counties and public sector agencies play an important part in creating value and supporting their economic development as well as that of their country, region or county. To achieve competitiveness public officers must learn how to allocate scarce resources among the various options. The allocation of resources is determined by interactions in markets. While good macroeconomic policies, stable legal and political institutions, and improving social conditions create the potential for competitiveness, wealth is actually created at the microeconomic level. This course explores the determinants of competitiveness and successful economic development viewed from a bottom-up, micro-level perspective. It is designed to enable public managers both in central government and county government to hone a unique set of skills that will help them play a catalytic role in enhancing county and public sector competitiveness towards sustained economic growth. Learning Objectives Primary purpose of the course is to analyze the factors that enhance competitiveness within public sectors using microeconomic thinking, concepts and tools. It will provide microeconomics tools that could be used to gain competitive advantage in public policy. This will enable counties to take the lead in economic development and to fully utilize areas of competitive advantage compared to other counties. Program Delivery This course provides an intensive, five-day introduction to microeconomics of competitiveness analysis theory and practice. The program... [-]

Negotiation for Public Policy Executive Course

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

People negotiate daily. As a matter of fact negotiation happens several times a day. Despite the frequency of negotiations few people know how to negotiate well and achieve the most optimal outcomes. Many people believe that good negotiators are born. However, in reality anyone can improve their negotiation skills very considerably through training. [+]

People negotiate daily. As a matter of fact negotiation happens several times a day. Despite the frequency of negotiations few people know how to negotiate well and achieve the most optimal outcomes. Many people believe that good negotiators are born. However, in reality anyone can improve their negotiation skills very considerably through training. At the Center for Public Policy and Competitiveness, we teach a negotiation framework that has proved effective both locally and globally. In the current public policy context leaders often need to manage change and this requires incorporating of multiple stakeholders interests which requires excellent negotiation skills. The challenges faced in negotiating with Senators, Governors, Executive Directors and Union staff have one unique technical difficulty- your opponent in one issue may be an ally in the next. Oftentimes public meetings are contentious or participants are deeply divided along issues of resources, values or even identity. Diffusing contentious situations and arriving at a workable solution is both an art and a science that requires a specific set of skills and practice. Individuals involved in analysis, formulation and implementation of public policy need to know the fundamentals of negotiations. They not only need to have the goal in mind, but they must also know how they will achieve the goal. Reaching the goal requires them to know how to say “no” while maintaining a relationship, how to close a deal on time-not too early nor too late, how to present the main interests clearly, how to balance transparency, public disclosure... [-]

Programme for Management Development

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

For any business or company to succeed, it is vital to identify the talent and prowess of seasoned leaders who will propagate efficiency and effectiveness throughout all the organisational systems. PMD is designed to prepare these senior management potentials for a level of greater responsibility. [+]

Top Master Programs in Management Science in Africa 2017. For any business or company to succeed, it is vital to identify the talent and prowess of seasoned leaders who will propagate efficiency and effectiveness throughout all the organisational systems. PMD is designed to prepare these senior management potentials for a level of greater responsibility. It is fashioned to equip functional managers with the tools necessary to develop them into multifaceted leaders, hence taking up greater challenges and decisions to attract prosperity within a company. Impact The PMD will adequately prepare you for a position of greater responsibility by broadening your managerial and strategic perspectives, sharpening your ability to tackle management challenges and developing your people-management skills You will improve your performance in your current position and increase the possibility of assuming new responsibilities The program will enable you to develop as well as understand yourself, and your management style Some International faculty will be available for your personal consultations Our take-home agenda will keep you on the knowledge platform thereby helping you continue with your education You will become a member of the Strathmore alumni network Key Focus Areas Provide a forum for discussion which will enable managers to re-assess their views on the current business environment Broaden participants’ management focus to obtain a more global perspective of business thereby be better prepared for decision-making and analysis Challenge previously held concepts and assumptions in order to align business practices with the latest trends in economic conditions Present the latest concepts... [-]

Senior Management Leadership Programme

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

This program integrates key management concepts and best practices to develop strategic thinking and leadership skills as well as an integrated view of the business landscape in relations to the market dynamics. It offers a transformational learning experience that prepares the senior executive to assume responsibilities at the highest level as they lead their companies and institutions to achieve sustainable competitive edge. [+]

This program integrates key management concepts and best practices to develop strategic thinking and leadership skills as well as an integrated view of the business landscape in relations to the market dynamics. It offers a transformational learning experience that prepares the senior executive to assume responsibilities at the highest level as they lead their companies and institutions to achieve sustainable competitive edge. Impact The SMLP benefits not only the company, but the individual. SBS programs do not exclude the focus on the person, through various personal learning aspects. The Impact: to the Company Implement effective strategies to increase profitability and long-term value Increase retention of hard-to-fill senior positions, both functional and cross-functional, by preparing participants to take on new responsibilities Reduce cost of organisational transitions and turnover to allow for a more vigorous success-planning process The Impact: to you Improve your ability to provide informed insights and more effective analysis of key business issues Enhance your capacity to generate strategic alternatives and implement change Gain an action-oriented focus on leading people and creating value Acquire a transformed perspective that improves judgment and results in better decision making Key Focus Areas Positioning the business for growth and profitability Acquiring support for business-building resources Forging effective cross-functional teams Leading through periods of growth and turbulence Implementing value-creating strategies that deliver results Leading self- from current role to next role and across all facets of life Leading others- identifying talent, appreciating how labour laws and other laws affect leadership in a in country,... [-]

Advanced Management Programme

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time Part time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi + 1 more

The Advanced Management Program (AMP) is a joint program between Strathmore Business School (SBS), Lagos Business School (LBS) and IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. AMP helps business leaders develop the professional and personal capabilities required to successfully meet their professional endeavours. [+]

Top Master Programs in Management Science in Africa 2017. The Advanced Management Program (AMP) is a joint program between Strathmore Business School (SBS), Lagos Business School (LBS) and IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. AMP helps business leaders develop the professional and personal capabilities required to successfully meet their professional endeavours. The program offers an invaluable opportunity to learn from high-calibre faculty members, interact with a group of senior-level peers and strengthen leadership skills. This program is designed to propel executive lead on the global arena. Why SBS Advanced Management Program The AMP East Africa provides an invaluable opportunity to learn from high-calibre faculty members, interact with a group of senior-level peers and strengthen leadership skills. Broadens your vision of business, to accommodate the challenges and opportunities of today’s global business environment while emphasising the human and ethical roots of management. Helps business leaders develop the professional and personal capabilities required to successfully meet their professional endeavours. Faculty members from 3 top institutions – SBS, LBS and IESE- guide participants to gain a comprehensive view of business, with the distinct needs of business leaders in Africa kept sharply in focus. Program Delivery The AMP is divided into 4 separate modules that are spread out over 9 months. The last module is held on IESE’s campus in Barcelona, Spain. Module I: Understanding the Business Landscape, March 2016 Strathmore Business School, Nairobi Module II: Managing Value Creation, June 2016 Lagos Business School, Nigeria Module III: Leading Innovation and Change, September 2016 Strathmore Business... [-]

Master in Agribusiness Management

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time 30  January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The SBS Masters in Agribusiness Management program aims to produce graduates who will be able to help the global food and agribusiness sectors reinvent themselves. Students will gain the tools to develop innovative solutions to the challenges faced by food and agricultural enterprises, to manage all aspects of agribusiness operation, and to market food products effectively. [+]

The SBS Masters in Agribusiness Management program aims to produce graduates who will be able to help the global food and agribusiness sectors reinvent themselves. Students will gain the tools to develop innovative solutions to the challenges faced by food and agricultural enterprises, to manage all aspects of agribusiness operation, and to market food products effectively. The curriculum has been designed in collaboration with the African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE) and the input of key business leaders in the agribusiness sector to address Africa-wide practices and needs in agriculture education. Graduates of the SBS Master in Agribusiness Management (MAM) will therefore, have both the academic and practical grounding needed to move throughout the agribusiness related industries and sectors at different junctures of their career, and more importantly, have a long skill to respond to the fundamental changes that characterize African Agricultural sector. Program Benefits and Outcomes At the end of the program, the students should be able to: Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the range of modules offered under the Agribusiness Management Program; Apply prevailing legal frameworks in agribusiness and critically assess existing policy and potential new policy. Assess agribusiness systems and structures in terms of their processes and functionalities. Develop high level analytical skills to evaluate core principles of management in the agribusiness setting. Develop advanced management skills appropriate to agribusiness systems. Design an ethics framework for assessing the ethical situation inherent in any set of circumstances in agribusiness management. Describe research protocols and... [-]

Masters in Public Policy and Management

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time Open Enrolment Kenya Nairobi

The Master in Public Policy and Management programme is designed to develop the general management skills of results-oriented professionals in the public sector and non-governmental organizations with reasonable career experience. [+]

Top Master Programs in Management Science in Africa 2017. The Master in Public Policy and Management programme is designed to develop the general management skills of results-oriented professionals in the public sector and non-governmental organizations with reasonable career experience. The programme lays emphasis on the following key dimensions of applied business practice: critical and strategic thinking, an integrated view of the organization across the various functions, organizational leadership and change management, personal and organizational ethics, and communication. Further emphasis is given to the human person as the subject of economic activity, in the various roles as the leader and the led. The curriculum provides a broad range of academic courses and practical tools designed to advance the students in managerial careers in Public Policy and Management, Public Finance, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, General Management, Managing People in the public sector, and International aspects of public policy. The programme equips those who may wish to advance further academically by taking doctoral studies with the requisite academic rigor to do so. It also aims at imparting practical relevance to the individuals involved in public policy through a variety of methods inherent in the content and methods of the study programme. The Master of Public Policy and Management will prepare exceptionally talented students and young professionals for leadership positions in today’s rapidly changing world. Objectives of the program To gain a better academic knowledge and insight into public policy and how they contribute to the common good To try to improve policy processes contents... [-]

Master of Commerce

University of Fort Hare
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Alice

Learners exiting from this programme will be able to demonstrate management knowledge, skills and applied competency in a large number of fields of the Economic and Management Sciences specifically directed to the private sector. Learners could enter various employment opportunities as business managers as well as self-employed entrepreneurs in highly competitive multi-cultural business environments. [+]

Learners exiting from this programme will be able to demonstrate management knowledge, skills and applied competency in a large number of fields of the Economic and Management Sciences specifically directed to the private sector. Learners could enter various employment opportunities as business managers as well as self-employed entrepreneurs in highly competitive multi-cultural business environments. [-]

MCom/MPhil in Transport Economics (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This programme is research-based with no coursework. Students and their study leaders decide on a research topic after which the student follows an agreed-upon research programme until the completion of the dissertation. [+]

Top Master Programs in Management Science in Africa 2017. This programme is research-based with no coursework. Students and their study leaders decide on a research topic after which the student follows an agreed-upon research programme until the completion of the dissertation. The studies can either be quantitative or qualitative in nature or a combination of both. Students are also supported through the university statistical support services in questionnaire design and data interpretation. Students undertaking the MCom Degree must have a BCom (Honours) in the field of study whilst students on the MPhil can come from other disciplines, provided they have the required academic foundation for the field of study. Admission requirements A relevant Honours Degree in Transport Economics on NQF Level 7 or 8. Applications are subject to a screening and selection process. Duration of programme Full-time: 1 year minimum, 2 years maximum Part-time: 2 years minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details Name: Ms R Ramsaroop / Tel: +27 (0)11 559 4979 / Email: rramsaroop@uj.ac.za [-]

MCom/MPhil in Logistics Management (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This programme is research-based with no coursework. Students and their study leaders decide on a research topic after which the student follows an agreed-upon research programme until the completion of the dissertation. The studies can either be quantitative or qualitative in nature or a combination of both. Students are also supported through the university statistical support services in questionnaire design and data interpretation. [+]

This programme is research-based with no coursework. Students and their study leaders decide on a research topic after which the student follows an agreed-upon research programme until the completion of the dissertation. The studies can either be quantitative or qualitative in nature or a combination of both. Students are also supported through the university statistical support services in questionnaire design and data interpretation. Students undertaking the MCom Degree must have a BCom (Honours) in the field of study whilst students on the MPhil can come from other disciplines, provided they have the required academic foundation for the field of study. Admission requirements A relevant Honours Degree in Logistics Management on NQF Level 7 or 8. Applications are subject to a screening and selection process. Duration of programme Full-time: 1 year minimum, 2 years maximum Part-time: 2 years minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details Name: Ms R Ramsaroop / Tel: +27 (0)11 559 4979 / Email: rramsaroop@uj.ac.za [-]

MCom in Industrial Psychology (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The student should develop the intellectual and professional skills to provide evidence of the ability to independently produce scientific work at an acceptable level. This will require competence in the application of related research methodology, the ability to conduct and complete an approved research study, the oral and written competence to present results and findings, and the academic and personal maturity to critically reflect on all aspects of the study. [+]

Top Master Programs in Management Science in Africa 2017. The student should develop the intellectual and professional skills to provide evidence of the ability to independently produce scientific work at an acceptable level. This will require competence in the application of related research methodology, the ability to conduct and complete an approved research study, the oral and written competence to present results and findings, and the academic and personal maturity to critically reflect on all aspects of the study. Admission requirements An Honours qualification in Industrial Psychology on NQF Level 7 or 8 with a minimum of 65% average. Statistical methods or analytical techniques must have been included in undergraduate curricula. Potential students must have passed a module in research methodology at Honours NQF Level 8. Related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management will also be assessed. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process. Duration of programme Full-time: 1 year minimum, 2 years maximum Part-time: Two year minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details Name: Ms E Stapelberg / Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2557 / Email: elmaries@uj.ac.za [-]

MCom / MPhil in Business Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

In MCom in Business Management (CW) the student should develop intellectual competencies and practical skills in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and application of basic and advanced management principles in the different functional units of the business organisation, and be able to reflect on their managerial decisions and applications and to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of management as a practice. In MPhil in Business Management (RD) The student should develop applied competence in the mastering, interpretation, reflecting on and application of business management principles. [+]

MCom in Business Management The student should develop intellectual competencies and practical skills in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and application of basic and advanced management principles in the different functional units of the business organisation, and be able to reflect on their managerial decisions and applications and to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of management as a practice. Admission requirements A potential student should be in possession of a BCom Hons qualification, or an equivalent four-year qualification with Honours status, (excluding BTech) with a minimum level of competency on NQF level 8. Those candidates who do not possess a qualification in Management are directed to a bridging year before being accepted on the MCom (Business Management) programme. The bridging year comprises of four modules: Economics, Business Management, Accounting and Corporate Law. Students who do not complete the bridging year retain the credits obtained up to that stage. A potential student should have a 60% average for the Honours Degree obtained. Individual specialist areas may have different requirements. A potential student should have at least 2 years industry experience. Students must have adequate English language proficiency by passing a literacy test. Duration of programme Part-time: 2 years minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details Name: Ms Z Tshwete Tel: +27 (0)11 559 3363 / Email: ztshwete@uj.ac.za MPhil in Business Management (RD) The student should develop applied competence in the mastering, interpretation, reflecting on and application of business management principles. Through the Master’s dissertation a qualifying student show evidence of... [-]

MCom in Strategic Management (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus or Online Part time 2 - 3  February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The student should develop applied competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding and application of strategic and general management principles. [+]

Top Master Programs in Management Science in Africa 2017. The student should develop applied competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding and application of strategic and general management principles. The qualification develops the research and conceptional skills of the student in the strategic and general management field. A qualifying student should show evidence of scientific research and the ability to report thereon. The student should be able to reflect his/her research decisions and applications, and to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of strategic and general management. Admission requirements A student who is in possession of a BCom Honours qualification in Strategic Management on NQF Level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. The Dean of the Faculty of Management may refuse a student admission to the Master’s qualification if of the opinion that the student’s academic background is insufficient for the proposed studies. Contact details Name: Prof G Goldman Tel: +27 (0)11 559 3172 / Email: ggoldman@uj.ac.za [-]