For a qualification that’s been “dead” for 40 years, the MBA degree is displaying remarkable vitality, says Henley Africa dean Jon Foster-Pedley. So much so, that his Joburg-based business school is receiving record numbers of applications to study for the degree in 2021.

The MBA, which is well over 100 years old, is regularly accused of being stuck in its illustrious past and out of touch with the needs of the present. In fact, says Foster-Pedley, it’s never been more relevant in Africa...

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