Henley Business School Africa dean, Jon Foster-Pedley, receiving Henley’s PMR Award
Henley Business School Africa has achieved 3rd place in the annual PMR.africa survey on Accredited Business Schools offering MBA degrees in South Africa with a mean score of 7.73.
Henley was presented with the Silver Arrow Award at a breakfast event, hosted by PMR.Africa on 21st November 2016 and attended by the Who’s Who of the South Africa’s business community.
The survey, which was conducted from June to August 2016, covered 315 employers to rate MBA graduates and students in the workplace, who have studied or are studying at South Africa’s accredited business schools. The respondents comprised human resource directors, manager and line managers from listed and large companies; national, provincial and local government departments; municipalities and state-owned enterprises that employ MBA graduates and students.
Henley achieved a score of 8 out of 10, after the survey respondents rated the MBA graduates and students on 19 attributes and criteria. These included academic knowledge, application of knowledge in the workplace, leadership skills, emotional intelligence, communication skills, innovation, ethical business conduct; financial, strategic, HR, marketing and operational management; and entrepreneurial skills among others. The ratings were based on the perception of the respondents.
Congratulating the winners, PMR.africa CEO Johan Hattingh said the purpose of the awards was to celebrate excellence. “Through the awards we want to acknowledge and set a benchmark for others to aspire to. The awards also create an opportunity for a team or division in a company to be recognised for its hard work. After all, there is a successful team behind each successful and highly-rated company and institution,” he said.
He added that companies and institutions could use the award to establish a culture of gratitude towards colleagues, clients and customers.
Jon Foster-Pedley, dean of Henley Business School Africa, said it was an honour to be acknowledged by South Africa’s business community and that he was delighted that the calibre of graduate Henley was producing was receiving recognition.
“The mark of a good school is producing quality graduates. We ensure that our students and graduates are empowered to become great professionals and outstanding business leaders who think with clarity and act with confidence and conviction. We build the people who build businesses that build Africa.”