The International Module at the University of Stellenbosch Business School

The University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) in Cape Town, near the southernmost tip of Africa, offers participants a unique learning experience in a vibrant, multicultural setting.

Established in 1964, the USB has built a proud reputation for more than 50 years. During this time, the USB has established itself as a top provider of the following programmes: an MBA, MPhil degrees in Development Finance, Management Coaching and Future Studies, PhD degrees in Business Management and Development Finance, postgraduate diplomas in Development Finance, Dispute Settlement, Project Management and Leadership, and other courses. The USB’s programmes are characterised by the development of critical thinking abilities and leadership skills which go hand in hand with personal development.

The USB holds triple-crown accreditation – AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

The USB is situated on a satellite campus of Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The School is adjacent to the Tyger Waterfront business district in the suburb of Bellville – some 25km from the centre of Cape Town. The campus is conveniently close to main access routes, the Cape Town International Airport, the famous Cape winelands, Table Mountain, Robben Island and numerous other attractions.

Carl Cronjé Drive, Bellville 7530 Cape Town, South Africa

Samantha Walbrugh-Parsadh
Head: International Affairs, USB
+27 21 9184202
Phone:+27 21 9184202
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  • Saturday, September 17th: 
    • 15:30 - Official programme starts (Registration)-  Meet USB staff and confirm shuttle services for the week
    • 16:00 – Welcome - Mr Martin Butler, Head: MBA Programmes
    • 16:15 – Program Overview - Facilitators: Prof Michael Graham and Ms Tasneem Motala
    • 16:30 – Icebreaker
    • 17:30 - 18:30 Keynote speaker: Prof Stan du Plessis - Dean: Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences
    • Guest singers to perform at welcome dinner
    • 18:30 - Welcome Dinner with USB Faculty and students
    • Host for the evening -Mr Martin Butler, Head: MBA programmes
    • 21:30 - Bus returns to the hotel
  • Sunday, September 18th: 
    • 07:30 – Cape Town hotel pick up
    • 08:00 – Cape Point Peninsula tour (Simon’s Town, Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope)
    • 13:00 – Lunch – Cape Point
    • 14:00 - Bus departs to Table Mountain
    • 18:00 – Bus returns to the hotel
  • Monday, September 19th: 
    • 07:30 - Bus departs hotel
    • 08:30 – Complexity in a young democracy: Political and social challenges in a regional and national context  - Prof Piet Naudé, Director: USB
    • 09:30 – BREAK
    • 09:45 -  Economics in Emerging Countries: RSA as a case study - Prof André Roux
    • 12:00 – Group photo session
    • 12:15 - Bus departs to Stellenbosch (Lunch: on the bus)
    • 13:30 -  – Company visit: CAPITEC (Focus: Innovation in banking services)
    • 15:30 - Bus departs to Stellenbosch Tourism & Information Bureau
    • 15:45 -  Stellenbosch Town Tour (including a visit to Capitec: Eikestad Mall Branch)
    • 18:00 -  Dinner/wine tasting at Middelvlei
    • 20:00 - Bus returns to the hotel
  • Tuesday, September 20th:
    • 07:30 - Bus departs hotel
    • 08:00 - Group Reflection
    • 08:30 – Bus departs to Khayelitsha
    • 09:00 - Field visit: Khayelitsha township - Ms Edith Kennedy, Director: Business Advice Clinic
    • Focus: SA informal economy, social entrepreneurship, financing and social networks
    • 11:45 – Bus departs to Khaya Cafe
    • 12:00 – LUNCH
    • 13:00 - Bus departs to Stellenbosch
    • 14:30 – Company visit: LAUNCH LAB
    • Focus: Startups and Innovation
    • 16:00 - Bus departs to Cape Town
    • 18:00 - Master South African Cooking Class
    • 22:00 - Bus returns to the hotel
  • Wednesday, September 21st:  
    • 07:30 - Bus departs hotel
    • 08:00 - Group Reflection
    • 08:30 - Decisions for ambiguous futures: the mind of the African strategist - Dr Morne Mostert, Director of the Institute for Futures Research
    • 10:30 - BREAK
    • 10:45 - Understanding ICT and Innovation in Africa - Mr Martin Butler
    • 12:45 - Lunch
    • 13:30 Entrepreneurship and Innovation in South Africa - Mr Seraj Toefy
    • 14:30 - Case study group preparations
    • 15:30 - BREAK
    • 18:00 - Dinner
    • 19:00 - Bus returns to the hotel
  • Thursday, September 22nd:
    • 07:30 - Bus departs hotel
    • 08:00 - Group Reflection
    • 08:30 - Bus departs to PRAGMA
    • 09:00 - Company visit: PRAGMA
    • Focus: Entrepreneurship and growth beyond SA
    • 12:00 - Lunch hosted by PRAGMA
    • 13:00 - Bus returns to USB
    • 13:30 - Finalisation of case study preparations
    • 15:30 - BREAK
    • 15:45 - Case study group presentations
    • 18:00 - Bus returns to the hotel
  • Friday, September 23rd:  
    • 06:00 - Bus departs to Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
    • 07:00 - Business breakfast with world-renowned business ethics expert, Prof Lynn Pain from the Harvard Business School
    • Topic: Rethinking Corporate Governance
    • 09:00 - Bus returns to USB
    • 10:00 - Business in Africa - Ms Priya Soombramoney, Executive: Africa Strategic Change and IT, Old Mutual
    • 11:00 - BREAK
    • 11:15 - Business in Africa (continues)
    • 12:00 - Bus departs to Franschhoek
    • 13:00 - Farewell lunch at Solms Delta/Certificate function
    • Company visit: Solms Delta - Focus: Sustainable farming, Social Engagement, Business and Commercial Impact
    • 17:00 - Bus returns to the hotel
  • Saturday, September 24th:
    • Winelands & Whale Coast tour: 2 days
    • Wildlife & Safari tour: 2 days
    • Safari Tour: 1 day
    • Shark cage diving Expedition
    • Golf
    • West Coast day trip to Parternoster
    • Robben Island - Pre-book online
    • Please contact the USB staff for any further suggestions/options

Martin Butler

Martin Butler is a senior lecturer in Operations and Information Management at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. His areas of expertise include IT Project Management, Business and IT Alignment, and Enterprise Information Systems. He holds an MBA (cum laude) from USB and a BEng (Electronics) degree from the University of Pretoria. His research interests include information systems alignment with organisational strategy, knowledge management and business intelligence, enterprise information systems, project portfolio management, and technology futures. He is also a part-time lecturer in Operations Management at the Industrial Engineering Department of Stellenbosch University. He manages IT and business projects and he consults to corporates in various industries. In addition, he is a Technology Research Associate of Stellenbosch University’s Institute for Futures Research.

Morne Mostert

Dr Morne Mostert is the Director of the Institute for Futures Research at Stellenbosch University. He advises globally on executive decision-making and cognitive development for senior leaders and has worked in Paris, London, Dubai and several African countries.Subsequent to his PhD in the Management of Technology and Innovation, his areas of specialisation include Futures Thinking, Strategic Thinking, Systems Thinking and Creative Innovation. He is the Chairman of global think tank World Leadership Day and founding Chairman of media tech start-up Africa Business Radio. He is a regular keynote speaker and frequent guest on radio and television in the business media.Morne is the author of the influential book Systemic Leadership Learning – Leadership Development in the Era of Complexity, which has been the prescribed text for several international programmes on strategic leadership.


Piet Naudé

Piet Naudé holds an MA in Philosophy (cum laude) and a Doctoral degree in Theology from the University of Stellenbosch. He is a Professor of Ethics and former Vice-Rector: Academic at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. Piet Naudé was appointed on 1 September 2014 as Director of the Stellenbosch University Business School (USB).
He has received a number of national and international academic awards, including an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation scholarship to the Universities of Heidelberg and Bamberg (Germany), and life membership of the Centre for Theological Enquiry at Princeton University (USA). Between January 2012 and August 2014 he held a position of extraordinary professor at Stellenbosch University’s theological faculty. Piet is a rated scientist by the National Research Foundation of South Africa and has published over 90 articles in accredited journals and presented more than 100 papers at national and international conferences. He regularly speaks at business and civil society conferences and has done consulting work for national and international listed companies on issues of ethics and governance.

André Roux

Prof André Roux has been the director of the Institute for Futures Research (IFR) at Stellenbosch University since 1996. The IFR has more than 110 corporate and government department clients for which the IFR organises workshops and seminars on strategic issues. Prof Roux lectures in Economics and Futures Thinking on MBA and executive programmes in South Africa and Australia, Belgium, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Ghana and Nigeria. He is the initiator and academic manager of the institution’s MPhil in Futures Studies and Postgraduate Diploma in Future Studies. He holds a PhD in Economics (Stellenbosch University) and is responsible for more than 100 popular publications, one book (10th edition), 12 scientific publications and several papers presented at domestic and international conferences. He is a member of the Management Committee of the Bureau of Economic Research, the Faculty Research Committee, and the Editorial Committee of the South African Journal of Military Studies (Scientiae Militaria). He received the Rector’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at Stellenbosch University in 1999.
Room Fees
100 m
ZAR 950 per person per night, single room B&B (estimate USD$80 per night)
To book your room now, please email: or Tel. +27(0)21 918 4444 Deadline to book and confirm your space at Bellvista Lodge is Friday, 31 July 2015.      
Room Fees
25km from USB campus. A shuttle service will be arranged for students staying at this Waterfront hotel in Cape Town, but will be for students' own account.
Standard single room, R2304 per night, B&B (estimate USD$ 191 per night)
To book a standard single room in the Portswood Hotel, follow this link:,123&start_date=20151017&end_date=20151025 Deadline to book and confirm your space at Portswood Hotel at the special rates negotiated as per the booking link above, is Tuesday, 30 June 2015.    
Room Fees
25km from USB campus. A shuttle service will be arranged for students staying at this Waterfront hotel in Cape Town, but will be for students' own account.
Business class single room, R2844 per night, B&B (estimate USD$ 236 per night)
To book a single business room in the Commodore Hotel, follow this link:,123&start_date=20151017&end_date=20151025 Deadline to book and confirm your space at Commodore Hotel at the special rates negotiated as per the booking link above, is Tuesday, 30 June 2015.
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