Accreditation, memberships and acknowledgements
International cooperation The USB has positioned itself as a knowledge partner of the world in Africa, and of Africa in the world. Therefore, at the USB, international exposure plays an important part in producing well-rounded managers and leaders who will be able to operate anywhere in the world. The USB uses various strategies to ensure first-hand experience of the global world:
Creating and sharing a ‘thoughtprint’ The USB creates thought leadership – we call it the USB Thoughtprint – through its research centres (for leadership studies, corporate governance, futures studies, dispute settlement and business at the base of the income pyramid), academic conferences, a research fellowship programme and the research undertaken by its faculty members and students. The USB shares its ‘thoughtprint’ on platforms such as its monthly Leader’s Angle talks, practitioner publications and academic journals. Connections with the private and public sector The USB’s close cooperation with industry ensures an academic offering aligned with the needs of the business world. Areas of alliance and collaboration include representation on the USB advisory board, funding of students by industry and the public sector, guest lectures by members of the corporate world, the involvement of alumni via the USB Alumni Association, and sponsorships.