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Henley Business School

Telephone: +27 11 808-0860
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Postal Address: P O Box 2890, Sunninghill, 2157, Johannesburg, South Africa
MBA Overview

Henley MBA

Studying for the Henley MBA will challenge you to think strategically about business and management and strengthen you and your organisation’s competitive edge instantly.

From the very first day, you will learn to apply familiar management competences in business environments and to think and apply the tools from each stage and numerous projects into your organisation. This important part of the programme ensures you get the opportunity to immerse yourself in your working environment and business context.

Who is the Henley MBA for?

The Henley MBA is designed for experienced, practising managers. It aims to give managers the capability to build successful careers in a rapidly changing business world. Students from a wide variety of backgrounds, add to the richness of the experience.

Flexibility is the key to the Henley MBA. Whatever your commitments, you can study at any time and in any place. We recognise that distance learning is not an easy option. Throughout the programme you will be supported by our unique blend of tutor and peer support, e-learning and face-to-face workshops so that you don’t feel isolated. We have designed a schedule, which will enable you to manage your progression with your intake. We have also designed support mechanisms to keep you on track.

The Flexible Executive MBA

The Henley MBA by Flexible Learning is a part-time programme delivered through a blend of face-to-face workshops, peer group learning team activities, on-line and off-line individual and group self-study methods. Over the 2½ years of the programme, individuals study and share experiences with similar experienced professionals from a wide variety of managerial backgrounds. The programme has a number of aims for its programme members, including:

  • Developing a strategic, holistic and integrated perspective of business, organisations and management
  • Integrating theory and practice through an approach that combines academic rigour with practitioner relevance
  • Providing personal development opportunities to support individuals’ development of management capability and capacity to work in and lead teams in different.

The events will take place at the state-of-the-art Henley campus, in Paulshof Johannesburg.

Henley MBA for Music & Creative Industries

The Henley MBA for the Music & Creative Industries was developed in collaboration with an international team of executives to meet the specific needs of international music & creative industry professionals. It is based around the Henley Flexible Executive MBA programme, and enhanced with bespoke workshops, presentations and analysis, delivered by both Henley academics and leading players in the music & creative industry sectors.

An international steering committee of leading executives provide additional mentoring and networking throughout the programme, ensuring that the MBA programme is relevant and innovative to this entrepreneurial business sector.

Who is this MBA for?

All sectors within the music & creative industries, whether you’re an experienced manager, entrepreneur, SME with international reach, or working in a corporate environment, and aspiring to be a future industry leader; delivered part time, over two to three years, to allow professionals to continue with their busy schedules.

Programme objectives:

Help direct strategic energy and insight, to reflect on decision-making and international business challenges and draw on academic business models to stretch these abilities.
  • Develop and enhance the skills of future music & creative industry leaders and innovators
  • Lead businesses throughout the music & creative industries in a way that welcomes and supports responsible leadership; a key trait of the Henley MBA
  • Manage change through informed leadership
  • Learn to integrate theory and practice with industry creativity and relevance.
Course details

The MBA for the Music & Creative Industries is a combination of the core Henley Flexible Executive MBA where all music & creative sector participants work alongside and gain insight from participants from multiple industries. Each module (three per year in the first two years) has additional workshops, guest speakers and contextualisation of the core module to the music & creative industries sector. The combination of a multi-industry perspective and then contextualisation makes for a unique programme.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) for Behavioural Change

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) – the study of how the interaction of the brain, language and body produces patterns of behaviour – is a valuable tool for communicating effectively and stimulating behavioural change.

NLP for Behavioural Change is the second of two modules in the Post-Graduate Certificate in Coaching. It offers experiential and practical training in core technologies of coaching and behavioural change – based on the principle of modelling what works, and understanding why it does.

Drawing on various schools of thought in psychology as well as coaching techniques already covered in the first module, this module gives an in-depth explanation of what NLP is and how it can be used at an individual and organisational level. The programme is presented and applied in a coaching style, thus giving students intense coaching exposure and practice. At the same time, participants learn alongside a wide range of people, thus enhancing their experience and flexibility both as coaches and coachees.

The programme is presented by Patricia Bossons, Director for the Henley Centre for Coaching and Facilitation and Denis Sartain, a practising coach who runs his own business, and coaches clients in the UK and around the world. It is designed to allow external student participation, from corporate clients and individuals who wish to undertake NLP training, without the academic accreditation.

Course content

Workshop One (4 days)

  • Introduction to NLP, as a study of the structure of subjective experience B
  • Building rapport, outcome orientation, sensory acuity and behavioural flexibility
  • Exploration of the presuppositions of NLP:
    • representational systems
    • language
    • association and dissociation 
    •  the coaching dimension
  • Henley supervision sessions
  • States
  • Anchors
  • Resources
  • Submodalities
  • Organisational applications
  • Henley supervision session

Workshop Two (4 days)

  • Modelling
  • Language, visualisation and trance
  • Deep structure and surface structure
  • Metaphors
  • Storytelling
  • Timeline work
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