Regent Business School
REGENT Business School (RBS) was established in the post-1994 period as a registered private higher education institution with the objective of providing affordable access to business and management education programmes. This goal is reflected in RBS’s mission statement and continues to guide, inspire and direct the operations and ethos of the organisation.
RBS programmes broadly cover the areas of business administration, commerce, management and leadership and entrepreneurship. These programmes provide articulation, horizontally and vertically and range from higher certificates, diplomas and degrees to postgraduate programmes with the final articulation into a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. The RBS programmes are designed to be responsive to the needs of commerce and industry in South and Southern Africa whilst being sensitive to a rapidly changing global business environment.
RBS’s annual student surveys show that RBS alumni hold executive and leading positions across Africa, the Middle East, Western Europe and Asia. Further, the current student population of RBS is very representative of the demographic make up of communities in South Africa and countries in the SADC region. The supported distance-learning mode of delivery, carefully designed curricula as well as affordable fee structures make RBS programmes a preferred choice for persons in full-time employment in particular.
RBS has established academic and research linkages with partner universities and research institutions in Africa, the United Kingdom, Russia, China and India. This ensures that RBS staff, students and alumni are continually exposed to international best practices and expertise from academic, professional, private, public and civil society sectors from a range of countries across the globe. This active research focus coupled with the wealth of intellectual capital, a pool of qualified and experienced lecturers and specialised experience in delivering distance-learning programmes over the past two decades, has allowed RBS to design and deliver effective higher education programmes for students both in the public and private sectors.