The South African Business Schools Association (SABSA) assists in creating an effective means of leveraging information, skills and expertise between business schools and assists to develop the business education sector in line with international standards.
It aims to provide a platform for the generation and exchange of innovative ideas as well as the exposure of best local and international practices and experience. This sharing of knowledge is aimed at improving the overall quality of business education on an ongoing basis.
To achieve its objectives the association plans to:
- Act as a body to promote the collective interests of its members
- Promote interest in and knowledge of business and management
- Promote co-operation with other reputable and recognized institutions
- Create a forum for the discussion of relevant education legislation
- Assist in the development of teaching methodology
- Organize academic conferences
- Assist the development of those business schools in earlier stages of development
- Improve on the system of assessment of the quality of business education in South Africa
The Association is directed by the members. A president and two vice presidents are nominated from amongst the Member Schools. The Association is administered by a secretariat based in Johannesburg. The members of the Association meet twice every year.Professor Tommy Du Plessis, Director of Potchefstroom Business School was elected at the helm as President. Professor John Powell, Director of the University of Stellenbosch Business School; Brett Cousins, Director of Regenesys Business School; and Cobus Oosthuizen, Dean of the Faculty of Management & Leadership at Milpark Business School take up the positions of Vice-presidents.
Association of African Business Schools (AABS)
To promote excellence in business and management education in Africa by supporting graduate business schools through capacity building, collaboration and quality improvement.
By training current and future leaders in their home markets, business schools in Africa play a critical role in laying the groundwork for private sector development. Its programmes build effective business schools in order to improve the practice of management in African organisations and to enhance the relevance and contribution of business schools to policy debate on African development research and policy development. AABS demonstrates our members’ commitment to increase significantly the contribution that business schools make to the economic and general development in the African continent. www.aabschools.com