“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

You could win a course to the value of R5 500 with IMM Graduate School, read below and find out how to enter.

“Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing rapid growth with the demand for education outstripping supply,” Angela Bruwer, Executive Academic Head at the IMM Graduate School, says.

Bruwer says that public universities are no longer able to cope with the growing number of applicants each year. This has created a space for private providers to offer relevant study programmes to prospective students.

In addition, university degrees “won’t guarantee anything”. The illusion that a university qualification will automatically lead to employment is fading fast as reports of unemployed graduates continue to surface. Bruwer attributes this trend to university qualifications that are “rooted in theoretical knowledge, removed from industry and pragmatism.”

Instead, Bruwer urges students to pursue their education through a private provider that offers relevant, work-ready, competency-based programmes in order to obtain employment. “Smaller, private providers are known to be able to respond a lot quicker to the demands of business and society due to the lack of bureaucracy which hampers public institutions.”

Technology, and the growing trend of students choosing online courses, have also highlighted the inadequacy of universities to keep up with the evolution of education and the workplace, according to Bruwer. “The burgeoning developments in the information technology sector have caused many to predict that the traditional contact-based university may soon be rendered obsolete and that digital based, online universities can offer unique advantages to students.”

There is also a growing demand for online or distance-learning programmes due to work obligations, travel limitations and affordability. “The online or distance-learning delivery method is addressing the lack of access to residential universities and institutions faced by many southern African students. The inherently quicker responsiveness cycles of distance-learning private institutions facilitate the Africanisation imperative. In addition, the online delivery provides greater flexibility to students and the ability to earn income whilst completing their studies.”

According to Bruwer, students want a “world class education and qualification” that exposes them to “bigger picture thinking”. They also want the flexibility to pursue their education in their own time and at their own pace. For this reason, alternative learning programmes are a necessity in South Africa and IMM Graduate School is one such option for prospective students.

“The qualifications offered by the IMM Graduate School are in line with global trends and present students with support centres that are vibrant with modern day interactions, including video engagements, face-to-face tutorials or smart technology systems. These platforms speak directly to the heart of the youth, budding professionals or those working people who want to upskill their current knowledge through recognised programmes and want to interact and study digitally as proven by many IMM Graduate School alumni holding prestigious positions in a myriad of global industries.”

IMM Graduate School 2019 registrations open on June 1 2019.
To find out more or to apply online, visit www.imm.ac.za, or call IMM Graduate School on 0861 466 476 to speak to a consultant.

Prize Details:
The prize covers one online short course, selected from the list below:
– Fundamentals of Marketing
– Strategic Brand Management
– Essentials of Digital Marketing
– Social Media Marketing

Our Winner:

Marlize Engelbrecht

To Enter:
Answer the below question and fill in your details on the form below so that we can contact you if you win.

Question: Which private distance tertiary institution will give you the career advantage in Marketing, Supply Chain, Business Management and Export Management?

Terms and conditions:

  1. The prize covers one online short course, selected from the list below
  2. The prize recipient will be required to complete the online short course within the maximum allocated time
  3. The competition runs from April 4 2019 and ends at 5pm on Wednesday, April 14 2019
  4. Only entries received during the competition period as stipulated in clause 3 above will qualify as potential winners
  5. The competition is open to natural persons, 18 years or older
  6. Acceptance to study at the IMM Graduate School will be subject to you accepting the normal rules and regulations that apply to all the IMM Graduate School students
  7. The winner will be selected by means of a random draw, made by the IMM Graduate School’s auditing firm, from entries which meet the requirements set out in the Terms and Conditions
  8. The winner will be announced on April 17 2019. The winner will also be contacted by phone using the cellular phone number associated with his/her entry
  9. The prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other IMM Graduate School promotion and/or special offer
  10. The prize is not transferrable and is not redeemable for cash
  11. Commencement of and use of the prize must be prior to June 30 2019
  12. The IMM Graduate School requires a recent photograph of the winner with a testimonial to appear on any publicity material. The bursary recipient agrees to support the IMM Graduate School with all and any promotion, testimonial and media engagement in the marketing of the IMM Graduate School
  13. Should the winner fail to redeem the bursary by June 30 2019, he/she will forfeit the prize.

Select one short course:

– Fundamentals of Marketing

– Strategic Brand Management

– Essentials of Digital Marketing

– Social Media Marketing

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