Top class managers needed in all industries

There are several courses in business administration which could aid managers in all fields.

13 May 2019 | Education

Grafton Whyte; NBS Director; “We need to get competent managers on board, no matter what sector or industry it is.”

Swakopmund • Adolf Kaure

At a recent open even in Swakopmund, the University of Namibia’s Namibia Business School (NBS) shared information about business courses which will now be offered at the local campus

Speaking at the event, the director of NBS, Professor Grafton Whyte, said that the landscape in the management and leadership industries is changing. According to him there are four types of managers, namely the absent, accidental, emerging and professional managers.

“Absent managers have a low level of technical competence and low experience. Accidental managers have low knowledge and high experience. Emerging managers have high technical knowledge with low experience, while professional managers have high knowledge and high experience. We need to get competent managers on board no matter the sector or industry. Unfortunately many industries are filled with accidental and absent managers.”

Whyte listed product service, human resource and leadership, operations and project management, marketing and customers, finance and accounting as well as strategy as essential management competencies.

The NBS executive and academic education strategy pathway focuses on executive training and academic track.

Programmes offered

The academic programmes offered are the postgraduate diploma in business administration (level 8), the master of business administration (level 9) as well as the doctorate business administration (level 10).

The requirements to enrol for a postgraduate diploma in business administration is a level 7 undergraduate diploma, while a level 8 honours degree is needed to enrol for a master’s in business administration and a level 9 master’s degree is required to enrol for a doctorate in business administration.


• Postgraduate diploma in business administration (1-year course): N$35 000.

• Master’s in business administration (2-year course): N$80 000 per year.

• Doctorate in business administration (3-year course): N$45 000 per year.

UNAM awards accredited degrees by act of parliament.

The postgraduate diploma in business administration course saw 78 graduates in 2017, 53 in 2018 and 93 in 2019. The master of business administration saw 45 students graduate in 2017, 54 in 2018 and 62 in 2019. The doctorate in business administration had one graduate in 2017, four in 2018 and three in 2019.

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