The Programme Director, Dr Isaac Randa, said the School had received more applications than had been expected. “Our processes are getting closer to the global benchmark practices for admission into Management and Leadership education programmes aimed at ensuring that the applicants admitted have the capacity to benefit from and succeed in the programmes,” he said.
The HP-GSB aims to be a Centre of Management Excellence for the development of Namibia through organisational effectiveness. Randa added: “Our mission is to empower individuals and to collaborate with organisations to enable our graduates to become more effective in what they do. In so doing, we see ourselves playing a valuable role for the society as a whole.”
He emphasised that applied research that is capable of inspiring innovation, entrepreneurship and organisational growth is central to the School’s mission. “We recognise applied research as part of our collective purpose and role as a Business School to society. We seek to provide both stewardship and custodial responsibility for the lessons learned by the countless organisational leaders who have gone before us and whose thinking has shaped the body of knowledge, practices and cultural norms of organisational life. Also, through research, we ascribe to continuously engage with the existing conceptual frameworks and tools that inform our disciplines in collaboration with organisations to keep them more relevant and current.”
Randa believes that through organisational excellence and enterprise, the HP-GSB can be part of the solution tackling the challenges facing the Namibian society today. These challenges, whether they are about economics, health or environment, require the kind of innovation that comes from knowledgeable and capable business leaders and effective organisations