The WBS/BCX Chair in Digital Business came about in May 2016 when Telkom signed a five-year funding agreement with Wits Business School. BCX is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Telkom Group.
The WBS/BCX Chair, the first of its kind in Africa, is well positioned to be a centre of excellence in digital business in South Africa and Africa by producing a range of teaching programmes and conducting structured research, working with industry to ensure relevance and applicability.
In delivering this mission our objectives are:
To establish a sufficiently broad, coherent, credible and contextualised knowledge base for managing businesses in the emergent digital world;
To provide a range of learning programmes (qualifications and certifications) to share this knowledge base in practical and actionable ways, and
To conduct a structured research programme into digital business to advance the state of business science in a contextualised way, working with industry to ensure relevance and application.
Professor: BCX Chair in Digital Business – Wits Business School
There has been much hype around ‘digitalisation’ in the media and elsewhere, but while it is a very real part of our world, and applies to every aspect of business, there is no substantial body of knowledge available that is based on solid academic research. In other words, digital business is not a formal area of study.
But that has now changed, however!
Thanks to Wits Business School and Telkom, who have taken the lead, the first ever Chair in Digital Business in Africa was established in 2016. It is now my pleasure, as the Head of the Chair, to introduce you to what the Chair will offer.
The overarching vision of the Chair is to help South African business thrive in the digital era.
The ‘flagship’ programme will be a Master’s degree in Digital Business, but there will be other offerings, including a postgraduate diploma, and online and executive education courses. All these programmes will be based on new research in the field of digital business.
We look forward chatting more about how you can become a part of this exciting journey!
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