WBS and South Africa's Wits agree student exchange deal

07 November 2013

WBS Professors Qing Wang and Geoffrey Wood, WBS Dean Professor Mark Taylor, and Vice Chancellor and Principal of Wits, Adam Habib

In October, Warwick Business School received a visit from Professor Adam Habib, Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits) in South Africa.

On his visit to the University of Warwick, Professor Habib met with Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Nigel Thrift, along with Dean of WBS, Professor Mark Taylor, to discuss plans for collaboration. Professor Habib also took the opportunity to tour the Warwick campus to see the world-class facilities provided for students, and discuss further potential to share knowledge, resources and expertise.

As members of the Partnership in International Management (PIM) Network, a consortium of top business schools from around the world, Wits and WBS have been working together since 1998 to exchange selected postgraduate students for one academic term. Along with investigating further potential for partnership activity, Professors Habib, Thrift and Taylor signed an agreement to support the exchange of undergraduate and MBA students from Warwick Business School and the University of the Witwatersrand’s Faculty of Law, Commerce and Management.

Dean of WBS, Professor Mark Taylor said: “We are delighted to have formalised our long-standing exchange relationship with the Faculty of Law, Commerce and Management at Wits, to encompass a multilateral exchange of both undergraduate and postgraduate students. This partnership gives our students international exposure to enhance their educational experience and future career and personal development, which in turn fulfils our strategic ambition to produce world-class, socially responsible, creative leaders and managers who think on a global scale, regardless of the size of their organisation.”

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