Introduction of Mancosa [GSB]
The Mancosa [GSB] is the postgraduate unit of MANCOSA (Management College of Southern Africa). The 4000m2 building which spans four levels overlooks the bustling port of Durban.
The Mancosa [GSB] features 13 student engagement pods, including an interactive 144-seat auditorium, spacious seminar rooms, networking spaces, state-of-the-art teaching and learning technologies as well as an extensive reference library with access to a multitude of electronic resources to ensure that students are afforded the tools for development.
The eco-friendly Mancosa [GSB] facility is a pinnacle of modern and innovative architecture and has been designed in response to the multifaceted concern for global sustainability in business and industry. Architects of the inspiring GSB building have ensured that the radiant sunlight of KwaZulu-Natal’s east coast is constantly harnessed via a grandiose, custom-built skylight and panoramic windows. Power-saving led lighting systems, occupancy sensors and a climate adaptive cooling system are some of the energy optimisation features that have been incorporated to reduce MANCOSA’s eco-footprint. Local and international visitors agree that the Mancosa [GSB] is certainly an innovative green space that reduces eco-sins and stands out in the proverbial urban jungle.
Since its inception in 1995, MANCOSA has continued to be responsive to the changing management education needs of dynamic markets. Expansion opportunities and wider impact activities have been the fruitful outcome of its dedication and commitment towards providing high quality education that is driven by a student centric approach.
More recently, fundamental global changes in the economic, social and political ecosystems have dictated that business can no longer go on as usual. This requires a paradigm shift within the management sphere. As emerging super-power economies such as China and India begin to dominate world trade and shape the new trajectory of the global economy, many experts opine that business schools will have to adapt in order to create a context that is fertile for the emergence of a new breed of managers and leaders.