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Upcoming Session

Status: Open

  • Dates: 26 MAY–30 AUG 2024

  • Format: Blended

  • Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa; Virtual; and Usild Campus

  • Fee: $9,000


The program fee covers tuition, books, case materials, accommodations, and most meals.
Application Due: 15 MAY 2024


  • 26–31 MAY 2024 — Module 1 (Johannesburg, South Africa)

  • 03 JUN–23 AUG 2024 — Module 2 (Virtual, Self-Paced)

  • 25–30 AUG 2024 — Module 3 (Usild Campus, DC, US)

Senior Executive Leadership Program - Africa

2024 is noted to be a year of curious hope for African economies facing worldwide challenges. The continent's economic growth is expected to inch up to 3.5 per cent. At its odds, the continent still face a distinct set of social, economic, and political conditions that create unique business challenges—along with exciting opportunities. To gain a competitive advantage, businesses across the continent need exceptional, confident leaders who are fully conversant with what it takes to do business in today's digital era. This program prepares you to expand your leadership skills as well as your knowledge of local, regional, and global markets. By improving your ability to design and execute winning strategies, deliver innovative offerings, nurture high-performance teams, and navigate rapid change, you will be ready to help your company drive growth in Africa's dynamic markets.


Usild offers this program in partnership with African Universities Partners and the Orpe Human Rights Advocates .

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Program Overview

Key Benefits

Featuring a regional in-person module, an independent work module, and an in-person module on the Usild campus, this program enables rapidly growing organizations to drive business momentum through more effective leadership. By gaining deeper insight into the best practices of successful business leaders, you will be better equipped to lead effectively and help your organization achieve ambitious goals.

  • Design an effective strategy for business growth in an African context—within your country or across borders

  • Differentiate your offerings and deliver more value to customers

  • Implement changes that align your organization for optimal execution

  • Improve your organization's ability to innovate, including creating new digital processes and offerings

  • Build a sustainable, accountable organization with greater transparency and stronger governance

  • Develop enduring bonds with accomplished peers from across the African continent

Who Should Attend

Experienced senior executives in African companies who have significant responsibility in strategic decision-making.


Participants typically represent growth-oriented organizations, including:

  • Established private or state-owned companies

  • Local, multinational, or pan-African businesses

  • Growing family businesses

  • Nonprofit organizations

  • Government agencies, especially those working closely with the private sector

Participants might include CEOs, CFOs, business line heads, or other senior members of a company's executive team, as well as directors general of government agencies.

A limited amount of partial scholarship funding may be available for qualified applicants from not-for-profit organizations. Please include a request for funding in your application.

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