The General Manager of the School of Information Technology will be responsible for overseeing the overall management and growth of the school, improving the quality of teaching and learning, and bringing about new revenue-generating opportunities through the development of short courses and other corporate training programs. Reporting to the Executive Director, the General Manager will work closely with the academic heads, faculty members, and support staff of each school to ensure that the school is meeting their objectives and are aligned with the overall vision and mission of the business school.
- Strategic Planning and Implementation
- Develop and implement strategic plans to grow and develop the School of Information Technology
- Work with academic heads to ensure the implementation of quality teaching and learning.
- Work with the CEO to set and achieve revenue targets.
- Growth Strategy Development: Develop and implement growth strategies for the school. Ensure that the school is aligned with the overall business school strategy and are meeting the needs of the market.
- Quality Assurance: Ensure that the quality of teaching and learning in the schools is of a high standard, and that the schools are compliant with all relevant quality assurance and accreditation requirements.
- Revenue Generation: Develop and implement revenue-generating opportunities for the schools, including short courses and other corporate training programs. Work with the CEO to develop and implement pricing strategies for these programs.
- Identify and develop new revenue streams, including short courses for corporates and bridging courses for full-time students.
- Develop and implement marketing and promotional strategies to attract new students and clients.
- Identify opportunities for grants, sponsorships, and other funding sources.
- Performance Management: Ensure that the academic heads, faculty members, and support staff of each school are meeting their performance targets and are aligned with the goals of the business school.
- Budget Management: Manage the budgets for the school, ensuring that they are aligned with the overall business school budget and that expenditure is kept within budgetary limits.
- Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with stakeholders, including industry partners (e.g. SAICA, LPC etc) alumni, and the wider academic community, to promote the schools and to develop partnerships and collaborative initiatives that will support the growth and development of the schools.
- Team Leadership: Lead the academic heads, faculty members, and support staff of each school, providing leadership, guidance, and support to ensure that the schools are meeting their objectives and are aligned with the overall vision and mission of the business school.
- Engaging with Business Executives,
- Ensuring Business Executives as masterclass speakers,
- Organizing webinars, lectures, inspirational talks, graduation speeches,
- Organizing company visits and sharing best practice,
- Organizing networking events, conferences,
- Being market commentator in the media as well as the face of MBA, being active on LinkedIn and social media, etc.
- New Product Development
- Develop and implement new products, including short courses for corporates and bridging courses for full-time students.
- Conduct market research to identify new product opportunities.
- Work with faculty to develop and design new products that meet market needs.