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Executives from Stetson University Executive MBA program’s Cohort 8 just returned from South Africa for their international trip. Part of their assignment from the trip was to do a presentation about one of the companies the group visited in Johannesburg or Cape Town. The team of Raul Herrera, Harley Wentzel and Jacob Walters produced a […]

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Students in Stetson University Executive MBA program’s Cohort 8 departed a bit after sunrise Friday, June 24, to go to Table Mountain National Park and see Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, the farthest tip of the Cape Peninsula, a protected reserve that horns its way into the ocean. “The coastal drive was absolutely […]

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Members of Stetson University Executive MBA program’s Cohort 8 wanted to give something to the South African people in return for their adventure in the nation. After careful consideration, the cohort selected a retirement home as the best place to visit and provide support. This decision was made in part because of the age of […]

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Members of Cohort 8 from Stetson University’s Executive MBA program visited wholesaler SPAR Western Cape for their second business tour of the day, June 23. The executives who guided the students through SPAR were Solly Engelbrecht, distribution director; Brenton van Breda, finance director; and John Warren, IT director. “The entire SPAR company was gracious during […]

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On Wednesday, June 22, members of Stetson University Executive MBA’s Cohort 8 travelled to Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa. It is regularly heralded as one of the most beautiful cities on Earth. Their arrival coincides with that of First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters, who landed on the Cape on their South […]

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Mike Rodel, Chief Operating Officer for Rebosis Property Fund and Billion Group, greeted Stetson Executive MBA students in Cohort 8 to a lavish boardroom Tuesday afternoon. Rodel shared information about his company’s prosperous business in South Africa, specifically regarding the recent merger with Rebosis Property Fund. The combined company has two main lines of business, […]

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Cohort 8 executives experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at Cullinan Diamond Mine on Tuesday. Hosted by underground engineer, Pat, the students toured the mine, which is one of the leading producers of “large” diamonds in Africa. The company’s general manager and supervisory staff joined them on their tour. The mine, which is located in Pretoria, produces […]

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The Stetson University Executive MBA program’s Cohort 8 visited the Johannesburg Stock Exchange today and got great insight into how the JSE’s operation works in the global economy. South Africa is a major agriculture export earner of maize, wine, fruit and wool, said Chris Sturgess, Director of Commodity Derivatives. Infrastructure plays a major role in […]

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Vodacom was the first stop on the Stetson University Executive MBA students’ business tour of South Africa, and the cohort’s visit was well-timed. Only three months ago, Vodacom underwent a large rebranding initiative. Vodafone acquired Vodacom in 2008, and Vodacom’s new look and new purpose were just unveiled April 1, 2011. Vodacom is the leading […]

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Cohort 8 goes on safari

Today, members of Stetson Executive MBA’s Cohort 8 went to Pilanesburg on a safari. The cohort’s guide, Gunther, acclimated the students to the region and all the interesting aspects of the volcano that has now collapsed and created one of the most natural habitats in the world, featuring thousands of the rarest species. “We were […]

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