Values-Based Leadership online short course

Course starts 2 March 2020

Course information

Registration Closes:
25 February 2020
Course Starts:
2 March 2020
6 weeks online
7 - 10 hours per week
ZAR R13,900
Payment Options
UCT Graduate School of Business
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Improve your executive ability through authentic leadership and improved business management. Motivate teams to produce great work through shared purpose and take responsibility for innovative, positive change.

Developed in partnership with the Dean of the UCT Graduate School of Business, Professor Walter Baets, and in co-operation with the Allan Gray Centre for Values Based Leadership, this management course empowers leaders, executives, managers, and entrepreneurs to discover potential in themselves and others.

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What will set you apart

Improve your business management and leadership skills by learning to:

  • Take accountability for creating and leading a world-class, values-driven organisation
  • Enhance team productivity by cultivating a culture of sincerity, loyalty, and self-sufficiency
  • Empower others to lead around a shared purpose through values-based business management
  • Formulate your personalised leadership profile

Course curriculum

This business management online short course covers everything you need to lead and manage a world-class team:

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: The case for values-based leadership
  • Course Module 2: The meaning of values
  • Course Module 3: The values-based approach to change
  • Course Module 4: Creating and maintaining values in an organisation
  • Course Module 5: The characteristics of values-based leadership
  • Course Module 6: Becoming a values-based leader

Earn a certificate from the UCT Graduate School of Business

Earn a certificate of completion from the University of Cape Town, Africa’s leading university,1 as recognition of your newly-developed skills.

Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with a UCT certificate of completion, you will need to meet the requirements outlined in the course handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the course.

Your certificate of completion will be issued in your legal name and couriered to you at no additional cost. All certificate of completion images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.

Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.

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At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 2 March 2020.

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    You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.

    If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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