The Da Vinci Institute

Introduction

WELCOME TO THE DA VINCI INSTITUTE

The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management is a School of Management contributing towards socio-economic development and transformation. The Institute’s purpose is to cultivate managerial leaders through the core principles of business driven action learning by offering students a personalized journey of self-discovery and co-creation.

The Institute was established in 2004 as a result of a decision by Warwick University to exit the education landscape in South Africa because of the then revised regulatory requirements for overseas universities in the country. With the support of Mr Nelson Mandela and Dr Ben Ngubane, the Marcus family decided to continue with the work started by Warwick and as a result established what is now well known as The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management. The Institute was provisionally registered with the Department of Higher Education in 2004. The first Chief Executive Officer, Professor Benjamin Anderson, joined The Institute during 2005. Under his leadership The Institute received full registration and accreditation status from the Department of Higher Education and Training and the Council on Higher Education during 2006. The first Institutional Audit was conducted during 2006 by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC).

Being a Mode 2 educational institution, The Institute is focused on the creation of knowledge that is trans-disciplinary in nature, socially relevant and of which the intent is to solve practical problems and to contribute towards the professional development of the people involved. It is in this context that The Institute facilitates a journey of self-discovery for prospective business leaders and entrepreneurs.

The Institute derives its passion from developing entrepreneurs and future managerial leaders who will contribute to the facilitation of a sustainable and socio-economic transformed society. The Institute offers a spectrum of learning solutions including aspects related to, amongst others, entrepreneurship, innovation management, systems thinking and managerial leadership. By offering students an opportunity to participate in an international immersion they could obtain a truly global perspective on managerial leadership development as it presents itself in different parts of the world. Students are able to participate in small classes, affording them the opportunity to reflect on their own learning and to integrate such with that of people who represent a wide range of cultural backgrounds and organisational realities.

The Institute which is situated in the serene and peaceful suburb of Modderfontein, offers Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor, Master and Doctorate qualifications in the Management of Technology, Innovation, People, Systems (TIPS™) and Business Management.

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Integrating the TIPS™ framework, The Institute is able to engage, align and become agile in co-creating new workplace realities with students and sponsors. The framework enables The Institute to offer a truly customised service to meet its client’s ever changing organisational performance needs.

The Institute is registered as a Private Higher Education Institution under the Higher Education Act 1997, registration no 2004/HE07/003. The Institute’s qualifications are accredited by the Council of Higher Education and recorded with the South African Qualifications Authority.

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The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) qualification in the Management of Technology and Innovation provides a highly individualised learning environment within which students actually solve a meaningful business problem of substance to their organisation. [+]

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) qualification in the Management of Technology and Innovation provides a highly individualised learning environment within which students actually solve a meaningful business problem of substance to their organisation. The PhD programme is aimed at senior managers and executives. Candidates are required to demonstrate their ability to develop new concepts and application that will significantly improve their operations. DEMAND The qualification is specifically designed to enable members of an organisation to realise their true potential by: Challenging them to initiate innovative solutions for business improvement and socio-economic transformation; Acquiring the competence to design a system and to develop technology and innovation related activities to meet transformational targets; and Providing personal development opportunities for them to contribute significantly to the development of wealth within the South African economy. PURPOSE Students who achieve this Qualification will be able to: Initiate innovation and change at a national and international level; Integrate systemic principles into alternative designs and developments; Incorporate management of technology, management of innovation and management of people frameworks into new product/process designs and developments; and Make a contribution towards community development initiatives. LEVEL DESCRIPTORS At the Doctoral Programme Level, The Institute provides a highly individualised learning environment within which students actually solve a meaningful business problem of substance to their organisation. In this guided environment they develop the capacity to realise: Scope of knowledge, in respect of which a learner is able to demonstrate expertise and critical knowledge in an area at the forefront of a field,... [-]

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The Da Vinci Institute

Address Park Avenue 16
1609 Lethabong, South Africa
Website http://www.davinci.ac.za/
Phone +27 11 608 1331