The Da Vinci Institute


About The Da Vinci Institute

The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management is a school of managerial leadership that focuses on cultivating students to become managerial leaders in their field by offering an educational approach to self-discovery and co-creation.

The Institute was established thirteen years ago when the decision was made by Warwick University to leave the South African education landscape due to previous overseas university requirements. The decision to continue with the work done by Warwick materialised into the Marcus family founding The Da Vinci Institute, with the help of Nelson Mandela and Dr Ben Ngubane. The Institute was provisionally registered with the Department of Higher Education in 2004, and was fully registered by 2005 when the first Chief Executive Officer, Professor Bennie Anderson, joined the institution as its primary leader.

The Da Vinci Institute’s academic offerings include Higher Certificate and Diploma programmes, a BCom, Masters and PhD degrees in Management of Technology and Innovation (MOTI):

Higher Certificate Programme
This programme is intended for the development of people who have been earmarked for management positions within their organisation. Students are equipped with the basic concepts of managing technology, innovation, people and systems within any given working environment.

BCom (Business Management)
This Bachelor of Commerce degree is somewhat unique as it uses an action learning process with a systems thinking approach as its base. The students are expected to progress to an understanding of their own business environment and recognise their own organisation’s key challenges.

Master of Management in Technology and Innovation
Students are expected to make use of their acquired skills to solve an in-depth work-related challenge using modular work and research topics.

Doctor of Management in Technology and Innovation
This advanced course is primarily aimed at business executives and senior managers, who are required to exhibit their ability to develop new concepts for their organisation’s overall improvement. These PhD students are encouraged to participate in The Da Vinci Institute’s Curiosita workshops to present and discuss their work, and to ensure that providing mutual support compliments the quest for continuous learning.

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