NWU Business School

Shaping Executive Minds in Africa

The legacy of the NWU Business School is grounded in its belief that education is not just about imparting knowledge, but also about nurturing character, integrity, and a deep sense of social responsibility. It is this legacy that continues to inspire and shape the leaders of tomorrow, empowering them to drive change and create impact on the world.


Shaping Executive Minds in Africa — for impactful change, innovation, and ethical leadership in order to foster a brighter and more prosperous future for Africa and beyond.


Our mission is to provide transformative business and management education that equips delegates with the competencies required to become responsible leaders. We strive to create an environment that promotes continuous learning, personal responsibility, empathy, and collaboration. Through our commitment to excellence, impactful education, innovation, and ethical leadership, we intent to create value for our stakeholders and make a positive impact in Africa and beyond.

Our Values


We engage with others in a friendly, approachable, and relatable manner. We actively listen to others, express ourselves clearly and maintain open and honest communication.


We believe that learning is a lifelong journey that requires a commitment to continuous improvement and development, both for individuals and the organisation. We recognise that the world is constantly changing and that businesses must adapt and evolve to stay relevant and competitive.


We believe in personal accountability and taking responsibility for our actions and decisions, and in fostering a culture of collective responsibility, where everyone is empowered to do the right thing, even when it is difficult.


We prioritise understanding and valuing the experiences and perspectives of all members of our community, including staff, students, and the broader business community in Africa. We believe that empathy is the foundation of effective collaboration, innovation, and ethical leadership.