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- About ISM
Redefining Executive Education
ISM’s professors are international experts. At this level they are more like moderators, creating a network and camaraderie within the class and sometimes expand beyond the seminar room where you can work with them on projects. It is really something quite special that happens at ISM.
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One great aspect of ISM is that most of the faculty members have experience in academics but also in real business life
ISM places a great deal of importance on balancing latest theory and academic knowledge with practical business experience and ‘on the ground’ expertise. All instructors teaching in ISM programs are leading experts in business and education. The hand-picked faculty from the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business and are available to ISM students throughout their seminars. When not conducting seminars for ISM, instructors stay busy with their work as CEOs and entrepreneurs, or by teaching at top universities around the globe.
Dr. Stephanie Giamporcaro is a senior lecturer at the UCT GSB. She obtained a Ph.D in Social Sciences at Paris la Sorbonne on the social construction of the Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) market in France in 2006. From March 2009 to December 2010, she pursued a post-doctoral research on SRI at UCT School of Economics.
Aunnie Patton is a Fellow at both at the University of Cape Town and the University of Oxford She is also a Co-Founder of Insight Capital Partners. She spends her time across three areas: consulting to a range of organizations including start-ups, financial intermediaries, investment funds, family offices and foundations on social investment strategies;
Dr. Francois Bonnici is currently the Director of the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the GSB. Having originally trained as a doctor in South Africa and graduating top of his class at the University of Cape Town's medical school, he subsequently read for a Masters degree in Public Health (London) and a MBA on a Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford's Said Business School.
Dr. Walter Baets is the Dean/Director of the Graduate School of Business of the University of Cape Town. He graduated in Econometrics and Operations Research at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and did postgraduate studies in Business Administration at Warwick Business School (UK).