Digital MBA

Learn how to start your own business and leverage digital tools to stand out in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR)

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THINK ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Build a business that's ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

What is this Course About?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Digital Economy provides countless opportunities for business. It has never been easier to start a lucrative business. What’s more, it is now possible to work from anywhere in the world, and your clients can be in different parts of the world.

In this course you will learn how to start and run your own business. You will also learn how to leverage digital tools to make your life easier and give your business an edge in the Digital Economy.

Advice for young people: Want to be financially successful? Start your own business.

Thanks to advances in tech, companies are streamlining and letting people go. More and more people will no longer be able to find employment.

What is the solution for financial security in the future? Entrepreneurship.

African Techpreneur: Advising a Young Entrepreneur Starting a Web Design Business

IT varsity graduate, Ntobeko Nene, is starting his own web design business. An entrepreneur at heart, he has seen the potential for web designers in his community, and needs advice to get started with his business.

In this episode of African Techpreneur Bilal advises him based on his past experiences.

What will I Learn?

In this module you will be introduced to the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its impact on our world. 

In this module you will learn: 

  • What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) 
  • What is driving the 4IR 
  • What were the First, Second and Third Industrial Revolutions? 
  • When did the First, Second and Third Industrial Revolutions take place?
  • How is the 4IR affecting our lives and work? 
  • What is the global impact of the 4IR 

The Fourth industrial Revolution is changing our world in a big way. These changes affect our personal lives, our social lives, our work and our businesses. How exactly is this happening? 

In this module you will learn: 

  • Why it is getting harder to find a job 
  • What the future of work will be like 
  • What opportunities the digital economy provides
  • How to take advantage of those opportunities
  • What resources you will need to get started 

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Digital Economy provides countless opportunities for business. It has never been easier to start a lucrative business. What’s more, it is now possible to work from anywhere in the world, and your clients can be in different parts of the world. 

In this module you will learn: 

  • Why you should start a business 
  • How to get started – a step-by-step guide 
  • What are the things you will need to do before you start 
  • How to draw up a business plan 
  • Where to get help with your business plan 
  • Where to get business advice 
  • Where to get funding for your business 

In this module you will learn how to leverage the power of digital marketing to effectively market your own business, products and services to financial success. 

In this module you will learn: 

  • What marketing is, and why it is important 
  • What digital marketing is, and why it is far better than “traditional” marketing 
  • Different types of Digital Marketing 
  • How and when to use each type of marketing 
  • Digital Marketing strategies 
  • How frequently you should advertise 

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Study Mode

Online learning and assessments

Estimated Time

4 Months

Difficulty Level

Beginner

Support

Online via email, chat, forums and webinars

Course Fee

R9 995

What do I need to get started?

  • A working computer or smart phone
  • Basic computer literacy skills
  • An internet connection
  • And a web browser

What are My Career Options?

With the skills you will gather from this course, you will be able to plan, start and market your own business.

Who Will be My Instructor/Mentor?

Bilal Kathrada is an EdTech entrepreneur, and is the founder of IT varsity and Xander. He is an multi award-winning app developer.

Bilal is a software engineer by profession, and is also an author, keynote speaker, newspaper columnist, strategic business and education digital transformation advisor. He has lectured at a number of notable institutes, such as the University of KwaZulu Natal, the Durban University of Technology, and the University of Johannesburg.

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