The Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI) at Wits Business School aims to build the skills of future leaders in philanthropy and related fields. This programme is designed for students or professionals seeking specialisation.
Duration: One year
Programme structure: 1 year
Study mode: Full Time
Academic category: Specialist degree
Elective course streams: • Advising Private Wealth• Corporate Social Investment • Community Gifting/Philanthropy • Community Foundations • Philanthropy (Gifting) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) • The Role of Religion and Belief • Public Policy, Law and Regulation
African Gifting and Philanthropy • Resourcing African Gifting and Philanthropy • Organisation and Management of Philanthropy • Research Methods
The Master of Management in African Philanthropy is for students and professionals wanting to broaden their understanding of the field of philanthropy in the African context. It is for those looking to specialise in philanthropic studies and contribute to the achievement of global developmental goals. This degree offers several important modules towards understanding the role that philanthropy plays in socio-economic development, and how to manage or establish philanthropic and social investment institutions. In addition, the programme tackles issues that range from fundraising to public policy and sustainable development goals, ethics and religion in philanthropy and advising private wealth, among others.
The Master of Management in African Philanthropy is a one-year (full-time) programme comprising four Core Courses, a choice of three Electives and a Research Report.
African Gifting and Philanthropy This course provides a theoretical foundation by engaging students in a critical understanding of the role of African philanthropy in social, political, economic, and cultural relations in Africa’s diverse countries.
Organisation and Management of Philanthropy This core course deals with the practical issues of organising and managing gifting within different institutional settings and practices, for example, grant making, corporate social investment, and private foundations.
Resourcing African Gifting and Philanthropy This course involves students in the strategies and alternatives for generating the resources needed to finance African philanthropy.
Research Methods This compulsory course equips students with the tools, methodologies and knowledge to execute their research projects and produce a report. It develops the student’s ability to collect, analyse and critically evaluate information in the African philanthropy arena.
Electives (choose three):
Advising Private Wealth
Corporate Social Investment
Philanthropy (Gifting) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)