Finance for Non Financial Managers Programme


GIBS Business School
Professor of Finance

Mike Ward holds the Chair of Finance at GIBS, where he teaches on the MBA, DBA and Executive Education programmes. He is the author (together with Allan Price) of “Turning Vision into Value”, a best-selling book which explains strategic value-creation concepts to operating executives. Mike has research interests in investments and corporate finance. He has published widely and is an NRF rated researcher. He is on the editorial board of the Investment Analyst Journal and a referee for several academic journals.

Prior to joining GIBS in 2004, he was the director of Wits Business School for six years, and for four years he was the director of Pretoria’s Graduate Business School. Mike teaches regularly at the Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands.


Full-time faculty and lecturer


  • PhD (Wits)
  • MBA (Wits)
  • BSc (Eng) (UCT)

Fields of Interest

  • Investments and corporate finance ​

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