The DaVinci Institute for Technology Management(PTY) Ltd (DaVinci Business School) was conceptualised in 2004 at the behest of the honourable Nelson Mandela, connected to Madiba’s dream of widening access to education and his vision that “Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.” The founding vision was offering education solutions focusing on the management of technology and innovation and educate future leaders who would emulate the teachings of Nelson Mandela and Leonardo Da Vinci. The Institute’s guiding principles are a co-creation of some of the broad principles often associated with the visionary leadership of Leonardo Da Vinci and Nelson Mandela, reconceptualised to represent the lived principles of The Institute.


DaVinci Business School offers online distance education with a unique focus on the Management of Technology, Management of Innovation, Management of People and Systems Thinking in all its offerings. Although a fully online distance education provider, there is a campus called DaVinci House situated in South Africa, in the city of Johannesburg, in the suburb of Modderfontein.


At DaVinci Business School you will have a bespoke learning experience and can study anywhere and anytime. The student body is diverse and eclectic, and students are situated both within and outside of South Africa. Whether you want to upskill, reskill, obtain a promotion, or pursue your passion, DaVinci Business School has a qualification tailor-made for you.


DaVinci Business School prepares managerial leaders for the 5th Industrial Revolution and ensures business enhancement in any work context, by probing real business-based problems through business-driven action learning and using a unique business enhancement framework called TIPS™ (Management of Technology, Innovation and People using Systems Thinking). The TIPS™ Managerial Leadership Framework has been applied by hundreds of successful emerging, small, medium, and large enterprises, through their participation in the tt100 business innovation awards, which DaVinci has been involved with for many years. Imagine what it can do to enhance your business and career?





  • Business-driven action learning is central to what we do and is embedded in all qualifications. This refers to contextual learning applicable to business and creative probing of complex problems.
  • Learning engagements are aligned to emerging market realities and related strategies
  • Students are lectured by academic and industry experts so you build academic and business networks
  • Content promotes awareness of the benefits of being entrepreneurial
  • TIPS™ is a unique business enhancement framework for managerial leaders included in all qualifications and is focused on the Management of Technology, Innovation, People and Systems Thinking
  • Agile and co-created schedules to suit needs allowing students to study anywhere and any time
  • Online distance learning – a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning engagements
  • Bespoke experience and continuous student support
  • Various electives to choose from in most qualifications

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The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management (Pty) Ltd is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration No. 2004/HE07/003.