Rankings of business schools in South Africa

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Rankings of business schools in South Africa are largely based on international business schools rankings, no current publication attempts to rank South African business schools in a definitive way.

PMR.africa[edit]

PMR.africa conducts annual national survey on Accredited Business Schools offering MBA degrees in South Africa.

The respondents (employers) rate the MBA graduates and students in the workplace representing accredited Business Schools across 19 attributes/criteria (on a scale of 0.00 – 10.00; where 0.00 = poor, 5.00 = average and 10.00 = outstanding), namely:

19 attributes are measured:

  • Academic knowledge
  • Application of knowledge in the workplace
  • Communication skills/abilities
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Entrepreneurial skills/capacity/abilities
  • Environmental awareness
  • Ethical business conduct
  • Financial management
  • Human resource management
  • Implementation of corporate governance
  • Information management
  • Innovation
  • Insight into sound sustainable development
  • International perspective
  • Leadership skills/abilities
  • Marketing management
  • Operational management
  • Quantitative abilities/skills
  • Strategic management

2016[edit]

SA Rank Business school Mean Average of 2016
1 University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) 8.22
2 Milpark Business School 8.10
3 Henley Business School, Africa 8.00
4 The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) 8.00
5 Regenesys Business School, Johannesburg 7.90
6 Graduate School of Business & Leadership – University of KwaZulu-Natal 7.80
7 University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (GSB) 7.80
8 Rhodes Business School 7.72
9 NWU School of Business & Governance 7.65
10 Wits Business School – University of the Witwatersrand 7.30
11 Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) - University of South Africa (UNISA) 7.16
12 Tshwane University of Technology Business School 7.12
13 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School 7.00
14 School of Management – University of the Free State 6.64
15 Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership – University of Limpopo 6.39
PMR.africa - Distance learning only Mean Score
MANCOSA Graduate School of Business 7.86
Regent Business School 7.80
PMR.africa - Other specialist degrees Mean Score
University of Johannesburg - MCom Business Management 7.83

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Financial Times[edit]

MBA[edit]

SA Rank Business school 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
1 UCT Graduate School of Business[2] 89 71 71 89 60 54 74 59 52 76

Note: This is the only ranked South African business school in this category.

Executive MBA[edit]

SA Rank Business school 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
1 University of Pretoria, Gordon Institute of Business Science[3] - - - - 67 60 70 80 87 74 87

Note: This is the only ranked South African business school in this category.

Executive Education Customised[edit]

SA Rank Business school 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
1 University of Pretoria, Gordon Institute of Business Science[4] 49 51 41 38 - 42 53 53 45
2 UCT Graduate School of Business[5] - - - 49 59 65 64 56 67
3 University of the Witwatersrand[6] 59 62 62 - - - 78 73 68
4 University of Stellenbosch Business School[7] - 60 63 - - 57 68 73 80

Note: These are the only ranked South African business schools in this category.

Executive Education Open[edit]

SA Rank Business school 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
1 University of Pretoria, Gordon Institute of Business Science[8] 38 38 49 50 49 47 45 48 46
2 University of Stellenbosch Business School [9] 46 50 55 - - 62 60 57 62
3 University of the Witwatersrand[10] 48 - - 53 56 55 67 70 68

Note: These are the only ranked South African business schools in this category.

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