For the ninth consecutive year, the University of Cape Town (UCT) Graduate School of Business (GSB) has been ranked as the best business school in Africa by Eduniversal – an international education rating agency.
“The international recognition of the UCT GSB is very important to us and all our stakeholders, particularly our students, executive clients and alumni, to demonstrate the quality of the education they receive here,” says Prof Geoff Bick, Acting Director, UCT GSB.
The Eduniversal Evaluation System (EES) ranking is a global ranking and rating agency with its headquarters in Paris. It annually evaluates academic institutions across the globe and business schools from 154 countries participated in the most recent conference.
Over 1,000 deans and directors from international universities gathered for the annual conference and made up the deciding committee for the award.
The aim of the rankings is to inform students and offer useful tools for students, universities and business schools worldwide.
“What makes the Eduniversal award so significant is that we are judged by our peers. The judges are deans and directors of the some of the best business schools in the world and to be recognised by them in this way is a real achievement,” says Saskia Hickey, Market Intelligence and Strategy Manager, UCT GSB.
The UCT GSB is one of three business schools in Africa to be triple-crowned – accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Foundation for Management Development, which awards the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).
In 2016 the UCT GSB launched various initiatives, among them a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on social innovation, to bring about effective change in communities in partnership with the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a specialised centre based at the UCT GSB.
“The school is proudly African and South African. With a strong focus on emerging markets, we try to equip growing leaders with the tools they need to succeed on the global stage, whilst also fostering growth in the often unpredictable environments of developing countries,” concludes Prof Bick.