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A list of South Africa’s top business schools

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Here are the top 10 business schools our country has to offer as ranked by Eduniversal

Recently Eduniversal, a global universities and business schools ranking ran by rating agency SMBG, released their latest ranking of the best business schools in the world including the top business schools in South Africa.

“These rankings are designed to provide information to prospective graduate students that will help them in their search for their future studies,” Eduniversal writes.

Pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) is not an easy decision because of the number of challenges it comes with – not only academic, but the restructuring of your entire life – but holding an MBA can be quite a valuable asset for anyone looking to grow in their career.

This is why it’s important to keep abreast of which business schools will give you the best value for your buck, and rankings such as these offer direction in that regard.

But contrary to this, recent research published by recruitment firm Jack Hammer, concluded that an MBA was no longer the ticket to the top of the corporate ladder. In a previous interview with DESTINY Man, CEO Debbie Goodman-Bhyat of Jack Hammer said that because an MBA was one of the country’s most pursued degrees, it no longer carried the weight it did 20 years ago.

“Ambitious executives considering furthering their education should carefully consider their options and not automatically gun for an MBA as many have done in the past two decades. . . There’s certainly a case for a master’s-level qualification, as the research shows that 45% of South Africa’s top 40 CEOs have obtained these. However, the data confirms there’s no particular preference for the type of master’s degree,” Goodman-Bhyat said.

“The MBA as a postgraduate master’s-level qualification has had the benefit of fantastic marketing, but another master’s – provided it’s from a reputable institution and particularly if it’s a sought-after focus area – will do you just as well, if not better,” she went on to further say.

For the ninth year in a row, the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business has remained the leading business school not only in the country, but on the African continent.

Here’s the complete list: 

10. University of Limpopo – Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership

9. University of the Free State – UFS Business School

8. North West University – Potchestroom Business School

7. Rhodes University – Rhodes Business School

6. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School

5. UNISA – Graduate School of Business Leadership

4. University of Pretoria – Gordon Institute of Business Science

3. University of Witwatersrand – Wits Business School

2. University of Stellenbosch Business School

1. University of Cape Town – UCT Graduate School of Business

– This story was originally published by Destiny Man

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