As Africa’s leading business school and one of the less than one percent of business schools in the world to hold the triple crown international accreditations from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) has charted its own distinctly African path over the past 50 years. The UCT GSB is the only school in Africa to feature in the Financial Times (FT) Global MBA list of the top 100 full-time MBA programmes in the world. This was possible through our recognition that we have a responsibility to engage with the socio-political and economic context in which we find ourselves, whilst remaining globally relevant. Our teaching, learning and research are thus directed towards building a more economically prosperous, more equitable, and more integrated continent.
The UCT GSB’s mission is to “contribute to the success of individuals and organisations through research-informed teaching, practice and thought leadership that creatively responds to the complex and pressing economic and social challenges of our world today”. As the School is located in a transforming society and an emerging economy, social responsiveness has become core to the UCT GSB’s strategic direction, and it is intrinsic to the School’s philosophy that it should fulfil an active developmental role in the community.