Business Schools

There are many business schools operating in South Africa today. These educational institutions specialise in business and management training. They generally offer accredited post graduate learning programmes. Professionals can obtain business related degrees by studying at a recognized institution.

Business schools teach topics such as accounting, administration, strategy, economics and entrepreneurship among others. The Master of Business Administration degree also known as an MBA is the most common, sought after business qualification presented by business schools.

The IMM Graduate School is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Dalein van Zyl as Chief Executive Officer of Professional Learning Group (PLG), which includes the IMM Graduate School in SA, as well as Oxford College of Marketing in the UK as of 1 September 2017.

Entrepreneurs and small business owners that have set up and are running green businesses are invited to take part in a 10-month scholarship opportunity at one of South Africa’s top business schools.

Milpark Education is proud to announce that it has been awarded accreditation as a training provider on the internationally recognised Association of Accounting Technicians South Africa (AAT SA) qualifications

Milpark Education’s Business School in collaboration with Innocentrix launched the 2017 South African Innovation League at its Melville campus in Johannesburg recently.

The need for African business schools to innovate and provide good quality and pertinent management education has been brought to the fore by the evolution of technology and the pending arrival of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Throw away long strategy documents and position your organisation to win through its choices.

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) Business Acumen for Artists programme, the only short course of its kind in South Africa, offers creative professionals a practical guide to mastering essential business skills and helps them create sustainable businesses around their creative talent.

Gender diversity is improving at management levels – but very slowly. Could the answer lie in a more sector-specific approach to the problem?

MBA applications have spiked again, which is good news for business schools. But competition for applicants keeps getting tougher, with the GMAT standard climbing steadily.

Applications for the MTN Solution Space Winter School Venture Incubation Programme (VIP) at the UCT Graduate School of Business are closing on 4 June 2017 and the school will be hosting a Demo Day on 31 May to showcase graduates of the current programme.

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has retained its place in the top 100 business schools in the world for the 7th consecutive year and has been rated as the fastest growing business school globally in terms of growth in its revenues from customised programmes over the past three years.



The biggest risks of the future of work in South Africa lies in the social paradigms and approaches to problem-solving, says Dr Morne Mostert, director of The Institute for Futures Research (IFR) at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB).


With a degree in Information Systems from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and several years’ experience as a software developer, project manager and management consultant, Rudzani Mulaudzi, 29, could easily have landed a big-paying corporate job.

Macquarie Graduate School of Management, IE Business School and Schulich School of Business are among the top business schools attending four events in four different cities across Africa between May 9 and May 15, 2017, as part of the QS World MBA Tour. 

The days in which a bachelor’s degree was enough to set up graduates for long and fulfilling careers are gone. Today’s careers are not only projected to be longer, as life expectancy increases, but career switching and having multiple vocations is also on the rise, as is the level of competition to find ways in which to stand out from the crowd.

Despite legislation, community members are rarely consulted by mining companies that apply for mineral rights – with many applicants mistakenly believing consultation with traditional leaders alone is sufficient, a new study has found. This undermines the long-term sustainability of mining.

April is all about Freedom, celebrating the time that freedom came for all with the birth of the new South Africa, a place where all citizens are equals, and the end of a despotic government in which only some were free.

Business owners, senior managers and company executives need to prepare themselves for a bumpy second quarter in 2017, with the only certainty being that nobody really knows how much the downgrades by rating agencies and the weaker rand will impact on the economy.

There is a sophisticated spectrum of financial tools available to managers and entrepreneurs, all of which were non-existent 20 years ago.

“What is Africa to you?” Mr Abel Sithole, senior research associate at the Institute of Futures Research (IFR) of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) posed the very question to attendees at a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Africa.

Traditionally, a business would build a product and hope to find customers who want to buy it. Aggressive marketing tactics would hook consumers who, faced with few other choices, would respond accordingly.

Generic references to Africa blur the contexts, opportunities, challenges and risks as they relate to individual countries and you cannot have a generic strategy for expansion into Africa, not even for a region, because “Africa is not a country”.

This past week at the Global Entrepreneurship Conference (GEC) in Sandton, a host of African business leaders discussed the critical role of technology in the growth of African economies.

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has been benchmarked in the top five globally for social impact in a new report from the Bridgespan Group.

How exactly do you prepare for an MBA? Van Lill offers 10 training tips for the MBA student looking to get the most out of a life-changing two to three-year experience.


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