The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business MBA has been ranked one of the best programmes globally by the Financial Times (FT) in its 2021 list of the top 100 Global MBAs.
The school saw its full-time MBA rank 5th in the world for value, 12th for corporate social responsibility, 14th for international course experience, and 94th overall.
The UCT GSB is the only African MBA programme to make the list, which was topped by INSEAD (France/Singapore), London Business School (UK), and Chicago: Booth in third place.
Half of the top 100 schools assessed by the FT are based in the US, including seven of 14 in the highest tier of the ranking, the FT said.
This marks the 13th time that the FT has ranked the UCT GSB’s MBA as one of the best in the world.
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“This ranking reflects the exceptional quality of our MBA programme, the global contribution made by our faculty, and the value of the school’s unique expertise and approach to management education,” said UCT GSB director, Dr Catherine Duggan.
“Our programme brings together some of the world’s best MBA students who are looking to combine cutting-edge business and leadership skills with new ideas, innovative approaches, and creative thinking about real challenges in a way that has a broad, positive impact on business and society.
The FT rankings are determined according to performance in 20 areas, including: average income of graduates three years after graduation compared with pre-MBA salary; value for money; number of international faculty members; research performance; and corporate social responsibility.
With this latest ranking, the UCT GSB becomes the only business school on the continent that the FT ranks in the top 100 in three of its premier rankings: the full-time Global MBA, Executive MBA (where the UCT GSB ranked 56th in 2020), and Executive Education – Customised (where the UCT GSB also ranked 56th in 2020).