This South African MBA just ranked among the best in the world

 ·24 Apr 2024

Milpark Business School is the first-ever African business school to feature on the QS Online MBA Rankings.

The 2024 edition of the rankings from global business education analyst QS Quacquarelli Symonds catalogues the world’s best business schools. It examines four metrics: Employability, Class Profile, Faculty and teaching, and Class Experience.

Imperial College Business School in London took the number one spot globally.

Imperial was named the world leader for Employability and Class experience, the latter of which assesses the level and quality of student support an institution provides its online students.

Last year’s joint winners, Spain’s IE Business School and England’s Warwick Business School, came in second and third, respectively.

South Africa’s Milpark Business School is the first-ever African business school to feature in the rankings, debuting in the 76-100 band.

Milpark came 85th in the Faculty and Teaching metric, 97th in the Class Profile, 63rd in Employability, and joint 56th in Class Experience.

The rankings from QS can be found below (mobile users click here)

Shift in learning

“QS continues to analyse and identify trends in business education, particularly the rapid expansion of virtual learning,” said Nunzio Quacquarelli,  President and Founder of QS Quacquarelli Symonds.

“This more flexible option is flourishing and will represent a major consideration for budding business leaders and employers as professionals strive to balance their careers with education without compromising quality.”

JSE-listed Stadio Holdings, the owner of Milpark Education, said that its number of distance learning students has increased significantly, growing by 11% to 40,689 as of 31 December 2023 (December 2022: 36,764).

“Strong demand in professional qualifications continues to drive strong growth in registrations for the period,” said Stadio.

“The Group’s distance learning student numbers are still impacted by the legacy business-to-business (B2B) Milpark Education business offerings.”

“Excluding the impact of the B2B business, the distance learning student numbers grew by 17% to 30,419 as of 31 December 2023.”

Milpark Education is now repositioning itself to become less reliant on its B2B business.

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