GIBS MBA ranks in top 30 – QS Executive MBA Ranking 2021

The University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has been moved up to 52nd place in the world by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Executive MBA Ranking 2021. Out of 176 EMBA accredited programmes from around the world, the GIBS MBA ranked in the top 29.5% globally.

The rankings are open to business schools that have AACSB, AMBA, or EQUIS accreditation. The ranking methodology considers five metrics: including Employer Reputation, Thought Leadership, Executive Profile, Career Outcomes, and Diversity.

Overall, GIBS scored 88.3 points out of 100 for Diversity, ranking among the top 4.5% globally, and the top 11.8% in the Middle East and Africa region. This is consistent with the recently confirmed BEE Level 3 status for GIBS. In the Career Outcomes category, GIBS received an overall score of 87.7 out of 100, putting the School in the top 8.5% globally and the top 17.6% in the Middle East and Africa region, further underscoring, the value of a GIBS MBA.

Dr Morris Mthombeni, interim dean of GIBS, said, "At GIBS we strive to make businesses healthier, enabling them to not only survive tough times such as the world is currently experiencing, but also to thrive. This ethos reflects in our MBA programme, which is one of the reasons it is well respected by students and employers alike."

Today, GIBS has over 4200 MBA alumni located around the globe, many of whom now successfully lead substantial businesses. The programme not only offers participants a deep and all-round understanding of business influenced by a global perspective and local understanding, it also develops highly e­ffective leaders. GIBS MBA is particularly tailored to business in an African and dynamic global market context.

"We are proud to have this international recognition," concluded Dr Mthombeni.

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Making an impact to significantly improve the competitive performance of individuals and organisation through business education to build our national competitiveness. GIBS is a leading business school in the heart of Sandton’s business hub, offering a wide range of executive and academic programmes.
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