?The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has once again reaffirmed its position as a leader in the field of business education, this is according to the Financial Mail Annual MBA Review. GIBS has earned the distinction of having the best reputation among employers and being the preferred choice for graduates pursuing an MBA. For over a decade, GIBS has been highly ranked in this survey.
This year marks the 24th edition of the Financial Mail
's annual MBA review, with data gathered from 17 business schools across South Africa. Additionally, 308 employers representing diverse South African organisations were surveyed regarding their perceptions of these MBA programmes and suggestions for enhancement; among this group, 63% represented private sector entities, 32% hailed from public sector establishments (including state-owned entities), and 5% were affiliated with non-governmental organisations.
GIBS occupied a prominent position in crucial aspects: being the favoured business school for the MBA programme if cost and distance were not factors, being the top preference for employers when assessing overall reputation and serving as the first choice for hiring employees.
Although MBA programmes across the country and the world have undergone fundamental changes due to COVID-19 and climate change, GIBS has remained at the forefront of adapting and innovating to meet these challenges head-on.