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Henley Business School Africa is an integral part of the global Henley network – the oldest business school in Europe which today is a leading global business school with campuses in Europe, Asia and Africa.

Henley Africa holds elite quadruple international accreditation (EFMD, AMBA, AACSB and AABS); has the number one business school alumni network in the world for potential to network (Economist 2017). It is the number one African-accredited and -campused business school in the world for executive education (FT 2018, 2020), as well as the number one MBA business school in South Africa as rated by corporate SA (PMR.Africa 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021).

Last year, Henley Africa became the first business school on the continent to be affiliated to the Latin American Council of Management Schools (CLADEA). Established more than 50 years ago, CLADEA has 235 affiliates across 27 countries on four continents. Now it has 236 across 28 countries on five continents.

Henley Africa has a well-founded reputation for innovation: a fortnight prior to South Africa’s COVID 19 lockdown, the school was able to seamlessly transition to virtual learning, the first business school in Africa to do this. While the rest of the world was in lockdown, Henley’s innovation continued apace, introducing its Advanced Diploma in Management Practice, the final rung in Henley Africa’s unique ladder of learning successfully lowering the traditional barrier to learning by allowing students to earn while they learn as they progress from level five of South Africa’s National Qualification Framework (straight after school), all the way up the undergraduate ladder to the flagship executive international MBA programme (NQF level 9).

The school also became the first African team, in partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business (GIBS) and Standard Bank, to ever win the EFMD Excellence in Practice Gold Award for Executive Education, beating the best business schools in the rest of the world.

At Henley Africa, the tools that are taught have been forged in real-life real-time situations, because we believe education must be real, relevant and accessible to allow us to build the people who build the businesses that build Africa – and reduce inequality.