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Africa's top business school goes on show across South Africa

The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business will host admissions information sessions across SA this August.

The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB), Africa's leading business school, will go on show across South Africa to connect with potential master's students during its admissions information sessions this August.

The Cape Town session will be held in the Exhibition Hall at the school's Breakwater campus at the V&A Waterfront and will give students an opportunity to learn more about various master's programmes on offer at the GSB.

Sessions will also be held in Durban on 11 August at the Three Cities Gateway Hotel in Umhlanga, in Bloemfotein on 13 August at the Protea Hotel in Bloemfontein Central and in Johannesburg on 19 August at the Protea Hotel Balalaika, Sandton.

The school is widely acclaimed for its emerging market focus and international stature. Its full-time MBA is the only one in Africa to be ranked in the Financial Times Global Top 100 and it is one of just 59 business schools worldwide to be triple-crown accredited, boasting accreditation from the world's top three accreditation bodies: the Association to Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business, the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Foundation for Management Development, which awards the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation.

GSB director, Professor Walter Baets, says the school is working to raise the profile of emerging market business schools as centres of excellence, while focusing on specific skills needed to deal with the challenges of managing today's complex business world.

Baets, who is also the chairperson of the Association of African Business Schools, believes in creating an Africa-appropriate centre of learning and says: "We don't need Harvard in Africa. We need an African centre of learning for African business and thought leaders, with a focus of building Africa as a global contender in business."

The GSB attracts students from all over the world, but Baets says it is eager to increase the number of African scholars studying at the school.

"African students will bring additional vitality to our emerging market focus," he adds.

The admissions information sessions will showcase the top ranked MBA, the executive MBA, the MCom Development Finance and the Master's in Inclusive Innovation. All degrees are offered on a modular basis, making it easier for students to work and study at the same time. The MBA is also offered full-time.

Registration starts at 08h30, with the information session scheduled to start at 09h00 and end at 12h00.

For more information contact UCT GSB Admissions Office on +27 (0)21 406 1338 or email, or visit the website:

1 Aug 2014 11:46