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University of Cape Town - UCT Graduate School of Business is best business school in Africa

This year on 28 November deans and directors from over 120 best business schools in 50 countries gathered at Curtin University in Perth for the 9th Eduniversal World Convention. There were representatives from the most prestigious institutions worldwide, such as University of Buenos Aires Business School, Monash University Business School, Melbourne Business School, Louvain School of Management, Fudan University School of Management, The University of Economics Prague, Copenhagen Business School, AUC School of Business, emlyon business school, IIMB, Trinity Business School, Centrum Catolica Graduate Business School, Nova School of Business and Economics, University of Ljubljana Faculty of Economics, UCT Graduate School of Business, London Business School, EGADE Business School, INSEAD, Lomonosov Moscow State University Business School, HEC Lausanne...

Over the four days we hosted notable speakers, panel discussions, workshops and several networking events and awards ceremonies. In one of the conferences, moderated by Mr. Chris Gartner, Manager of Client Engagement and Insights, Austrade, Hon. Phil HONEYWOOD, CEO, IEAA (International Education Association of Australia) and Prof. Michaela RANKIN, Deputy Dean International Monash Business School, Australia, the spotlight was shown on the Australian National Strategy for International Education 2025, released by the government in April 2016. The presentation focused on how new products and new opportunities for expansion can be lessons for other countries.

Discovery tour was organised at Curtin University Place Activation by visiting the Trading room, the Agency, Library, HIVE/Curtin Gallery, Centre for Aboriginal Studies.

This year our keynote speaker was Prof. Paolo Boccardelli, dean at Luiss Business School in Italy. His speech “Innovation in Business Education” was well received and engaging.

Dr. Mike Wood, Eduniversal Scientific Committee Member for Oceania
Dr. Mike Wood, Eduniversal Scientific Committee Member for Oceania

2016 International Business School rankings

The results of the best 1000 business schools in 154 countries were revealed on the evening of 28 November, during the Gala Dinner, which was held at the Government House in the presence of Her Excellency the Honorable Kerry Sanderson, Governor of Western Australia. It is customary for us to announce the Top 27 business schools worldwide from 9 geographical zones; however this year due to several ties in the ranking, we were happy to reveal the Top 34 best business schools. This selection is based on the results of the Deans’ vote survey 2016, which achieved a record participation rate of 70.85 %. This year Copenhagen Business School received the highest deans’ recommendation rate and obtained the Master Title of the 2016 Best Business School in the World. A special award was presented to their representative.

University of Cape Town - UCT Graduate School of Business is best business school in Africa

University of Cape Town - UCT Graduate School of Business was selected as the best business school in Africa. With 358% of the dean’s recommendation vote, University of Cape Town - UCT Graduate School of Business continues to prove its academic prestige and excellence. The award was presented to Mr. Stephen Quantrill.

This institution remains in the highest category of schools in the 5 Palmes League of Excellence, indicating that it is a Universal Business Schools with strong global influence.

In Africa, following University of Cape Town - UCT Graduate School of Business, The American University in Cairo School of Business came second and University of Stellenbosch Business School came third. Respectively they each received 319‰ and 253‰ of the deans’ vote of recommendation.

The Eduniversal Evaluation System (EES) is based on a three-step process that helps establish the Eduniversal Business School Ratings and Rankings. This system is supervised by an International Scientific Committee composed of 9 independent expert members in each of the 9 geographical zones.

The Deans’ Vote is one of the major elements of the EES, where the Deans and Directors of the best 1000 business schools in the world give their annual recommendations for each school from the 154 countries. The number of recommendations gathered will determine the ranking of the schools within each country and Palme league. (

The Academic Institutions announced as the Top 34 Business Schools in the 9 geographical zones in 2015 are the following:

Rank Zone Academic Institution Deans’ Vote

N°1 Africa University of Cape Town - UCT Graduate School of Business - South Africa 358‰

N°2 Africa University of Stellenbosch Business School – South Africa 319‰

N°3 Africa The American University in Cairo School of Business - Egypt 253‰

N°1 Central Asia Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B) – India 376‰

N°2 Central Asia Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) – India 323‰

N°3 Central Asia Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C) – India 284‰

N°1 Eastern Europe School of Management - St. Petersburg University – Russia 310‰

N°2 Eastern Europe The University of Economics Prague (VSE) – Czech Republic 288‰

N°3 Eastern Europe University of Warsaw School of Management – Poland 284‰

N°3 Eastern Europe Corvinus University of Budapest Corvinus Business School – Hungary 284‰

N°1 Middle East Tel Aviv University's Coller School of Management– Israel 362‰

N°2 Middle East Koç University Graduate School of Business – Turkey 336‰

N°3 Middle East Istanbul University School of Business – Turkey 236‰

N°3 Middle East The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – The Jerusalem School of Business

Administration – Israel 236‰

N°1 Far East Asia National University of Singapore - NUS Business School – Singapore 437‰

N°2 Far East Asia HKUST Business School - Hong Kong (S.A.R China) 428‰

N°3 Far East Asia Fudan University School of Management – China 362‰

N°3 Far East Asia Peking University – Ganghua School of Management – China 362‰

N°1 Latin America EGADE Business School - Tecnológico de Monterrey – Mexico 397‰

N°2 Latin America FGV - EAESP - São Paulo Business Administration School – Brazil 319‰

N°3 Latin America Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Escuela de Administración - Chile 262‰

N°3 Latin America Universidad de Chile School of Business and Economics - Chile 262‰

N°3 Latin America Universidad de Monterrey – UDEM Business School - Mexico 262‰

N°1 North America Harvard Business School – USA 624‰

N°2 North America Yale School of Management – USA 594‰

N°3 North America McGill University - Desautels Faculty of Management – Canada 550‰

N°3 North America MIT Sloan School of Management – USA 550‰

N°1 Oceania The University of Melbourne - Melbourne Business School – Australia 419‰

N°2 Oceania The University of Sydney - Business School – Australia 415‰

N°3 Oceania Monash University –Monash Business School – Australia 371‰

N°1 Western Europe Copenhagen Business School – CBS – Denmark 629‰

N°2 Western Europe INSEAD – France 620‰

N°3 Western Europe London Business School – United Kingdom 585‰

N°3 Western Europe SDA Bocconi School of Management - Italy 585‰

The complete ranking of the best 1000 business schools worldwide and detailed methodology can be found at the Eduniversal website at:

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Headquartered in Paris, Eduniversal is a global ranking and rating agency specialized in higher education. Offering the annual ranking of the Best 1000 Business Schools in 154 countries ( and ranking of the best 4000 Masters and MBA programs in 30 specialisations worldwide (, we transform a platform of information for students that enables them to make the right decision regarding the choice of their future studies anywhere in the world. Eduniversal’ global expertise provides an in depth view to all the stakeholders of higher education with the goal of actively supporting international exchanges between schools, encouraging mobility for professors and students, and assisting HR professionals to identify specialised talent.

15 Dec 2016 10:47