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Awards and accolades

GIBS secured a prestigious position as one of the leading business schools in the world, ranking within the top 50 globally by the UK Financial Times Executive Education Rankings in May 2023

GIBS MBA Ranked Top by Employers and Students, Financial Mail 2022 MBA Ranking

GIBS MBA ranks as #11 in the latest CEO Magazine MBA Rankings 2022.

GIBS earns globally renowned 'Triple Crown' status with the receipt of EQUIS accreditation.

GIBS debuts in the 2021 Corporate Knights Better World MBA Ranking.

GIBS team wins Business Education Innovation award for Gamifying Soft Skills for Business 2021.

GIBS Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) 2019-2020 report wins award for excellence in sustainability reporting at the United Nations PRME Global Forum 2021.

GIBS MBA ranks in the top 30.9% globally – QS Executive MBA Ranking 2022.

GIBS recognised as Number 1 business school – Top500 Best Managed Companies 2021.

GIBS partnership with Youth Employment Service (YES) leads to enhanced Level 3 B-BBEE rating.

GIBS tops Financial Mail 2021 SA’s Top MBAs ranking again. Employers believe GIBS offers best quality and most reputable MBA, and the GIBS MBA is the preferred degree of choice for students.

GIBS Executive MBA achieves “Tier One” Ranking in the CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings for 2020.

GIBS ranked as Top African Provider of Executive Education 2020 by the UK Financial Times, GIBS has been ranked since 2003.

2020: GIBS received award from United Arab Emirates’ Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority for outstanding contribution to its leadership development.

GIBS ranked as Top MBA in Africa by London Financial Times 2019, GIBS has been ranked since 2003.

GIBS Executive MBA programme debuts in Top 50 in QS Global Executive MBA Ranking 2019.

AACSB International recognises GIBS for Innovation in Leadership Development 2018.

(GIBS) ranked as a finalist in the Standard Bank Top Women Awards 2018.

GIBS selected as United Nations PRME Champion for 2018-2019 cycle.

GIBS wins ‘Top Gender Empowered’ Company in the Standard Bank Top Women Awards 2016.

GIBS MBA students win joint first place in the 2016 Zurich Enterprise Challenge.

GIBS Faculty recognised for Teaching Business Practices That Help Corporations Confront Society’s “Grand Challenges”.

GIBS Enterprise Development Academy (EDA) awarded “Most Innovative Training Programme” for the NHBRC GIBS Women Empowerment Programme at the Women in Construction Awards.

GIBS Centre for Dynamic Markets team wins the coveted Tony Elumelu Foundation Africapitalism Award for Best Teaching Case on Sustainable Business in Africa 2015.

Accreditation and Affiliations

European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) EFMD
Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Council on Higher Education (CHE)
The Association of African Business Schools (AABS)
The South African Business Schools Association (SABSA)
Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)
Central and East European Management (CEEMAN)
Global Business School Network (GBSN)
The Executive MBA Council (EMBAC)
European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
Academy of Management (AOM)
Consortium for University-based Executive Education (UNICON)
South African Board of People Practices (SABPP)
South African Qualifications Authority
Quality Council For Trades & Occupations


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