Applications are now open for the 2021 intake. GIBS academic programmes are fully operational online at the moment via
a blend of synchronous (online face to face) and asynchronous (in your own
time) learning methods. We are managing admissions on the view that the 2021
intake will return to classroom based learning. If not we will fall back to our
current mode of operation.
This executive MBA programme is ideal for those who are keen to start their own business, or the general manager who is looking to gain a deeper and all-rounded understanding of business to become a more effective manager.
The GIBS MBA degree is an attractive and unique postgraduate qualification that resonates with individuals who are self-driven, highly motivated and entrepreneurial-minded. In May 2020 the annual UK Financial Times Executive Education rankings, a global benchmark for providers of executive education, once again ranked GIBS business school as the top South African and African business school. This is the 15th year running that we have been ranked among the top business schools worldwide. In April 2019, our Master's in Business Administration qualification was ranked among the top 50 business schools globally in the prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Executive MBA Rankings.
Students need to successfully complete all requirements for the
PGDip GM in order to be eligible to gain entry into the GIBS MBA. The PGDip GM is phase 1 of the MBA Programme. A 60% average is required in this phase in order to proceed onto phase 2 (MBA programme phase). Combined, both phases take two years to complete if done in the part-time/modular format, or one year for full-time students. Should you already hold a postgraduate qualification, you may apply for credits only when you have been accepted on the MBA programme.