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GIBS retains position as top Business School for its MBA in the Financial Mail Top MBA Ranking 2021

The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has retained its dominance in the 2021 Financial Mail ‘Ranking the MBAs’ annual survey. According to the ranking, GIBS is the top choice for students thinking of pursuing an MBA degree and the number one choice for employers in terms of reputation.

  • Best reputation – Employers believe GIBS delivers the best quality MBA; and
  • First Choice — The GIBS MBA is the preferred choice for students, regardless of cost or location.
The survey also highlights the top four reasons students want to pursue an MBA: Career progression, skills advancement, business education, and entrepreneurial skills. Graduates also lauded the MBA for helping them improve in critical areas such as; strategic and critical thinking, becoming team players, improving problem-solving and communication abilities, and knowledge application

The onslaught of the coronavirus has not put a stop to the delivery of world-class programmes at GIBS; the School has added to its MBA offering and has tailored it to give students additional choices. In addition to the general management MBA, cohorts can select a focus in consulting, entrepreneurship, manufacturing (which is run from the Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing), or health (available in 2022).

Interim Dean at GIBS, Dr Morris Mthombeni said, “To continue being acknowledged by both students and employers alike means we are doing something right, and we are grateful. We will continue in our quest to adequately equip students for the future by redesigning our offerings like our MBAs to address current leadership and business needs.”

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