Africa's Top Ten Business Schools
The School of Business has a focus on professional programmes and is widely recognised for is high quality programmes. The school prides itself on building these programmes on a solid liberal arts foundation, which provides graduates with the background needed to understand the world in which they will live and work.
The University of Nairobi is the pioneer institution of University education in Kenya and the region. It was established in 1964 and the Business School is split into three departments, Finance and Accounting, Business Administration and Management Service. It is the leading business school in the Eastern African region attracting students from neighbouring countries with large Alumni found at both public and private sectors of Kenya.
The US International University is actually the oldest private university in Eastern Africa and is based in Nairobi, Kenya. The school provides broad-based and top quality education, which prepares its students for professional schools and beyond. The curriculum aims to help students accomplish high levels in their chosen fields and promotes multi-culturalism and global understanding overall.
MANCOSA has 100 percent, Black ownership. It is consequently, owned entirely by previously disadvantaged individuals in the South African context The school’s programs cover areas of business administration, commerce, tourism management, functional management and leadership and range from Certificate programmes to Masters’ degrees. It is a private institution with a vast network of academic and intellectual capacity in the region.
The University Of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) is a leading provider of internationally accredited postgraduate management degrees and executive education in South Africa. The Business School places a great deal of emphasis on leadership development and provides its students with global qualifications that serve them greatly all over the world.
Unisa is regarded as one of the top three business schools in South Africa and has produced more than a third of all the MBL/MBA degrees awarded by South African universities since its inception. More than 150 of the MBL graduates appear in the Who’s Who of Southern Africa, and many SBL alumni hold senior positions in world-class companies.
4 The University of Dar es Salaam Business School (UBDS)
University of Dar es Salaam Business School (UDBS) came into existence in 2008. Measured by the strength of its staff in teaching, research and consultancy; plus the breadth and quality of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and extensive training and consultancy programs in business, entrepreneurship and management, UDBS is one of the leading institutions in business and management research, teaching and consultancy in the Sub-Saharan region.
The Graduate School of Business Administration, otherwise known as the Wits Business School (WBS) was established in 1968. The prime mission of the School is to establish and maintain excellence in scholarship in business management, through the promotion of research and teaching, in the various disciplines that fall under business management. The School is entirely postgraduate in nature, but offers an extensive range of certificate and executive programmes to experienced executives.
The Institute was established in 2000 to be a place where people with potential, healthy ambition and respect for best practice are willing to engage like-minded peers and colleagues. The website says that is hoped GIBS be a business school for and from the business community. Positioned in Sandton, Johannesburg, it partner with leading companies and are fortunate to attract the type of person to this campus who wants to make a significant impact.
The UCT Graduate School of Business offers one of the most innovative Executive MBA courses in the world. It is home to the only full-time African MBA ranked in the top 100 by the prestigious Financial Times and with full EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development and AMBA accreditation from the Association of MBAs. The school is renowned for being among the best in the world. The GSB is committed to making business better. With its roots in Africa, it focuses on emerging market business and its teaching and research is geared towards driving development and understanding in this context. The award-winning business school has been voted the Best Business School in Africa for three years running. It takes a four-pronged approach to excellence that combines academic rigour, societal relevance, innovation in teaching and thought leadership to transform its students.