The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business is attracting attention at the tip of Africa.
Home to the only full-time African MBA ranked in the top 100 by the prestigious Financial Times and as just one of 59 schools world-wide to be “triple-crowned” (schools which are accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and the AACSB), the school is among the best in the world.
We take a four-pronged approach to excellence that combines academic rigour, societal relevance, innovation in teaching and thought leadership to transform our students – taking them from a place of knowing to doing to being.
The GSB is committed to making business better. Our full-colour thinking approach challenges taken-for-granted assumptions and practices and encourages students to do the same. With our roots in Africa, our focus is on emerging market business and our teaching and research is geared towards driving development and understanding in this context, which is characterized by high degrees of uncertainty, complexity and inequality.
Through initiatives like the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Allan Gray Centre for Values-based Leadership we seek to build a new kind of business school: one that is rooted in values and enables positive new ways of thinking and acting in business to achieve sustainable success.
We offer a range of study options, from our academic programmes, including the MBA and the Executive MBA, to Executive Education short courses as well as masters and doctoral studies. Our campus is located in the heart of the City of Cape Town – one of Africa’s most vibrant and culturally diverse cities.
Admissions and Requirements
English is used both for teaching and for examinations at UCT. All applicants must show evidence of proficiency in English and must submit evidence of this as part of their application to study at UCT.
International applicants whose home language is not English must submit, as part of their application to study, one of the following:
- A stipulated score on the National Benchmark Tests. (NBTs)
(a) For undergraduate applicants the MINIMUM NBT AQL scores stipulated for each qualification; SEE faculty entries in this prospectus.
(b) For graduate applicants a score of at least 65% (proficient) or above on the Graduate Academic and Quantitative Literacy (G-AQL) Test, unless otherwise stipulated in the postgraduate prospectus.
NBTs are offered by UCT’s Centre for Educational Testing for Admission and Placement (CETAP) and arrangements can be made for you to take these tests anywhere in the world.
A recent score (obtained within 3-5 years before application for admission) of at least 570 (for the paper-based test) or at least 230 (for the computer-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or 88 on the Internet-based TOEFL test.
- A recent overall band score of 7.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no individual element of the test scoring below 6.0.
- A Score on the Pearson PTE Academic test of 64.
International applicants should be aware that obtaining study permits from the South African authorities can take approximately two months from the date of being offered a place on the programme.
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