The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has moved up to 52nd place in the world, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Executive MBA Ranking 2021.
The rankings are open to business schools that have AACSB, AMBA, or EQUIS accreditation. The QS ranking methodology considers five metrics: Employer Reputation, Thought Leadership, Executive Profile, Career Outcomes, and Diversity.
Overall, GIBS scored 88.3 points out of 100 for Diversity, ranking among the top 4.5% globally. This is consistent with the recently confirmed BEE Level 3 status for GIBS. In the Career Outcomes category, GIBS received an overall score of 87.7 out of 100, putting GIBS in the top 8.5% globally, further underscoring the value of a GIBS MBA.
Dr. Morris Mthombeni, interim dean of GIBS, said, "At GIBS, we strive to make businesses healthier, enabling them to not only survive tough times such as the world is currently experiencing but also to thrive. This ethos is reflected in our MBA programme, which is one of the reasons it is well respected by students and employers alike."
Today, GIBS has over 4,200 MBA alumni located around the globe, many of whom now successfully lead substantial businesses. The programme offers participants a deep, all-round understanding of business influenced by a global perspective and local understanding, and it also develops highly effective leaders. The GIBS MBA is particularly tailored to business in an African and dynamic global market context.