The Graduate School of Business and Leadership is ranked among the top five in South Africa, according to the Professional Market Research (PMR) annual survey of Accredited Business Schools in the country.
UKZN scored 7.66 out of 10 putting it in fifth place, one up from last year.
The survey respondents (employers) rated the MBA graduates and students in the workplace representing accredited Business Schools in 19 attributes/criteria including academic knowledge, application of knowledge in the workplace and entrepreneurial skills, capacity and abilities.
GSB&L’s Dean and Head Professor Theuns Pelser said the PMR rankings needed to be taken seriously as they reflected the quality of the MBA that a business school offered and were a reliable barometer of which schools were held in high esteem.
‘I would like to take the opportunity to thank my staff - academic as well as support - for their commitment and camaraderie in helping us reach this position,’ said Pelser. ‘Many challenges persist but with the visionary impetus of senior management and the support from various stakeholders, the GSB&L will be able to pull its own weight in this very competitive market.’