University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), offers one of the world's best Executive MBAs, this is according to global business school analyst QS, or Quacquarelli Symonds, which has released its World University Rankings: Global Executive MBA (EMBA) 2019.
This is the first time GIBS has entered these rankings, and the Business School debuted at number 48 out of 134 global EMBA providers. GIBS attained perfect scores of 100 in two of five metrices QS used to rank the programmes: Diversity and Career Outcomes. The other three metrices are: Academic Profile, Employer Reputation and Executive Profile. The Business School was on par with global averages alongside leading business schools, on these metrices.
The GIBS EMBA programme participants show an average salary increase of 57% compared to the global mean of 38.9%. With 42% women on the programme, the GIBS EMBA is significantly above the global average of 31%. This is noteworthy given the drive towards gender equality in South Africa.
Dean of GIBS, Professor Nicola Kleyn said, “This is the first time GIBS has participated in these rankings and we are delighted to be ranked among the top 50 business schools from across the globe.
"We believe that it is critical to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging and impactful experience and this ranking is a reinforcement that our students are getting this and more. This is an affirmation of our standing as a globally recognised business school,” added Professor Kleyn.
This additional ranking adds to GIBS’ accolades including the prestigious London Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking, where GIBS ranks as top in South Africa and the continent.