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February 18, 2011

University of Cape Town’s MBA voted world’s best value-for-money

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The University of Cape Town. Photo courtesy: DanieVDM/Flickr

Cape Town is not only home to some of South Africa’s most beautiful and inspiring tourist attractions, but also boasts some incredible opportunities for students and young professionals.

The University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) MBA programme has recently climbed 29 places to take 60th place in the latest Financial Times Global MBA Top 100 ranking. Impressively, it has also been ranked by the Financial Times as the world’s best value-for-money MBA.

Professor Walter Baets, director of UCT GSB, commented on this marvellous achievement, saying, “Many international students pay quite a bit of attention to rankings. This achievement means international visibility and I think we will definitely get more attention in the future as a result of this.”

Baets is particularly pleased with these latest rankings because, “one of the criticisms of an MBA is that it is too expensive, so it is nice to be recognised in this way for the quality of our MBA programme”.

This is the school’s seventh year as part of the Top 100, and it is the only African business school to have secured a place on the list. The overall ranking was based on three high scores obtained in the categories of international experience, international mobility and career progress.

UCT takes its place on the prestigious Top 100 list in the company of internationally renowned business schools such as the London Business School and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, which now share first place, Harvard Business School in third place, and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in fourth place.

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