GIBS recognised as best among employers and first choice for students

Posted on October 19, 2016


The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) once again achieved the top position in the 2016 Financial Mail 'Ranking the MBAs' annual survey. GIBS has been recognised as having the best reputation among employers and being the first choice of graduates.  

The Financial Mail, which runs the annual rankings, is in the Times Media Group stable and an influential opinion leader in the business community. This weekly publication focuses on reaching the country's top business minds. This year, the market research necessary to rank the MBAs was undertaken in three categories, namely: employers with a history of employing MBAs or of encouraging staff to do MBAs, either company sponsored or at their own expense; MBA graduates representing all the business schools that take part in the ranking; and business schools whose MBA programmes are accredited by the Council on Higher Education. The 18 schools that took part in this year's rankings all had to provide detailed information about their MBA programmes and associated activities. The publication spoke to 300 employers nationally, of which 270 were from the private sector and 30 from the public sector.


About GIBS

Founded in 2000, the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) is an internationally accredited business school, based in Johannesburg, South Africa's economic hub. As the business school for business, we focus on general management in dynamic markets to significantly improve responsible individual and organisational performance, primarily in the South African environment and increasingly in the broader African environment, through the provision of high-quality business and management education. In May 2016 the annual UK Financial Times Executive Education rankings, a global benchmark for providers of executive education, again ranked GIBS as the top South African and African business school. This is the 13th consecutive year that GIBS was ranked among the top business schools worldwide. In October 2015 the GIBS MBA was ranked among the top 100 in the prestigious Financial Times Executive MBA Rankings. GIBS is the only business school in Africa to feature in this ranking.

GIBS is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Council on Higher Education (CHE), and is a member of the South African Business Schools Association (SABSA), and the Association of African Business Schools (AABS). For more information, visit



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