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The GSB has rigorous selection criteria in place to ensure that each class has students of a high calibre who are committed to succeeding. The criteria differ from programme to programme, see the links below to find out more about each programme's selection criteria.

    MBA Selection Criteria

    The GSB MBA programme is geared toward talented and mature adults who have proven academic ability and business experience, and who are highly motivated to succeed. Students are selected, inter alia, on their capacity for personal and professional development. The GSB uses a number of criteria in selecting candidates. Read more...

    EMBA Selection Criteria

    Admission to the Executive MBA is highly selective and enrolment is limited. The programme aims to develop a cadre of senior management professionals who have the conceptual facilities, cultural empathy and practical capabilities to build exceptional careers, organisations and nations. Candidates are assessed with this in mind. Read More...

    PGDip Selection Criteria

    Due to the intensity of the PGDip programme applicants need to demonstrate a high level of personal motivation, stamina and initiative. In addition applicants must show a willingness to work in a group situation and an ability to tolerate and manage pressure and conflict and are assessed with this in mind. Read more...

    MCom Development Finance

    A four-year degree or Honours degree in Economics, Commerce, Accounting, Finance or other finance related degrees; Alternatively applicants may have a four-year or Honours degree in other non-finance related discipline with at least 3 years work experience in finance related work. Read More... 


      Inclusive Innovation Studies

      The MPhil by research allows students to self-direct with the guidance and support of faculty and staff at UCT GSB. Also supporting each student is a student team that surrounds them and represents a diversity of skills and ideas. Read More...