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At the international level, the GSB is positioned as a top-tier, internationally accredited and competitive School, with a focus on relevance in emerging markets in South Africa, Africa and the world. We offer students a degree on par with that offered by leading business schools worldwide. The School has a clearly defined vision and focus on developing expertise in emerging market business. This single-mindedness is evident in all of the School’s programmes and activities. This strong vision is an advantage in collaborating with peers for research and attracting faculty and students who share this strong interest.

The GSB fosters a bold international community which celebrates the diverse and international opinions of students. We pride ourselves in hosting fellow-Africans from beyond the borders of our country, and our global students from beyond the borders of our continent. In terms of exchange partnerships, we choose schools with excellent reputations and rankings that will be attractive and beneficial to our students and the GSB as a whole.

The GSB has partnerships with some of the world’s leading business schools, including MBA exchange programmes with 45 business schools on all five continents. In terms of exchange partnerships, we choose schools with excellent reputations and rankings that will be attractive and beneficial to our students and the GSB as a whole. Our partner schools in the USA, for example, include Duke University Fuqua School of Business, Cornell University Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management as well as Kellogg, UCLA Anderson, and Yale Schools of Management. Our global exchange partnerships offer UCT GSB students a tremendous opportunity to spend at least one term studying abroad, without the burden of paying international student fees.

In addition to going abroad on exchange semesters to our partner schools, GSB students have the option of a one-week global immersion programme through the GNAM Association. The GSB is the only South African school and one of 28 member schools in the network. GNAM fosters substantive ties among the world’s leading business schools from both economically strong countries and those on the horizon of economic development. By being part of this network, GSB students have the opportunity to study at any one of these elite schools for intensive one-week programmes, and we likewise offer GNAM students options at the GSB. Other opportunities available to GSB students through the GNAM network include an array of online courses, global case study competitions, and an increasingly active GNAM Alumni network.