Our response to Covid-19

The health, safety, and well-being of the UCT GSB community is our top priority. 

Like other institutions, the UCT GSB is monitoring the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus and related travel restrictions, and adjusting plans for programmes as events warrant. We are operating under the advice of UCT and UCT Health Services, which are continuously monitoring information from local health officials, the South African National Department of Health and the National Institute of Communicable Diseases. 

To access the South African COVID-19 Resource Portal, please click here.


The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, one of just three triple-crowned business schools in Africa.

We have earned endorsements from the European Foundation for Management Development (EQUIS), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

As a top school located in a changing emerging market, the GSB has a responsibility to engage with its socio-political and economic context.

Our teaching, learning and research is directed towards building a more economically prosperous, equitable and integrated continent.

The school is constantly investing in quality scholarship and strong partnerships to support these aims. 

to win Gold in Professional Development category in 2019 EFMD Global Excellence in Practice Awards for customised executive education programmes

for its customised programmes by the 2019 Financial Times’ Global Top 100

& 136th in the world in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University rankings

accredited African schools

"For more than five decades, the UCT GSB has set the pace for business education in Africa. The view from the front always changes, and we pride ourselves on equipping tomorrow’s leaders with next practice to help them flourish and positively impact the prosperity of the worlds they live and work in. The school has a critical role to play in realising a more inclusive and sustainable future – both in South Africa and for the continent more broadly – and we will continue to show up with zest, relevance, originality, integrity and authenticity in our quest to achieve this."

EMBA Director: UCT Graduate School of Business

Ideas Exchange

Political Economy

Mboweni's 2020 budget speech draws the battle lines

With the economy on its knees, government’s latest budget speech expects unionised labour to share the pain. If history is a guide, the plan is unlikely to yield the desired results.

Management Fundamentals

Three social megatrends that are shaping the future of tourism

SA tourism must work to capitalise on the social megatrends that are influencing how and why people travel, and what they look for when they do.

Learning & Development

Q&A with Azvir Rampursad: How to make yourself more employable

With unemployment at an all-time high in South Africa, even graduates are struggling to find jobs. Talent Strategy & Leadership Development specialst, Azvir Rampursad, says employers are looking for very specific skill-sets in new hires.

Learning & Development

Five New Year’s resolutions that will boost your career in 2020

A new decade is about to arrive amidst economic turmoil and political challenges, industry changes and uncertainties - globally as well as in South Africa. Set yourself up for success in 2020 with these five resolutions.