AFRICA'S TOP BUSINESS SCHOOL

Developing leaders. Finding solutions. Advancing our continent.

As a world-class, internationally recognised and respected business school, the UCT GSB continues to use its privileged position as the top business school in Africa to build a better world. We have gained a reputation for our commitment to excellence in leadership and management education and for our expertise in social innovation and sustainability, emerging markets, and values-based leadership.

WHO WE ARE

OUR VISION

As the authority in business research and education in Africa, we will provide aspiring leaders with the relevant knowledge, skills and competencies to lead change in Africa and beyond.

OUR MISSION

To contribute to the success of individuals and organisations through research-informed teaching, practice and thought leadership that creatively respond to the complex and pressing economic and social challenges of our world today.

OUR VALUES

We are passionate about learning, innovation and creativity. We recognise the legacies of our past, both positive and negative, while looking forward to an equitable and inclusive future based on respect for the value of diversity.

We are committed to social responsiveness and to addressing the key developmental challenges facing South Africa and other emerging markets.

We are committed to Africa, and to South Africa’s future in our continent and in the world.

We accept the responsibility to act ethically and with professional integrity.

We nurture thought leadership, recognising and respecting diversity in points of view and the contribution that we can, and should, make to public intellectual life.

OUR CREDENTIALS

CAMPUS AND LOCATIONS
Breakwater Campus, Cape Town

A unique campus in a unique city.

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Conference Centre

The newly launched, state-of-the art academic conference centre is situated on campus in the heart of Cape Town’s business district.

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GSB Johannesburg

A tailor-made training facility in the heart of Africa’s top business district.

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Solution Space Philippi

Our satellite hub in the community of Philippi offers engagement beyond traditional university spaces.

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MORE THAN FIVE DECADES OF EXCELLENCE

Dr Bob Boland | Founding Director of the GSB

“I came to Cape Town in August 1965 with the dream of developing a multi-racial Harvard Business School in Africa.” 

Dr Bob Boland, founding director of the GSB (1966 - 1972)

John Simpson

“The GSB was financially sound but academically a little shaky. We had to address this by providing more opportunities for research and by developing the ethos of the GSB as a seat of learning.” 

John Simpson, GSB director (1979 - 1986)

Kate Jowell

“Companies now have to face issues of far broader concern than fair wages and grievance procedures.” 

Kate Jowell, GSB director (1993 - 1999)

Nick Segal

“As is so often the case, we in South Africa have the opportunity to pioneer new approaches that bridge the developed and developing worlds.” 

Nick Segal, GSB director (2000 - 2003)

Walter Baets

“There is a desperate need for a new way of thinking, a new way of doing and a new way of being in business.” 

Walter Baets, GSB director (2009 - 2016)

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