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About UCT GSB Executive education


The first UCT GSB short course launched


Globally for FT Executive Education Custom programmes ranking 2022


Short courses delivered since 1967




Corporate clients represented

Customised programmes

All UCT GSB courses can be customised to suit your organisation’s learning and development needs and can be delivered anywhere in the world, wherever it is convenient.

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Online Courses

UCT GSB short courses are offered live online in real-time or self-paced for your convenience. Some of our courses are created in collaboration with third-party online learning partners GetSmarter or Masterstart.

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Rayner Canning



Rayner Canning leads the Business Development Unit with a focus on recruiting and retaining key Executive Education and Study Tour clients, fostering new initiatives, and stewarding UCT GSB’s market share and revenue. In addition, Rayner carries responsibility for Executive Education, Business Development, Marketing, and the GSB’s satellite campus in Sandton.

Rayner has over 10 years of business school experience and some notably achievements include the development of and opening of both the GSB’s Sandton campus facility in 2017 and the Academic Conference Centre at the Waterfront Campus in 2018. He currently serves on the EQUIS Executive Development Conference Committee (since 2018), UNICON’s Digital Disruptor Working Group, Accelerate Cape Town’s Council Committee and is the University’s shareholder representative for Cape BioPharms. 

Canning previously served as UCT GSB's Finance Director and also worked at UCT’s International Office. In both positions he exercised joint accountability for a full range of financial and business functionality.
Canning holds a Masters of Commerce (MCOM), a PGDip in Tax Law, and a BCOM (Accounting) from UCT. 



Jodie Martin is the Executive Education Departmental Manager where he leads and supports our world-class Executive Education delivery team. Jodie’s dedication to delivering customer service excellence requires him to motivate and mentor teams to strive for continuous improvement. As a veteran with close to 10 years Executive Education experience, Jodie now guides and leads to ensure efficiencies in marketing, academic quality and a high level of programme delivery excellence for executive short and customised courses, study tours and customized academic programmes. His personal motto is to remain inclusive of all ideas, encouraging of curiosity and innovation while instilling confidence in the people around him.

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Learning & Development

Latest FT ranking puts UCT GSB in top 15 globally for growth

Latest ranking of customised programmes from the Financial Times shows the University Cape Town Graduate School of Business is leading in Africa.

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Posted on 23 May 2022 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

UCT GSB partners with CNBC Africa for Future of Education Summit

The school is a key sponsor in this virtual summit which kicks off at 10h00 (CAT) on 29 July, under the theme, ‘Redefining the future of education’.

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Posted on 9 July 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Management Fundamentals

Negotiation should be seen as an opportunity for both sides to win

To avoid a shutdown over wage negotiations, we need to find what both parties value.

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Posted on 12 May 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office

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