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Leading business schools in Africa

With Africa increasingly attracting investors and progressively becoming a business hub, it’s clear that the continent is ripe with opportunities, hence the demand for business management courses. Below are top business schools on the continent offering graduate degrees as ranked by 2017/18 Financial Times, QS World University rankings and Times Higher Education

1. University Of Cape Town

The institution is Africa’s top university and is position 171 in world’s rankings. The campus is located at the foot of Table Mountain and was founded in 1829, earning its status as the oldest university in the South Africa and the second oldest in Africa, behind the University of Sierra Leone founded two years earlier. Around 18 per cent of the student body is international.

2. University of the Witwatersrand

Commonly known as Wits University, it is a public research university based in Johannesburg founded as a school of mining as the region is the most abundant with gold of any location worldwide.

The Wits Business School Academic Programmes include the flagship Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme, the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, Postgraduate Diploma in Management, South Africa’s largest PhD programme and five leading Master of Management programmes.

3. Stellenbosch University

The institution is situated on the University’s Bellville Park Campus in Bellville, northern Cape Town. It was the first school from an African university to obtain three major international accreditations: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; European Quality Improvement System (and Association of MBAs. It has climbed 34 places in this year’s ranking and is now placed joint 361st in the world.

6. The American University in Cairo

Based in Egypt, the university ranked 395th in the world. It teaches in English, and possesses Egypt’s largest English-language library collection. AUC has nearly 35,000 active alumni.

More than 16,000 students enrol each year in non-credit courses offered through the School of Continuing Education. Degrees are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US and by the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Assessment of Education in Egypt.

7. University of Pretoria

The institution is one of the largest universities in South Africa, with more than 50,000 students at seven campuses. Established in 1908, the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science authentic learning approach has yielded dividends within a relatively short period of time, garnering global recognition.

8. Strathmore University

Kenya’s Strathmore Business School was established in 2005 through a partnership between Strathmore University and IESE Business School has been ranked as the best business school in Kenya.

IESE has for many years been affiliated to Harvard University and linked to top universities the world over. The business school recently joined the Global Network for Advanced Management, a network of top business schools committed to educating global leaders.

9. University of Ghana

It is the oldest and largest of Ghana’s 13 universities. It was originally founded as University College of the Gold Coast in 1948, and now has around 38,000 students.

Its admission rate range is 30 to 40 per cent, making this Ghanaian higher education organisation a very selective institution while its academic staff stands 4,500.

10.University of Johannesburg

The newly-emerged institution is one of the largest comprehensive contact universities in South Africa from the 26 public universities that make up the higher education system.

The university has a seven per cent of international students with a total of 28,122 students. It is ranked within the top 2.3 per cent of universities in the world as published in the QS World University Rankings 2017/2018.

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