The Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) has been ranked third in South Africa based on a survey conducted between March and May this year by the Professional Management Review (PMR) of South African Accredited Business Schools.

A total of 18 business schools took part with UKZN scoring 8 out of 10 to secure their lofty position.

The purpose of the ranking is to celebrate excellence, with PMR.africa’s goal being to acknowledge and set a benchmark for others to aspire to as well as creating opportunities for teams or divisions within companies and institutions to be recognised for their hard work.

Commenting on the award, Acting Dean and Head of the Business School Professor Ana Martins said: ‘This award is an achievement the GSB&L can be proud of. It is an honour to be among the top three in the PMR.africa rankings. While celebrating this achievement, it is important to foster humility, a culture of appreciation and of care to embrace internal and external stakeholders. The GSB&L team will augment resilience, agility, innovation, and emotional awareness – key features for the success of a Business School.

‘The GSB&L will also continue to inculcate higher order thinking skills, core business aptitudes and competencies – the agile skill set expected in graduates to prolifically engage with global business challenges in the post COVID-19 era,’ said Martins.

Words: Lungile Ngubelanga

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