The Wits Business School of the University of the Witwatersrand confirms itself in the top 2% of Business Schools globally with AMBA-re-accreditation

The Wits Business School, graduate school of business administration of the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, has officially received re-accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the world’s leading authorities on post-graduate business education, demonstrating its continuing commitment to excellence in management education.

Wits Business School (WBS) is the graduate Business School of the University of the Witwatersrand. The School is one of the oldest Business Schools in South Africa, having celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018.

Upon receiving AMBA re-accreditation, all current MBA students and recent MBA alumni of Wits Business School are invited to join AMBA’s global member community of more than 50,000 students and alumni in more than 150 countries on a free basis, for networking, thought leadership, career development, and a variety of benefits.

Accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) represents the highest standard of achievement in post-graduate business education. Its rigorous assessment criteria ensure that only the highest-calibre programmes which demonstrate the best standards in teaching, curriculum, and student interaction achieve Association of MBAs accreditation.

Members of AMBA’s visiting re-accreditation panel, representing senior management at AMBA-accredited Business Schools globally, commended the extent to which leadership and personal development has been integrated into the formal learning journey, which they thought made the MBA unique. Stakeholders interviewed during the accreditation visit, described the MBA being a ‘transformational experience’.

The panel also commented the WBS Case Centre, which they thought was an important platform to support the School’s position as a thought leader in Africa, and positively contributed to the MBA provision.

Interim Head of School, Professor Jannie Rossouw says, ‘We are delighted that WBS has been re-accredited with AMBA. Underpinned by rigorous research, teaching excellence and leadership coaching, Wits Business School’s MBA is one of our flagship programmes and is geared towards graduating a new generation of leaders who are thoroughly equipped to do business in Africa and beyond.

‘Congratulations to the team here at the School who worked on the accreditation process and thank you to our AMBA colleagues for your continued support of WBS.’

AMBA accreditation is international in scope and reach, and AMBA works under the belief that accredited programmes should be of the highest standard and reflect changing trends and innovation in post-graduate management education. Its accreditation process reflects this commitment to fostering innovation, and demanding Business Schools to perform at the highest level continually.

‘AMBA only accredits the world’s top Business Schools,’ said Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive of the Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association (BGA). ‘Wits Business School is very much deserving to be in this select network and I look forward to working with the School closely. Congratulations to everyone who worked towards this accreditation.’

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About Wits Business School

Established in 1968, the Wits Business School is the graduate school of business administration of the University of the Witwatersrand, one of the top tertiary institutes in Africa.

The School offers a variety of postgraduate academic programmes and executive education programmes as well as weekly public seminars. WBS also designs tailor-made, in-company programmes, partnering with client organisations to develop management capacity. With a full suite of programmes on offer, WBS delivers innovative, transformative, and immersive learning experiences using generative thinking methodologies.

The School’s aim is to deliver leaders who can fashion the future of Africa and raise the values-bar on how business is done on the continent. Learning is therefore relevant to the challenges and opportunities that we face on this continent, providing students with a deep understanding of the complexities of doing business in Africa within a global context.

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