UKZN’s GSB&L claims Third Place in PMR Ranking
The Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) has once again lived up to its reputation of being amongst the world’s best business schools as it has been rated 3rd in the annual national survey of Accredited Business Schools in South Africa conducted by the Professional Market Research (PMR).
The GSB&L scored 8.00 out of 10 putting it in second place, three places up from last year’s fifth place which means that it will receive a the Silver Arrow Award at the 2017 PMR Awards ceremony.
The survey respondents (employers) rated the MBA graduates and students in the workplace representing accredited Business Schools in 19 attributes/criteria including academic knowledge, application of knowledge in the workplace and entrepreneurial skills, capacity and abilities.
GSB&L’s Dean and Head Professor Theuns Pelser said the PMR rankings needed to be taken seriously as they reflected the quality of the MBA that a business school offered and were a reliable barometer of which schools were held in high esteem.
‘I would like to take the opportunity to thank my staff (academic as well as support) for their commitment and camaraderie in helping us to reach this position. Many challenges persist, but with the support from various stakeholders, the GSB&L will be able to pull its own weight in this very competitive market,’ he said.
Words by: UKZNdabaonline