South African / Australian MBA?


Sheltonh
I have just read this thread and the posts done here about South African MBA's . i find it odd that claims have been made that UNW is the best MBA school in South Africa even though its not known at all in the country.
The top business school with international accreditation is UCT GSB,Wits Business School,Stellenbosch GSB and then the rest .
I have just read this thread and the posts done here about South African MBA's . i find it odd that claims have been made that UNW is the best MBA school in South Africa even though its not known at all in the country.
The top business school with international accreditation is UCT GSB,Wits Business School,Stellenbosch GSB and then the rest .
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is any body from India joining UCT GSB MBA 2009?
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is any body from India joining UCT GSB MBA 2009?
I would be joining this batch..in case some one is there from india..please contact me on 919820658753.
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gadget
Agreed, in SA UCT, Wits and Stellenbosch is tops. UCT is the only school with a FT top 100 ranking (71st).

This website lists UCT business school as based in Rondebosch, but it is actually based in the Cape Town Waterfront - arguably the top tourist destination in Cape Town.

I'm hoping to get into the Modular program 2009 intake...
Agreed, in SA UCT, Wits and Stellenbosch is tops. UCT is the only school with a FT top 100 ranking (71st).

This website lists UCT business school as based in Rondebosch, but it is actually based in the Cape Town Waterfront - arguably the top tourist destination in Cape Town.

I'm hoping to get into the Modular program 2009 intake...

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11023546
Stellenbosch is among the best. Please have a look st:

http://www.usb.sun.ac.za/usb/mba/mba_overview.asp

The USB has two international accreditations - EQUIS from the European Foundation for Management Development and AMBA from the Association of MBAs. It is also fully accredited by the South African Council on Higher Education (CHE). In addition, the USB is the only school outside Europe which is a member of the European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration (EDAMBA).

The USB is a member of the USA-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), of the Belgian-based European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), of the South African Business Schools Association (SABSA), and of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS).

Lists and ratings

The Aspen Institute, USA, has ranked the USB on its Beyond Grey Pinstripes Top Global 100 Schools list in 2007 for promoting social and environmental sustainability in its curricula and research.

The USB is one of the first 100 business schools and universities from around the world that has endorsed the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a UN-backed global initiative developed to promote corporate responsibility and sustainability in business education (2008).

The USB is also one of only two African business schools with an A-rating for "universal business schools with major international influence" in the French EDUNIVERSAL Official Selection (2008).

Current Matie
Stellenbosch is among the best. Please have a look st:

http://www.usb.sun.ac.za/usb/mba/mba_overview.asp

The USB has two international accreditations - EQUIS from the European Foundation for Management Development and AMBA from the Association of MBAs. It is also fully accredited by the South African Council on Higher Education (CHE). In addition, the USB is the only school outside Europe which is a member of the European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration (EDAMBA).

The USB is a member of the USA-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), of the Belgian-based European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), of the South African Business Schools Association (SABSA), and of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS).

Lists and ratings

The Aspen Institute, USA, has ranked the USB on its Beyond Grey Pinstripes Top Global 100 Schools list in 2007 for promoting social and environmental sustainability in its curricula and research.

The USB is one of the first 100 business schools and universities from around the world that has endorsed the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a UN-backed global initiative developed to promote corporate responsibility and sustainability in business education (2008).

The USB is also one of only two African business schools with an A-rating for "universal business schools with major international influence" in the French EDUNIVERSAL Official Selection (2008).

Current Matie
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Bally
Alright im learning, im only 25 yrs and just started my Diploma in marketing. Took me a while to know which path to take but im on it now and loving it.
I did my research well still in progress and i came across IMM, I always see it on the job ads as a preffered school so i thought ill do my BBAM and then my MBA but after reading these posts i guess i still need to do more research on this.

Im still young and its a good feeling to interact with people who are already there, where I wanna be.

So which institute should I go to?

I will also research going overseas to study
Alright im learning, im only 25 yrs and just started my Diploma in marketing. Took me a while to know which path to take but im on it now and loving it.
I did my research well still in progress and i came across IMM, I always see it on the job ads as a preffered school so i thought ill do my BBAM and then my MBA but after reading these posts i guess i still need to do more research on this.

Im still young and its a good feeling to interact with people who are already there, where I wanna be.

So which institute should I go to?

I will also research going overseas to study
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Malia
What's IMM?
What's IMM?
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Magnet
Hi,

I've got a friend at AGSM (Sydney), he really likes it, he even promotes it and writes articles about what it's 'really like' to study there for this magazine.

I'm probably going to visit UCT next February while I'm in Cape Town on holiday. I think that location IS really important when you come to choose your MBA.

A good location with plenty of distractions will keep you healthy and living in the real world and you'll probably work harder and do better as a result. I'm not suggesting you plan you're MBA based purely around the beaches, but I'm just saying it's got to help. I've got enough friends who's networks and circles have been depleted by their obsessiveness about their MBA course which has got to be counterproductive. When you're doing long days, late nights etc. you've got to have SOMEWHERE to go to get away and take your mind off things and chill!
Hi,

I've got a friend at AGSM (Sydney), he really likes it, he even promotes it and writes articles about what it's 'really like' to study there for this magazine.

I'm probably going to visit UCT next February while I'm in Cape Town on holiday. I think that location IS really important when you come to choose your MBA.

A good location with plenty of distractions will keep you healthy and living in the real world and you'll probably work harder and do better as a result. I'm not suggesting you plan you're MBA based purely around the beaches, but I'm just saying it's got to help. I've got enough friends who's networks and circles have been depleted by their obsessiveness about their MBA course which has got to be counterproductive. When you're doing long days, late nights etc. you've got to have SOMEWHERE to go to get away and take your mind off things and chill!
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Magnet
What's IMM?


http://www.imm.co.za/

"IMM Graduate School of Marketing", business school based in Jo'burg I guess although I'm not sure what IMM actually stands for!
<blockquote>What's IMM?</blockquote>

http://www.imm.co.za/

"IMM Graduate School of Marketing", business school based in Jo'burg I guess although I'm not sure what IMM actually stands for!
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tyty
am 23 without a working experience i need to enrol for my MBA in south africa or australia. a school, tution and resumption date. cheers
am 23 without a working experience i need to enrol for my MBA in south africa or australia. a school, tution and resumption date. cheers
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mjtracey
hi, i am from ANU ( Australian National University) and chose to undertake an undergraduate exchange to UCT for a semester.

1. aesthetically the campus is awesome. though i cant comment on the business school at the water front.
2. crime is pretty bad, so it is just a firm reminder to anyone considering to go. i am not say dont go because of it, but aware that it is most likely more confronting than what you are presently accustomed to.
3. the work load is very high, though i did leave feeling i really didnt learn that much. (compared to a semester at ANU)
4. i found some of the teaching style rather backwards.
5. UCT has some of the most exceptional individual i have ever met. and it is my opinion that it is the best university on the continent, and has he best international recognition.
6. access to resources is difficult to say the least, both electronic and written.
7. UCT does offer a formidable old boys club that will be of greater use than what is documented in publications.
8. oh living is CT is awesome, it has everything you need; beach/food/culture/nightlife/weather/people/. (apart from cheap access to internet, the ability leave your back door unlocked, and public transport)

Australia
1. the UNSW and Melb programs are top quality globally.
2. lifestyle will not as grand as in SA, but quality of life will be higher.
3. better quality education, the teaching style are contemporary, course is cutting edge,
4. the diversity of alumni is higher, and thus more far reaching.

in short i would choose Australia, unless you want to get into mining or energy industries, or you are planning on going into a company that will be exporting a great deal in the future (china, and i think south korea as well) then SA offers an opportunity to niche yourself a little and really climb the ladder high.
hi, i am from ANU ( Australian National University) and chose to undertake an undergraduate exchange to UCT for a semester.

1. aesthetically the campus is awesome. though i cant comment on the business school at the water front.
2. crime is pretty bad, so it is just a firm reminder to anyone considering to go. i am not say dont go because of it, but aware that it is most likely more confronting than what you are presently accustomed to.
3. the work load is very high, though i did leave feeling i really didnt learn that much. (compared to a semester at ANU)
4. i found some of the teaching style rather backwards.
5. UCT has some of the most exceptional individual i have ever met. and it is my opinion that it is the best university on the continent, and has he best international recognition.
6. access to resources is difficult to say the least, both electronic and written.
7. UCT does offer a formidable old boys club that will be of greater use than what is documented in publications.
8. oh living is CT is awesome, it has everything you need; beach/food/culture/nightlife/weather/people/. (apart from cheap access to internet, the ability leave your back door unlocked, and public transport)

Australia
1. the UNSW and Melb programs are top quality globally.
2. lifestyle will not as grand as in SA, but quality of life will be higher.
3. better quality education, the teaching style are contemporary, course is cutting edge,
4. the diversity of alumni is higher, and thus more far reaching.

in short i would choose Australia, unless you want to get into mining or energy industries, or you are planning on going into a company that will be exporting a great deal in the future (china, and i think south korea as well) then SA offers an opportunity to niche yourself a little and really climb the ladder high.
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ralph
Thanks mjtracey for your analysis of the differences between S. Africa and Australia.

I'd agree that if you are interested in the mining industry, S. Africa might be the place to go. One thing I'd like to point out is that, since the World Cup is coming to Cape Town this year, that might spur investment in the mining and other industries in the near future.

Seeing as how international investment increased in South Korea after the 2002 World Cup there, you might be seeing the same thing happen in South Africa, maybe even more so, due to the scale.
Thanks mjtracey for your analysis of the differences between S. Africa and Australia.

I'd agree that if you are interested in the mining industry, S. Africa might be the place to go. One thing I'd like to point out is that, since the World Cup is coming to Cape Town this year, that might spur investment in the mining and other industries in the near future.

Seeing as how international investment increased in South Korea after the 2002 World Cup there, you might be seeing the same thing happen in South Africa, maybe even more so, due to the scale.
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Lost4Now
I wonder why its the case that, if you want to go into mining, S. Africa would have the edge over Australia. Some of the world's largest mining corporations have headquarters in Australia. BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto both have headquarters in Melbourne (along with ones in London, i think this is due to mergers with UK corporations). Does S. Africa have the advantage because mining is basically all they do, so if you go there it's like telling the world all you want to do is get into the mining business? Cause pigeon holing yourself in that way is kind of ridiculous in my opinon, especially when there are plenty of other programs that may provide similar access to mining corporations while keeping other doors open as well.

I wonder why its the case that, if you want to go into mining, S. Africa would have the edge over Australia. Some of the world's largest mining corporations have headquarters in Australia. BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto both have headquarters in Melbourne (along with ones in London, i think this is due to mergers with UK corporations). Does S. Africa have the advantage because mining is basically all they do, so if you go there it's like telling the world all you want to do is get into the mining business? Cause pigeon holing yourself in that way is kind of ridiculous in my opinon, especially when there are plenty of other programs that may provide similar access to mining corporations while keeping other doors open as well.
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Greg MBA
Here is an objective and accurate ranking of SA business schools which does not take into consideration some of the absurd biases in earlier posts of this thread:

http://www.eduniversal-ranking.com/study-abroad-in-south-africa.html
Here is an objective and accurate ranking of SA business schools which does not take into consideration some of the absurd biases in earlier posts of this thread:

http://www.eduniversal-ranking.com/study-abroad-in-south-africa.html

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ralph
Here is an objective and accurate ranking of SA business schools which does not take into consideration some of the absurd biases in earlier posts of this thread:

http://www.eduniversal-ranking.com/study-abroad-in-south-africa.html



For some reason this site doesn't look credible to me. Maybe it's the misspellings, the poor css, or the actual methodology of the rankings - the only qualitative feedback came from business school deans. The latter seems to be to me more absurdly biased than this message board.
<blockquote>Here is an objective and accurate ranking of SA business schools which does not take into consideration some of the absurd biases in earlier posts of this thread:

http://www.eduniversal-ranking.com/study-abroad-in-south-africa.html

</blockquote>

For some reason this site doesn't look credible to me. Maybe it's the misspellings, the poor css, or the actual methodology of the rankings - the only qualitative feedback came from business school deans. The latter seems to be to me more absurdly biased than this message board.
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