Smith MBAs Get New South African Exchange Program

Partnership with Stellenbosch Business School near Cape Town will place students into vibrant emerging market

Full-time MBA students from Canada’s Smith School of Business will soon be able to go on exchange in one of the world’s most vibrant and promising emerging markets: south Africa.

Smith has signed a partnership with the Stellenbosch Business School near Cape Town, its first on the African content. 

Stellenbosch students will be able to study in Canada. One challenge for them will be the cost of living, which is pricier in Canada. So a new scholarship has been created to help them afford the fees, thanks to a generous donation from Stellenbosch alumni Douglas and Catherine McIntosh. 

The Douglas & Catherine McIntosh Scholarship will be awarded based on academic excellence and leadership qualities, potentially to those who do not otherwise have the means to take part in an overseas exchange program.

The High Commissioner for South Africa to Canada, Sibongiseni Dlamini-Mntambo, said the “collaboration between Stellenbosch University and Queen’s University [Smith School of Business] will add to South Africa’s skills development program and impact our economy positively through job creation”. 

Hester C Klopper, Stellenbosch’s deputy vice chancellor for strategy and internationalization, added: “Both the funding and placement support for our students strengthens Stellenbosch’s intent to provide an international experience to as many students as possible. 

 “It is an honour to be associated with one of the best universities in Canada through Smith School of Business.”

Smith now has exchange partnerships with more than 120 top-tier schools on six continents. The addition of the first African partner marks an important milestone for Smith, said Angela James, director of the school’s Centre for International Management.

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