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Propel your startup with cohort 8 of the e-Track programme!
Are you an innovative thinker? A visionary? Ready to embark on your entrepreneurial journey? 21 Jun 2024 Read more

In conversation with Cassim Motala: The role of business schools in shaping SA
Cassim Motala (MBA, 2003; RMB private equity) speaks about the role of the UCT Graduate School of Business in creating a better South African economy and corporate environment, one MBA at a time. 20 Jun 2024 Read more

UCT GSB grows impact investing education in Africa
Growing impact investing capacity in Africa could unlock the continent’s potential. In 2024, the UCT Graduate School of Business is taking its Impact Investing in Africa course to Kenya for the first time – and working to create uniquely African impact investing solutions to uplift the continent. 19 Jun 2024 Read more

UCT GSB'S Executive MBA ranked Top 5 globally for gender diversity
The latest Financial Times Executive MBA rankings have been released and the UCT Graduate School of Business's EMBA Programme has once again made the Top 100 - the only African business school to appear on the list. Moreover, it is in the top five globally for women's representation. 19 Oct 2023 Read more

African startups take centre stage in local accelerator programmes
Africa, known for its vibrant entrepreneurial spirit, has emerged as a hotbed for startups and innovation. Fuelled by limited employment opportunities and a wave of market prospects, the continent's startup scene has experienced exponential growth in recent years, attracting local and international investors. 17 Jul 2023 Read more

Inaugural Africa Impact Summit to showcase how impact investing can transform the continent
The Summit will convene delegates from across the continent and around the world to showcase investment opportunities and market-building efforts that generate social or environmental impact alongside a financial return. 5 Apr 2023 Read more

Take your startup to the next level! Join the e-Track programme
UCT GSB Solution Space and ayoba launch the 2023 e-Track programme aimed at supporting startups across the continent. 1 Mar 2023 Read more

UCT GSB conference to share insights on how to do business in Africa
The Africa Business Club at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) will present its 2nd Annual Africa Business Conference at the school's Waterfront campus at Lecture Theatre 5 on 7 December 2022. 6 Dec 2022 Read more

UCT GSB Entrepreneurship Conference positions Africa for global economic power shift
The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business' (UCT GSB) Entrepreneurship Club will host its 12th Annual Entrepreneurship Conference on 17 November 2022, and its theme - Africa's Place in the New Economic World Order: Building for a Billion - is in keeping with the growing consensus that emerging markets are on course to grow faster than established markets over the coming years and decades. 17 Nov 2022 Read more

UCT GSB's Executive MBA ranked among top 20 in the world for student satisfaction
Newest Financial Times ranking shows the Executive MBA at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) among the best of the best in alumni satisfaction and prior work experience, making it once again the only African programme to earn a spot on the prestigious list. 21 Oct 2022 Read more

The Raymond Ackerman Academy goes national
Innovative programme aimed to empower young people by developing their entrepreneurial mindsets moves from face-to-face lessons to an online programme. 7 Sep 2022 Read more

African startups wow in local accelerator programme
South Africa's startup sector is thriving, despite setbacks including Covid-19, hiking fuel and food prices (due to global inflation), and load shedding. This is true of the continent too; the African venture market raised $2bn in funding in the first half of 2022, a 192% growth compared to the same period in 2021 (according to the latest Magnitt report on Venture Capital in Emerging Venture Markets). 23 Aug 2022 Read more

Africa's innovative start-ups from the 2021/2022 e-Track programme, and the 2022 programme is now open for applications!
UCT GSB Solution Space and ayoba launch next e-Track Programme aimed at supporting start-ups across the continent 19 Apr 2022 Read more

Three top tips for acing the GMAT test
There is no shortage of advice on how to prepare for the GMAT exam - the often daunting test that opens the door to the most prestigious MBA programmes around the world - but taking advice from someone who's cracked it themselves is a good place to start. 12 Apr 2022 Read more

UCT GSB partners with 6 other institutions in energy to launch the ASR initiative
The initiative to create the African School of Regulation (ASR) has been launched via a scientific knowledge partnership agreement among the European University Institute (EUI), the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business (GSB), the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES), the Enel Foundation, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), and the Energy Nexus Network (TENN). 28 Feb 2022 Read more

UCT GSB MBA ranks top in Africa on sustainability performance
The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) has been ranked 22nd in the world for its MBA programme on the Corporate Knights' 2021 Better World MBA list of the top 40 global business schools. This prestigious international rating system recognises business schools that are responding to the strong demand for sustainability in business. 11 Nov 2021 Read more

Environment emergency overtakes technological advancement as the most significant challenge to global business
With the COP26 climate conference currently underway, research from the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education (the international consortium of 34 leading business schools, 70 companies and 8 social partners, of which the UCT Graduate School of Business is a member) reveals that global professionals consider the environmental crisis, including climate change, to be the most overwhelming challenge facing business leaders in the 21st century. 4 Nov 2021 Read more

UCT GSB Solution Space and ayoba debut 10 new startups in Demo Day showcase
The UCT GSB Solution Space in partnership with ayoba, held its annual Demo Day event on 30 July to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation and mark the end of phase two of their E-Track programme. 23 Aug 2021 Read more

Can empathy help drive economic growth and transformation?
The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) annual Women in Business conference will look at ways in which human connection and experience can strengthen businesses and help to grow the economy in a transformative way. 17 Aug 2021 Read more

UCT GSB partners with CNBC Africa for Future of Education Summit
The school is a key sponsor in this virtual summit which kicks off at 10h00 (CAT) on 29 July, under the theme, "Redefining the future of education". 12 Jul 2021 Read more

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