UCT Graduate School Of Business Is Number One In South Africa
The UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) has been ranked 56 in the world and number one in South Africa for its Customised Executive Education programmes by the latest Financial Times Ranking – widely regarded as a leading benchmark of quality and relevance for business schools worldwide.
The UCT GSB was ranked top in Africa in terms of growth, which measures overall growth in revenues from customised programmes as well as growth in revenues from repeat business. It also scored in the top 40 worldwide for future use (the likelihood that clients will use the school again).
“These measures speak to the value that the school places on building relationships of trust with its clients,” says Kumeshnee West, Director of Executive Education at the UCT GSB. “Our rapid growth and rise in repeat business indicates that clients are seeing a return-on-investment and a return-on-value. I believe that this is a direct result of our responsiveness and agility and an endorsement of our “high touch” client centric approach. We spend a lot of time working closely with clients before, during and after programmes to understand what’s working and what’s perhaps not working as well. This gives us insight very quickly into how to pivot, adapt and update materials and learning methodologies as client’s business needs shift and as the programmes unfold.”
West explains that the FT ranking is based on a rigorous assessment of the customised process from the design and interaction with clients to how the programme is delivered, the facilities, teaching methods and materials that the school offers and the quantity and quality of programmes delivered.
“A large part of the Financial Times’ data is drawn directly from client feedback,” she adds. “We owe a big thank-you to our clients who stepped up to endorse us and provide the necessary data that awarded us this ranking.”