Following are the top ranked business schools in South Africa:

University of Pretoria, Gordon Institute of Business Science - It is ranked 49th overall in the Financial Times' annual ranking of open executive education (2011), the only African business school to place in the top 50 in this category. This is the eighth year in a row that GIBS has achieved a top 50 ranking in this international ranking of business schools.

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) - USB Executive Development (USB-ED), the public executive development and training company of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), is ranked as one of the top 50 executive schools in the world by the Financial Times. With a 49th combined ranking, USB-ED was the only South African and African executive education school to receive a placing in the top 50 on the FT Executive Education 2011 World Ranking.

University of Cape Town (UCT) Graduate School of Business -  Executive Education at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has been named the top business school in Africa for its customised leadership development work, rated 53rd in the Financial Times (FT) Executive Education 2011 World Custom Ranking. In addition to this achievement, the UCT GSB full-time MBA programme moved up 29 places to 60th place in the FT Global MBA Top 100 Ranking 2011 and was ranked as the best value for money MBA in the world.

Wits Business School - The School has developed many of South Africa's top business and public sector leaders. Wits Business School is fully accredited by the South African Council for Higher Education and received the prestigious International Accreditation by the Association of MBAs. The Wits MBA programme was voted the best in South Africa for six consecutive years in the Financial Mail annual survey. It was also rated as the top Business School for four consecutive years (2004 - 2007) in the Sunday Times Top Brands Survey.

List of other major business schools in South Africa:
  • Acsess Business Academy, Port Elizabeth
  • Henley Management College, Johannesburg
  • Milpark Business School, Johannesburg
  • Management College of Southern Africa, Johannesburg
  • NWMDIU - Business Institution, Pretoria
  • Regenesys Management - Business School, Sandton
  • Regent Business School
  • Rhodes University, Grahamstown
  • Southern Business School, Roodepoort
  • University of South Africa - School of Business Leadership
* Suggested Reading: MBA Ranking (South Africa)

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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