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University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)


The University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), located in the Tyger Valley business district in the northern part of Cape Town, South Africa, offers a wide range of internationally accredited management and leadership programmes.

USB is recognised as a top school in the international business school network. It was the first school from an African university to receive all three international accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. USB has also been named the No 1 business school in South Africa for 2015 by

Overall, USB strives to develop responsible leaders through well-grounded business education and research.

USB’s programmes are relevant for South Africa, other African countries and beyond. Over and above USB’s flagship MBA, which is presented over a shorter period from 2016, USB offers programmes in Development Finance, Leadership Development, Management Coaching, Futures Studies and Project Management.

Portfolio of programmes:

  • MBA (Full-time and Modular)
  • MPhil in Development Finance
  • MPhil in Futures Studies
  • MPhil in Management Coaching
  • PhD in Business Administration
  • PhD in Development Finance
  • PhD in Future Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management and Administration
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Futures Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership Development
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Development Finance
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning
  • Executive education

Reasons why you should choose USB

Three international accreditations

USB has quality guarantees in the form of AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation. USB was the first school from an African university to hold all three international accreditations for business schools.

International exposure

USB’s international participation is demonstrated by its three international accreditations, its international student body, visiting international faculty and exchange students, the compulsory MBA International Study Module at a foreign business school on the MBA programme, its presence in many parts of the African continent, and partnerships with business schools on all continents.

Africa-focused expertise

USB is your business knowledge partner in Africa. The School has become known for its African-focused expertise in areas such as development finance, ethics and corporate governance, personal leadership development, management coaching, futures research and emerging-country economics.

Leadership development

A strong focus on leadership development forms part of our programmes – in particular, our MBA and Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership Development. USB’s leadership expertise is benchmarked against international standards and endorsed by a growing body of respected research institutions.

Collaborative learning

Collaborative learning is a key feature of USB’s programmes, and this intense engagement contributes to the life-changing experience of studying with us. Each student brings different qualifications, management experience and cultural knowledge to the table.


On your study journey at USB, you will collaborate with people from a wide range of cultures and countries. Students come from all over South Africa, the rest of Africa and the world. This diversity will add depth to your learning experience and help you to build valuable networks of business contacts and fellow students that will last you a lifetime.

Program Admission Requirements

Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.


  • Cape Town

    Carl Cronjé Drive, Bellville, 7530, Cape Town