South Africa

Business Schools Ranking in South Africa


The Education System in South Africa

Called the "Rainbow Nation," South Africa is an extraordinary multiethnic mosaic comprised of over 20 ethnic groups, 11 official languages and a half a dozen religions. This uniquely diverse mix is also marked by differences in levels and lifestyles. For example, for students who enjoy sport and adventure, this beautiful country provides all of the necessary conditions to both study and live their passions simultaneously with all it has to offer. In addition, the South African education system is of a very high quality and is recognized by international institutions.

Eduniversal in South Africa:19 schools
Schools with 5 Palmes 2
Schools with 4 Palmes 2
Schools with 3 Palmes 7
Schools with 2 Palmes 4
Schools with 1 Palme 4

Useful Sources for Studying in South Africa

- Information Website in French:

- Young Africa, a weekly magazine also available on the Internet:

- Information Website in English:

- The SAQA is an organization that helps with the acclimation of individuals to South Africa, whether for study abroad students or foreign workers (

- The registration process and admission requirements are unique to each institution, thus it is best to ask for information from the institution's specific Department of International Students or the International Affairs Office.

- For general information, international students can contact the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA) at nb- the number of international students studying in South Africa has grown to over 42,000 international university students (source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (2016) - Global Flow of Tertiary - Level students 2014). 

Official Selection of the Best Business Schools in South Africa

5 Palmes Of Excellence UNIVERSAL Business School

Rank Position in
Palmes’ League
Deans’ Recommendation
rate 2023

Stellenbosch Business School

1 243 ‰

University of Cape Town - UCT Graduate School of Business

2 219 ‰

4 Palmes Of Excellence TOP Business School

Rank Position in
Palmes’ League
Deans’ Recommendation
rate 2023

University Of Pretoria - Gordon Institute Of Business Science

1 166 ‰

University of the Witwatersrand - Wits Business School

2 95 ‰

3 Palmes Of Excellence EXCELLENT Business School

Rank Position in
Palmes’ League
Deans’ Recommendation
rate 2023

Nelson Mandela University Business School

1 112 ‰

Rhodes University - Rhodes Business School

2 77 ‰

North-West University - NWU Business School

3 47 ‰

UNISA - University of South Africa - Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL)

3 47 ‰

University of the Free State - Universiteit van die Vrystaat - UFS Business School

5 36 ‰

University of Kwazulu-Natal - Graduate School of Business and Leadership

6 30 ‰

University of Limpopo - Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership

6 30 ‰

2 Palmes Of Excellence GOOD Business School

Rank Position in
Palmes’ League
Deans’ Recommendation
rate 2023

Henley Business School - Africa

1 95 ‰

Regent Business School

2 59 ‰

Milpark Business School

3 36 ‰

Management College of Southern Africa - MANCOSA

4 30 ‰

1 Palme Of Excellence LOCAL Reference

Rank Position in
Palmes’ League
Deans’ Recommendation
rate 2023

Damelin School of Business, Management and Corporate Training

1 53 ‰

Regenesys Business School (RBS)

2 41 ‰

TSB Tshwane School for Business and Society - Tshwane University of Technology

3 30 ‰

  • Business, Management Sciences & Law - Walter Sisulu University
  • Faculty of Business & Management Studies - Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Faculty of Management - University of Johannesburg
  • Faculty of Management & Commerce - University of Fort Hare
  • Faculty of Management Sciences - Durban University of Technology
  • Faculty of Management Sciences - Mangosuthu University of Technology
  • North-West University - Mafikeng Campus - Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
  • School of Management Sciences - University of Venda
  • University of the Western Cape