Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School Leaders for tomorrow
General Information

Rankings & Unique Propositions

The NMMU Business School ranks top among South Africa’s business schools, according to the annual  Financial Mail survey, and has received accolades from The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post for leadership training, development and education on the African content.

We are one of four South African accredited business schools to offer the DBA. The NMMU Business School was also elected to the European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration (EDAMBA). NMMU is only the second Business School in Africa to be admitted to EDAMBA.

 

Our Unique Propositions: rankings, achievements & accolades

The NMMU Business School ranks top among South Africa’s business schools, according to the annual Financial Mail survey as well as Eduniversal International Ranking Agency, and has received accolades from The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post for leadership training, development and education on the African content. 

We are one of only two South African accredited business schools who have a Doctoral programme (DBA) and Masters (MBA) who are both internationally accredited. The NMMU Business School was elected to the European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration (EDAMBA), and has recently been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). 

NMMU Business School’s MBA ranks among the top 200 in the world (Eduniversal 2016/17 Global Ranking of Executive MBA degrees).

Eduniversal ranked ten African Executive MBA programmes among the top 200 in the world. Of those, NMMU were among only seven Executive MBA programmes to receive a three-star rating, the highest possible grade (Eduniversal 2016/2017 Global Ranking of Executive MBA degrees).

 

Accreditation

NMMU Business School is accredited by the following external industry bodies to ensure that our educational curriculum aligns and complies with international quality standards:

Association of MBAs (AMBA);

The Council of Higher Education (CHE); and

Association of African Business Schools (AABS). 

NMMU Business School was also elected to the European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration (EDAMBA). NMMU is only the second Business School in Africa to be admitted to EDAMBA.

NMMU are members of the South African Business Schools Association (SABSA).

The School is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

NMMU Business School is the first educational institution in South Africa to receive an official Green Star design rating for a public and education building from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).

 

First ‘green’ business school in South Africa

NMMU Business School is the first in South Africa to receive an official ‘green’ design rating accreditation for a public and education building from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).

 

Awarded the ‘Business School  Leadership Award’

At the 3rd annual Asia’s Best Business School Awards in Singapore, recognising thought leadership in Asian business schools (CMO Asia and the World Brand Congress).

 

Customised academic learning programmes

NMMU Business School was amongst the top four South African business schools for the number of customised academic learning programmes presented (Source: 2010 Financial Mail Refocus/IPSOS Markinor).

 

Open enrolment executive education programmes

NMMU Business School was amongst the top four South African business schools for the number of open enrolment executive programmes presented (Source: 2010 Financial Mail Refocus/IPSOS Markinor).

 

Best student supervisory support (as voted by own students)

NMMU Business School MBA received the top accolade in the student supervisory support category by attaining the first place ranking in 2009 and 2010 (Source: 2009 and 2010 Financial Mail MBA Rankings/IPSOS Markinor).

We have continued with this service-driven philosophy in our Research Department and we have a student throughput rate of approximately 80%.

 

Consistently meeting graduates' expectations after studies

NMMU Business School was ranked as one of the top three South African business schools for meeting graduates' expectations for increased financial reward after studies (Source: 2009 Financial Mail MBA Rankings/IPSOS Markinor).

We pride ourselves on consistently meeting our graduates’ expectations once they’ve graduated from NMMU Business School. This can be in the form of a promotion, starting a new company, self-development or even entering a new job sector. 

 

Top lecturers and facilitators

If you look at our Faculty you will notice some of the country’s foremost thought leaders are full-time faculty members at NMMU Business School.  

 

International media recognition

International media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe, acknowledged the role played by the NMMU Business School in shaping the future of another country through the post-conflict leadership programme and training for South Sudanese leaders after years of civil war.

 

International reputation and learning opportunity

With international accreditation comes an international reputation as evident by our Eduniversal Ranking. NMMU Business School further fosters a unique internationalisation at home and international mobility network.