About us


To educate managers and leaders to create value for society. We are a school that is academically excellent, innovative in research and critically engaged with society and its institutions.


To be a prominent graduate school of business and leadership education in Africa.


  • Pursue excellence in teaching and learning
  • Engage in socially relevant and innovative research
  • Nurture regional, national and international partnerships and collaborations
  • Make GSB&L a School of choice for students
  • Engage in responsible community programmes

Core Values = REACHT

  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Accountability
  • Collegiality
  • Honesty
  • Trust

Accreditation and Memberships

  • Our MBA Programme is internationally recognised and accredited by the Council on Higher Education of South Africa.
  • Ranked 3rd in South Africa – PMR Africa 2018 ranking of business schools.
  • Awarded 3 Palmes of Excellence – Excellent business school with reinforcing international influence: Eduniversal Business Schools Ranking
  • The UKZN Graduate School of Business and Leadership is a full member of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS).
  • The UKZN Graduate School of Business and Leadership is a Member of the South African Business Schools Association (SABSA).
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