Graduate School of Business
and Leadership

Golden Arrow Award for GSB&L

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UKZN’s Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) has been ranked second in the 2021 Professional Market Research Africa ( annual national survey of South African Accredited Business Schools offering MBA degrees.

The School scored 8.05 out of 10 to achieve the high ranking – one up from last year – receiving a Golden Arrow Award.

The long-standing and respected rankings celebrate excellence, with’s goal being to acknowledge and set a benchmark for others to aspire to as well as creating opportunities for teams or divisions within companies and institutions to be recognised for their hard work.

Commenting on the award, Acting Dean and Head of the Business School Professor Ana Martins said: ‘The GSB&L is very proud to have been ranked second in this year’s awards. This rise in our ranking is encouraging because it is an indication of the School’s competitiveness, excellence and resilience and is also evidence that we have improved our customer service resulting in greater customer satisfaction.’

‘The accolade further indicates students are pleased with the way the GSB&L has adapted to the online teaching and learning environment since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and is meeting their needs, in spite of the challenges currently faced,’ added Martins.

Words: Lungile Ngubelanga

Photograph: Supplied