Why study at WBS?
You see yourself as a future leader:
From the students and faculty to our alumni and friends, as a collective, we make a substantial positive impact on the world around us. So when you decide to join Wits Business School, you decide on becoming a future leader, in both business and in society.
As a student of WBS, you become part of a broader WBS community of active and innovative changemakers that grow beyond themselves. On graduating, this will only strengthen as you become part of a network of WBS alumni that spans every industry across the globe, a network that has been forged for half a century.
WBS is accredited by a number of leading international organisations, attesting to the high regard a WBS degree holds in the business world. We have accreditations from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the Global Admissions Council (GMAC) and the Partnership in International Management (PIM). The school is also a founding member of the South African Business School Association (SABSA).
Many of our graduates hold senior positions in organisations both locally and abroad. Together with Wits University, we are ranked 32nd internationally in the employment of alumni in top executive positions. WBS has also graduated the most MBAs in Africa – over 6 800 and counting.
Wits Business school is located in the heart of the most vibrant commercial hub of Africa. We have no doubt that spending time in this learning environment, in a vibrant city surrounded by exceptional people, will provide you with the foundation for an extraordinary life.
We see the relationship with you not as a transaction, but as a partnership, one of lifelong learning and holistic development. Masterclasses, short course, alumni colloquiums, public lectures and networking events form part of this post-graduation commitment to you.
WBS holds the largest academic institution case centre in Africa, bringing real-life business challenges and processes into the classroom for analysis and debate. The WBS Case Centre has developed more than 200 cases on diverse businesses and industries, from fried chicken to gold mining, and puts students in a time and place these companies faced some of their biggest turning points.
Research is one of the School’s four pillars of excellence and a core component of the graduation criteria for students. We pursue high-impact, forward-thinking, relevant research for business, society and humanity. Our vision is to be recognised as one of the top 50 research-based business schools in the world.
Our classrooms have the latest audio-visual equipment and are based on the Harvard Business School’s horseshoe format to stimulate interaction between students and lecturers. We have smaller group meeting rooms available 24-hours a day so that students can work collaboratively on organisation-based projects.
Our WBS Management Library holds over 15 000 volumes, subscribes to over 200 database journals and a wealth of e-content. We have a well-equipped computer laboratory, high-speed internet and Wi-Fi throughout the campus.
Our on-site canteen caters for all needs, especially those numerous cups of coffee that fuel the academic debate.