University of the Witwatersrand

Ranked one of the top tertiary institutes in Africa

WBS is the graduate school of business administration of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), one of the top tertiary institutes in Africa, providing WBS access to arguably the finest ecosystem of knowledge and learning on the continent.

Wits is internationally celebrated for its excellent research, high academic standards and commitment to social justice.

The 2016 annual global university ranking survey once again rated Wits as the top tertiary institute in South Africa. Wits is also one of only two universities in Africa ranked in two separate international rankings as a leading academic institution in the world.

Wits has five faculties and 33 schools and offers approximately 3 000 courses to 32 500 students. It is currently ranked 32nd out of 17,000 universities in the world for graduating alumni that go on to achieve top executive positions.

It is the only university in Africa that has graduated four Nobel Prize winners: Brenner in 2002 for medicine, Mandela in 1993 for peace, Gordimer in 1991 for literature and Klug in 1982 for chemistry. It also holds 24 research chairs, the most in South Africa.

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