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International Office

Providing an enriching, international learning experience

Internationalisation is an important part of the Wits Business School mission, enriching the learning experience for students through exchange programmes, trips to iconic business destinations, international guest speakers and visiting professors from world-leading business schools. Our curriculum has an African and global focus and many of our permanent academic staff members come from outside of South Africa. Furthermore, our internationalisation efforts continue to establish WBS globally as an African institution of the highest quality and academic excellence.

WBS provides an enriching, international learning experience for students through exchange programmes, trips to the world’s major business centres, international guest speakers, curriculum content and globally celebrated lecturers. 


Alliances with international business schools

We build alliances with credible business schools throughout the world so that we can enrich the learning experience of our students through exchange programmes and other educational experiences. Our Executive Education arm has partnerships with the London Business School (UK), Cranfield School of Management (UK), Makerere University Business School (Uganda), Cass Business School (UK and Dubai) and IMMD (India, USA and Singapore). Our International Executive Development Programme, for example, takes place both at the Wits Business School and the London Business School, including visits to the business centres of Dubai and Shanghai.

International speakers, professors and academics

We have several visiting professors from international schools and our own professors and staff also visit and lecture at overseas universities. We host international guest speakers and almost half of our permanent academic staff are from outside South Africa. This international and African representation (not just among our staff, but also our students) adds valuable insights into commercial and socio-economic conditions across Africa and the globe.


A member of the PIM network

WBS is the only school in South Africa that is a member of the Partnerships in International Management (PIM) network, a consortium of over 60 of the world’s leading business schools. PIM facilitates the development of joint programmes, student and faculty exchanges and joint research and cooperation.

International Office Contact

Karen Trent
Phone: +27 11 717 3593