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University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, Executive Education

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University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, Executive Education


Executive Education at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) offers targeted short courses that are relevant and responsive to a fast-changing world of work. All courses are rich in industry insights and underpinned by the latest theory to support a new generation of leaders and managers who are eager to invest in themselves and add value to their organisations.

The GSB understands that when doing business, especially in emerging market conditions, you need to think on your feet, innovate and inspire. You need to harness the best of yourself, and the best of those around you in order to take advantage of opportunities and mitigate risks. GSB Executive Education is designed to help people at every stage of their leadership journey to navigate their business context with more confidence and impact.


Our environment shapes us, and we shape it. Leaders and managers need new contextual knowledge to understand complex environments and find innovative solutions for the particular challenges these present.

This requires an expanded and embodied skills-set, not academic theory alone. Accordingly, GSB courses are holistic, multi-disciplinary and applied. We value interaction and engagement and our work is grounded in research and practical expertise.

You will develop your ability to think critically and innovatively, and be empowered to respond effectively to the ever-changing demands of the modern workplace.

You will gain knowledge and insight about yourself, and your environment. Executive Education emphasises authentic personal development that translates into value for your organisation.

Courses are offered in Cape Town at the GSB’s Waterfront Campus and in Johannesburg from our satellite campus in Sandton. All courses can also be customised for delivery at any location – anywhere in the world that works best for you.


GSB Executive Education is internationally rated and benchmarked with the world’s best. We believe in constant innovation to bring you relevant content, new ways of thinking and new ways of learning.

Reasons to make the GSB your learning partner:

  1. The GSB was ranked 70th by the Financial Times for Customised Courses design and delivery in 2017.
  2. The GSB is one of only three business schools in Africa with the prestigious triple-crown accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EQUIS), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
  3. The GSB has been setting the pace for business education in Africa for more than five decades, delivering transformative learning experiences to equip tomorrow’s leaders.


Executive Education offers a rich suite of short courses ranging in duration from two days to three weeks in the following categories:

General Management

Grow the leadership and management backbone in your organisation from first-time managers to mid and senior level managers.

Business Acumen

Gain crucial foundational business skills including financial know-how and the ability to think strategically about your organisation’s growth.

Leadership and Sustainable Performance

Move beyond being a manager, hone your leadership presence, and discover how to inspire others and foster innovation in your organisation.

GMAT Prep Courses

Get ready for your MBA. These five-day courses prepare you for the GMAT– a prerequisite for applying for an MBA at many of the world’s top business schools.


The GSB designs and delivers high-impact learning solutions that are customised to meet particular business and industry challenges. We help clients to think through the problems that they face and co-create the best learning solution that is aligned with their strategic goals. The goal is to develop skilled, agile and resilient leaders who are empowered to generate positive business outcomes.

Both short courses for continuing professional development and accredited academic programmes can be customised, and these can be delivered anywhere in the world – depending on the client’s preference and needs.

The GSB works with all types and sizes of organisations in a variety of sectors. We have decades of experience in delivering executive education for corporations, government and civil society organisations.

Learn about yourself, your context and your organisation’s environment. Prepare yourself to take on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in emerging markets.

To find out more about our world-class academic programmes, executive education short courses and how we can customise programmes to suit your organisation’s training needs, visit: www.gsb.uct.ac.za/executive-education


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