Accreditations and rankings
The USB has the triple crown of international accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.
- Year of AACSB accreditation: 2012.
- Year of EQUIS accreditation: 2000. Most recent reaccreditation: 2012.
- Year of AMBA accreditation: 2002. Most recent reaccreditation: 2012.
The USB is the only school outside Europe with membership of EDAMBA, the European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration. EDAMBA has stringent criteria for membership, based on the quality of the PhD education at the member school.
The USB is one of only three African business schools with an A-rating (5 Palmes, or highest ranking) for "universal business schools with major international influence" in the French Eduniversal Official Selection for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
The Aspen Institute in the USA has ranked the USB on its Beyond Grey Pinstripes Top Global 100 Schools list for promoting social and environmental sustainability in its curricula and research.
International and local memberships
The USB is a member of leading bodies in the international and African business school community: the USA-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Belgian-based European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), the South African Business Schools Association (SABSA), the Association of African Business Schools (AABS), Global Business School Network (GBSN), and the Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN).
The USB is also a member EFMD's Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI), which focuses on reframing the purpose of management education among others, and of the Global Business School Network (GBSN), which promotes management education as a critical component in successful international development strategies.
South African accreditation
The USB is fully accredited by the Council on Higher Education in South Africa.
South African rankings
USB achieved first place in the 2013 PMR.africa rankings – a survey conducted among employers of MBA graduates in South Africa. This is one of five Top SA Business School rankings that USB has received from PMR.africa since 2005.