Discover the USB
The University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) is a leading provider of internationally accredited postgraduate management degrees and executive education in South Africa. If you want to prepare yourself for a rewarding journey through your career, this is the place to be.
Preparing a new generation of leaders
The University of Stellenbosch Business School has all three international accreditations : AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. The USB has been rated in the A category for business schools with major international influence by Eduniversal – a Paris-based ratings organisation. And 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.
Stellenbosch University, according to its Rector and Vice-Chancellor, believes the University should be a centre of hope for Africa. The USB is building its academic framework on this Pedagogy of Hope.
The USB provides tomorrow's business leaders with world-class qualifications that will serve them well in South Africa, the rest of Africa, and the world. The USB places emphasis on leadership development, which forms a core theme in all its academic programmes.
Portfolio of programmes
Through its AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditations (the Triple Crown), the USB has ensured its place in the global network of top business schools. The school's partnership agreements with over 80 top schools in the UK, Europe, Australia, Africa, North America, Latin America and Asia ensure regular student and faculty exchanges, both inbound and outbound international study programmes and tours, and more.
Thought leadership and research
Thought leadership and research are primary strategic objectives of the USB. Research is delivered by USB faculty, by PhD, MBA and other Master's students, and by the USB's research centres. This new knowledge is shared through three state-subsidised, peer-reviewed internationally acknowledged academic journals: South African Journal of Business Management, Journal for Studies in Economics and Econometrics, and The Investment Analysts Journal, as well as the USB's monthly Leader's Angle talks, the magazine USB Agenda, and the publication for managers, USB Leaders' Lab.
Engagement with the corporate world
Prominent international and local organisational leaders serve on the USB's Advisory Board. Corporates sponsor bursaries and support the school's social investment programmes. The executive development arm of the school delivers in-company programmes in South Africa and beyond its borders.
Engagement with alumni
USB is extremely proud of its many graduates who have excelled to become admired leaders all over the world. USB's alumni play an active part in the School's activities through the USB Alumni Association. Alumni initiated the Annual Gala Dinner to raise funds for the USB Bursary Fund.
More about us
The hilltop campus of the USB is situated in Bellville, about halfway between Cape Town's central business district and the town of Stellenbosch – home of the USB's mother institution, Stellenbosch University.