University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

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1. The School

University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

The UCT GSB has, over the past 50 years, charted its own, distinctly African, path. Since opening our doors in 1964 with the first class of 17 part-time MBA students, we have set the pace for business education on the continent. The school is one of just 90 global business schools to be triple-crown accredited with quality endorsements from three leading global bodies: AACSB; EQUIS and AMBA.

Our world-class faculty are thought leaders and research luminaries. The National Research Foundation rates three of our academics as “internationally acclaimed” and five as “established researchers”.

We offer transformative learning experiences that equip tomorrow’s leaders to run sustainable organisations and find solutions to the challenges that we collectively face. A rich eco-system of teaching, learning and research at the UCT GSB is directed towards building a more economically prosperous, more equitable, and more integrated continent. We believe in turning innovative ideas into relevant solutions for emerging market problems and make sure that our graduates have the skills and business acumen to lead with integrity and drive change

Key points

MIM programme at this school

The UCT GSB CEMS Master of Management specialising in International Management (MIM) will enhance your career prospects and connect with a global community.

This internationally recognised one-year Master’s programme will enable you to engage with academic and corporate specialists from the field of international business and management, and prepare you for international research and professional employment.

The programme comprises international management courses, business skills seminars, an international internship and a business immersion project at a multinational organisation. It also includes a credit-bearing study term abroad at one of the CEMS partner universities – which include top global business schools in 33 countries.

For more information on the MIM programme structure visit:

Living in the city

Cape Town is one of the most beautiful  cities  in  the  world  and  students are  enthralled  by  the  diversity  it  has  to offer. The UCT GSBs Breakwater Campus is situated in the heart of Cape Towns most popular tourist attraction, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront,  which  is  home to the world-renowned  Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary African Art .  The  citys iconic Table  Mountain,  beautiful  coastline, premium wine farms and vibrant night-life are all nearby. Cape Town is also home to many global and national organisations in sectors including retail, petroleum, financial services, wine and beer production, fashion, and education. It is a major centre of entrepreneurial activity and is fast emerging as the innovation hub of Africa.

CEMS Club South Africa

No UCT CEMS clubs as yet.


CEMS Programme manager
Gadija Allison
9 Portswood Road, Cape Town, South Africa
2. Master of science and cems mim
1 August 2023-15 May 2024

12- 18 months

End of August



  • Master of Management specialising in International Management

Term dates for the Master Programme(s)

Term 1 From 26 August to 13 December 2024
Term 2 From 27 January to 23 May 2025
3. Programme offer

Academic year

  • Course code Title Type of course Teaching mode Start date End date View
    GSB5015X Venture Launch Elective In person 2023-09-02 2023-09-07 View
    GSB5028S Research Methods Hard Skills / Elective Hybrid 2023-09-04 2023-12-14 View
    GSB5021S Global Strategy Strategy In person 2023-09-11 2023-09-22 View
    GSB5060X Change Management Elective In person 2023-10-02 2023-10-08 View
    GSB5073X Negotiation to Create Value Elective In person 2023-10-09 2023-10-13 View
    GSB4401X Accounting- Financial Analysis for International Managers Hard Skills / Exclusive In person 2023-10-30 2023-12-04 View
    GSB5037X Topics in Social Innovation Elective In person 2023-11-06 2023-12-04 View
  • Title Start date End date View
    Business Development and Doing Business in Africa 2023-10-16 2023-10-20 View
  • Title Start date End date Compagn(ies) ECTS Number of days View
    Discover Your Leadership Strengths Workshop 2023-09-06 2023-09-06 0.25 0.5 View
    Business Communication Skills Seminar 2023-10-09 2023-10-10 1 2 View
  • Course code Title Type of course Teaching mode Start date End date View
    GSB5033X Negotiation for International Managers Elective In person 2024-02-05 2024-02-09 View
    GSB5010F Social Finance Hard Skills / Elective In person 2024-02-20 2024-03-05 View
    GSB5026X Political Economy of Doing Business in Africa Elective In person 2024-03-11 2024-03-15 View
    GSB5018F Global Leadership Leadership In person 2024-04-16 2024-04-29 View
  • Title Kick off date Compagn(ies) View
    Future of Aftersales Accident Business 2024-02-01 Deloitte View
  • Title Start date End date Compagn(ies) ECTS Number of days View
    Consulting Skills Seminar 2024-02-19 2024-02-19 Blue Savannah Strategy Consultants 0.5 1 View
    Introduction to Front-End Web Development 2024-04-19 2024-04-19 Le Wagon Cape Town 0.5 1 View