In the latest national MBA survey conducted by Times Media and Lodestar, Henley Business School Africa is one of only three out of a total of 17 business schools to have achieved accreditation in all five local and international accreditation categories. 

Henley Africa has accreditations from the Council for Higher Education (CHE), Amba, Equis, AACSB and AABS. Amba is the Association of MBAs; Equis, the European Quality Improvement System; AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and AABS, the Association of African Business Schools.

Jon Foster-Pedley, dean of the Henley Business School Africa, said Henley is one of only 1% of business schools in the world, and one of four in Africa, that hold international triple accreditation from the AACSB (USA), Amba (UK) and Equis (EU). “This means that our students qualify with an MBA that is recognised worldwide,” he said.

“To date over 1100 students from Henley Africa have graduated with an MBA and we now have 60% of Henley’s global MBA students at our Sandton campus. Worldwide, Henley has produced over 80 000 alumni in over 150 countries,” said Adri Drotskie, Henley Africa MBA director.

A total of 107 Henley Africa MBA students graduated this year, the highest number ever, representing 62% of Henley worldwide graduates. 36 of those students travelled to Henley from SA to the UK for the international graduation ceremony.

Also this week, the University of Reading, parent of the Henley Africa, strengthened its national ranking in The Times and Sunday Times ‘Good University Guide League Table 2017’, rising one place to 31st from last year. The rankings measure 128 institutions from across the UK. Reading’s position means that it has risen four places in the last four years.

Henley Reading also announced a record undergraduate intake last week, with a 7% increase on 2015’s intake, bucking the trend of 1% growth in the sector. “Facilities spend per student leapt to £2,175 from £1,900, far in excess of inflation – ranked 38th, a rise of 15 places from last year,” said Mr Foster-Pedley.

In the UK survey, the number of students achieving a First or 2:1 rose to 81% from 76% – ranked joint 22nd (up from 34ththe previous year) and eight of the University’s subjects were ranked in the top 10 nationwide in their field, with Land & Property Management 2nd in the UK.