Founded in 2000, we are the University of Pretoria’s internationally accredited business school, based in Sandton, Johannesburg – South Africa’s economic hub. At GIBS we significantly improve responsible individual and organisational performance, primarily in South Africa and increasingly in our broader African environment, through high-quality business and management education.
We offer a range of post-graduate academic, senior executive, short course and extended programmes specialising in various aspects of general management. As of 2018, we also offer a full-time postgraduate diploma for recent graduates with no prior work experience.
Our commitment to thought-leadership is demonstrated by a number of centres within the school, including: the Centre for Africa Management and Markets (which focuses on generating and sharing a sophisticated understanding of business in markets throughout Africa); the Centre for Leadership, Ethics and Dialogue (which encompasses a myriad of activities, programmes and strategic engagements aimed at enhancing interaction between business, government, unions and civil society ); and the Entrepreneurship Development Academy (which works with entrepreneurs in both the formal and informal sectors, at various phases of their business development).
Forums & Conferences
ForumsGIBS Forums offer a broad range of discussions that enable you to stay abreast of developments in society and business. Forums are open to the public and usually take the format of an evening discussion.
ConferencesGIBS Conferences are open to the public and are one-day networking and knowledge sharing events. The objective is to provide the business community with a platform to engage with experts and inspirational practitioners on current and relevant issues. Topics vary from year to year, depending on the themes, pressures and opportunities in the business space at that given time.
GIBS Illovo Hotel and Conferencing
Situated close to Sandton’s major business and shopping districts, Illovo Hotel offers both the business and leisure traveller quality, affordable and centrally located accommodation in one of the city’s most exclusive areas. Set in a quiet corner of the GIBS campus, Illovo Hotel is perfectly positioned to cater to travellers’ needs, ranging from business travellers attending meetings or conferences in Johannesburg, to large tour groups.
The GIBS conference and event facilities offer 13 state-of-the-art conference and event venues catering from 20 to 180 delegates. Our facilities are fully equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi access, extensive technical resources and cutting-edge equipment. Sound and lighting equipment, large screens and stage sets are also available upon request.
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