Executive Education

Why South Africa Is A Great Option To Earn A Business Degree Abroad?

Business education is a lifelong process, that determines the standard of an individual’s life. It builds the foundation of an individual’s life. And for that purpose, many of the students aspire to get themselves enrolled in the most prestigious universities, all over the world.

The study abroad destinations like the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Australia are undoubtedly classic but sometimes it is good to defy the mainstream. An opportunity to study abroad for a bachelor of business administration degree or master of business administration degree is a brilliant way to explore different corners of the world.

One should not waste this opportunity and try every means to dissolve oneself in the immense culture and tradition of that particular country. With eleven official languages and a blend of European and African scenic natural landscapes, South Africa is one of the best countries for a student to explore the dynamics of the educational system. Meanwhile, South Africa ranked No. 71 in the CEOWORLD magazine’s ranking of the world’s best countries for the education system for 2020.

South Africa’s educational system witnessed a tumultuous past, dynamic present and it promises its students an effectual future. The past decade has been a changing phase for South Africa as it has overpowered racial discrimination and the universities have also experienced these far-reaching changes in the aftermath of 2004 legislation.

Presently, there are 26 public universities in South Africa, where the University of Cape Town has been ranked the highest in the nation. South Africa has several Universities such as traditional, professional, and a combination of both, accepting students from each and every section of the society and promising them an excelling future. The nation which is in the middle of transition enveloped in the diverse cultural spirit is also known as ‘Rainbow Nation’. In terms of research, the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is popular having 10 research groups and 7 research institutes.

The weather in South Africa is very pleasant as it witnesses sunshine for almost 300 days in a year. Situated in the south of the equator, seasons are also different from those in North American, European, and Asian continent, which makes it appropriate for international students to go and pursue study there.

The history of South Africa has been long and contentious and is definitely something to learn from. Several years of subjugation under racial discrimination had its own consequences which were painful and led to inequality. But leaders like Nelson Mandela held the nation even at its worst and helped it to overpower the evils of racial discrimination and succeed.

The above-mentioned history is rich, vast and to seek knowledge from, the nation definitely reminds one of the ‘will’ to achieve anything if it is sought after. The enactment of new Constitution and socioeconomic policies led the country to stand still and develop itself at every turn.

The cultural and scenic natural beauty of South Africa, with the potential and positive attitude of the Universities makes the ‘Rainbow Nation’ a definite fit to earn a degree abroad.

Top Universities in South Africa, 2020: Thirteen universities from South Africa were included in the 2020 list of the Best Universities In The World compiled by the CEOWORLD magazine. They are led by the University of Cape Town, ranked 265th globally, and followed by the University of the Witwatersrand (No. 364). Stellenbosch University, University of KwaZulu-Natal, and North West University round up the top five universities in South Africa, with the University of Johannesburg ranked sixth.

  1. University of Cape Town
  2. University of the Witwatersrand
  3. Stellenbosch University
  4. University of Kwazulu Natal
  5. North West University
  6. University of Johannesburg
  7. University of Pretoria
  8. University of the Western Cape
  9. University of South Africa (UNISA)
  10. Rhodes University
  11. Nelson Mandela University
  12. Tshwane University of Technology
  13. University of the Free State

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Palomi Gupta
Palomi Gupta is a student of journalism interested in the intersections of lifestyle, education, business, media and more. She has been writing consistently since school level and is a core team member of Research and Content Writing Societies of college. She is also a proficient speaker, having and experience worth several events including debates, Model United Nations, etc. Palomi Gupta is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine. Follow her on LinkedIn. She can be reached on email palomi-gupta@ceoworld.biz