The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB)

Our Values

The GSB is a values-driven organisation and one of the few business schools in the world to have a clearly defined set of values. These encapsulate the School’s aspirations and the commitments it makes to everyone with a stake in the business school.


We are passionate about learning.
Our core purpose is to create opportunities for our students, course delegates and employees to develop and grow through, all the while acknowledging the need to address the inheritance of inequality in our society.

We encourage a spirit of innovation and inquiry.
We provide opportunities to create and innovate, committing to the belief that different ideas foster positive change and progress.

We strive to enable personal growth and development.
We share ideas, learn from one another, work to build team and personal relationships, resolve conflict, and encourage the expression of opinion in the workplace.

We take pride in our work at the UCT GSB.
Delegates are encouraged to express and exercise their individual talents, thereby taking partial responsibility for helping the GSB achieve its vision and goals.

We believe in a supportive UCT GSB community.
We recognise the participation and contribution of our stakeholders in sharing the GSB vision and reaching our goals.

We accept responsibility to act ethically with professional integrity.
We live by equality and firmly believe in treating each person fairly and with respect.