INTERNATIONAL - Duke Corporate Education has been ranked as the best in Custom Executive Education in Africa and the second best in the world by the authoritative Financial Times (FT) of London. 

Duke CE has been based in South Africa since 2007 and already works with major companies like Nedbank, MTN and Sibanye Stillwater. The FT’s rankings, released today, show that only Spain’s IESE business school is rated higher. Last year, Duke was rated third best in the world by the FT. 

The survey encompasses 96 business schools around the world, including the iconic Stanford Business School in California, US, the London Business School, Insead in France and Harvard Business School. 

The South African other business schools also ranked were: Henley Business School at 46, Gordon Institute of Business School at 51, UCT’s Graduate School of Business at 67 and the University of Stellenbosch’s business school coming in at 89th. 

“It’s an amazing achievement,” said Sharmla Chetty, Duke CE’s president for Africa and global managing director for Africa and Europe, “especially when you consider how many business schools in the world - including very well-known ones here in South Africa - don’t make the FT’s shortlist of 96 institutions at all.” 

- BUSINESS REPORT