Council for Higher Education (CHE)
The Rhodes Business School was granted full accreditation for its MBA programme on 3 December 2004. The accreditation by the Council for Higher Education (CHE) came after an extensive and rigorous two-year review by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC). The process entailed written submissions to the CHE and site visits by a panel of experts. In order to be awarded full accreditation, both public and private institutions offering MBAs had to at least meet minimum standards on 13 critical criteria. The full accreditation means that Rhodes now joins an elite group of 12 Universities in South Africa with fully accredited MBA programmes.
The accreditation represents a stamp of approval for the RIBS curriculum and pedagogy. RIBS is now at least on a par with other accredited programmes and the effects on the calibre of students attracted to its programme are already being felt.
Association of MBAs in the UK (AMBA)
Rhodes Business School has embarked on the process of earning international accrediation of its MBA programme, via AMBA