The business schools in this year’s rating for the Africa and Middle East region have all featured in previous years. Three out of five of the schools are located in South Africa. There are many more business schools across the African continent, but management education is still in its infancy and it will take many years before these schools achieve real prominence on the international stage.
In general terms, business education in the Middle East is in the very early stages of development. However, with the region looking to diversify its economy away from a strong reliance on the extraction and trade of natural resources, countries such as the United Arab Emirates and Qatar are investing in attracting management education providers from abroad to help train local business leaders and future-proof their economies.