MBA Programs in South Africa

See 6 Top MBA Degrees in South Africa 2017/2018

MBA

Be challenged personally and professionally and become a qualified business professional with an MBA in South Africa. Choose from programs that have an international focus on the global market, or a local focus, within the context of South Africa. Either way, with an MBA in South Africa, you will learn the skills necessary to develop and manage business opportunities.  

As a part of an MBA South Africa program, you will learn such important aspects of business as communication within a business context, leadership, how to succeed in the global business environment, and strategic management. Whether you aspire to start a small business or work in a multi-national corporation, you will find that an MBA in South Africa will give you the opportunities to meet your educational and professional goals.

Universities in South Africa have been producing world-class graduates from internationally recognized MBA programs. Scroll through the options below, and find the MBA South Africa program that suits you best!

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Master of Business Administration

Management College Of Southern Africa MANCOSA
Campus Full time 30 months February 2018 South Africa Durban

There has never been a more compelling time to embark on a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree programme. The need for highly capable managers to lead organisations in an age of constant change is more urgent than ever. [+]

MBAs in South Africa 2017/2018. Master of Business Administration Programme Code: SAQA-36078 – NQF level 8 – Credits 300 There has never been a more compelling time to embark on a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree programme. The need for highly capable managers to lead organisations in an age of constant change is more urgent than ever. In uncertain economic times the future will be defined by those with the ability to grasp complex issues, think strategically, act positively, lead decisively, manage collaboratively and resolve problems innovatively. MANCOSA enables the development of leaders with the ability to deliver a new vision of the future in these unprecedented times. Our MBA degree programme stretches and challenges you to become a defining player in your organisation and fulfil your true potential, both professionally and personally. Studying towards a MANCOSA MBA is an important investment because it enables you to set ambitious personal goals, chart a rewarding career pathway and accomplish key milestones on the way to success. While doing all of this, you can make a lasting contribution to your organisation and society. The highly recognised MANCOSA MBA degree programme is benchmarked, internationally, for consistency and tailored, regionally, for contextual relevance. The programme equips students with a solid working knowledge and understanding of cutting-edge management systems, approaches, practices and decision-making tools for ensuring business success. Some of the critical management skills and abilities acquired are crafting and implementing strategy, re-engineering business management systems and processes, marketing the organisation in a competitive... [-]

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The Wits MBA Curriculum for 2016 has been redesigned to provide professional management education at Masters level that is deeply rooted in our context. [+]

The Wits MBA Curriculum for 2016 has been redesigned to provide professional management education at Masters level that is deeply rooted in our context. Africa has some of the fastest growing economies in the world, yet lacks skilled managers to oversee the growth and development of these economies. The intention of the Wits MBA is to develop managers and leaders who will grasp the opportunities offered by South Africa and Africa. Benefits of the programme WBS has a proud history of educating business leaders Combines cutting-edge theory and practical application Excellent networking opportunities Opportunity for overseas study at partner business schools Includes a Global Study Tour with a variety of destinations Curriculum Outline/Modules taught Management and Financial Accounting Economics for Business Technology and Operations Management Strategy Organisational Design and Development Critical Enquiry Skills Business Society and Collective Action Marketing in a Connected World Finance and Investment Decisions Entrepreneurship Business Integration Case Competition Duration MBA Full-Time – 12 months 
MBA Part-Time – 18 months Career Options/Opportunities Premier business qualification worldwide Opens the door to “C-Suite” opportunities A personal rebranding exercise A game-changer in careers Graduates are well versed in all that is business management and can thus explore careers in a myriad of industries At a personal level it is challenging, exciting and socially rewarding Enrolment criteria/Admission requirements 4 year degree OR  3 year degree plus Post-Graduate Diploma (NQF 8) Post-university work experience - a minimum of 3yrs for the full-time programme and 4 years for the part-time programme Acceptable GMAT... [-]

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Milpark Education
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 5 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The multidisciplinary MBA programme empowers and equips managers, professionals and graduates with advanced management and business leadership education to become outstanding performers in the business environment. [+]

MBAs in South Africa 2017/2018. The multidisciplinary MBA programme empowers and equips managers, professionals and graduates with advanced management and business leadership education to become outstanding performers in the business environment. The volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of today’s business world is profoundly changing the way organisations do business, and the way business leaders lead. The skills and abilities leaders once needed to help their organisations thrive are no longer sufficient. Today, more strategic, complex critical-thinking skills are required. Milpark's accredited MBA addresses exactly that. Milpark Business School's MBA students will be able to analyse complex issues, think critically and appreciate alternative perspectives related to core business management issues. They are taught to apply, evaluate and synthesise current management theories in the main functional areas of financial management, human resource management, marketing management, ethics, governance, operations management, global economics and leadership. While developing creative and imaginative, yet credible, solutions to management issues, Milpark students learn to apply theoretical and practical aspects of the strategic development of organisations in an integrated fashion. The Master of Business Administration programme focuses on key management functions while paying sound attention to the critical skills that make Milpark's students outstanding performers in the business environment. Future managers and leaders are also provided with insight and skills related to the areas of social responsibility, the environment and corporate citizenship. OUTCOMES Southern Africa has a need for managers and business leaders who can conduct business responsibly and successfully, not only locally but also in the global marketplace.... [-]

Master of Business Administration

University of The Free State School of Business
Campus Full time January 2018 South Africa Bloemfontein Phuthaditjhaba

The course content of the UFS Business School MBA enhances and develops managers and leaders, broadly covering all aspects and challenges that managers and leaders might face in today's ever changing business environment. Graduates of our MBA programme will be able to compete in both and global economic and business environment. [+]

The course content of the UFS Business School MBA enhances and develops managers and leaders, broadly covering all aspects and challenges that managers and leaders might face in today's ever changing business environment. Graduates of our MBA programme will be able to compete in both and global economic and business environment. MBA CURRICULUM - 221 CREDITS NQF LEVEL 9 A new group of students commence their studies in January or July each year. Applications for the January intake close 30 September and for the July intake 30 April. ADMISSION AND ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS At least 25 years of age At least 3 years of relevant managerial experience / work experience A four year applicable Bachelor's degree (NQF level 7 and comprising of at least 360 credits) A Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration Admission to the MBA programme is subject to a psychometric selection process. [-]

MBA

Rhodes Business School
Campus Part time 5 semesters January 2018 South Africa Grahamstown

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) offered by the Rhodes Business School is a course-work degree together with a dissertation of fifteen thousand (15 000) words. The dissertation accounts [+]

MBAs in South Africa 2017/2018. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) offered by the Rhodes Business School is a course-work degree together with a dissertation of fifteen thousand (15 000) words. The dissertation accounts for 30% of the total credits. The degree is offered on a part-time, modular basis over two and a half years. In the first two years, candidates are required to attend two three-week teaching blocks in Grahamstown each year and to complete work-based assignments in the periods between the teaching blocks. The final six months is dedicated to the completion of the dissertation. The Rhodes Business School’s essence is “Leadership for Sustainability” and hence leadership and sustainability principles underline all subjects in the MBA curriculum. Emphasis is placed on business continuity, as well as achieving a balance between economic, social and environmental sustainability (the Triple Bottom Line). The Business School has committed itself to abide by the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). The MBA is designed to equip practising and potential managers to assist in the creation, development and leadership of successful organisations in a competitive business environment. To this end, the Rhodes MBA has been designed around what managers need to know in order to ensure that they are able to contribute to the achievement of superior business results in the organisations for which they work. In addition, the Rhodes MBA curriculum has been benchmarked against the curricula of other leading Business Schools. It is also important to note that the Rhodes MBA is... [-]

MBA Modular

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
Campus 2 years January 2018 South Africa Bellville Cape Town

If you want to operate at senior management level and lead with confidence, USB's triple accredited MBA will prepare you for this. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider our Modular MBA: [+]

Modular MBA (English) USB’s NEW Modular MBA USB’s MBA has been redesigned to better fulfil the needs of today’s students. The previous (longer) MBA, presented up till 2015, has now been restructured into a 213-credit programme on NQF Level 9. All formats of the USB MBA have been shortened and this takes effect from 2016. Important: You must now have a 4-year Bachelor’s degree or an Honour’s degree or a 3-year Bachelor’s degree plus a Postgraduate Diploma before you are allowed entry into the new MBA. USB’s Modular MBA in a nutshell Duration: 2 years (3 years in the past) Contents: 18 compulsory modules (including International Study Module at foreign business school and Research Assignment) and electives Why choose USB’s Modular MBA? If you want to operate at senior management level and lead with confidence, USB’s triple accredited MBA will prepare you for this. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider our Modular MBA: 3 international accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA Study while you work: This block release programme will enable you to attend lectures without infringing too much upon your work obligations. This arrangement will enable you to make the most of your time on campus. Apply skills immediately: Implement your new business skills at work immediately while getting support from USB. Study at USB even if you live further afield: Students from all over South Africa and from various other African and overseas countries choose this option to obtain a triple accredited MBA. Structure and content... [-]