Master of Business Administration (MBA)

University of the Witwatersrand

Program Description

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

University of the Witwatersrand

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


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 scoreORWits Admission Test (Psychometric Test)
  • One-page motivation letter
  • Mathematics - A level of competence equivalent to the requirements of the SA Matriculation certificate is advisable.
  • SAQA ( verification of non-South African qualifications

Application dates

Format Duration Application Period
Full-time 12 months January 2017 Intake: Applications open on 2 May 2016 and close on 31 October 2016
Part-time: Weekday / Part-time: Saturdays 18 months January 2017 Intake: Applications open on 2 May 2016 and close on 31 October 2016
Block release 18 months: 7 Blocks of 10-14 days each June 2016 Intake: Applications now open until 31 May 2016
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Entry Requirements

Last updated April 15, 2016
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