Get your MBA (accredited on NQF level 9) in 2 years, from the NWU Business School. Walk away with real-world skills, international accreditation and pioneering research. Admission requirements are a qualification on NQF level 8 (a 4-year professional degree, honours degree or a Post-graduate Diploma) and 3-4 years relevant work experience. The NWU Business School also offers the Post-graduate Diploma in Management on a part-time basis as an alternative route to get you to your MBA. The MBA qualification is regarded as the flagship of business training worldwide and at the NWU Business School we aim to provide just that, a qualification that is accredited and will provide the tools to succeed in the business environment.
The NWU Business School has been delivering competent graduates to Southern Africa who, in turn, are making a proven contribution to social and economic growth in the region. The NWU Business School aims to provide professional postgraduate management and business training.
Sites and methods of delivery
The NWU Business School have three sites of delivery:
Potchefstroom Campus on part-time basis; Afrikaans and English on 50/50 basis; with translation services; Saturday mornings;
Vaal Campus on part-time basis; English medium; Monday afternoons;
Mafikeng Campus on block release basis; English medium; Fridays - Sundays.
The minimum duration and maximum duration of the MBA programme are respectively two and three continuous academic years.
Admission to the MBA programme is subjected to strict criteria and in accordance with fully accredited business schools in South Africa. Applicants should be in possession of the following requirements:
- a recognised four-year degree qualification (or equivalent) on NQF level 8. Any international qualification must be verified by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). This verification process is the responsibility of the applicant and not that of the NWU; or
- an honours degree on NQF level 8; or
- a post-graduate diploma on NQF level 8 with a minimum average of 60%;
- PLUS a minimum of three years working experience;
- PLUS successful completion of the NMAT admission test.
The NWU Business School MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). For our students it is a guarantee that they receive business training of the highest international standards.
The NWU Business School are also accredited with the Association of African Business Schools (AABS) and is a member of the South African Business Schools Association (SABSA).
Fully HEQC accredited; NQF-level 9 MBA
The fully international accredited MBA programme of the NWU Business School is a comprehensive qualification comprising a wide range of key activities in the world of business.
Being an influential and quality-audited business school in the MBA-marketplace in South Africa, the NWU Business School has made strategic changes and additions to its MBA programme to expand its value to market. The re-curricularisation of the MBA programme, together with our skills-oriented study schools, serve as a impetus to our faculty for sustained excellence in business learning and associated networking through the system of syndicate group learning methodologies. Alongside this process a greater emphasis on quality and less focus on quantity have emerged, implying that a refined selection process will ensure that we maintain this vision of quality. Notwithstanding all the above assets we were able to maintain our low-cost milieu, thus offering our MBA at a price that will ensure comparative competitiveness – a kind of pareto optimum!
How to apply/register
In order to apply for admission, a prospective student needs to complete an online application and submit all the required supporting documents as indicated in the Guidelines for applicants, namely a CV,a motivational letter, application fee, as well as certified copies of ID document, academic records and related certificates. Applications are only accepted in electronic format. Apply online here.
Applicants will be notified with regard to their admission status after the initial selection. Successful applicants will be contacted to take the required NMAT admission test for final selection.
The NWU Business School will conduct interviews with the applicants in due course.
- Please also note that students will not be able to book with them directly.