Business School

At the NWU Business School we strive to change the way our students think about business. We want our students to become manager-leaders in their own right; to walk away with real-world skills, international accreditation and pioneering research.

The NWU Business School has three sites of delivery, situated in Mahikeng, Potchefstroom and Vanderbijlpark. With our internationally accredited MBA, we strive to give our students the edge in an ever-changing business environment. This institution offers various options in terms of language and modes of delivery in our flagship programmes – the MBA as well as the Postgraduate Diploma in Management.

We also strive to make our mark on the African continent – this is a priority for us! The NWU Business School has gained a great deal of experience in the training of public-sector managers at the campus in Mahikeng. We aim to promote a business sense among senior managers in that sector.

We want to be a school that is not only internationally accredited, but also internationally regarded for its quality

We want to deliver students who have the ability to think strategically and therefore become strategic leaders

South Africa also needs entrepreneurs, and we promote entrepreneurship in all its forms.


Our flagship post-graduate programmes


Post-graduate diploma in Management

The NWU Business School aims to provide professional postgraduate management leaders. We are focused on combining theory and practice, in order to fully develop the strategic leadership potential of business managers. Leaders will acquire skills with regard to best business practice and thought-leadership that can successfully be applied to the multi-disciplinary challenges encountered.


You will walk away with real-world skills, international accreditation and pioneering research.  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.

PhD in Business Management

The PhD programme (PhD in Business Management) of the NWU Business School is a research-based doctoral degree offered at NQF Level 10. As the African continent today is presenting itself as a new business frontier with enormous potential for business opportunities and growth albeit its unique challenges to business leadership,  political risks and infrastructure difficulties, it is critical for Business Schools across the continent to continually develop curricula that embody new ways of thinking and approaches that are unique to the development of African Scholars and relevant to the context given the diversity that exists in the continent.



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