2 Years

NQF Level




Closing Date

31 October


The primary purpose of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) is to educate and train graduates who can contribute to the development of knowledge. This prepares them for advanced and specialised professional employment, with the capacity for critically aware and innovative leadership in a particular field. Successful completion of our MBA requires a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence. It also demands a demonstration of the ability to relate knowledge to resolving complex problems in appropriate areas of professional practice. In addition, graduates must be able to:

  • Deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively
  • Design and critically appraise analytical writing
  • Make sound judgements using data and information at their disposal
  • Communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems
  • Act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks with a professional orientation
  • Continue to advance their knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to a particular profession

Who should apply?

  1. Hold an Honours degree or a Postgraduate diploma at NQF level 8, or a cognate Bachelor’s degree at NQF level 8, or have been admitted to the status of an Honours degree or have attained a level of competence as provided for in the University’s admissions framework.
  2. You are at least 25-years-old on the 1st of January of the year of first registration and have a minimum of three years’ formal, full-time work experience.
  3. Have passed the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or an entrance examination prescribed by the School.

Programme Delivery

The GSB&L offers two formats for you to choose from which enables you to tailor your MBA to suit your personal and business needs


Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methods
  • Leadership
  • Economics for Management
  • Financial Reporting & Analysis
  • Corporate Finance & Decision-making
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Human Capital Management
  • Strategic Marketing
Year 2
  • Dissertation
  • Advanced Strategy
  • Elective
  • Dissertation
  • Business, Government and Society
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • International Business and Finance
  • Coaching and Mentoring

Need to get in touch?

For enquiries, please contact
Ms Zikhona Mojapelo 
Email: mojapelo2@ukzn.ac.za
Tel: +27 31 260 1615
Scroll to Top