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MBA degree at UJ

Master of Business Administration

Study a Master of Business Administration online

The Johannesburg Business School’s MBA is fully online and offers electives to suit your area of expertise. The elective streams include subjects in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation, Leadership, and Digital Transformation. The initial focus of this MBA will fall on finding your purpose, you will then learn the skills and requirements to be a master in your field, understanding national and international trends.

The faculty members are “professors of practice” and have a practical approach, providing the knowledge and skills needed to grow a business. Students selected for this programme will benefit from networks across the globe.

There is no thesis but rather a capstone project which requires the student to unpack a real-life business challenge they may have experienced, working with a supervisor to come up with a workable solution.

Number of modules: 23

Duration per module: 7 weeks

Total programme duration: 2 years

Total programme cost: R193,620

Admission requirements

To be considered for the MBA you need to meet the requirements listed below:

A 4-year Bachelor’s degree (NQF level 8)
Honours degree (NQF level 8)
3-year Bachelor’s degree (NQF level 7) plus a Postgraduate Diploma (NQF level 8)


A minimum of four years’ work experience

A level of mathematics literacy:
NQF 4 matriculation pass in mathematics or equivalent (preferred but not essential) i.e., demonstrated mathematics literacy

English proficiency:
Verbal and written

Admission requirements for international students:

  • Applicants who hold a foreign qualification need to send their qualifications to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) for evaluation before applying to JBS. We require the SAQA certificate to verify the NQF level of your qualification.


The MBA is accredited nationally by the Council for Higher Education and has the backing of the internationally recognised University of Johannesburg. The Johannesburg Business School (JBS) is working towards aligning the MBA with the requirements of the international accrediting agencies. To apply for international accreditation, the MBA has to have run for a minimum of three years. The first intake was in 2020, which means JBS can apply for international accreditation in 2023.



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