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MBA Master of Business Administration

University of Witwatersrand - Wits Business School (WBS)
1 year full-time (2 years part-time)
Master's degree

Program Description

MBA Master of Business Administration WBSMBA Master of Business Administration

The WBS MBA education programme has been a premier choice of students and employers for over 40 years.  This Masters in Business Administration is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), which recognises a mere 250 business schools worldwide, and is also recognised by the Council for Higher Education (CHE). WBS is the only business school in Africa to have been admitted to the Partnership in International Management (PIM), a student exchange programme for international study at over 54 leading business schools around the world.

The WBS MBA is designed to provide students with a competitive edge in the job market and to give them the knowledge, skills and confidence to even embark upon their own business ventures.

The education curriculum of this Masters in Business Administration contains courses such as international business, ethics, sustainability and corporate governance and leadership. Full time and part time class attendance is available.  A part-time Saturday MBA is available to allow part-time students more flexibility with their lectures.

A part of the reason one studies towards an MBA degree is to gain an international perspective on business and the WBS MBA programme addresses this need by providing an international study tour elective as well as having the most extensive Student Exchange Programme in Africa through a network of over fifty prestigious business schools in the world.

WBS' MBA also offers a dedicated career management process for MBA graduates.  An exciting aspect of the WBS MBA is the annual Graduate Recruitment Programme, where employees are invited to present their company profiles and career opportunities to WBS students. 

To ensure its MBA remains relevant, rigorous and intellectually demanding, Wits Business School will enhance its Master of Business Administration by introducing challenge based learning to its curriculum next year.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for the Masters of Business Administration at the Wits Business School in Johannesburg, South Africa are:

  • First degree
  • Post-university experience - a minimum of 3yrs for the full-time programme and 4 years for the part-time  programme
  • Acceptable Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score (compulsory)
  • 1 page motivation letter by applicant
  • 2 referee reports (use attached standard reference form)
  • Current CV
  • Mathematics - A level of competence equivalent to the requirements of the SA Matriculation certificate is advisable

Degree & diploma

MBA - Master of Business Administration

MBA Attendance Courses

Business Integration

Group Dynamics

Personal Leadership

Social Responsibility (Full-Time Only)

MBA Elective Courses

The choice of five elective courses may be streamed in one of the following areas:

Operations and Technology
Organisational Behaviour
Strategy and International Business
General Management
Sustainable Development

    Not all electives nor all elective streams will be offered each year – a selection of some of the electives that may be offered are:

    Advanced Information Systems
    Brand Management
    Business French
    Business Forecasting
    Business Strategy in Asia
    Competitive Intelligence
    Corporate Finance
    Corporate Law
    Cross Cultural Management (African Leadership)
    Customer Relationship Management
    Developments in Financial Management
    Environment of Business
    Equity Investing
    Ethics & Governance
    Executive Coaching
    Financial Derivatives
    HIV/AIDS in the Workplace
    Human Resources Information Systems
    Industry Foresight & Business Future Strategy
    International Finance
    Issues in Leadership
    Interactive Planning
    Industry and Competitor Analysis
    International Marketing
    International Business
    International Economics
    International Management and Culture
    Managing Business Risk
    Managing Corporate Data
    Mergers and Acquisitions
    New Ventures
    Personal Mastery Creativity & Innovation at Work
    Philosophy of Management
    Private Equity
    Profiles of Leadership
    Quantitative Research Methods
    Total Quality Management
    Storytelling in Organisations
    Strategic Finance
    Strategic Golf
    Strategic Marketing
    Supply Chain Management
    The Customer Focused Organisation

      MBA Core Courses

      Human Resource Management

      Economics for Business

      Accounting and Finance

      Marketing Management

      Operations and Technology

      Information Systems Management

      Organisational Development and Leadership


      Ethics, Sustainability and Governance

      Decision Science

      Strategic Management

      Research Methodology

      International Business

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      University of Witwatersrand - Wits Business School (WBS)

      University of Witwatersrand - Wits Business School

      University of Witwatersrand - Wits Business School (WBS)

      Wits Business School (WBS) is well reputed for providing its students with a solid, relevant and globally benchmarked business education. The school is entirely postgraduate in nature and offers a variety of academic degrees and executive education short courses. WBS...

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      Location & accommodation

      Johannesburg, South Africa

      On its campus the University of Witwatersrand - Wits Business School (WBS) has accommodation to house 20 international students at any one time and if the need requires, the school can always seekadditional accommodation with the University's Residence Office, which oversees more than 4000 residential places in 21 residences.

      Contact information for University of Witwatersrand - Wits Business School (WBS)

      University of Witwatersrand - Wits Business School (WBS)

      No.2 St. Davids Place
      2193 Parktown, Johannesburg
      South Africa

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