Short for Master of Business Administration, MBA courses in South Africa and abroad offer one of the most versatile, enriching qualifications within the business world. This qualification is internationally recognised. It has become one of the most sought-after qualifications in the corporate world, in top management positions, entrepreneurial businesses and many diverse industries in the private and public sector.
But, while an MBA is undoubtedly an excellent tool for business growth, it has many other benefits as well – personal growth and development, knowledge advancement and increased credibility are just some advantages.
This qualification is one of the most challenging to achieve. Entry into the programme requires an appropriate Honours degree or equivalent, a post-graduate diploma or equivalent or a professional Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 480 credits. Applicants must additionally be over the age of 25, with a minimum of three years’ working experience. In South Africa, up to 10% of the programme’s applicants may be admitted through alternative admissions routes such as RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).
What do MBA Courses in South Africa Offer?
What exactly do MBA courses in South Africa have to offer? With 12 course modules that include 11 core modules and one elective module as well as a research dissertation that is completed in the final year, the programme is structured over four trimesters. Three modules must be completed each trimester. In order to qualify, the final dissertation must be completed. MBA programmes must be completed over a minimum period of 20 months.
Typical modules in the distance MBA programme from REGENT Business School include the following:
- Strategic and Change Management
- Managerial Economics
- Strategic Marketing
- Global Political Economy
- Leadership and Human Capital Development
- Governance and Sustainability
- Operations and Supply Chain Management
- Information and Knowledge Management
- Accounting and Finance
- Research and Statistical Methods
- Elective modules such as Islamic Banking and Finance, Health Care Management or Public Sector Management