WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$17,168 for the full programme
Part-time Study:2 Years
Final Award:Master of Business Administration
Start Date:January 2021
Academic Unit:Wits Business School
Application Deadline:
Programme Overview

The WBS MBA is the School of Business’s flagship academic programme. The curriculum uses a combination of cutting-edge theory and guided practical application to develop the skills needed to be a great manager or leader in Africa and globally.

The MBA revolves around five key themes: Context in Africa, Context in South Africa, Sustainability, Entrepreneurial Action, and Critical Engagement | There are four components of the WBS MBA: Core courses, Electives, Independent study, Global study tour
Format: Two years part time, offered in three formats; Part time weekday – two evenings a week – 17:30 to 21:00 or Part time Saturday – 08:00 to 15:00. Part time – Modular format – 10 day blocks (June Intake)


Core courses:

  • Management & Financial Accounting, and Finance
  • Economics for Business
  • Technology and Operations Management
  • Strategy
  • Organisational Design and Development and People Management
  • Critical Enquiry Skills
  • Business Society and Collective Action
  • Marketing in a Connected World
  • Finance and Investment Decisions
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Integration
  • Case Competition

Electives Areas:
-Dynamic Economies and Innovation
-Managing for Sustainability
-General Management
-Leading Organisations
*Please note, electives will run when there are 25 or more students in attendance.

Admission Requirements
  • 4-year degree (NQF 8) OR 3-year degree plus PG-Dip (NQF 8)
  • Post-university work experience: A minimum of 4 years for the programme
  • Acceptable GMAT, NMAT score OR the WBS Admission Test.
  • Mathematics: A level of competence equivalent to the requirements of the SA Matriculation certificate
  • SAQA Evaluation (International qualifications only) prior to application. SAQA Help desk: 012 431-5070 or go to:
  • Proof of English language proficiency (for students who have not studied at tertiary level in English)
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) candidates are required to write the NMAT test. Visit for more information.
Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $14
Application Fees for International Students: $48

  • Complete an Online Application form on the following link
  • Pay a non-refundable application fee of R200
  • Upload copies of ALL your tertiary qualifications- Degree certificate(s) and Academic transcript(s)
  • Upload current CV
  •  Admission test (Please note: only shortlisted candidates will be invited to write the WBS Admission Test)
  • A R15000 minimum deposit will be required upon acceptance of a place on the programme
  • Foreign Qualifications
    Applicants who hold a foreign qualification need to send their qualifications to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) for evaluation before applying to WBS. Visit or email Alternatively, you can call: 012 431 5070 or the helpdesk on 0860 111 673
Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $17,168
Tuition Fees for International Students: $17,168

*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay the same annual tuition fees as South Africans plus an International Registration Fee (IRF). The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
*Students sponsored by the Government of Rwanda will be treated as and pay the same amount as SADC students.
*Students from all other countries (Non-SADC) will pay the same amount as South African Students
*Diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa & International Wits employees and their dependents will pay South African tuition fees + International Registration Fee (IRF).

Relevant Contact

MBA Applications Office
For Enquiries about the MBA programme
Dr Renee Horne
MBA and International Programmes Director
Wits Business School contact
For General enquiries