WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$9,615 for the full programme
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Master of Management (MM)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce, Law & Management
Campus:West Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

Open to all postgraduate students, the MMENVC provides a solid grounding in entrepreneurial knowledge and skills, with emphasis on both theoretical and practical applications as they relate to new venture creation.

Learn the key concepts behind entrepreneurship, evolve your strategic, critical and analytical thinking, and take the first step towards ensuring your ongoing success as an entrepreneur.

The Masters in entrepreneurship is focused on creating and disseminating higher-level entrepreneurial knowledge and skills which translates into venture creation and research capacity building. The degree is purposefully structured in such a manner that entrepreneurship is at the core of learning and is not a peripheral issue or a popular management concept.

A holistic and integrated curriculum with entrepreneurship at the epicentre allows students to complement their general education and develop entrepreneurial competencies and commitment. The degree is strongly research-focused. As “good science is good conversation”, the purpose of this degree is to make the conversation both deeper and wider through research.


The MM in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation is a full-time 14-month programme. Classes are scheduled in late afternoons and evenings to accommodate students who have work obligations. The first part of the course, done in the first half of the year from January to July, consists of 9 fundamental and core courses. You will need to attend lectures two to three times during the week and a few on Saturday mornings. The second part of the programme, from August to January, requires students to work together with their supervisor to complete high quality, rigorous Research Report. You will need to work independently as well as with your supervisor as no classes are scheduled for this part of the programme.

Core courses

  • Entrepreneurial Theory and Practice
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Enterprise Development
  • Global Entrepreneurship
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Technology and High Growth Entrepreneurship
  • Research Methodology
  • Decision Science
  • Research Theory and Design
Admission Requirements
  • First degree and post-graduate studies (preferably an honours degree but a first-class Bachelor’s degree with a recognised and accredited post-graduate degree or diploma is also recognised)
  • Post-university entrepreneurial or corporate or informal business experience an advantage but not a requirement
  • Mathematics and English – a level of above-average competence equivalent to the requirements for the SA matriculation certificate
  • CV (only required if you have been working for 2 or more years)
  • Motivation letter
  • Copies of all academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • SAQA evaluation certificate (for students whose prior degrees were not awarded by a South African university)
  • Proof of English language proficiency (for students who have not studied at tertiary level in English)
  • Non-refundable application fee


Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $14
Application Fees for International Students: $14

  • Copies of all academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • SAQA evaluation certificate (students whose prior degrees were not awarded by a South African University) Foreign students are advised to follow up on SAQA accreditation without delay as the process can take up to three months to finalise.
  • Proof of English language proficiency (students who have not studied at tertiary level in English)
  • The non-refundable application fee of R200
  • Download and complete the Management Part 3 form
  • Complete the on-line application form on the following link

Relevant Contact

Wits Business School
Admissions Office