Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School Leaders for tomorrow
NMMU Business School

Welcome To NMMU Business School

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School is rated among the top business schools globally and on the African continent. The School is one of only a few in Southern Africa to have obtained international accreditation from AMBA (MBA programme) and EDAMBA (DBA programme).

Our flagship Masters in Business Administration (MBA),  Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA) and Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) programmes focus on the development of holistic, innovative and socially responsible business leaders and are available to individuals in Port Elizabeth, Gauteng, Durban, Cape Town and East London.

For stakeholders in HR, training and skills development, we empower workforce, human resources and leaders to be high-performance assets, helping stakeholders and industry to enhance their most valuable asset for future and sustainable growth, prosperity, and success.

As a new breed business school, also the youngest in Southern Africa, we have a forward-thinking vision and approach. We are in touch with tomorrow and understand the complex challenges of the 21st century.

Our solution to challenges of changing times is innovators, independent thinkers and individuals that are agents of change.

NMMU Business School’s MBA ranks among the top 200 in the world

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School MBA consistently ranks among the top 200 in the world (Eduniversal 2016/17 Global Ranking of Executive MBA degrees). Our MBA programme is currently ranked 6th in South Africa.


First ‘green’ business school in South Africa

NMMU Business School is the first in South Africa to receive an official ‘green’ design rating accreditation for a public and education building from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).

Internationally Accredited

The School is one of only a few in Southern Africa to have obtained international accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) for our MBA programme; and from the European Doctoral programs Association in Management & Business Administration (EDAMBA) for our DBA programme.


Among the most affordable MBA in South Africa

NMMU Business School prides itself on its value for money MBA programme. Compared to other South African business schools, we are one of the most affordable MBA’s in the country that also ensures an internationalised, accredited MBA education.

Students rank our programme as being the best value for money in South Africa. Available in Gauteng, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Durban and East London (Source: 2010 Financial Mail MBA Rankings/IPSOS Markinor).



Doing business in Africa and beyond

Internationalising a curriculum takes on many forms. At NMMU Business School this occurs through the pedagogical approaches and curriculum content used by lecturers on all programmes (PDBA and MBA). It further occurs through the hosting of international lecturers as well as international fieldtrips. In 2016, MBA students were given the opportunity to visit businesses and Business Schools in: Germany, Czech Republic, China and the USA.


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Professor Ashish K Vaidya during a panel discussion at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School’s Strategic Conversations Changing global business conditions: Decisions affecting economies around the world.

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