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MBA Degree

MBA
FAQs

Below you can find some answers to frequently asked questions:

What are the fees?

Please see the MBA fees link for further details regarding our fees.

 

What is the closing date for applications?

The closing date for all applications: 

  • First Application Closing Date: 31 August 2017.
  • Late Application Closing Date: 27 November 2017.

 

How long will the application process take before I will have a final answer?

It will take between 15 to 30 days from the moment that you hand in your completed application to you receiving a written letter from us informing you about the result.

 

What is the first step in the application process?

The first step is to complete and submit the online application forms and submit all your relevant documentation. Please see the 'How to Apply' link. 

 

When does the programme start?

The programme starts in the first week of February of each year and an academic year consists of three 12 week trimesters. The first trimester starts in February; the second trimester in May and the third trimester in August. There is a recess from December to January.

 

How many classes will I have to attend each week?

Part-time students attend two to three classes per week from 17:30 to 20:30.

Block Release students attend video conferencing classes on weekends, attend three study visits of five days each at the NMMU Business School in Port Elizabeth and three day visit per trimester in your study centre (as the lecturer sees fit).

 

What do I have to pay and when?

A South African student's first payment will be towards a non-refundable fee for your SHL/GMAT test. An International Applicant's first payment will include a non-refundable Application Fee (R500.00) as well. 

 

Can I pay in instalments?

Yes, NMMU MBA fees can be paid in three instalments per year, which makes it a very affordable option for students who are not being sponsored.

 

Can I receive credits for modules completed in other qualifications on a Masters level?

The Higher Education Qualification Committee (HEQC) allows accredited MBA programmes to only afford credits for MBA modules completed on another accredited MBA Programme. As an institution, we can offer only up to 50% of credits for modules done elsewhere.