Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School Leaders for tomorrow
MBA Degree

MBA
part-time

Improve your career prospects and prepare yourself to be a business leader with a Master’s in Business Administration from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School.

Why NMMU Business School?

As a student on NMMU’s MBA programme you will earn your MBA while gaining valuable, hands-on business experience. Working through case studies and group projects with real organisations, you will be actively involved in your educational experience. You will also learn from business professors, fellow classmates and guest speakers, who come from a variety of different backgrounds, industries and cultures. 

Our focus on leadership development is distinctive and considered amongst the best offered in business schools in Africa. We individualise leadership development to fit your needs and to help you understand and leverage your individual strengths, challenges, drivers and capabilities.

Our MBA programme is nationally and internationally accredited. For all our accreditations and rankings, please click on this link

 

Admissions Criteria

At NMMU Business School, prospective MBA candidates are assessed against rigorous selection criteria. 

Prospective students are required to meet the following criteria:

PHASE 1

  • A four-year Bachelor’s degree at NQF Level 8; a relevant Postgraduate Diploma (in for instance Business Administration (PDBA)) at NQF Level 8; or an applicable Honours degree at NQF Level 8.
  • A minimum of three years management or five years business working experience.
  • Applicants must reside within a 60 km radius of Port Elizabeth.
  • Be fluent in English. Applicants not fluent in English will be required to produce an English Proficiency certificate to verify English language skills.

 An applicant who meets the above criteria will progress onto the second phase of the application process: the writing of the Psychometric Test or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). 

PHASE 2

  • All applicants are required to complete the psychometric test as part of their application process.
  • Students need to score a 5 or higher on the psychometric (SHL) test.
  • Students writing the GMAT test need to obtain a score of 520 or higher.

Once the test has been completed the application will be reviewed and those applicants who meet the application criteria for phase 1 and phase 2 will be asked to partake in an interview (PHASE 3). 

Those who do not meet the criteria for phase 1 or phase 2 will not be allowed to further partake in the application process, and their application will be deemed ‘not successful’.

 

MBA Part-Time explained

The MBA part-time programme is offered as a part-time course over two years to students residing within a 60km radius of Port Elizabeth.

Trimester Module Structure

YEAR 1YEAR 2
TRIMESTER 1 (Feb - May)TRIMESTER 1

Data Analysis & Decision Making
Strategic Marketing Management
Leadership 1 * 

Accounting for Business *

International Business
Management Economics
Research Project Proposal
Elective
Leadership 2*

TRIMESTER 2 (May - Aug)TRIMESTER 2
Financial Management
People Management (replaces Organisational Behaviour)
Management Accounting
Leadership 1*

International Fieldtrip

Business Research Project
Leadership 2*

TRIMESTER 3 (Aug - Nov)TRIMESTER 3
Strategic Operations
Business Strategy
Elective
Leadership 1*
Business Research Project
Leadership 2*
Exit: MBA Degree

* Leadership is a year module.

* Accounting for Business is a foundation programme for Financial Management.If an applicant completed Accounting in their first year at university, they will not be required to enrol for this module. 

* Programme subject to change. 

 

ELECTIVES (can select any 2):

  • Competitive Intelligence (Including big data analytics)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable Development
  • Lean Enterprise Management
  • Management of Technology (Including Artificial Intelligence)
  • Project Management

 

ADDITIONAL ELECTIVE (can select only 1 -  not compulsory)

International Fieldtrip: International Business or Leadership (Students are chosen based on academic merit)

 

PLEASE NOTE: Electives run over 4 days in Port Elizabeth, from 08:00 – 17:00. Compulsory for all MBA students (Part-Time and Block Release). Leadership 1 & 2 will take place on Saturdays and part-time students will be required to attend a Leadership 2 block release presentation as well. 

 

Class Presentation

Two to three evening classes per week from 17:30 to 20:30.
The year (12 months) is divided into three (3) trimesters (12 weeks per trimester). 

 

Group Work

All students accepted onto the MBA programme are assigned to a syndicate group. Group members are selected and assigned according to their professional expertise and experience so as to best replicate a management team in the working environment. MBA students will work together in their groups over the 24 month period. You will be required to meet with your group members on a regular basis (at least once a week) to work on assignments and projects.

 

Tests and Exams

All tests and exams are written in Port Elizabeth. Tests are written on weekends (Saturdays) and exams in the week. 

 

Main Campus & International Head Office

NMMU Business School
2nd Avenue Campus
2nd Avenue
Summerstrand
Port Elizabeth, 6000
South Africa

Learning Methods & Techniques

Formal Lectures. Analyses of case studies. International Guest Speakers and Lecturers. International study visits. Facilitated Group Discussion. Presentation of Group Assignments. Conducting applied research on real business problems.

 

International Learning Experience

An international learning experience is offered through our network of Business School Affiliates and the NMMU Office for International Education as well as our cohort of international students.

Included in our programme are optional overseas fieldtrips as part of formal learning programmes, study abroad opportunities at partner universities and an international pool of guest lecturers.

 

NMMU Lecturers

Our faculty and lecturers are the driving force behind our cutting-edge programmes and provide the best learning experience.

Media, industry, working individuals and professionals, government and leaders turn to our faculty for the latest insights, knowledge and expertise.

We are driven by a set of values geared to ensure that employees and students are holistically empowered as leaders, innovators, agents of change and independent thinkers that will contribute to ecological and economic sustainability and the upliftment of community and society.

 

Application Closing Date: 27 November 2017