Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School Leaders for tomorrow
PDBA Degree


What are the fees?

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

What is the closing date for applications?

The closing dates for South African students are as follows:

  • Early Application Closing Date: 31 October.
  • Late Application Closing Date: 20 January 2017.

The closing date for International Students applications is 30 November.

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.

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 2nd trimester in May and the 3rd 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 classes per week from 17:30 to 20:30.

Block Release students attend video conferencing classes every second Saturday/Sunday morning, attend three study visits of three days each at the NMMU Business School in Port Elizabeth and two day visit per trimester in your study centre.

What do I have to pay and when?

You will be required to pay a non-refundable application fee with your application (if applicable) and a fee for your SHL/GMAT test.

Can I pay in instalments?

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