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PDBA Degree

PDBA FAQs

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions:

What are the fees?

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

 

What is the closing date for applications?

Application closing dates are as follows: 

  • Early 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 visit the 'How to apply' link regarding the application process.

 

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 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 three days each at the NMMU Business School in Port Elizabeth and day visits as the lecturer sees fit in your study centre.

 

What do I have to pay and when?

South African students will be required to pay a non-refundable fee for your SHL/GMAT test. International Applicants will be required to pay an Application Fee (non-refundable) of R500.00 along with the SHL/GMAT test fee.

 

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.