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PDBA Degree

PDBA How To Apply

Once you have considered the PDBA admission criteria and feel qualified to apply for the PDBA programme, you can begin the application process:

  1. We can only accept certified copies of electronic documents.
  2. If you are alumni of the University, we must receive permission from you to request your documentation (academic records, etc.) from our main admissions department. Please ensure you give us your correct NMMU/UPE/Vista/PE Technikon student number. 

VERIFY RECEIPT OF APPLICATION SUBMISSION WITH THE BUSINESS SCHOOL: it is critical that you contact the Business School once you’ve submitted an application.

Your submission can be verified by emailing: bsapplications@mandela.ac.za or calling us on 041 – 504 4047 if we do not acknowledge receipt of your application.

 

Application Process

PHASE 1

  1. Complete the online Business School Application Form by clicking on this link
  2. Complete the online Postgraduate Application Form by clicking on this link.  

Once you’ve completed the online Postgraduate Application Form, you will receive an SMS or email stating that you’ve applied. You will also receive a student number.

 

The certified documentation that we require:

  1. Certified copy of your Identification Document (ID).
  2. Certified copy of your Qualification (please see Recognition of Prior Learning if you do not have a qualification).
  3. Certified copy of your Academic Record/Transcript clearly stating the number of credits completed AND NQF level.
  4. Certified copy of your School Leaving Certificate.
  5. Marriage Certificate (female applicants only – if applicable)
  6. Essay (500 words) about life experiences, goals, attitudes, values and why you would like to be considered for this programme.
  7. Comprehensive CV.

 

PLEASE NOTE: An application will be considered ‘incomplete’ if any of these above documents are outstanding.

Once you have submitted all the required documents, your application will be reviewed to ensure that you meet the minimum application criteria. You will receive a notification of the first review evaluation.

 

Application Closing Date: 27 November 2018

 Please see Psychometric Testing & Interviews for PHASE 2 and 3 of the application process.