Programmes

MBL - Master of Business Leadership

When there is competent leadership within organisations, those organisations thrive.  The MBL provides professional management development at postgraduate level with particular emphasis on the theory as well as practice of leadership.  The programme is geared towards developing the leadership qualities of managers and empowering them to become competent, confident leaders.  The MBL gives you access to continue your studies towards a DBL, providing you meet the admission requirements of the DBL

Admission requirements and supporting documents

  • A Bachelor's degree or any equivalent (provide a clear copy of degree as well as transcript indicating the symbol or percentage obtained for each module and indicating that the qualification was completed)
  • A Bachelor's Honours Degree or a Postgraduate Diploma (minimum 120 credits), or a 480-credit Bachelor's Degree (provide a clear copy of degree as well as transcript indicating the symbol or percentage obtained for each module and indicating that the qualification was completed)
  • Original documentary proof of at least five years' managerial/ professional work experience (eg a letter from your employer on an official letterhead), indicating your period of service or a certificate of service.  If you operate your own business, the statement can be made by your auditor, accountant, attorney or partner
  • A two-page double-space document motivating why you want to obtain an MBL degree.  You have to certify that this motivation is your own work and prepared solely by you for the application process
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae
  • Supply a clear copy of your identity document/ passport
  • A recommendation letter on a company letterhead from your employer which supports your application selection and acknowledging your study obligations must be submitted upon application for admission, using guidelines below
    • Name of employer
    • Job title (eg Managing Director)
    • Company
    • Address
    • Recommendation

Once the application is successfully completed, students are required to write the NMAT test as part of the selection process.  Online registration and support are available at www.nmat.org.in/africa.  Students who are unable to write the test at South African centres may send an email to nxipuz@unisa.ac.za

The Graduate School of Business Leadership may institute additional selection criteria as deemed necessary