Master's & doctoral degrees

Master of Business Leadership

Qualification code: 90086
NQF level: 9
Total credits: 180
SAQA ID: 98030
Rules:
Five context of management modules; two core modules; two electives and the strategic leadership research project.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted.
  • Re-registering students (who made sufficient progress during the current academic year) and students who officially deferred their studies must register online within the approved registration period for 2019. Re-registering students who have not made satisfactory progress may be precluded from registering.

Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply for the qualification during the next application period.

When can I register?

Registration opens Registration closes
Master's & doctoral qualifications 3 January 2020 29 March 2020

Doctor of Business Leadership (DBL), Master of Business Leadership (MBL) & Master of Business Administration (MBA) qualifications

  • First-time students registering for the DBL, MBL and MBA must register by 24 January 2020, as compulsory study schools take place in February 2020.
  • All SBL students may register online, except for those with a 7-series student number. Students with a 7-series student number should contact the Graduate School of Business Leadership for assistance with re-registration: www.unisa.ac.za/sbl
3 January 2020 29 March 2020
MCompt degree 3 January 2020 24 January 2020

The following qualifications have different registration dates:

  • All qualifications in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology (excluding Computing qualifications)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (90040) - SET option
  • Master of Science in Nature Conservation (Full Dissertation) (98022) 
  • Qualifications in the Department of Decision Sciences (Quantitative Management & Operations Research)

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Time limits for this degree

All master's and doctoral qualifications are structured over a defined period. Refer to sections 4.12 and 4.13 in the Procedures for master’s and doctoral degrees.

  • Coursework master's degree: A student registered for a 180-credit structured coursework master’s degree must complete the study programme within three years. A student may make application to the Registrar for one additional year of study. The Registrar will consult with the Executive Dean of the College in which the student is registered.
  • Research master's degree: A student registered for a 180-credit structured research master’s degree must complete the study programme within three years. A student may make application to the Registrar for one additional year of study. The Registrar will consult with the Executive Dean of the College in which the student is registered.
  • Doctoral degree: A student registered for a research doctoral programme must complete the study programme within six years. A student may make application to the Registrar for one additional year of study who will only consider the application if it is recommended by the Executive Dean of the College in which the student is registered.

Curriculum

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Semester 1. Compulsory
MBL4801 - Economics for Managers
MBL4807 - Accounting for Managers
MBL5901 - Value-Based Management
MBL5902 - Corporate Governance & Ethic
MBL5904 - Leading People
MBL5905 - Leading Strategic Change
Semester 2. Compulsory
MBL5903 - Strategic Financial Management
Elective. Recommended
MBL5912 - Business Research Recommendation: Students are recommended to select this module