MBA - Master of Business Administration

Applications for the 2021 intake are open from 15 September to 15 December 2020

An MBA is regarded by many as the ticket to the C-suite.  After all you’d be hard-pressed to find a CEO who doesn’t have one.  More than anything, an MBA is structured to turn a manager into a holistic leader capable of steering an organisation and its people to success.  The MBA 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 Honours Degree or a Postgraduate Diploma, with a minimum 120 credits, OR a 480-credit Bachelor's Degree. Please supply a copy of your transcript, indicating the symbol or percentage obtained for each module and indicating whether or not the qualification was completed.
  • Original documentary proof of at least three years' managerial/ professional work experience.This could include a letter from your employer on an official letterhead, indicating your period of service. Alternatively a certificate of service could be provided.  Applicants operating  their own business, should submit a statement from their auditor, accountant, attorney or partner.
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae.
  • Supply a clear copy of Identity Document or Passport. A copy of driver’s licence will NOT be accepted.
  • Once the application is successful, applicants may be required to write an admissions test as part of the selection process.

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

Before you apply

Before you apply, kindly familiarise yourself with the information below:

Kindly direct all your MBA-related enquiries to

MBA Finance Information

Contact our dedicated MBA Finance Officer to assist you with your MBA-related Finance queries:

Monicca Rakoma
Tel: +27 11 652 0221

For all your general Finance queries, kindly use the contact information below:

Landline: 011 652 0312 / 0379 / 0380

Your student comprise the following:

  • A once-off, non-refundable application fee.
  • Tuition fees; comprisingan acceptance deposit and a subsequent payment plan.
  • Additional fees for students outside of SA and outside of Africa.

Your application fee

  • The once-off, non-refundable application fee is R115.
  • The application fee may be paid using the follwoing options:
    • myUnisa online payment platform:
    • Via an electronic fund transfer (EFT).
    • A valid credit card.
    • A cash deposit at your nearest bank.

Kindly note the following important information:

  • Unisa is a strictly cashless environment.
  • Bursars (sponsors) can request a pro-forma invoice from the Fees Office.
  • Invoices will only be created once a valid purchase order (PO) is sent by the bursar/ sponsor.

MBA 2021 Payment structure & Tuition fees

Registration fee:

  • 50% of total tuition on registration.

Year modules

  • 25% of total tuition on 15 May, balance due on 15 August.

Second semester modules

  • 50% of total tuition due on 15 August.

Total fees: R192 387

MBA 1: R141 077 (7 Compulsory modules + 2 electives)

  • Payable on registration: R 70 538
  • Payable on 15 March: R32 063
  • Payable on 15 May: R19 238
  • Payable on 15 August: R19 238

MBA 2: R51 303 (Integrated Management Report)

  • 50% on registration: R25 652
  • 25% payable 15 May: R12 826
  • 25% payable 15 August: R12 826

Acceptance / Registration fees

  • MBA 1 R 70 538
  • MBA 2 R 25 652

The acceptance/registration fee is payable on or before registration. Registration will only be processed once the registration fee is settled in full or a valid purchase order is provided. The bursar/sponsorship letter is not sufficient proof of payment for registration.

Bursars / sponsors may request a pro-forma invoice from the Fees Office. Invoices will only be created once a valid purchase order is received from the bursar/ sponsor.


* Please note that fees stipulated herein are provisional and subject to change pending Council approval.  An approximate 2,2% increase on fees can be expected for the 2021 academic year.

Withdrawal from programme

Subject to Section 12(2) of the Consumer Protection Act, a cancellation fee is payable as follows:

  • Withdrawal before the programme commencement date will be refunded in full.
  • Withdrawal after the programme commencement date, but before 15 May 2021 will result in a liability equal to 50% of tuition fees.
  • Withdrawal after the programme commencement date, but before 15 August 2021 will result in a liability equal to 75% of tuition fees.

Registered students who wish to withdraw from any SBL programme or offering for any reason must do so in writing to the Programme Administrator and the Fees Office. Failure to comply with this condition will result in the student being liable for the full tuition fees of the programme.

Unsettled accounts

Unsettled accounts are subject to financial blocks or/and cancellations. Accounts that are cancelled or blocked will not have access to academic results on the myUnisa platform. Failure to settle any outstanding fees, could further result in the following financial penalties:

  • Final year student will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony.
  • The student will not be accepted into the next academic year of study.
  • Hand over to a third party for the collection of outstanding amounts. The student will be liable for legal costs of recovery.

Last modified: 2020/12/11