Programmes & admission

MBA - Master of Business Administration

Applications for the 2023 intake are open from 11 September 2022 to 14 November 2022

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.
  • A recent detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating three years or more managerial/professional work experience.
  • 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:

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
Email: rakomml@unisa.ac.za 

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

Landline: 011 652 0312 
E-mail: SBLfinance@unisa.ac.za

Your student comprise the following:
  • A once-off, non-refundable application fee.
  • Tuition fees; comprising an acceptance deposit and a subsequent payment plan.
  • Additional fees for students outside of SA and outside of Africa.
Your application fees
  • The once-off, non-refundable application fee is R170.
  • The application fees may be paid using the following options:
    • myUnisa online payment platform: : https://bit.ly/3jsw5xA
    • Via an electronic fund transfer (EFT).
    • A valid credit card.
    • A cash deposit at your nearest bank.

MBA 2023 Tuition fees and Payment structure

Total fees: R208 480

MBA Year 1: R152 883(7 Compulsory modules + 2 electives)

  • Payable on registration: R 76 442 + plus applicable levies
  • Payable on 15 March: R34 746
  • Payable on 15 May: R13 899
  • Payable on date of second registration: R13 899
  • Payable on 15 August R13 899

MBA Year 2: R55 597 (Integrated Management Report)

  • 50% on registration: R27 799
  • 25% payable 15 May: R13 899
  • 25% payable 15 August: R13 899
Acceptance / Registration fees
  • MBA 1 R76 442
  • MBA 2 R27 799

Disclaimer: Please note that fees stipulated herein are provisional and subject to change pending Council approval. 

 The non-refundable application fee may be paid using the myUnisa online payment platform  http://www.unisa.ac.za/sites/corporate/default/Apply-for-admission/Student-fees-and-funding-your-studies/Unisa-payment-methods-and-banking-details  or electronic fund transfer (EFT) or credit card or cash deposit at your nearest bank

Kindly note that Unisa is a cashless environment. 

Registration fees

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. Invoices will only be generated upon receipt of a bursary/sponsorship letter.

 

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.

Semester Modules

  • Withdrawal before the programme commencement date will be refunded in full.
  • Withdrawal after the programme commencement date, but before 15 March 2023 will result in a liability equal to 50% of tuition fees.
  • Withdrawal after 15 March 2023 will result in full liability of tuition fees

Year Modules

  • Withdrawal before the programme commencement date will be refunded in full.
  • Withdrawal after the programme commencement date, but before 15 May 2023 will result in a liability equal to 50% of tuition fees.
  • Withdrawal after the programme commencement date, but before 15 August 2023 will result in a liability equal to 75% of tuition fees.
  • Withdrawal after 15 August 2023 will result in full liability 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:

  • The student will be unable to access statement of results.
  • 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: 2022/08/29