Programmes

MBA - Master of Business Administration

Applications open 5 August and close 30 November for the 2020 intake.

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 degree or any equivalent (provide a clear copy of certificate 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 three 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 MBA 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
  • Compulsory selection test

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

For email support: nmatglobalsupport@gmac.com

Registration & Scheduling of NMAT tests closing date 15 December 2019

Exam Delivery:  17 May - 31 December 2019

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

Before your apply

Before you download the application form, familiarise yourself with the instuction document linked on the application form.  Kindly download the application form and complete it electronically, then email the completed application form together with the supporting documents to: sblmba@unisa.ac.za

MBA tuition fees & payment methods

Fees Office

MBA queries 011 652 0221 or rakomml@unisa.ac.za

General queries:

Landline: 011 652 0312 / 0379 / 0380
E-mail: SBLfinance@unisa.ac.za

Student fees are broken down into the following

  • Application fee
  • Tuition fees; split into acceptance deposit and subsequent payment plan
  • Additional fees for students outside of SA and outside of Africa
  • Miscellaneous fees

Application fees formal programmes

  • Manual applications R 170

Notes

  • Application fees are non-refundable.
  • The 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.
  • 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

Note that Unisa is a cashless environment.

Tuition fees need to be settled at the following intervals

  • 50% of total tuition on registration.

Year modules

  • 25% of total tuition on the 15th of May, and then the balance on 15th of August.

Second semester modules

  • 50% of total tuition on the 15th of August.

Tuition fees

TOTAL FEES                      R173 367.00

MBA 1

TOTAL FEES (1st year)      R127 178.00
(7 Compulsory modules + 2 electives first year)

50% on registration:            R 63 589.00

25% payable 15 May:         R31 795.00

25% payable 15 August:     R31 795.00

MBA 2

TOTAL FEES (2nd year)      R46 189.00
(Integrated Management Report)

50% on registration:            R 23 094.00

25% payable 15 May:         R11 547.00

25% payable 15 August:     R11 547.00

Acceptance / registration fees

MBA1

R 63 589.00

MBA2

R 23 094.00

Notes

The acceptance fee is payable on or before registration. Registration will only be processed if this registration fee is settled in full or a valid purchase order is provided. The bursar (sponsorship) letter is not sufficient for registration.

Disclaimer:

*Please note that the fees stipulated herein are provisional and subject to change pending Council approval. It would be prudent to plan for a 10% increase on fees for the 2020 academic year

 

Study material

Students should source their prescribed books from UNISA approved book sellers.

Withdrawal from programme (excluding DBL)

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

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 do so will result in the student being liable for the full tuition fees of the programme.

Notes

  • Withdrawal before the programme commencement date will be refunded in full.
  • Withdrawal after the programme commencement date, but before 15 May will result in a liability equal to 50% of tuition fees.
  • Withdrawal after the programme commencement date, but before 15 August will result in a liability equal to 75% of tuition fees.
  • Withdrawal after the programme commencement date, but after 15 August will result in a liability equal to 100% of tuition fees.

Additional fees for students outside of SA and outside of Africa (foreign levies)

Please contact the Fees Office for these costs.

Miscellaneous fees

Please contact the Fees Office for these costs.

These include but are not limited to charges such as supplementary exam fees, re-mark, re-check, mark audit and library fees. These fees could be levied during the course of the academic year. Such charges often appear late in the year, so it is the student responsibility to check for these charges to avoid financial penalties.

Financial blocks and cancelations

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 fees in full

Should a student fail to settle all outstanding amounts, the student risks the following financial penalties: student will be unable to access his/her statement of results, student will not be allowed to form part of the graduation, student will not be accepted into the next academic year of study, and the student runs a risk of being handed over to a third party for collection of outstanding amounts. Once the outstanding account is handed over for collection, the student will be liable for legal costs of recovery.

Payment details

Last modified: 2020/02/07