MBA - Master of Business Administration

Applications for the 2022 intake are open from 8 September to 12 November 2021

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:

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; 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 R115.
  • The application fees may be paid using the following 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 2022 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: R200 970

MBA 1: R147 050 (7 Compulsory modules + 2 electives)

  • Payable on registration: R 60 045 plus applicable levies
  • Payable on 15 March: R33 700
  • Payable on 15 May: R13 173
  • Payable on date of second registration: R13 480
  • Payable on 15 August R26 653

MBA 2: 53 920 (Integrated Management Report)

  • 50% on registration: R26 960
  • 25% payable 15 May: R13 480
  • 25% payable 15 August: R13 480

Acceptance / Registration fees

  • MBA 1 R60 045
  • MBA 2 R26 960

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 2022 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 March 2022 will result in a liability equals to 50% of first semester modules.
  • Withdrawal after the programme commencement date, but before 15 May 2022 will result in a liability equal to 50% of total year module, plus 100% first semester module.
  • Withdrawal after the programme commencement date, but before 15 August 2022 will result in a liability equal to 50% of second semester modules tuition fees, 75% of year module tuition fees plus 100% of first semester modules.

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: 2021/08/13