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A limited number of bursaries are available through USB,
the USB Bursary Fund, Stellenbosch University and the National Research
Foundation. Find more information here.
Yes, there is a comfortable lodge and restaurant on the
Bellville Park Campus, which is ideal for short-term accommodation.
However, this will probably be too expensive for longer stays. For other
accommodation options, such as rooms and flats, contact your course
administrator. Once you have been admitted on the MBA and your deposit
has been paid, the relevant course administrators will give you guidance
in finding accommodation.
USB accepts both. Both tests measure language skills, verbal
reasoning, numerical reasoning and learning potential. However, the
SHL also includes an occupational personality test. Both tests are
recognised internationally. The SHL selection test is usually the
preferred option for most students who hold a degree recognised by
Stellenbosch University. No preparation is required for the SHL.
Students are assessed on a continuous basis. Each module has
a minimum number of assessments based on the number of credits for that
module. The final performance mark therefore includes, among others,
online assessments, class tests, group work, individual and group
assignments, class participation and presentations.
Firstly, relevant work experience of at least three years
(if you have a recognised bachelor's degree or equivalent) or six years
(if you have a national diploma or equivalent) is a requirement of
USB's international EQUIS accreditation. Secondly, collaborative
learning – where students learn from each other – forms an important
part of USB's MBA. The expertise, depth and value that each participant
brings to the class depend largely on authentic work experience.
Academic assistance is offered via a web-based learning
environment, a PC lab with various software and database resources,
syndicate groups (dedicated study groups), informal learning groups and a
Tests focus primarily on the application of knowledge and
insight to business problems. Hence, most tests are open-book and
require the analysis of problems or cases. In the assessment of
pre-reading, closed-book tests may be used. In web-based assessments of
pre-reading multiple-choice questions are frequently used, but this may
not exceed 20% of the grade of a subject. Many lecturers make past test
papers available as a learning resource.
The focus of the MBA programme is on collaborative learning.
Every participant brings certain expertise to the class – some through
formal learning, others through informal learning. If the most
knowledgeable persons were to be exempted from classes, the learning
experience for the whole class will be impaired. Thus, as a general
principle, no exemption is granted. In a limited number of special
cases, for example where an MBA student transfers from another
university to USB, or the content of a USB-ED programme is identical to
the MBA content, exemption could be considered. Applications will only
be considered after the applicant has registered for the MBA programme.
Yes, but on a volunteer basis only. USB alumni offer to
mentor students during their studies and to provide career or industry
advice. This service is offered in association with USB's Alumni
Relations Office and Career Services Office.
This will depend on each lecturer and on the subject – as
some subjects require a substantial amount of group work, while others
require limited group work. The weight varies from 0% (no group work) up
to 40%. It is imperative that MBA students can communicate
electronically to work on their assignments. There is no need to meet
physically between modular blocks.
As soon as you have been admitted to the MBA programme, you
will be requested to pay a deposit. Books and course outlines will be
provided to students during the orientation period at the beginning of
the programme. Modular students will receive new course material at the
end of every modular block for the following block. For full-time students the study material will be made available at the end of each term.
Yes. For South African students, 75% of the annual fees are payable by the end of May and the balance of 25% by the end of September. (Foreign students, however, need to pay the full programme fee prior to or upon registration.)