Business Management and Administration

Acquire the business skills to lead responsibly in uncertain times

How studying Business Management and Administration will help you

Studying Business Management and Administration will help you gain:

Acquire responsible leadership skills and make a difference on the levels of Me, We, Work and World

Obtain exceptional decision-making skills to support complex business decisions

Gain a global perspective of business knowledge with unique African contextualisation

Understand the interlinked roles of all the functional areas of an organisation

Study at a business school with 3 international accreditations

Build your career path from PGDip to MBA and PhD

Apply your knowledge and skills in any industry, any country

Postgraduate Diploma BMA

Alumnus Alvira Fisher started her journey with a PGDip BMA. She says the PGDip BMA showed her that she was opened to a challenge, so she continued to pursue her MBA. Read more about her journey.

Read more about our Business Management and Administration Post Graduate Diploma.

PhD BMA

BMA alumnus Alvira Fisher says she is intrigued by the contribution that academia can make and a PhD is definitely in the pipeline.

Read more about our PhD in Business Management and Administration.

Read her full story here

MBA MIO  (Managing International Organisations)

Arshilla is a current student doing the MBA stream in Managing International Organisations. Discover more about why she chose USB.

Read her full story here

MBA HCL (Health Care Leadership)

Medical doctor and current MBA student Sadia Murray enrolled for the MBA stream in Health Care Leadership this year for various reasons. Read more to find out why

Read her full story here

Enrolment is influenced by the programme you are interested in. Here are the different programmes and the people who should enrol for each:

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management and Administration (PGDip BMA):

  • Managers who wish to complete an MBA but who do not qualify for entry directly into a Master’s programme
  • Managers who want to broaden their management skills, but who do not necessarily want to enrol for an MBA and/or who do not want to do the research component of the MBA
  • Managers and leaders who work full-time, who cannot afford long periods of time away from work and/or who prefer to do most of their learning off-campus
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) candidates who want to gain access to an MBA

MBAUSB’s MBA is designed to turn managers, professionals, specialists and entrepreneurs into responsible leaders, expert decision makers, strategic thinkers, effective communicators and stewards of society. If your career path is pointing towards senior management positions and leadership roles, the MBA will help you to confidently take on these. You can choose one of four streams:

PhD: If you would like to help find solutions to pressing business problems in the real world through research that is underpinned by a strong theoretical base, this Business Management PhD will serve you well. This degree will help you to become an expert in your field of study through rigorous research. This degree will also stand you in good stead if you want to work in industries focused on research and innovation, or at an academic institution.

  • The ability to lead with responsibility – this applies to personal leadership (me), relational leadership (we), organisational or strategic leadership (work) and societal leadership (world)
  • A global perspective of business knowledge – combined with the unique African contextualization of this knowledge
  • Contemporary decision-making skills – enabling you to support complex business decisions
  • Strategic thinking skills – allowing you to analyse and assess a business environment using appropriate theories to formulate suitable strategies
  • An understanding of the interlinked roles of organisational departments – enabling you to manage across functional areas, gain insight, align resources and make well-informed decisions
  • An internationally accredited qualification – as you will be studying at a business school with all three major international accreditations
  • Building blocks for a career path – moving from a postgraduate diploma to an MBA and ultimately a PhD

DISCOVER OUR COURSES

Programmes in Business Management and Administration

Our three internationally accredited programmes — a Postgraduate Diploma, MBA and PhD — will provide you with the knowledge and skills to manage your organisation so it can survive and thrive in today’s complex business environment.

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MBA Project Management

Business Management and Administration

The MBA stream in Health Care Leadership...

Research
PhD in Business Management and Administration

Business Management and Administration

USB’s PhD in Business Management and A...

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MBA

Business Management and Administration

USB’s MBA has been designed to turn ma...

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MBA Health Care Leadership​

Business Management and Administration

The MBA stream in Health Care Leadership...

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MBA MIO

Business Management and Administration

The MBA stream in Health Care Leadership...

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Man...