Alvira wanted to be more than a manager – she wanted to be a leader.

“Applying for the MBA was less of a career decision and more about finding myself and my place in the world.”

WHY STUDY AT USB?

Cape Town is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities on earth.

A multi-award winning international destination*, our city is an incredibly diverse cultural melting pot with a rich history, and lots to see and do.

The ‘Mother City’ is home to our USB campus – the perfect environment for pursuing academic and career orientated opportunities. One of Africa’s top research universities, USB is situated conveniently near the airport. It is half an hour away from the famous Stellenbosch Winelands and a mere 20 minutes away from Cape Town’s central business district. With a location that is both convenient and opulent, USB is an ideal place to study towards the world’s most desired business degree – the MBA.

*including ‘The Best City in the World’ (Telegraph Travel Awards, 2015/2016) and the
‘World’s Leading Festival and Events Destination’ (2018 World Travel Awards)

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WHY OUR FULL-TIME MBA?

You’ve worked hard to get to where you are. You’ve remained dynamic in an ever-changing business world, dedicating countless hours to your business. But as you continue your ongoing career journey, how will you keep moving onward and upward? At USB, we believe our triple-accredited Full-time MBA is the perfect next step.

Through maintaining a strong student focus with responsible leadership at its core, it is no wonder that USB’s Full-time MBA programme is ranked second in Africa out of 200 schools*. *Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking 2018

FEES INCLUDE BOTH A LOCAL AND AN INTERNATIONAL STUDY
TOUR, providing every Full-time MBA student with excellent value.

 

WHAT STANDS OUT?

DURATION

Complete your MBA in a single year

COLLABORATION

Collaborate with people from different industries, countries and cultures

GLOBAL INSIGHTS

Gain global insight through the International Study Module

LOCAL CONTEXT

Engage with local businesses and sites within a South African context

NETWORKING

Make optimal use of speaker events and networking opportunities on campus

LEADERSHIP

Follow a bespoke Personal Leadership Development Journey

 

STUDY TOURS

Our LOCAL STUDY TOUR allows you to engage with businesses and sites around South Africa for an all-round understanding of our local context and culture.
*Videos created by students on the Local Study Tour.

The INTERNATIONAL STUDY MODULE takes you to an academic institute abroad, which will increase your global insight.
*Videos created by students on the International Study Module.

 

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Are you preparing for a career change? Perhaps you’re finally able to immerse yourself in your studies without the demands of a job. You could be looking to increase your international exposure. As a Full-time MBA student at USB, you’ll have an optimal platform to begin a new venture towards achieving your goals – whatever they may be.

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FULL-TIME MBA BURSARIES

There’s an opportunity for a partial bursary once you’ve been admitted as a Full-time student. However, please bear the following in mind:

  • Only students who have been accepted onto the MBA Full-time programme may
    apply for a bursary.
  • All the bursaries will be awarded on academic merit.
  • Applicants from previously disadvantaged groups (in the case of South Africans)
    will be given preference.
  • Applicants must provide evidence of financial need and not be recipients of any
    other form of study sponsorship (e.g. from their companies).
  • Further terms and conditions apply to each bursary.

Every application will be treated in the strictest confidence. The provisional opening
date for bursary application is scheduled for November 2019.

YOUR MBA FORMAT OPTIONS

Learn more about the different MBA formats we offer and discover the perfect one for you.

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