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MBA stream in

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Managing International Organisations

Deadline for applications

15 November

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a joint initiative of USB and UNSSC

The University of Stellenbosch Business School and the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) have co-designed an MBA with specialist modules in the management of international organisations.

The MBA MIO stream therefore equips you as a manager and as a leader with the tools, theories and frameworks to lead successfully in a complex global environment.
The programme allows you insight into international organisations, such as the United Nations that play a fundamental role in shaping international business, policies, development and society.

UNSSC’s experience and network of senior UN leaders contributing to the delivery of the modules and serving as research supervisors, have benefitted the programme immensely.
The modules and electives focused on Managing International Organisations are offered during the second year of enrolment in the Blended Learning format.

What will you discover?

The skills to lead successfully in

a complex global environment

Leadership and decision-making in international organisations

International sources of

finance and development

What stands out?

It is a joint initiative of USB and UNSSC

• You will gain global insight through the International Study Module at an international business school tailored to this stream

• The stream is co-presented by senior UN Leaders

Why should you enrol?

The MBA with modules in Managing International Organisation is aimed at professionals already working in international organisations, the private sector and development agencies or NGOs, and those interested in expanding their global lens and cross-border agility. This includes:

Managers from the private sector who want to work for international development organisation

• Managers who want to fast-track their careers in an international organisation

• Professionals who want to transition to working in multinational for-profit organisations

• UN staff who want to enhance their managerial strengths within an international organisation, development agency or, specifically, the UN system

MIO Stream Overview

Year 1

Modular or Blended Learning
Core MBA modules

Accounting for Decision-making

Business Communication

Business in Society

Contemporary Decision-making

Economics for Managers

Managerial Accounting

Managerial Statistics

Operational Excellence

Organisational Behaviour

Strategic Analysis

Strategic Marketing and Branding

Year 2

Blended Learning
Core modules

Digital Enterprise Management

Strategic Management

2 stream-specific core modules

International Organisations Leadership

Finance for Development

International Study Module

MBA MIO students attend an International
Study Module focused on the management of
international organisations.

Electives (choose 2)

International Ethics

Finance and Innovation

Perspectives on African Frontiers

Electives from USB’s generalist MBA


Development Module | Research Assignment

The MBA Full Time



Explore any business sector

A generalist MBA will help you acquire senior management skills that can be applied in any industry, anywhere in the world. The Leadership Development Module spans the entire programme. You will also be able to gain global insight through the International Study Module. Choose from a wide range of International Study Modules at international business schools (included in MBA fees)

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