Why specialise in MIO at MBA level?

You’re a business professional who wants to take on the world and make your impact. To help you continue on your path towards success, the MBA focal area in Managing International Organisations (MIO) will equip you with the tools, theories and frameworks to lead successfully in international organisations that play a fundamental role in shaping the trajectory of global sustainable development at the interface of international politics, business and society. The modules and electives focused on this stream are offered during the second year of your MBA in the Blended Learning format.

What stands out?

  • 2 convenient formats: Modular and Blended Learning (see Flexible Learning Formats below)
  • International Study Module: An immersive learning experience at an overseas business school tailored to this stream is included in the MBA fees.
  • Triple accreditation: USB’s MBA has all three major international accreditations.
  • Joint initiative of USB and UNSSC: The stream is co-presented by senior UN Leaders

Who should apply?

  • You work for an international organisation, in private sector, development agency or NGO
  • You are interested in expanding your global lens and cross-border agility
  • You want to fast-track your career within an international organisation
  • You want to transition to working in multinational for-profit organisations
  • You work for the UN and want to enhance your managerial strengths

Flexible learning formats

The MBA stream in Managing International Organisations is offered in two formats – Blended Learning and Modular. Both formats are perfect for studying while you work, and each offers its own immersive and unique learning experience. The Blended Learning format allows for the flexibility of digital class attendance, minimising time away from work. The Modular format provides a focused in-class experience with zero interruptions.


Choose to start with either the Modular MBA (blocks of classes spread over the year) or Blended Learning MBA (orientation block plus weekly classes online or on campus).


During your specialisation year, you attend one on-campus block at the beginning of the year, followed by Blended Learning classes one afternoon a week, and one on-campus electives block towards the end of the year.


Capitec offers credit for education at a discounted rate from 7% which allows prospective students, or their parents or guardians, to apply for a loan of up to R250 000 and pay it back over 84 months. To apply, the applicant must be permanently employed, 18 years or older, and have a valid South African ID document. A provisional quote or admission letter from USB is needed to process the credit application. You can only apply for Capitec’s credit solution through USB’s website. See www.usb.ac.za/capitec-credit-for-education for details, or click on the link in right-hand bar to apply.

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