Why specialise in Project Management at MBA level?

With USB’s specialist stream in Project Management, we can address the growing need for professionals who are proficient in both project management fundamentals and key business disciplines – such as strategy, finance, operations management and marketing. This new MBA stream, with its strong focus on Project Management, also benefits from the solid reputation of USB’s MBA.

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: Our MBA has all three major international accreditations.
  • Tailored to you and your industry: The programme’s Personal Leadership Development journey caters for your needs.

Who should apply?

  • Project or business managers looking to transition into senior roles (such as Chief Project Officer)
  • Project or business managers looking to transition into programme or portfolio manager roles
  • Project managers looking to move into a different industry
  • Project managers who intend to become (or who are) independent consultants
  • Business managers wishing to improve their understanding of project management in the business context
  • MBA candidates with a keen interest to develop their competencies and understanding of project management
  • USB Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management graduates who wish to further their careers in this field
  • Entrepreneurs looking to capitalise on the growth in the project management domain

Flexible learning formats

The MBA stream in Project Management 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.

Initiation, service fees and T&Cs apply. Capitec Bank is an authorised financial services provider (FSP 46669) and registered credit provider (NCRCP13).