The Wits MBA Curriculum for 2016 has been redesigned to provide professional management education at Masters level that is deeply rooted in our context. Africa has some of the fastest growing economies in the world, yet lacks skilled managers to oversee the growth and development of these economies.   The intention of the Wits MBA is to develop managers and leaders who will grasp the opportunities offered by South Africa and Africa.



MBA 2016 Curriculum Themes


WBS MBA  2016 Curriculum Structure


Core Courses

  • Management and Financial Accounting
  • Economics for Business
  • Technology and Operations Management
  • Strategy
  • Organisational Design and Development
  • Critical Enquiry Skills
  • Business Society and Collective Action
  • Marketing in a Connected World
  • Finance and Investment Decisions
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Integration
  • Case Competition


Elective Courses

  • 3 Electives from a potential pool of approximately 30 courses
  • Electives may be taken at WBS international partner business schools


Independent Study

  • Builds a bridge between the classroom and the workplace
  • Compulsory two studies:
  • A. Leadership Quest
  • B. Applied Research Project
    • Social Entrepreneurship Project
    • Consultancy Assignment
    • Business Venture Proposal
    • Research Report


Global Study Tour
One of the popular courses offered on the MBA is the international study tour. In the recent past, groups have visited Latin America, including countries such as Brazil, Chile and Argentina. Other popular destinations are in the East, including China and India, Singapore & Malaysia.


Why do a WBS MBA?

  • Premier business qualification worldwide
  • Career & salary enhancing benefits
  • A personal rebranding exercise
  • A game-changer in careers
  • An open door to industry - graduates are well versed in all that is business management
  • At a personal level it is challenging, exciting and socially rewarding



  • WBS has proud history of educating business leaders
  • Combines cutting-edge theory and practical application
  • Excellent networking opportunities
  • International elective opportunities
  • Includes Global Study Tour
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MBA applicants who opt to sit for the GMAT, and who require assistance with preparation for the GMAT, are advised to contact Shimon Goldchmit on 082 336 3217 or and Janine Barnes on 073 451 3822 or

For bookings of GMAT, contact Justin Jacobs on 011 784-3093 or

More information on the GMAT is available at

MBA Admissions Test

  • Students who hold a Wits Business School PDM/PgDip qualification – no admissions testing required

  • Compulsory battery of four WBS selection tests:

    • Mental alertness

    • Reading comprehension

    • Arithmetic reasoning

    • Conceptual reasoning

  • No preparation required

  • Duration of selection tests - approx four hours on campus

  • To book your WBS application entrance tests – Benita Kolloori on 079 6012271 or

  • GMAT Tests: To book a test date, contact Justin Jacobs at Pearson VUE on + 27 (0)11 784 3093, or email

Click here for more on Admissions Testing


Benita Kolloori
079 6012271 or

Gugu Nene, Programme Manager:  MBA Electives
Tel:  011 717 3535 or




The following is important information pertaining to your studies on the MBA Programme. It is very important to please familiarise yourself with the information detailed below:

WBS Assignment Plagiarism Declaration



Referencing and Style Guide