MBA June Intake Applications closed

Applications for the MBA January 2017 Intake now open and closes on 31 October 2016 

Admission Requirements

  • 4 year degree (NQF 8) OR  3 year degree plus Post-Graduate Diploma (NQF 8)
  • Post-university work experience - a minimum of 3 years for the full-time programme and 4 years for the part-time programme
  • Acceptable GMAT score OR Wits Admission Test (Psychometric Tests)
  • One-page motivation letter
  • Mathematics - A level of competence equivalent to the requirements of the SA Matriculation certificate is advisable.
  • SAQA Accreditation (international applicants only). SAQA Help desk: 012 431-5070 or go to:

Please note:

  • WBS PDM graduates who graduated in the last 4 years are exempted from testing
  • If you have a three year degree (NQF 7) or do not have the required entrance qualifications you may be accepted onto the MBA via two routes:
  1. Provisional offer onto the MBA pending successful completion of the WBS Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA)
  2. In exceptional circumstances accepted straight onto the MBA via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) based on an outstanding career track record.


Application Process

  1. Complete an online application form on the following link
  2. Complete an additional application form (Management Part 3 Form) - Click here to download
  3. Pay a non-refundable application fee of R200
  4. Upload copies of your school leaving certificate and degree certificate(s) as well as copies of academic transcripts/records related to all your academic qualification/s.
  5. Upload the one page motivation letter.
  6. Upload proof of taking Wits Test or GMAT
  7. Upload current CV

Please note:

  • All applicants are required to submit the original certified copies of degree certificates and transcripts once accepted.


Tuition fees: Approximately R210 500.  This excludes the cost of the compulsory Global Study Tour which is estimated at USD4500 for the international study tour option and approximately R30 000 for the regional study tour. Students may select to do either the international or the regional study tour. Fees are subject to University approval.

Quick Facts

  • January 2017 Intake: Applications are now open and close on 31 October 2016
  • Application fee: R200
  • Tuition fees: approximately R210 500 (subject to University approval) plus the cost of the global study tour at approximately USD4500 or regional option R30 000.
  • Fees for Part-Time study are split between first & second year of study
  • To book your WBS application entrance tests – please telephone  Benita Kolloori on 079 6012271 / 076 854 4042 or email

Please note

  • International students pay 75% of their annual tuition fees before registration, the balance is due by 31 March each year.

WITS Psychometric Tests

For booking the Wits Admission Test, contact Benita Kolloori on 079 6012271 / 076 854 4042 or

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

The GMAT is not a psychometric test. Therefore you need to prepare for it in order to be fully aware of the types of questions that are asked and the pressures of the test, so that your score is a fair reflection of your potential to succeed on an MBA programme.

For GMAT bookings in South Africa, contact their offices on (011) 784 3093 or or visit


Class Options

MBA Full Time           Duration 1 year
MBA Part Time           Duration 18 months

January Intake (classes commence in January)

•    Full-time – 5 days a week, all day sessions from 08h30 – 16h30
•    Part-time Evening/Weekday  – 2 evenings a week from 17h30 – 21h00
•    Part-time Saturday  – Saturday mornings x 2 subjects from 08h00 – 15h30
•    9 lectures per series each quarter

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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 15 courses
  • Electives may be taken at WBS international partner business schools


Independent Study

The two independent study components build a bridge between the classroom and the workplace.  The two projects are:


  • A. The Leadership Quest
  • B. Applied Research Project (a choice of one of the following)
    • Social Entrepreneurship Project
    • Consultancy Assignment
    • Business Venture Proposal
    • Research Report


Global Study Tour

Students have a choice of going on an international study tour or undertaking a regional study tour.  The cost of the international study tour is approximately $4 500 and the regional study tour R30 000.

In the past the international study tour has 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?

  • WBS has proud history of educating business leaders
  • The MBA is a premier business qualification recognised throughout the world
  • Career & salary enhancing benefits
  • A personal rebranding exercise
  • A game-changer for your career
  • 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
  • Combines cutting-edge theory and practical application
  • Excellent networking opportunities
  • International elective opportunities
  • Includes Global or Regional Study Tour
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  • Students who hold a Wits Business School PDM/PDBA 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 is approximately four hours
  • The test are held at the WBS campus in Parktown, Johannesburg
  • To book your WBS application entrance tests – Benita Kolloori on 079 6012271 / 076 854 4042 or



  • 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

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Benita Kolloori
079 6012271 / 076 854 4042 or

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