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Nelson Mandela University Business School

Telephone: +27 41 504-3777
Fax: +27 41 504-3891
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Postal Address: P O Box 77000, Port Elizabeth , 6031, South Africa
Admission Requirements


At the Nelson Mandela University Business School, prospective MBA candidates are assessed against rigorous selection criteria. Prospective students are required to meet the following minimum requirements:

  • A minimum applicable, four-year Bachelor’s degree at NQF Level 8; a relevant Postgraduate Diploma (for instance in Business Administration (PDBA)) at NQF Level 8; or an applicable Honours degree. Students with a B-degree or National Diploma must first do the PDBA over 1 year to get access to the MBA.
  • A minimum of three years managerial, business-related working experience of five years general business working experience.
  • Applicants must reside within a 60 km radius from one of its centres (PE, Gauteng, Cape Town, Durban and East London).
  • Be fluent in English. Applicants not fluent in English will be required to produce an English Proficiency certificate to verify English language skills.

Once the above minimum requirements have been met, students will be asked to:

  • Write a Psychometric (SHL) test or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). All applicants are required to complete the psychometric test as part of the application process. Students need to score a 5 or higher on the SHL test. Students writing the GMAT test need to obtain a score of 520 or higher.
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