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Gordon Institute of Business Science

Telephone: +27 11 771-4000
Fax: +27 11 771-4277
E-mail: Send us an e-mail
Web-site: Visit our web-site
Postal Address: P O Box 787602, Sandton, 2146, Johannesburg, South Africa
Admission Requirements

GIBS MBA

In order to qualify for a place on the GIBS MBA the following criteria must be met:

  • A minimum of a degree or equivalent qualification;
  • A minimum of five years’ work experience, at least two years of which must have been at management level;
  • Postgraduate level of intellectual ability (as assessed via the GIBS Entrance Test or the Graduate Management Admission
  • Test (GMAT));
  • Leadership potential (your experience, letters of reference and application essays should all reveal that you can assume a leadership role in the workplace);
  • Good English language skills to actively participate in academic debate;
  • A minimum of Matriculation certificate-level competence in Mathematics;
  • Competence in the use of a scientific or financial calculator; and
  • Competence in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and a web browser.

GIBS Full-time MBA

In order to qualify for the full-time MBA, the following criteria must be met:

  • A minimum of a degree or equivalent qualification. Occasionally GIBS accepts a few non-degreed applicants who have exceptional career records, have completed any other tertiary qualification and achieved above average scores on our selection test. Non-degreed applicants must provide copies of their Matriculation certificates
  • Submission of a mini business plan for the entrepreneurship track
  • Leadership potential (your experience, letters of reference and application essays should all reveal that you can assume a leadership role in the world of work)
  • Good English language skills to actively participate in academic debate
  • A minimum of three years work experience
  • A minimum of Matriculation certificate-level competence in mathematics
  • Competence in the use of a scientific or financial calculator
  • Competence in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and a web browser
  • Postgraduate level of intellectual ability (as assessed via the GIBS Entrance Test or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
  • Not in full-time employment for the duration of the MBA
  • A high level of passion, energy and ambition to launch and grow a new business or
  • Display a high level of passion, energy and ambition to grow your own management skill.
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