MBA structure The MBA is structured into three phases: Management Fundamentals, Management in Context and Management Enhancement. Each participant also follows a Leadership Development track which runs across the entire MBA (see below). Participants will develop a core of functional knowledge and skills, while holistic thinking will be stimulated by the systems approach. Specialisation and enrichment opportunities are provided through electives, the research report, the compulsory overseas study tour and optional exchange studies. Leadership as a core theme of the USB’s MBA The USB believes leaders are grown, not born. That is why each MBA student follows an individualised leadership development journey throughout the entire programme to cultivate the following capabilities:
The leadership development programme is delivered via leadership assessment questionnaires and feedback, a class programme (48 contact sessions plus electives), one-on-one dialogues with faculty members and peer-based feedback groups. The output required from students includes tests, journaling, reflective essays, group assignments and case studies. The USB’s leadership expertise is based on the contribution of experts, practice-based inputs and research undertaken by its Centre for Leadership Studies. Delivery options
*The USB is the only business school in South Africa that offers an MBA with contact sessions in Afrikaans. The USB’s Modular MBA in Afrikaans and English (e.g. where subjects are presented by international faculty) will therefore enable Afrikaans-speaking students to do an MBA in their home language while working full-time.