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Gordon Institute of Business Science

Telephone: +27 11 771-4000
Fax: +27 11 771-4277
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Postal Address: P O Box 787602, Sandton, 2146, Johannesburg, South Africa
MBA Structure

A world of choice.

The GIBS MBA degree is an attractive and unique offering that resonates with individuals who are self-driven, highly motivated and entrepreneurial-minded. This executive MBA programme is ideal for those who are keen to start their own business, or the general manager who is looking to gain a deeper and all-rounded understanding of business to become a more effective manager.

Our six MBA (Phase 2) formats

  • Part Time Programme (Red Group): Monday and Wednesday evening (17:30 - 21:30) and a full day Saturday OR Sunday (08:30 - 17:30)
  • Part Time Programme (Yellow Group): Tuesday and Thursday evening (17:30 - 21:30) and a full day Saturday OR Sunday (08:30 - 17:30)
  • Short Block Modular Programme (Green Group): Full day Thursday and/ or Friday, Saturday and Sunday (08:30 - 17:30), every second week
  • Long Block Modular Programme (Blue Group): 7 - 11 consecutive days per a block (08:30 - 17:30), every second month
  • Intensive Programme (Purple Group): 15 Months: Modular format with sessions of up to ten day blocks, every three weeks.
  • Long Block Modular KZN MBA Programme (Orange Group): 7 - 11 consecutive days per a block (08:30 - 17:30), every second month. GIBS, in partnership with the Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies(TWIMS), will offer the MBA with a manufacturing focus in KZN in 2019. The MBA being delivered at the TWIMS venue in KZN, includes a range of manufacturing-focussed content. This programme will be delivered at the following venue: Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS), 74 Everton Road, Kloof, 3610.

Note: These formats are subject to changes. Applicants will be notified of any changes timeously.

All formats can include Saturday and/Sunday attendance as required.

Core Courses

The following core courses are covered in the Postgraduate Diploma in General Management (phase 1):

  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Human Behaviour and Performance
  • Macroeconomics
  • Human Resource Strategy
  • Research and Statistics
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Business Communication for Impact
  • Applied Business Project

The following core courses are covered in the MBA in General Management (phase 2):

  • Human Resource Strategy*
  • Financial and Management Accounting*
  • Operations Management*
  • Marketing*
  • Environment of Business
  • Decision Making
  • Innovation and Design
  • Strategic Implementation
  • Leadership
  • Integrated Simulation

*If students complete PGDip GM (Phase 1), credits for these courses are obtained onto the MBA (Phase 2) of the programme.

  • Research Project
  • Choose your 5 Electives (runs 3 - 4 consecutive full days per elective - no evening options. Electives are run full day weekdays and/or weekend depending on your selection)
  • Global Module

Note:

The MBA being delivered at the Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies in KZN, includes a range of manufacturing-specific content, including:

  • Cases in core courses focusing on the manufacturing environment
  • Manufacturing electives concentrating on the future of manufacturing, green manufacturing, African trade and industrialisation, lean operations management, and lean supply chain management
  • International study trips to manufacturing-related locations
  • Independent research project on a manufacturing-related theme
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