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University of Stellenbosch Business School

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Postal Address: P O Box 610, Bellville, 7535, Cape Town, South Africa
Student Body

MBA STUDENT PROFILE

On the ideal MBA programme, students will be learning from each other just as much as from their lecturers. As a result, USB likes to ensure a diverse student profile in terms of nationality, gender, ethnicity and experience, making for a rich collaborative experience. This, to a large extent, reflects what is happening in the workplace every day.

This is what typical MBA students at USB looked like in 2015:

  • Work experience: At least 36% of the students had between 7 and 11 years of work experience while another 43% had 12 years of work experience or more.
  • Work areas: These range from management and finance to IT, law, HR, production, marketing, strategy and engineering. About 42% of the students came from a management or financial background. In total, 6% came from a strategy and planning background, 3% came from an IT background, 12% from an engineering background and 6% from a marketing background.
  • Age: About 22% were under 30 years of age. About 41% were between 31 and 36 years, while 34% were 37 years or older.
  • Industry: Around 10% of the students worked in the financial services industry, while 20% came from a minerals and engineering background. Another 8% came from the agricultural, food and beverages industries while 2% came from health and medical professions. Around 10% came from engineering and construction.
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