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Admission Requirements


Admission to the MBA programme is subjected to strict criteria and in accordance with accredited business schools and best practices. MBA applicants must be in possession of the following minimum requirements:
  • A completed official application form PLUS a written motivational letter on doing the MBA; and
  • One or more of the following post-school qualifications:
    • A recognised 4-year professional degree qualification on NQF-level 8. Any international qualification must be verified by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). This verification process is the sole responsibility of the applicant; and/or
    • An Honours Degree on NQF level 8; and/or
    • A Post-Graduate Diploma (PGDip) on NQF level 8; and
  • A minimum of 3 years' relevant management experience; and
  • Successful completion of a formally recognised Business School admission test (GMAT, NMAT); and
  • An interview pertaining to the reasons why you are doing an MBA with the NWU Business School
  • Access to computers - Internet and e-mail
  • Admission to modules is subject to minimum numbers per module per site. If these numbers are not achieved, students opting for certain modules may be required to either do that module on another site or mode of delivery or (in the case of an elective) to opt for another elective.
Notwithstanding the above minimum requirements, the Business School reserves the sole and unfettered discretionary right of admission to the MBA programme after taking its operational and capacity (including financial aspects) requirements, quality assurances, teaching and learning policies, as well as any other matters that may have an effect in admission into account.