University of South Africa Graduate School of Business Leadership
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MBA Overview


The Master of Business Leadership (MBL) is a highly professional, three-year, postgraduate management development programme which is offered on a largely distance learning platform. This distributed learning model offers a special learning opportunity and a unique self-development programme to graduates who want to follow a management career in business and public sectors.

Its unique structure incorporates lecturer contact, group and individual work, and multimedia interaction (through an Electronic Delivery System) resulting in a learning experience which is unmatched at this level.

Strategy, Leadership, Financial Management and the Value Chain are the main fields of study which are integrated into the MBL. The first two years of study deliver a broad spectrum of both theory and practice which covers aspects of management from the operational level through general management and culminate in strategic management concepts relating to all of the major areas covered.

During the final year the participant will have the opportunity to integrate the learning experience through a compulsory executive project management and a field study module and a research report. In addition, during the final year, advanced studies in certain subjects are presented as electives.

On completion of the programme the successful participant will have developed strong leadership skills through the combination of theory and practice. During the programme the participants will have had the opportunity to apply learning experiences both personally and within their work environment.

The resulting Master’s degree equips the participant for a meaningful top management role in business, public and private sectors and other organisations.