Graduate School of Business and Leadership, University of KZN
+27 31 260 7564 / 1626 / 1627
Send us an email
Visit our website

MBA Overview


The primary purpose of the Master of Business Administration is to educate and train graduates who can contribute to the development of knowledge such that they are prepared for advanced and specialised professional employment, with the capacity for critically aware and innovative leadership in a particular field.

Successful completion of our MBA requires a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence as well as demonstration of the ability to relate knowledge to the resolution of complex problems in appropriate areas of professional practice.

In addition, graduates must be able to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, design and critically appraise analytical writing, make sound judgements using data and information at their disposal and communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences, demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks with a professional orientation, and continue to advance their knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to a particular profession.


Part-Time programme: MBA lectures are held at the Westville Campus only, from Monday to Thursday, 18h00 to 20h30. Students may be required to attend additional lectures on Friday evenings or Saturday mornings.

Block Release programme: Lectures are held from Wednesday to Saturday, 08:h00 to 17h00. Participation in field trips, excursions and attendance of additional presentations outside of the lecture theatre may be required.

The MBA Programme is offered in contact mode only. We do not offer distance learning.