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MBA Structure



The two-year qualification has a maximum duration of three years to complete. Our executive MBA teaching and learning is a blended methodology that includes both synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning activities. The NWU Business School has three sites of delivery, namely, Potchefstroom (Saturday morning contact sessions), Vanderbijlpark (Monday afternoon contact sessions), and Mafikeng Campus (block release). All these classes are presented on a part-time basis and students can choose on which site they want to attend their classes. The philosophy of our qualification is also a mixed-method approach that varies from open book assessment to a Portfolio of evidence and a formal group presentation.

Within the university context, the NWU Business School adheres to the fair and functionally multilingual language environment. As the Business School needs to prepare its students to function effectively in their various workplaces, and because of its autonomy, the Business School, therefore, chooses English as its formal medium of teaching, learning, and assessments, as English is a globally recognised common business language.


Study schools

Two compulsory one-week study schools are scheduled annually. These study schools focus on skills development and training by experts from the industry. This accounts for a total of four study schools (Block A, B, C, and D) spread over the two academic years.

MBA research days

It is compulsory for students to also attend one designated MBA research day (MBA Day A, B, C, and D) per semester. The purpose is to equip and empower students to complete their research projects successfully.