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MBA Structure

Wits Business School MBA

Core courses:

The WBS MBA consists of 12 core courses and a choice of 3 electives.

  • Management & Financial Accounting, and Finance
  • Economics for Business
  • Technology and Operations Management
  • Strategy
  • Organisational Design and Development and People Management
  • Critical Enquiry Skills
  • Business Society and Collective Action
  • Marketing in a Connected World
  • Finance and Investment Decisions
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Integration
  • Case Competition

Electives Areas:

  • Dynamic Economies and Innovation
  • Managing for Sustainability
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Leading Organisations

Independent Study

The WBS MBA entails two independent study components, building a bridge between the classroom and the workplace. The two projects are:

1. The Leadership Quest:

The Leadership Quest is an ongoing, independent study component of the MBA with a focus on individual leadership development and capability. It requires the student to research the topic of effective leadership to determine the kind of leader they want to become.

2. Applied Research Project:

Students choose one out of four major projects:

  • Social Entrepreneurship Project
  • Consultancy Assignment
  • Business Venture Proposal
  • Research Report

Global Study Tour

The WBS MBA includes a compulsory Global Study Tour. Students have a choice of going on an international study tour or a regional study tour. The cost of the international study tour is approximately USD 5 500 and the regional study tour approximately R31 000.