Master of Business Administration


Program Description

(MBA) is the world’s best known and most widely recognized management education qualification. It has become one of the most sought after qualification in today’s corporate world as a prerequisite to most top management positions as well as for successful career progression. Worldwide leading business leaders consider an MBA as key to the continual success of careers in sectors like manufacturing, engineering, business, education, healthcare, and other service sectors. To meet the needs of a dynamic and at times, a turbulent business environment, the MBA qualification is itself evolving and adapting.

Besides arming MBA graduates with a qualification that would pave the way to top managerial positions within large or multinational corporations, the MBA is also relevant to those opting for positions within smaller, but progressive companies as well as entrepreneurs wanting to run their own businesses. One of the most compelling reasons to do an MBA is to enhance career opportunities through effective personal development and capacity development. The challenges imposed by the 21st century make the upgrading and enhancing of skills and qualifications essential in order to meet the demands set by companies, customers, and the rapidly changing environment within which businesses operate.

Key features

  • Relevant to the economic context of the business environment
  • Based on Industry trends and needs
  • Benchmarked against sound business & accounting principles
  • Flexible Programme Delivery options
  • Easily accessible support
  • Builds a sustainable advantage


Upon successful completion of the program, the student should be able to:

  • Display research skills in solving work-related problems.
  • Communicate knowledge acquired in a research-based project to contribute to socio-economic transformation.
  • Identify, analyze, and solve management and commercial problems in a systematic, critical, ethical, and creative way.

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Program structure

Duration: 1.5 Years

The MBA consists of twelve-course modules (eleven core modules and one elective module) and a final research dissertation component. The minimum duration of the MBA program is twenty months.

The program comprises the following structure:

Year 1

Semester 1 (6 Months)

  • Strategic and Change Management
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Leadership and Human Capital Development
  • Governance and Sustainability

Semester Two (6 months)

  • Managerial Economics
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Global Political Economy

Year 2

Semester One (4 months)

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research and Statistical Methods
  • Elective – Choose one of the following:
    • Public Sector Management
    • Healthcare Management
    • Islamic Finance and Banking
    • Educational Management
    • Project Management

Semester Two (4 months)

  • Dissertation

Admission requirements

The level of attainment required for entry into this program is:

  • an appropriate Honours Degree or equivalent qualification or;
  • an appropriate Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent qualification or;
  • a professional Bachelor’s degree at NQF level 8 (480 credits)

In addition to this the applicant must:

  1. be 25 years of age or older and;
  2. have at least three years of working experience

In keeping with the national imperatives of widening access and inline with REGENT’s mission, a maximum of 10% of the cohort may be admitted via the alternate admissions route of RPL.

Last updated Oct 2020

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About the School

REGENT is a Private Higher Education Institution located in the heart of the central business district and the industrial hub of Durban, one of the busiest port cities on the eastern seaboard of South ... Read More

REGENT is a Private Higher Education Institution located in the heart of the central business district and the industrial hub of Durban, one of the busiest port cities on the eastern seaboard of South Africa. RBS is deeply embedded as a premier private higher education provider in Africa. Read less
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