(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.
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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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:
Semester 1 (6 Months)
Strategic and Change Management
Accounting and Finance
Leadership and Human Capital Development
Governance and Sustainability
Semester Two (6 months)
Information and Knowledge Management
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Global Political Economy
Semester One (4 months)
Research and Statistical Methods
Elective – Choose one of the following:
Public Sector Management
Islamic Finance and Banking
Semester Two (4 months)
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:
be 25 years of age or older and;
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.