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Introduction

Our MBA programme for Executives is designed for managers and leaders who wish to broaden their knowledge and expertise without interrupting their careers. Our programme helps develop talent and harness competencies necessary for a senior management position by unlocking one’s inner potential to discover new horizons.

 

The main didactical tool is the case method, which is central to the MBA learning experience. This method offers a unique opportunity for the application of new skills, tools, and ideas to real-life problems, to transform managers into virtuous leaders. Cases based on local and regional research done by our own faculty and case pools from our international faculty are used. This enables our students to react on both local and global business realities.

 

These cases describe actual management situations, engaging faculty and students in an interactive process of analysis and in-depth discussion, with careful consideration on relevance and attainment of tangible results for students and their companies.

Mode & Place of Delivery

Classes run on Saturday mornings from 07:00 to 14:15. All classes are delivered from the Pretoria campus and are simultaneously streamed to MBA Students in our Mbombela and Polokwane campuses. Safe and secure parking is provided to our students on all three of our campuses.

Minimum Admission Criteria

Our MBA is a two year programme. Individuals who would like to apply for the Masters in Business Administration should meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Have a professional Bachelor’s degree at NQF level 8, a Bachelor’s Honours degree, a Postgraduate Diploma or an equivalent qualification at NQF level 8.

  2. Have a minimum of 5 years work experience.

 

Once you have met the aforementioned minimum admissions criteria, you can begin the application process.

 

Please note, we only accept certified copies of electronic documents. If you are an alumni of the university, we must receive permission from you to request your documentation (academic records, etc.) from our main admissions department. Please ensure you give us your correct student number.

 

Those that do not hold the required minimum qualification at NQF level 8 but have acquired various skills, competencies and experiences from a combination of learnings, such as short courses, work experience, training conducted while at work or community work in a relevant field, may be eligible to join the MBA programme following the RPL (recognition of prior learning) route. 

 

The minimum requirements for the RPL are:

  1. Have a qualification at NQF level 7

  2. Have a minimum of 5 years work experience, preferably on management level.

  3. Be 25 years or older

 

If you believe you are eligible for the RPL, please contact our MBA administrator Ms Komane. Applications for the RPL route occur earlier than our usual MBA applications. Our MBA RPL applications open on 01 March and close on 30 June.

 

It is critical that you contact our MBA office once you have submitted an application to verify that we have indeed received your submission.

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MBA Office

Ms Trophy Komane

Email: KomaneT1@tut.ac.za

Applicant Process

Phase 1

Once you have considered the MBA minimum admissions criteria and are qualified to apply for the MBA programme, you can begin the application process.

Complete the online Tshwane University of Technology application form on the university website here: this link.

A non-refundable application fee of R240 will be payable at the time of application. Proof of payment needs to be in an electronic format (PDF only) in order for you to upload this to the application form.

Once you have completed the online application form, you will receive an SMS or email confirming that you have applied. You will also receive a student number. Please then forward us the supporting documents listed below.

We will require the following certified documentation:

  1. A copy of your Identification Document (ID).

  2. A copy of your Qualifications (please see Recognition of Prior Learning if you do not have a qualification).

  3. A copy of your Academic Records/Transcripts clearly stating the number of credits completed and the NQF level.

  4. A copy of your School Leaving (Matric) Certificate.

  5. A copy of your name change or marriage certificate (if applicable – where your prior qualifications are in a different surname).

  6. A comprehensive CV.

Please note: An application will be considered ‘incomplete’ if any of these documents are outstanding.

Once you have submitted all the required documents, your application will be reviewed to ensure that you meet the minimum application criteria. You will then receive notification of the first review evaluation.

 

Application Opening Date: 01 June

Application Closing Date: 30 September

Phase 2

Applicants will be required to write a psychometric test as part of the evaluation process. We use the Top Talent Solutions (TTS) to administer our test. The final review of your application will be based on your CV supplied, as well as the outcome of your psychometric test. You will be informed of the outcome of your application once we have received the results of your test and the review process has been completed.

 

TTS Assessment

Each applicant must score an overall minimum of 4 out of 10 for the TTS assessment to be considered to join the programme. The assessment focuses on an applicant’s verbal, numerical and inductive reasoning. It is done online and also has a video interview component.

The assessment will consist of the following:

  • Behavioural dimensions scales

  • Numerical reasoning

  • Verbal reasoning

  • Deductive-logical thinking

  • Learning efficiency

  • Ability to concentrate

The cost of the TTS assessment is R1400 (non-refundable). Applicants will receive an invitation from TSB to proceed with the assessment.

NMAT Test

We do not facilitate the NMAT test. However, we do accept NMAT test scores. Applicants who can provide proof that they have taken and passed the NMAT in the past three years will be exempted from doing the TTS assessment. For the NMAT, each applicant must score an overall minimum of 160 out of 360.

 

Please note that we must receive all assessment results by 01 November at the latest to be able to do the final selection.

 

* Please note that acceptance is also subject to available capacity according to the Student Enrolment Plan (SEP) as well as supervision capacity. Applicants will be informed of their status per official letter from the Office of the Registrar, alternatively, they can check their application status on the TUT website, www.tut.ac.za.*

MBA International Fieldtrip

Internationalising a curriculum takes on many forms. At TSB, this occurs through pedagogical approaches and curriculum content used by lecturers on the MBA programme, as well as International Field Trips linked to electives offered in the second year of the programme.

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Students apply to be part of an international fieldtrip and if successful, the cost of the trip is levied against the specific elective to which the fieldtrip is linked. The purpose of the international field trips is to expose students to international business developments, various cultural differences and differing ideologies. These fieldtrips offer students first-hand experience of the business culture and approaches used in different countries. They also contribute to the learning experience in the specific linked elective.

Special Requirements

If you have a special need, please contact the Admissions Office before you complete your application. We will do our best to accommodate this; however, we cannot make any guarantees.

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