Rhodes University

1861 EUR/year
1861 EUR/year
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In simple terms, the purpose of a business is to make a profit by selling products and/or services at an affordable price that satisfy the needs of consumers. This, however, does not happen by accident. It has to be made to happen and the management process is indispensable in ensuring that it happens. As such, management may be defined as:


In pursuit of this goal, the Department of Management strives to equip both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as practising managers, for the world of work in a national and global business environment which is competitive and dynamic.In fulfilling this mission, the Department of Management undertakes:

  • To provide students both graduate and undergraduate with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in General Management;
  • To provide postgraduate students from disciplines other than Management, with the skills and knowledge to start up their own businesses and/or pursue careers in business;
  • To provide management education to students which fosters a spirit of entrepreneurship and leadership;
  • To provide opportunities for staff development so that members of staff can enhance their skills and knowledge as professional teachers and researchers;
  • To pursue excellence in its teaching which involves being innovative and up-to-date at all times;
  • To foster good relationships and an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust between members of staff in the Department;
  • To mount external courses for individuals in private, public and non-profit sectors in order to provide them with relevant, up-to-date skills and knowledge to enable them to cope efficiently and effectively with an ever-changing business environment;
  • To publish its research in national and international journals, as well as to present papers at conferences, both nationally and internationally;
  • To contribute its expertise to the community.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Strategy, stakeholders and strategic direction
  • Strategic analysis
  • Strategy development and formulation
  • Strategy implementation
  • Valuation techniques for equities, rights, debentures and preference shares
  • Working capital management
  • Corporate governance
  • Hedging and risk management
  • Risk and return including portfolio management

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must make contact with a prospective supervisor in the first instance to discuss a potential project. They must then submit an application form and supporting documentation which together with a supervisor’s form will be sent to the Head of Department and the Dean for consideration. 
  • If the Head of Department or the relevant Dean is not prepared to accept the applicant, the Registrar will be informed and asked to convey this decision to the applicant. If the Head of Department and Dean are satisfied that the applicant is a suitable candidate for higher degree study, that the proposed research topic is viable, and that the Department can provide adequate supervision and facilities, the application will be recommended for approval. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1861 EUR/year
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  • National

    1861 EUR/year
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    Based on the original amount of 1861 EUR per year and a duration of  .

29200 south african rand per year.


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