24 months
10191 EUR/year
8769 EUR/year
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The Health Care Leadership course at Stellenbosch University is aimed at high achievers who want to lead positive change in the complex and changing health care environment. 


The knowledge and skills acquired on this stream can be applied in the public and private health care industry. Health Care Professionals registered with the HPCSA will earn 60 CPD points through the MBA HCL.

The Health Care Leadership course at Stellenbosch University covers all the functional areas of management while giving you a contextual understanding of the principles of health care governance and current health care reform programmes such as National Health Insurance, the policy landscape and health systems for value-based care. The stream-specific modules and electives focus on the challenges of finance and funding in health care, taking cognisance of the limited-resource context in South Africa and in Africa.

If you want to play in role in professionalising leadership in the health care industry, this MBA stream will serve you well.


Stellenbosch Business School’s MBA aims to develop you into a responsible leader, expert decision maker, strategic thinker, effective communicator and steward of society.

Our MBA is rigorous, as can be expected from a programme with three international accreditations. It balances solid quantitative modules with personal development and leadership skills. Management tools and techniques from disciplines such as strategic management, economics, operations, finance and marketing are important core competencies of the MBA graduate. This is balanced by competencies such as responsible leadership, communication and understanding the role of business in society in order to develop the skills of adaptability, flexibility, self-awareness and contextual awareness – all of which are in high demand in the business environment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting for Decision-making
  • Business Communication
  • Business in Society
  • Contemporary Decision-Making
  • Digital Enterprise Management
  • Economics for Managers
  • Organisational Behaviour

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

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English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 4-year Bachelor’s degree (NQF level 8), OR
  • Honours/Postgraduate degree (NQF level 8), OR
  • 3-year Bachelor’s degree (NQF level 7) plus a postgraduate diploma (NQF level 8)
  • Additional requirement for students enrolling for the MBA stream in Project Management: A Project Management course on NQF level 8, for which credits can be considered in respect of required electives

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    10191 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20383 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    8769 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17538 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Students from South Africa: R316,864
  • ​International students from the rest of the world: R368,254

Living costs for Stellenbosch

7630 - 10640 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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