M.B.A. On Campus

Business Administration

24 months
8931 EUR/year
8931 EUR/year
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Stellenbosch University, MBA - Master of Business Administration - USB's triple accredited MBA focuses on critical thinking skills, leadership skills and an astute understanding of how to manage a business responsibly in an African and global environment.


Key facts

USB's MBA Master of Business Administration programme at the Stellenbosch University is strongly committed to your development as a responsible leader, focusing on personal leadership, relationship leadership and organisational or strategic leadership, ultimately leading to organisational performance. 

What we offer

This bespoke journey spans the entire MBA. You will learn how to analyse a business environment using appropriate theories to formulate suitable strategies or strategic solutions. This includes an understanding of the interwoven nature of economics, politics, technology, society, demographics and culture, and its impact on economies and businesses. The curriculum is designed to develop you as a leader who can function in any position, anywhere in the world. You will also attend an International Study Module at a foreign business school and touch base with global companies. 


The USB has the triple crown of international accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Fundamentals
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Decision Analysis
  • Research Methodology
  • Personal Skills Development
  • Economics for ManagersManagement Accounting
  • Leadership
  • Economics for ManagersResearch Methodology
  • Operations and Information Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Decision Analysis
  • Management Accounting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


410 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

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

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Stellenbosch University and/or in South Africa, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

Students applying for the MBA are now required to have one of the following qualifications on NQF level 8 before they are allowed entry into the MBA:

  • 4-year Bachelor's degree (NQF level 8) and at least 3 years of relevant full-time working experience


  • Honours degree (NQF level 8), plus 3 years of relevant full-time working experience


  • 3-year Bachelor's degree (NQF level 7) plus a postgraduate diploma (NQF level 8) and at least 3 years of relevant working experience

The working experience should preferably be on managerial level

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    8931 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17863 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    8931 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17863 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.


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.


The University of Stellenbosch Business School sponsors partial MBA bursaries.

  • Only students who have been accepted onto the MBA programme may apply for a bursary.
  • The bursaries will be awarded for a Full-time MBA.
  • All the bursaries will be awarded on academic merit.
  • Applicants from previously disadvantaged groups will be given preference.
  • Applicants must provide evidence of financial need and not be recipients of any other form of study sponsorship (e.g. from their companies).
  • Applicants must be South African citizens.
  • Further terms and conditions apply to each bursary.
  • Every application will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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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