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The Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA)

Situated in Durban, South Africa, overlooking the bustling Durban seaport. MANCOSA serves as an innovation hub for executive education and postgraduate management programmes, including the flagship and highly rated Master of Business Administration.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)



The Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) is a private higher education institution registered in terms of the Higher Education Act (Act 101 of 1997 as amended). It was established in 1995 as a post-apartheid empowerment institution offering affordable and accessible management education primarily to persons previously denied access to postgraduate education.


MANCOSA programmes promote high levels of independence through innovative learning and assessment interventions. Students can expect a carefully integrated mix of lectures; access to well-designed self-study materials and online learning resources.

The programme content and associated assessment interventions of the programmes develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. This approach ensures that students realise their true potential and contribute meaningfully to their organisations.


The Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA), is a DHET registered and CHE accredited private higher education distance education provider, offering undergraduate and postgraduate business qualifications.

Joining us, you will be a part of an institution with a strong culture that encourages open communication and teamwork.

Employers benefit from MANCOSA programmes because its graduates have attributes which are personally and professionally valuable and are well-equipped.

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Student services

MANCOSA Student Services provides students with comprehensive support on all aspects relating to their studies. Various forms of personal, telephonic and online support are available to registered students. The dedicated student portal provides all registered students with a range of academic support and information.

ICT services

MANCOSA learning management platform called 'mancosaconnect' is a user fiendly, mobile supported platform which provides a student with a library of academic resources, pacer plans, self-development activities, timetables and hosting of online weibnar lectures. Lectures are recorded and available for future reference.


For the first time in the region, a higher education initiative, at international standards, introduces the collaborative intelligence of African institutions, leveraging the knowledge and expertise of multiple communities and countries.

International and Regional Accreditation and Recognition
  • Accredited by the Mauritius Tertiary Education Commission (TEC)
  • Recognised by the Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA)
  • Registered with the Zambia Higher Education Authority (HEA)
  • Accredited by the Malawi National Council for HigherEducation (NCHE)
  • Registered with the Swaziland Higher Education Council (SHEC)
  • Registered with the Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA)

Student Reviews

A moment of growth
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have enjoyed my entire time at the university. it was really a time where I felt myself growing in developing in so many areas both academically and personally.

Best school with broad curriculum.
Sindi Mnisi rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was an amazing experience. They give support in terms of tutors and also physical and online support from administrative staff. They online portal is a the best. The syllabus allows students to think out of the box and be global. They have opportunities to for transfer programs especially for the post graduate courses. It is a great and flexible learning institution for...

Southern African educator
Chazile Mavuso rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mancosa is a good university. They were very professional in terms of study material. They also communicated on classes throughout the year. They had educated and easily accessible lecturers who taught the course throughout the two years. The dissertation experience was also an eye opener and gave me alot of research experience. The dissertation supervisor was extremely...

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