Master of Business Administration (MBA) – REGENT Business School

  • Relevant to the economic context of the business environment.
  • The programme will ensure that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to tackle the challenges of the business world.

1.5 Years
NQF Level 9
200 credits
Supported distance learning

About The MBA (General)

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) from REGENT Business School concentrates on management in a rapidly changing, information-rich global marketplace and our MBA has been ranked Top 10 in Africa by Eduniversal to develop conceptual understanding, synthesis, and critical application of management theory for people with appropriate experience who wish to progress in their management careers. 

This MBA has become one of the most sought-after qualifications in today’s corporate world as a prerequisite to most top management positions as well as for successful career progression. Worldwide leading business leaders consider an MBA as key to the continual success of careers in sectors like manufacturing, engineering, business, education, healthcare, and other service sectors. To meet the needs of a dynamic and at times, turbulent business environment, the MBA qualification is itself evolving and adapting.

Besides arming MBA graduates with a qualification that would pave the way to top managerial positions within large or multinational corporations, the MBA is also relevant to those opting for positions within smaller, but progressive companies as well as entrepreneurs wanting to run their own businesses. One of the most compelling reasons to do an MBA is to enhance career opportunities through effective personal development and capacity development. The challenges imposed by the 21st century make the upgrading and enhancing of skills and qualifications essential in order to meet the demands set by companies, customers, and the rapidly changing environment within which businesses operate.

Find out more about the relevance and potential of an MBA.


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Who Should Attend the MBA

Any graduate, employee, manager or aspirant manager whose position requires:

  • An integrated knowledge of the functional areas of management.
  • A strategic evaluation of business and business opportunities.
  • Skills to broaden the leadership of our knowledge-based economy enabling sustainable development, growth and prosperity.

Career Opportunities with the MBA

  • CEO
  • COO
  • Director
  • Business Consultant

Entry Requirements of the MBA

You need the following minimum requirements in order to qualify for an MBA:

  • An appropriate Honours Degree or equivalent qualification OR;
  • An appropriate Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent qualification OR;
  • A professional Bachelor’s degree at NQF level 8 (480 credits)

In addition to this the applicant must:

  1. be 25 years of age or older and;
  2. have at least three years of working experience

Assessments for the MBA

The final assessment mark consists of assignments (40%) and written examinations (60%).

Key Features

  • Relevant to the economic context of business environment.
  • Based on Industry trends and needs
  • Benchmarked against sound business & accounting principles
  • Flexible Programme
  • Easily accessible support
  • Builds a Sustainable Advantage
  • Self-study activities
  • Tutorial Letters
  • Assessment Exercises

All applicants are required to submit to REGENT Business School an evaluation document from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) stating that their post schools qualifications are equivalent to the South African requirements for admission to postgraduate studies. The South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) requires the National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 8 for students to be eligible on the MBA programme.

Programme Structure of the Master Business Administration

Duration: 1.5 Years

Stage 1 (1 year)

Semester 1 (6 Months)

  • Strategic and Change Management
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Leadership and Human Capital Development
  • Governance and Sustainability

Semester 2 (6 Months)

  • Managerial Economics
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Global Political Economy

Stage 2 (6 months)

Semester One (4 months)

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research and Statistical Methods
  • Elective – Choose one of the following:
    • Public Sector Management
    • Healthcare Management
    • Islamic Finance and Banking
    • Educational Management
    • Project Management

Semester Two (4 months)

  • Dissertation

Learning Outcomes of the MBA

Upon successful completion of the MBA, the student should be able to:
  • Display research skills in solving work-related problems.
  • Communicate knowledge acquired in a research-based project to contribute to socio-economic transformation.
  • Identify, analyse and solve management and commercial problems in a systematic, critical, ethical and creative way.
  • Develop integrated planning and control systems to direct the organisation in pursuance of its goals.
  • Organise and mobilise the resources of the organisation to achieve strategic goals and targets.
  • Evaluate and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using strategic, critical and creative thinking is evident.
  • Display independent judgement and decision-making capabilities in business.
  • Identify, interpret and evaluate the environmental forces in organisations and the inherent and potential capacities of an organisation.
  • Organise and mobilise the resources of the organisation to achieve strategic goals and targets.
  • Develop an organisational reflective mind-set that can create continuous learning and growth in oneself, the staff and the organisation.
  • Develop conceptual and applied entrepreneurial skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply conceptual and analytical frameworks within different organisational management conditions.
  • Utilise appropriate financial management tools as an aid for decision-making purposes.

Student Support

The MBA is delivered through supported distance learning. Workshops are held each semester to support students in their studies.
The guide includes:
  • Compulsory readings
  • Self-study activities
  • Tutorial Letters
  • Assessment Exercises

In addition, students have access to:

  • Online Journals
  • Past examination papers
  • Supplementary learning materials available

Useful Resources

We have written various articles WHY TO CHOOSE AN MBA FROM REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL:

  1. Honoris 21st Century Skills Certificate
  2. Expert Tips: How to choose an MBA that is right for you
  3. MBA is a worth investment

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