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Change the way you think about business. Become a manager-leader who can inspire greatness. Choose from our wide range of internationally accredited courses and take your career to the next level. From a post-graduate diploma in management, an MBA degree, or a short course from our range of executive education – we’ve got it all!

With our internationally accredited MBA degree, we strive to give our students the edge in an ever-changing business environment.

OUR COURSE OFFERINGS

Supercharge your career

We want our students to become manager-leaders in their own right and to walk away with real-world skills from an internationally accredited institution.

The NWU Business School has long been a pioneer in knowledge creation and a hub for visionary leaders. Our commitment to excellence has been unwavering, and we have consistently equipped our students and partners with the tools, skills, and insights to navigate the complex and ever-changing business world with integrity. We provide opportunities to expand, explore and evolve in the world of business and entrepreneurship.

Our formal programmes include a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and the PhD qualification, whilst the list of short courses for executives is in great demand.

Change the way you think about business. Become a manager-leader who can inspire greatness. Choose from our wide range of internationally accredited courses and take your career to the next level.

Making our mark on the African continent is a priority for us. Through our curriculum, research, and community engagement initiatives, we strive to instil in our students a strong sense of social responsibility and ethical leadership. Our programmes integrate sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and ethical considerations, empowering students to become agents of positive change in their careers.

Enquire about the right programme for you

MBA

Master in Business
Administration

As the flagship of business training, our MBA programme equips and nurtures professional thought leaders for success in management.

PhD

in Economic and
Management Sciences

Our PhD programme develops forward-thinking executives who are equipped with cutting-edge approaches to dynamic business.

PGDM

Postgraduate Diploma
in Management

The PDGM leverages best practice and thought leadership, using theory and practice to unlock the potential of business managers.

EXEC

Education for 
Executives

Executive Education entails various programmes with practical content that enhances professional and personal development.

SHORT

Short courses for
corporate learning

These short courses aim to equip learners with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to effectively participate in the corporate world.

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An MBA qualification is regarded as the flagship of business training worldwide. We provide our students with the tools to succeed in the business environment and become professional thought leaders who excel in management. Our MBA is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Council (HEQC) in South Africa, internationally by AMBA in London (UK) as well as AABS in Africa. Our MBA degree combines theory and practice to fully develop the strategic leadership potential of managers participating in our programme.

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The PhD programme of the NWU Business School is a research-based doctoral degree offered at NQF Level 10. As the African continent, today is presenting itself as a new business frontier with enormous potential for business opportunities and growth albeit its unique challenges to business leadership, political risks, and infrastructure difficulties, it is critical for Business Schools across the continent to continually develop curricula that embody new ways of thinking and approaches that are unique to the development of African Scholars and relevant to the context given the diversity that exists in the continent.

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The NWU Business School is focused on combining theory and practice, in order to fully develop the strategic leadership potential of business managers. The programme content and standard of the NWU Business School’s Postgraduate Diploma in Management ensure that participants acquire skills with regard to best business practice and thought-leadership that can successfully be applied to the multi-disciplinary challenges encountered.

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Executive Education describes various non-formal programmes for working professionals with practical content that impact their professional and personal development. Executive Programs are targeted toward managers and executives from middle- to upper-management levels and entry-level managers. Executive programs are characterised as generic management programs with no separation by industry and are designed to survey various management and leadership topics and current issues.

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With the expertise available it is intended to draw the attention of prospective entrepreneurs to various business opportunities, the factors influencing the establishment and managing of an independent business, the unique problems facing business owners and methods of preventing or solving such problems. Existing theories regarding the management and operation of a business will be addressed, but the emphasis during the presentations will be on the practical application of the theories to minimise unemployment in South Africa.

Interested? Click here

MBA

Master in Business
Administration

As the flagship of business training, our MBA programme equips and nurtures professional thought leaders for success in management.

Read more

An MBA qualification is regarded as the flagship of business training worldwide. We provide our students with the tools to succeed in the business environment and become professional thought leaders who excel in management. Our MBA is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Council (HEQC) in South Africa, internationally by AMBA in London (UK) as well as AABS in Africa. Our MBA degree combines theory and practice to fully develop the strategic leadership potential of managers participating in our programme.

Interested? Click here. 

PhD

in Economic and
Management Sciences

Our PhD programme develops forward-thinking executives who are equipped with cutting-edge approaches to dynamic business.

Read more

The PhD programme of the NWU Business School is a research-based doctoral degree offered at NQF Level 10. As the African continent, today is presenting itself as a new business frontier with enormous potential for business opportunities and growth albeit its unique challenges to business leadership, political risks, and infrastructure difficulties, it is critical for Business Schools across the continent to continually develop curricula that embody new ways of thinking and approaches that are unique to the development of African Scholars and relevant to the context given the diversity that exists in the continent.

Interested? Click here

PGDM

Postgraduate Diploma
in Management

The PDGM leverages best practice and thought leadership, using theory and practice to unlock the potential of business managers.

Read more

The NWU Business School is focused on combining theory and practice, in order to fully develop the strategic leadership potential of business managers. The programme content and standard of the NWU Business School’s Postgraduate Diploma in Management ensure that participants acquire skills with regard to best business practice and thought-leadership that can successfully be applied to the multi-disciplinary challenges encountered.

Interested? Click here

EXEC

Education for 
Executives

Executive Education entails various programmes with practical content that enhances professional and personal development.

Read more

Executive Education describes various non-formal programmes for working professionals with practical content that impact their professional and personal development. Executive Programs are targeted toward managers and executives from middle- to upper-management levels and entry-level managers. Executive programs are characterised as generic management programs with no separation by industry and are designed to survey various management and leadership topics and current issues.

Interested? Click here

SHORT

Short courses for
corporate learning

These short courses aim to equip learners with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to effectively participate in the corporate world.

Read more

With the expertise available it is intended to draw the attention of prospective entrepreneurs to various business opportunities, the factors influencing the establishment and management of an independent business, the unique problems facing business owners and methods of preventing or solving such problems. Existing theories regarding the management and operation of a business will be addressed, but the emphasis during the presentations will be on the practical application of the theories to minimise unemployment in South Africa.

Interested? Click here

IMPORTANT DATES

25 April 2024

MBA & PhD Graduation Function

30 April 2024

In conversation with Alumni: Dr Melanie van Rooy

24 May 2023

PITSO: Election 2024