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The JBS online Master of Business Administration (MBA) is fully online and offers electives to suit your area of expertise. The elective streams include subjects in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation, Leadership and Digital Transformation. The initial focus of this MBA will fall on finding your purpose. You will then learn the skills and requirements to be a master in your field, with a solid understanding of national and international trends.
The faculty members are “professors of practice” and have a practical approach, providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to grow a business. Students selected for this programme also will benefit from exposure to networks across the globe.
There is no thesis but rather a capstone project that requires the student to unpack a real-life business challenge they may have experienced, working with a supervisor to come up with a workable solution.

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The MBA is accredited nationally by the Council for Higher Education and has the backing of the internationally recognised University of Johannesburg. The Johannesburg Business School (JBS) is working towards aligning the MBA with the requirements of the international accrediting agencies. To apply for international accreditation, the MBA has to have run for a minimum of three years. The first intake was in 2020, which means JBS can apply for international accreditation in 2023.

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To be considered for the MBA you need to meet the requirements listed below:

  • Honours Degree in a relevant field (NQF Level 8) with an overall average of 60%
    OR
  • PGDip in Management, PGDip in Business Management, PGDip in Business Administration or related NQF Level 8 qualifications with an overall average of 60%
    OR
  • A cognate Bachelor’s Degree equivalent at NQF level 8
    AND
  • Proof of English language proficiency (for students who have not studied at the tertiary level in English)
  • A minimum of four years of work experience at an appropriate level of which a minimum of two years’ managerial experience, and a letter from your employer to confirm managerial experience.
  • Applicants may be asked to do a JBS admission test (psychometric tests)


Admission requirements for international students:

  • Applicants who hold a foreign qualification need to send their qualifications to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) for evaluation before applying for the MBA programme. We require the SAQA certificate to verify the NQF level of your qualification. You can call SAQA’s help desk on +27 12 431-5070 or visit SAQA’s website.
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Two MBA modules (a 5-credit module and a 10-credit module) will run concurrently over a seven-week period and the programme is split over two years. The MBA programme consists of core modules, three elective modules, and a capstone project which is an independent study module. The fees for the MBA include textbooks (ebooks).

Healthcare Management Modules

The Healthcare Management modules include the following: Economics in healthcare management; Legislation and ethics in the healthcare sector; Big data and analytics in healthcare; International study module; Systems for healthcare operations management; Innovation in healthcare management; and Fundamentals of healthcare operations management (a compulsory module for students specialising in healthcare).

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04 August 2024
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19 August 2024

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Master of Business Administration

The JBS online Master of Business Administration (MBA) is fully online and offers electives to suit your area of expertise. The elective streams include subjects in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation, Leadership and Digital Transformation. The initial focus of this MBA will fall on finding your purpose. You will then learn the skills and requirements to be a master in your field, with a solid understanding of national and international trends.
The faculty members are “professors of practice” and have a practical approach, providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to grow a business. Students selected for this programme also will benefit from exposure to networks across the globe.
There is no thesis but rather a capstone project that requires the student to unpack a real-life business challenge they may have experienced, working with a supervisor to come up with a workable solution.

Requirements

To be considered for the MBA you need to meet the requirements listed below:

  • Honours Degree in a relevant field (NQF Level 8) with an overall average of 60%
    OR
  • PGDip in Management, PGDip in Business Management, PGDip in Business Administration or related NQF Level 8 qualifications with an overall average of 60%
    OR
  • A cognate Bachelor’s Degree equivalent at NQF level 8
    AND
  • Proof of English language proficiency (for students who have not studied at the tertiary level in English)
  • A minimum of four years of work experience at an appropriate level of which a minimum of two years’ managerial experience, and a letter from your employer to confirm managerial experience.
  • Applicants may be asked to do a JBS admission test (psychometric tests)


Admission requirements for international students:

  • Applicants who hold a foreign qualification need to send their qualifications to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) for evaluation before applying for the MBA programme. We require the SAQA certificate to verify the NQF level of your qualification. You can call SAQA’s help desk on +27 12 431-5070 or visit SAQA’s website.

The MBA is accredited nationally by the Council for Higher Education and has the backing of the internationally recognised University of Johannesburg. The Johannesburg Business School (JBS) is working towards aligning the MBA with the requirements of the international accrediting agencies. To apply for international accreditation, the MBA has to have run for a minimum of three years. The first intake was in 2020, which means JBS can apply for international accreditation in 2023.

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Module & credits

Two MBA modules (a 5-credit module and a 10-credit module) will run concurrently over a seven-week period and the programme is split over two years. The MBA programme consists of core modules, three elective modules, and a capstone project which is an independent study module. The fees for the MBA include textbooks (ebooks).

Healthcare Management Modules

The Healthcare Management modules include the following: Economics in healthcare management; Legislation and ethics in the healthcare sector; Big data and analytics in healthcare; International study module; Systems for healthcare operations management; Innovation in healthcare management; and Fundamentals of healthcare operations management (a compulsory module for students specialising in healthcare).

Total Fees:  R12,980

Credits:  10

The purpose of this module is to equip students with the knowledge to be able to manage the performance of others and to understand the key human resource management functions in digitally transformed organisations.

Total Fees:  R12,980

Credits:  10

Setting and implementing a strategy is the focus of the module. You will be guided through the processes necessary to assess the economy, as well as competitors to formulate a winning strategy. Strategy without implementation is futile, therefore there is a strong emphasis on the steps necessary for the effective implementation of a strategy.

Total Fees:  R6,470

Credits:  5

The purpose of this module is to teach students the principles of accounting and how accounting is used for management decision making in organisations.

Total Fees:  R6,470

Credits:  5

The purpose of this module is to teach students the principles of accounting and how accounting is used for management decision making in organisations.

Total Fees:  R12,980

Credits:  10

The purpose of this module is to develop deep insight into contemporary operations and digital supply chain management, which is critical to promoting cost-effective and efficient businesses.

Total Fees:  R6,470

Credits:  5

The purpose of this module is to challenge students to critically examine current business and management issues as they arise in South Africa within the context of the 4th and 5th Industrial Revolution and the new world of work.

Total Fees:  R6,470

Credits:  5

The purpose of this module is to challenge students to critically examine current business and management issues as they arise in South Africa within the context of the 4th and 5th Industrial Revolution and the new world of work.

Total Fees:  R12,980

Credits:  10

The purpose of this module is to expose students to the realm of e-business and what is required to innovate and disrupt in the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution. It also provides students with an overview of digital innovation through the lens of customer experience management as defined by the quality of all of a consumer’s encounters with a digital company’s platforms, products, services and brand.

Total Fees:  R12,980

Credits:  10

The purpose of the module is to critically analyse contemporary and holistic marketing strategies in order to secure a sustainable competitive advantage, especially for growing businesses.

Total Fees:  R6,470

Credits:  5

The purpose of this module is to assist students to understand the role of ethics in leadership within the context of the digital economy.

Total Fees:  R6,470

Credits:  5

The purpose of this module is to assist students to understand the role of ethics in leadership within the context of the digital economy.

Total Fees:  R6,470

Credits:  5

The purpose of this module is to provide students with business consultancy skills that are transferable into the business consulting profession, internal consultancy positions within organisations and senior management roles.

Total Fees:  R6,470

Credits:  5

The purpose of this module is to enable students to interpret the different dimensions of decision making in an organisation by means of quantitative data analysis and attention to detail in order to describe and act upon risk and uncertainty in various business contexts.

Total Fees:  R3.040

Credits:  5

The purpose of this module is for students to illustrate their capacity for critical thinking, problem-solving, effective written communication and the collection and analysis of data and by tackling a problem they have identified within their own organisations. In addition, the capstone project will challenge the student to document their own learning journey throughout the completion of the project. Students will be required to document their insights and the value of these insights to business leaders as part of the capstone project.

Total Fees:  R3,040

Credits:  5

The purpose of this module is for students to illustrate their capacity for critical thinking, problem-solving, effective written communication and the collection and analysis of data and by tackling a problem they have identified within their own organisations. In addition, the capstone project will challenge the student to document their own learning journey throughout the completion of the project. Students will be required to document their insights and the value of these insights to business leaders as part of the capstone project.

Total Fees:  R3,040

Credits:  5

The purpose of this module is for students to illustrate their capacity for critical thinking, problem-solving, effective written communication and the collection and analysis of data and by tackling a problem they have identified within their own organisations. In addition, the capstone project will challenge the student to document their own learning journey throughout the completion of the project. Students will be required to document their insights and the value of these insights to business leaders as part of the capstone project.

Total Fees:  R3,040

Credits:  5

The purpose of this module is for students to illustrate their capacity for critical thinking, problem-solving, effective written communication and the collection and analysis of data and by tackling a problem they have identified within their own organisations. In addition, the capstone project will challenge the student to document their own learning journey throughout the completion of the project. Students will be required to document their insights and the value of these insights to business leaders as part of the capstone project.

Total Fees:  R18,230

Credits:  30

The purpose of this module is for students to illustrate their capacity for critical thinking, problem-solving, effective written communication and the collection and analysis of data and by tackling a problem they have identified within their own organisations. In addition, the capstone project will challenge the student to document their own learning journey throughout the completion of the project. Students will be required to document their insights and the value of these insights to business leaders as part of the capstone project.

Total Fees:  R14,140

Credits:  10

International Elective A 

The purpose of this module is to serve as a vehicle to grant credits to students who undertake their electives at partner business schools, (i.e. those with which JBS has a Memorandum of Agreement in place). The student completes his or her studies at a partner school and receives a mini transcript from the partner school for the courses he or she has undertaken.

Total Fees:  R14,140

Credits:  10

Big Data & Data Analytics for Managers in the 4th IR

The purpose of this module is to prepare students for effective business intelligence, analytics, data science and leadership roles by focusing on business acumen, data command, technology and communication.

OR

Entrepreneurship and Start-ups 

The purpose of this module is to analyse traditional and contemporary business development theories, strategies and tools aimed at new business development in existing or start-up organisations.

OR

Negotiation Skills

The purpose of this module is to equip students with an essential framework that forms the basis of any type of negotiation and its consequent employment in the business environment. The module will deal with key negotiation principles in practice, while also observing and delivering critique on others during simulated negotiation settings. This approach specifically aims to build the student’s confidence and develop their ability to negotiate more successfully.

Total Fees:  R14,140

Credits:  10

Blockchain Applications for Business

This module is designed to explain the fundamentals of blockchain technology and how it works at a high level. Students will build an awareness of blockchain technology instruments and how they can be used to process products such as cryptocurrency transactions across an open and distributed ledger. The module will also provide students with sufficient basic knowledge of blockchain so that they are able to determine how the technology can support business operations.

OR

Disruptive Technologies for Industry Sectors

This module deals with an analytical review of historical disruptive technologies to date and societal and market transitions. Using case study tools, students will be able to map a desired future sustainable transition with its accompanying future technology applications for various industry sectors, such as agriculture, manufacturing, financial services and transport, among others.

OR

Developing Authentic Leadership

The purpose of this module is to assist students to become authentic leaders. To do this, they will first need to know themselves and then practice being themselves. Authentic leaders have to have high levels of self-awareness and this module will promote this through 360-degree feedback and group work aimed at soliciting feedback from peers.

FEES FOR 2024

UJ Online programmes are designed to be affordable, saving time and money compared to other formats. Tuition fees are calculated per seven-week module. You can enrol in and pay for each consecutive session as your studies progress. Payment is accepted through the online student portal and must meet the payment deadline.

* Fees quoted are 2024. Fees are subject to an annual increase.

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Number of modules: 23

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Programme credits: 190

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Fees per programme credit: ± R1,133

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Total tuition fees: R215,430

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