Milpark MBA ranked #1 in the higher education private sector
Relevance; flexibility; tailored solutions; and flexible funding: these are some key drivers that make the Milpark Business School’s (MBS) Master of Business Administration (MBA) qualification the number one MBA in the higher education private sector (as ranked by PMR.africa in its latest survey on Accredited Business Schools offering this degree in South Africa).
Our MBA scooped a PMR Golden Arrow Award for ranking second overall and first in the higher education private sector. The flagship qualification has been ranked the first among private providers for five consecutive years (2013 - 2017).
On an annual basis, PMR.africa conducts a national survey of accredited public and private business schools offering MBA and MBL degrees in South Africa. Employers rate MBA graduates and students in their workplace on, among other things, academic knowledge, entrepreneurial skills, ethical business conduct, strategic management, leadership skills and operational management.
Dr Cobus Oosthuizen, Dean of the Milpark Business School, says: “The majority of employers still regard the MBA as a high-value degree and are eager to hire MBA graduates. Our Distance Learning Online (DLO) MBA students experience constant learning and support, possibly exceeding that of classroom-learning students, no matter how remotely they might be situated.”
He explains: “This kind of support ensures their 9-to-5 work lives are not interrupted and they remain an asset in their workspace. It’s our understanding of the daily challenges our MBA students face that has allowed us to develop new ways of learning that remove the barriers to traffic, location and low engagement.”
Challenging the norm and doing things differently, Milpark Education launched its DLO MBA in January 2016. The DLO MBA guarantees high engagement and has been specially developed to meet the demands of daily life, offering flexible funding and peer-to-peer learning. “This is a vision Milpark is embracing with its approach to Distance Learning Online. Technology is an enabler for learning and we need initiatives to use digital tools and resources to enhance the role of the teacher, rather than replace it. We are currently one of the few pioneers introducing digital tools to create a better learning experience,” says Dr Oosthuizen.
Milpark also offers the first distance-learning MBA in the country with online synchronous and asynchronous contact for interactive support and one lecturer per cohort of 25 students to curate the learning journey effortlessly and seamlessly.
With the addition of DLO to its delivery, Milpark Education has provided students with the choice of classroom based-learning, or a quality interactive learning experience which is flexible enough for students to study at their own convenience, in a manner that is best for them, independently of place and time. Multiple instances of assessment will ensure student progress.
With both the DLO or Contact Learning options, Milpark offers the MBA in a flexible manner while exposing students to the same subject areas and learning outcomes. The decision of which delivery mode to register for depends on the student’s lifestyle demands.
Dr Oosthuizen concludes: “We offer a practical, multi-disciplinary MBA programme to enhance the potential of present and future business leaders. Our graduates are known to excel in the marketplace and this reflects positively on the status and credibility of our institution.”
30 Nov 2017