Business School

Master of Business Administration (NQF Level 9)

Would you describe yourself as well-educated and well-rounded? Are you able to tackle the myriad problems facing managers in business? Do you care about the environment, understand global issues and conduct business in an ethical and sustainable way? Would you like to acquire advanced general strategic management skills and competencies to enhance your current qualification, knowledge and skills? If the above description applies to you, you are a perfect fit for Milpark Education’s flagship qualification, the MBA.

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NQF Level

9

SAQA

94856

Min Credits

200

Milpark’s MBA curriculum consists of a purposefully selected blend of modules that ensure the development of managers skilled in the areas of social responsibility, the environment and corporate citizenship. At its core, the programme remains focused on the key management areas while paying sound attention to the critical skills that prepare our students to be ethical leaders for the common good in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The principles underpinning our MBA degree are thus:

  • exemplary performance from our graduates that sets an example of ethical and sustainable business practices
  • ethical leadership that projects concern for humanity and the earth in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • strong local business roots with a global vision, grounded in the core competencies of managing a successful business in an ethical and sustainable way.

The MBA qualification will enable you to:

  • analyse complex issues, think critically and appreciate alternative perspectives related to core business management issues
  • apply, evaluate and synthesise current management theories in the main functional areas of financial management, human resource management, marketing management, ethics, governance, operations management, global economics and leadership
  • demonstrate an appreciation of and contribute towards the development and implementation of the responsibilities that business has towards society, local communities and the environment
  • apply the theoretical and practical aspects of the strategic development of organisations in an integrated fashion in a particular business or sector
  • develop creative, imaginative, credible solutions to management issues
  • demonstrate personal and interpersonal skills, notably reporting, presenting, critical analysis, imagination, emotional intelligence, creativity, teamwork and independent learning.

DESCRIPTION AND PROGRAMME PURPOSE

Milpark Business School empowers future leaders to pursue ethical and sustainable business practices informed by the sustainable development goals (SDGs). This vision is built on “phronesis” (practical wisdom), emphasising not only the development of great business leaders, but leadership for the #commongood. Ethical and sustainable business practices are therefore at the heart of our teaching and research philosophy and find expression in our AMBA-accredited multi-disciplinary MBA programme.

Milpark’s MBA curriculum consists of a purposefully selected blend of modules that ensure the development of managers who are skilled in the areas of social responsibility, the environment and corporate citizenship. At its core, the programme remains focused on the key management areas while paying sound attention to the critical skills that prepare our students to be ethical leaders for the common good in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The MBA is aimed at middle to senior managers in possession of a postgraduate degree or equivalent, desirous of acquiring advanced general strategic management skills and competencies. The ideal MBA graduate is a welleducated and well-rounded individual able to tackle the myriad problems facing managers in business. S/he is respected by the community, cares about the environment, understands global issues and conducts business in an ethical and sustainable way.

The principles underpinning our MBA degree are thus:

  • Exemplary performance from our graduates that sets an example of ethical and sustainable business practices
  • Ethical leadership that projects concern for humanity and the earth in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Strong local business roots with a global vision, grounded in the core competencies of managing a successful business in an ethical and sustainable way.

WHO SHOULD ENROL?

Do you want to take your studies and career to the next level? If you have a recognised Honours Degree or Postgraduate Diploma, this MBA is for you. Our MBA offers a challenging interactive experience where students apply relevant business management aspects to real-world business challenges. This stimulating MBA programme incorporates a strategic approach to business through small classes, both online and face-to-face. It equips individuals who are self-driven, ambitious and career-oriented with the requisite knowledge and skills required to pursue their chosen career path in an uncertain and volatile environment.

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES

Successful completion of this qualification should enable the student to:

  • Analyse complex issues, think critically, and appreciate alternative perspectives related to core business management issues.
  • Apply, evaluate and synthesise current management theories in the main functional areas of financial management, human resource management, marketing management, ethics, governance, operations management, global economics and leadership.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of and contribute towards the development and implementation of the responsibilities that business has towards society, local communities and the environment. 
  • Apply the theoretical and practical aspects of the strategic development of organisations in an integrated fashion in a particular business or sector.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The MBA programme is delivered in ten-week blocks per module, with students completing two modules at a time. Students will be able to complete eight modules per year, and hence the full qualification in the minimum time of two years.

Module name  Code  Prerequisites  Credits  C/E
Business Report Writing, Quantitative Analysis and Presentation Skills

BQPS02-8 - 5 Compulsory
General Management Environment   GENV01-8 15  Compulsory
Business Ethics and Corporate Governance  BECG01-8  15  Compulsory
Social Responsibility and Environmental Management  SREM01-8  15  Compulsory
Finance for Non-Financial Managers**  FNFM01-OS**  Bridging**
People Management  PEMA01-9  12  Compulsory
Operations and Technology Management  OTMA01-9  12  Compulsory
Marketing and Sales Management  MSMA01-9  12  Compulsory
Advanced Business Research Methodology   ABRM01-9 Compulsory
Management Accounting and Finance (Part 1)   MAFI1A-8 15  Compulsory
Leadership and Change Management   LCHM01-9 15  Compulsory
Global Trade (Macroeconomics – BRICS – Developing Markets)  GTRA01-9  15  Compulsory
Dissertation (supervision)  DISSEX-9  ABRM01-9  45  Compulsory
Management Accounting and Finance (Part 2)  MAFI1B-9   MAFI1A-8 10  Compulsory
Integrated Business Strategy  IBST01-9  15  Compulsory
Elective (select one):
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Business in Emerging Markets
ENTI01-9
BEMA01-9
10
10
Elective
Elective
Dissertation (approved final submission)   DISSUB-9 DISSEX-9  Compulsory
TOTAL     215  
**This module is compulsory for all students who have not studied financial management at an undergraduate or postgraduate level or have
no working experience in financial management. This course must be successfully completed within the first two semesters of study and before
students will be allowed to register for Management Accounting and Finance (Part 1) MAFI1A-8.

Entry Route 1

Admission to the qualification is subject to academic selection criteria. The applicant must:

  • have an accredited postgraduate diploma, honours degree, a four-year Bachelor’s degree (that exits at Level 8) or equivalent.
  • be at least 25 years old.
  • achieve an acceptable rating in the admission assessment. 
  • have a minimum of three to four years’ relevant work experience. 
  • be proficient in English. (Proof of proficiency may be required for international students.)
  • be computer and internet-literate.
  • submit a one-page essay motivating their admission onto the MBA.
  • submit a CV using the Milpark Business School template (the template is available on the online admission application).
  • present themselves for an interview with the Programme Manager.

Entry Route 2

In exceptionally limited cases, admission to the qualification may also take place via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
*Kindly contact the relevant Programme Manager BEFORE applying online for admission on RPL grounds to determine availability, as RPL admissions are limited to 10% of the total intake and it is therefore continuously oversubscribed.

In addition to fulfilling the Entry Route 1 selection criteria, RPL applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be 40 years old or older.
  • have 15–20 years’ relevant work experience.
  • be in a Senior Management or Executive position.

Note: only once all Entry Route 1 places have been finalised, can any RPL candidates be admitted onto the qualification.

International Students
International applicants whose first language is not English are required to provide proof of proficiency in English prior to admission to the qualification.

Any applicant who has a certificate other than a South African National Senior Certificate or a South African undergraduate degree must provide a SAQA Certificate of Equivalence, if they want to enrol for a postgraduate qualification (www.saqa.org.za).

Semester 1
Admissions Close: 28 January 2022
Registrations Close: 11 February 2022

 

Semester 2
Admissions Close: 1 July 2022
Registrations Close: 15 July 2022

 

 

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