MBA (Master of Business Administration)

  • Programme will stimulate you intellectually and impact positively on your work environment
  • The programme will ensure that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to tackle challenges of the business world.

1.5 - 2 Years
NQF Level 9
180 credits
Supported distance learning

About The MBA

Master of Business Administration (General)

The MBA from MANCOSA concentrates on management in a rapidly changing, information-rich global marketplace. The programme aims to develop conceptual understanding, synthesis and critical application of management theory for people with appropriate experience who wish to progress in their management career.

To meet the needs of a dynamic business environment, the MBA qualifi­cation is itself evolving and adapting. Arming learners with a qualifi­cation that would pave the way to top managerial positions in companies of any size as well as entrepreneurs wanting to run their own business. One of the most compelling reasons to do an MBA is to enhance career opportunities through effective personal development and capacity building. The popularity of this quali­fication has spread across the world to organisations of every type. The challenges imposed by the 21st century make the upgrading of skills and qualifi­cations essential to meet the demands set by stakeholders. It has become one of the most sought after qualifi­cation as a prerequisite to most top management positions as well as for successful career progression. Worldwide, the best 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. 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 on 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

  • A Bachelor Honours degree (SAQA NQF Level 8) or a Postgraduate Diploma from an accredited institute.
  • In addition to the above, the student in expected to have a minimum of 2 years of working experience and be at least 23 years of age.
  • An update Curriculum Vitae (CV) is required with the application
  • A motivation letter and recommendation letter

Assessments for the MBA

The final assessment mark for each module consists of an assignment (50%) and a written examination (50%). Examinations are written at the end of each semester and conducted by the Mauritius Examination Syndicate (MES)

All applicants are required to submit to MANCOSA an evaluation document from 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 MBA

Duration: 1.5 to 2 years

The first semester of Year 1 is exempt for those who already have a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from MANCOSA.

Stage 1

Semester 1

  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Human Resources Development
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Operations Management

Semester 2

  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Research and Quantitative Methods

Stage 2

Elective: Choose 1 Module

  • Strategic Project Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare Management
  • Leadership
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Change Management


  • Dissertation

Learning Outcomes of the MBA

Upon successful completion of the MBA, the student should be able to:
  • Identify and solve problems on a management level, demonstrating critical and creative thinking.
  • Conduct and communicate research in organizations and their environment.
  • Develop capacities in people, systems and facilities to meet the strategic goals of the organisation within the context of social needs.
  • 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

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