This executive MBA programme is ideal for those who are keen to start their own business, or the general manager who is looking to gain a deeper and all-rounded understanding of business to become a more effective manager.
The GIBS MBA degree is an attractive and unique offering that resonates with individuals who are self-driven, highly motivated and entrepreneurial-minded. In June 2019 the annual UK Financial Times Executive Education rankings, a global benchmark for providers of executive education, once again ranked us as the top South African and African business school. This is the 15th year running that we have been ranked among the top business schools worldwide. In April 2019, our MBA qualification was ranked among the top 50 business schools globally in the prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Executive MBA Rankings.
Students need to successfully complete all requirements for the
PGDip GM in order to be eligible to gain entry into the GIBS MBA. The PGDip GM is phase 1 of the MBA Programme. A 60% average is required in this phase in order to proceed onto phase 2 (MBA phase). Combined, both phases take two years to complete if done in the part-time/modular format, or one year for full-time students. Should you already hold a postgraduate qualification, you may apply for credits only when you have been accepted on the programme.
Applications Open: 30 May 2019
Round 1: 18 July 2019
Round 2: 28 August 2019
Round 3: 30 September 2019 (Final close)
Final Close: INTENSIVE ONLY: 28 August 2019
Final Close: KZN ONLY: 26 November 2019
Acceptance is on a round by round basis, we highly recommend you apply as early as possible. No late applications will be considered.
Completed degree/ SAQA accredited NQF 7 qualification
At least 5 years work experience, of which 2 years must be management
Matriculation certificate level competence in mathematics
Competence in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and a web browser
Good English language skills verbally and in written format
SAQA certificate for all qualifications completed outside SA (international)
Should you not hold a degree or a SAQA accredited NQF 7 qualification, you will be required to complete the GMAT test. The GMAT is facilitated by an external company and minimum score required for your application to be considered is 550. For more information on GMAT, please click here. For GMAT prep classes please click here.
International Students/Foreign Qualifications: Applicants who hold a foreign qualification need to send their qualifications to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) for evaluation before applying to GIBS. We require the SAQA certificate to verify the NQF level of your qualification. Visit
saqa.org.za or email :
firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, you can call: +27 (0) 12 431 5070 or the helpdesk on: +27 (0) 860 111 673
Applicants from Non-English speaking countries will have to complete an English Proficiency Test
Total tuition: R297 000 (includes the PGDIP and MBA phases. Excludes global module)
Application fee: The fees below correlate with the application closing dates and are non-refundable (payable upon application).
Round 1: R2 000 (Early bird)
Round 2: R3 000
Round 3: R4 000
Registration fee: R17 000 (non-refundable, will be payable upon acceptance to the PGDip programme. Offset against the cost of tuition in your first year.)
Global module fee: US$ 4620 - US$ 7230 (Invoiced in year two, based on exchange rate).
International students: R5 000 (Excluding SADC countries)
The Global Module is a compulsory module to be completed in your MBA phase (year 2), which comprises international trip to understand the key teachings of international business. You will be given a number of countries to choose from and the cost will depend on the chosen destination. The details of this module will be provided in year 2.
GIBS does not charge VAT on tuition fees and all prices are subject to change.
Please click here for a quote/ proforma invoice. Note no payment can be made against a quotation and you can only receive a tax invoice once you have been officially accepted onto the programme.
Note: GIBS in conjunction with the Black Management Forum (BMF), will be offering 5 bursaries to applicants from designated groups that are accepted onto the Intensive MBA programme. Please click here to access the bursary application form and requirements.
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Note: These are the tentative schedules and the confirmed schedules will be sent to all accepted students closer to the start date of the programme. These formats are subject to change and applicants will be notified of any changes timeously.
If you have a special need or disability, GIBS will look into accommodating this. However, it is a requirement that the student will need to provide medical certificates and supporting documentation as requested by the GIBS Admissions Office. We recommend you contact the Admissions Office before you complete your application.
Observant students must contact the
GIBS Admissions Office before you start your application to ascertain if or how your specific needs may be accommodated. Note all programmes include weekend classes and attendance is compulsory.
- Step 1: Compile all supporting documents. Click here for the list of supporting documents
- Step 2: Submit your online application along with all supporting documents and pay the application fee.
- Step 3: Application is processed and documents verified (3-4 weeks).
- Step 4: You will be assigned a test date for the GIBS Entrance Test (You will receive an invitation to the test once your documents have been verified).
- Step 5: Complete the Entrance Test written at GIBS (all degreed applicants) OR submit GMAT results (if non-degreed).
- Step 6: Await for test results from the assessor and submit references (2 weeks).
- Step 7: Applicant profile is reviewed and feedback will sent to the applicant.
All accepted students are required to pay the registration fee within 3 weeks of acceptance to secure your place on the programme.
Feedback will be received +/- 6 weeks after each closing round. Click here for the application form guideline.
There are set test dates for the year that cannot be change upon individual requests. Should you not be able to attend any of the given dates, you will have to make arrangements to write the assessment directly with the assessor at an additional cost. Please click here for assessors details.
Please ensure the billing details are correct when completing the application form as any request to make amendments will delay your application. Ensure you have the VAT number should your company be funding the tuition fees.
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