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Graduate Programs at University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
At the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)  we are proud of our outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and  research. The University of Stellenbosch Business School, offers  a wide range of internationally accredited management and leadership  programmes.
   
USB is  recognised as a top school in the international business school network. It was  the first school from an African university to receive all three international accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. Overall, we strive to develop responsible leaders through well-grounded business education and research.
   
We welcome students from around the world, and our  faculty and staff aims to enhance the learning experience by bringing their  applied knowledge and experiences into the classroom.
   
W​hy study at UBS?  
   
Three international accreditations
USB has quality guarantees in the form of AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accredi­tation. USB was the first school from an African university to hold all three international accreditations for business schools.
   
International exposure
You will experience the international dimension at work at the School. The School's international participation is demonstrated by its three international accreditations, its international student body, visiting international faculty and exchange students, the compulsory MBA International Study Module at a foreign business school, its presence in many parts of the African continent, and partnerships with business schools on all continents.
   
Africa-focused expertise
USB is your business knowledge partner in Africa. The School has become known for its African-focused expertise in areas such as development finance, ethics and corporate governance, personal leadership development, management coaching, futures research and emerging-country economics.
   
Leadership development
A strong focus on leadership development forms part of our programmes – in particular our MBA and Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership Development. USB's leadership expertise is benchmarked against international standards and endorsed by a growing body of respected research institutions.
   
Collaborative learning
Collabora­tive learning is a key feature of USB's programmes, and this intense engagement contributes to the life-changing experience of studying with us. Each student brings different qualifications, management experience and cultural knowledge to the table. This diversity enables students to learn from one another and to work with different perspectives.
   
Business knowledge
USB creates business knowledge through its research centres, academic conferences and seminars, a research fellowship programme, the research undertaken by its faculty members and students, and its partnerships with the business industry and other academic institutions. The School shares its research with its students from all over the world, as well as with stakeholders such as alumni and business leaders. ​   

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Programs

MBA
USB's triple accredited MBA gives students an astute understanding of business, enabling them to take up senior management positions in any industry. 
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
MPhil in Development Finance (MDevF)​
This programme equips students with the skills and understanding to develop Africa where it matters, to contribute to sustainable development, to shape finance policies and programmes, and to implement Africa-driven solutions
Duration: 2 year
Deadline: Ongoing
MPhil in Futures Studies
This degree offers candidates a unique opportunity to equip themselves with techniques and methods to react meaningfully to the growing complexity in the organisational environment and world affairs, especially from an African perspective.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
MPhil in Management Coaching
This programme equips aspirant professional coaches with the theoretical and practical know-how to grow human capital.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
PhD Business Management and Administration
This doctoral programme focuses on in-depth research to develop employable knowledge that can be applied directly in the workplace. It is a non-structured programme that allows students to determine their own timing. Participants may enrol for full-time or part-time studies. 
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
PhD in Development Finance
The purpose of this PhD is to create research which supports the growth agendas of South Africa, the greater African continent and beyond. It is structured into a course-work component and a research component during the second and subsequent years of registration.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management and Administration
This programme allows students to acquire entrepreneurship skills and an entrepreneurial approach to business, as well as general management skills and an understanding of business in Africa.
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
Postgraduate Diploma in Development Finance
This programme is the ideal starting point for junior and mid-level managers interested in a career in Development Finance and the funding of growth initiatives such as roads, telecommunication infrastructure, hospitals and houses.
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
Postgraduate Diploma in Futures Studies
The primary purpose of this programme is to equip students with high-level competencies to react meaningfully to growing complexity in the organisational environment, while taking into account the unique de­velopmental challenges facing Africa and South Africa.
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership Development
This programme takes participants beyond an MBA to leadership speciali­sation as it acknowledges leadership as the prime differentiator that drives sustainable high performance.
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management
This programme focuses on strategic project management and upper management skills to produce project managers who can confidently manage projects and take on managerial positions in any industry.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing

Testimonials

Puseletso B. Molise, Full-time MBA 2013

"I chose the USB MBA because leadership development is a core theme of the programme."

Puseletso B. Molise, Full-time MBA 2013
JB Belgrove, Full-time MBA 2013

"The leadership track on the USB MBA gives me the opportunity to reflect and get to know who I am and what my leadership style is."

JB Belgrove, Full-time MBA 2013
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