The MANCOSA MBA

There has never been a more compelling time to embark on a Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme. The need for highly capable managers to lead organisations in an age of constant change is more urgent than ever. In uncertain economic times, the future will be defined by those with the ability to grasp complex issues, think strategically, act positively, lead decisively, manage collaboratively and resolve problems innovatively.

MANCOSA creates leaders with the ability to deliver a new vision of the future in these unprecedented times. Our MBA programme stretches and challenges you to become a defining player in your organisation and fulfil your true potential.

Studying toward a MANCOSA MBA is a very good investment because it enables you to set ambitious personal goals, chart a rewarding career pathway and accomplish key milestones on the way to success. While doing all of this, you will also make a lasting contribution to your organisation and society.

The highly recognised MANCOSA MBA programme is benchmarked, internationally, for consistency and tailored, regionally, for contextual relevance.

The programme equips participants with a solid working knowledge and understanding of cutting-edge management systems, approaches, practices and decision-making tools for ensuring business success.

Some of the critical management skills and abilities acquired are crafting and implementing strategy, re-engineering business management systems and processes, marketing the organisation in a competitive economic environment, making sound financial and business decisions, managing and measuring performance, communicating clearly and leading teams across different functional areas of the organisation.

These skills are honed using in-depth case study analysis of conflicting data, complex socio-economics and intense time, resource and fiscal pressures.

If you are seeking the flexibility of combining work with study, our supported distance-learning MBA offers you the perfect solution. It allows you to fit learning and development into your busy working and family lifestyle.

We have mastered the art of blending distance-learning with self-study, workshops, enrichment classes, case analysis, conceptual exercises, individual tutor and strong web-based support. This method encourages analysis and discussion of real business cases and contributes to deep learning. The use of internet technologies such as email and web-based support, brings the participants and faculty together across any distance or cultural boundary. This ubiquity allows learning to take place across great distances and brings an interesting cosmopolitan mix to the student body.

Our method provides the frameworks and concepts of MBA education in a richer, more relevant context – and is responsive to the demands of contemporary business. The programme combines theory with practice to help students acquire a firm grounding in the fundamentals of business management. We place strong emphasis on the practical application of theory so that learning can be applied to real-life work situations.

We give insight into the fields of management, marketing, human resources, operations, economics, corporate strategy, international business and finance. The programme culminates with a research project that not only empowers you with strong research and analytical skills, but enables you to improve your organisation through research. Our experienced faculty will supervise and guide you through your research.

Our practitioner-led approach enables you to immediately implement new knowledge and skills in the everyday workplace. Case studies are an integral part of our programme. When participants are presented with a case, they place themselves in the role of a decision-maker as they read through the situation and identify the problems faced. The next step is to perform the necessary analysis – examining the causes and considering alternative courses of action to come to a set of recommendations. This method transforms participants into problem-solvers, innovators and team leaders.