About us

Situated in Durban, South Africa, overlooking the bustling Durban seaport. MANCOSA serves as an innovation hub for executive education and postgraduate management programmes, including the flagship and highly rated Master of Business Administration. A selection of Executive Education Short Learning Programmes are also offered to meet the requirements of professionals in both the private and public sectors.

Principal’s Message

MANCOSA sets a high standard for its programmes and high expectations for its participants.

In the next few years you will be rewarded with an experience unparalleled in supported distance-learning education.



Education for a better world for all.


Impacting lives through innovative education.

Brief History

MANCOSA is a private higher education institution registered in terms of the Higher Education Act (Act 101 of 1997 as amended). It was established in 1995 as a post-apartheid empowerment institution offering affordable and accessible management education primarily to persons previously denied access to postgraduate education…


Established in South Africa as post-apartheid empowerment institution


Received accreditation from the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC)


Reach 10,000 enrolled student


Joined Honoris University Group


MBA achieve Top 10 in Africa Status


For the first time in the region, a higher education initiative, at international standards, introduces the collaborative intelligence of African institutions, leveraging the knowledge and expertise of multiple communities and countries.

Affiliations and Partnerships

  • Honoris United Universities (HUU)
  • South African Business Schools Association (SABSA)
  • Association of African Business Schools (AABS)
  • National Association of Distance Education Organisations of South Africa (NADEOSA)
  • European Foundation for Management and
    Development (EFMD)
  • United Nations Academic Impact Initiative (UNAI)

International and Regional Accreditation and Recognition

  • Accredited by the Mauritius Tertiary Education Commission (TEC)
  • Recognised by the Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA)
  • Registered with the Zambia Higher Education Authority (HEA)
  • Accredited by the Malawi National Council for Higher
    Education (NCHE)
  • Registered with the Swaziland Higher Education Council (SHEC)
  • Registered with the Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA)

Why Choose MANCOSA?

MANCOSA programmes promote high levels of independence through innovative learning and assessment interventions.

Students can expect a carefully integrated mix of lectures; access to well-designed self-study materials and online learning resources.

HONORIS United Universities

Honoris United Universities is the first Pan-African private higher education network committed to preparing and educating the next generation of African leaders and professionals able to impact regionally in a globalised world.

The network, built upon its unique ‘collaborative intelligence’ concept, brings together the pioneering efforts of leading tertiary education institutions in North and Southern Africa, to educate Africa’s next generation of leaders and professionals.

MANCOSA is a proud member of the Honoris United University network.

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