UCT Graduate School of Business Postgraduate

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UCT Graduate School of Business Postgraduate

UCT Graduate School of Business Postgraduate

A postgraduate degree has become more important for individuals looking to enhance their careers and stand out from the competition in today’s competitive employment market. A variety of postgraduate programs are available from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town (UCT), each of which is intended to give students the information and abilities they need to succeed in their chosen fields. In this article, we’ll examine the advantages of enrolling in the UCT Graduate School of Business postgraduate program and how it can help you reach your full potential in terms of job success.

The full-time MBA program is ideally suited to students who are seeking a global approach with an African perspective and are looking to immerse themselves in full-time study.

MBA Full-Time Scholarship Application Deadlines:

  • First Round – 30 April 2024
  • Second Round – 31 May 2024
  • Final Round – 30 June 2024


  • 12 August 2023 – 9 August 2024.
  • Admission to the program opens on 1 July 2023 and closes on 30 June 2024.


The UCT GSB MBA program is geared toward talented, mature adults with proven academic ability and business experience who are highly motivated to succeed. Students are selected based on their capacity for personal and professional development.


  • Be 25 years or older.
  • Have a minimum of three years of relevant work experience.
  • Be fluent in English. Applicants whose mother tongue is not English will be required to produce a TOEFL certificate to verify fluency in English.  For more information on UCT’s English Language Requirements click here.
  • Ordinarily, have a minimum GMAT score of 550
    • The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a standardized test used by local and international business schools, including the UCT Graduate School of Business, as part of the admissions process into competitive graduate programs.
  • Have an NQF level 8 qualification (a Bachelor’s Honours degree or Postgraduate Diploma).
    • Candidates with a non-South African qualification need to verify the equivalence to a South African degree. This can be done by contacting the South African Qualifications Authority
    • Candidates not meeting the NQF level 8 requirement can apply through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) route and submit the Portfolio of Learning (POL) assessment form. Prospective MBA students who will be considered under the RPL policy should have:
      • At least an NQF 4 qualification.
      • A GMAT score > 550.
      • Relevant work experience of 7 years or more depending on the NQF level qualification above (i.e. prospective students with a lower NQF level need higher levels of work experience). Three or more years of work experience should have been in a management or a relevant professional position.
      • Candidates not meeting the NQF level 8 requirement should be able to demonstrate learning and academic ability that corresponds to the NQF 8 level, including critical thinking, problem-solving, and research skills.
  • Submit a CV you can collate your CV as you fill in your information, employment history, and qualifications in the pre-application portal.
  • Two referee reports were submitted as part of the application
  • Personal motivations in the form of three essays that will be used for selection purposes
  • Selected applicants will be required to take part in an interview.


Ready to start your MBA application? Follow the step-by-step process

Once you have enquired on our website, you will receive an email containing your unique Pre-application Portal Link. This sets you up with UCT GSB’s admissions team, and your support along the application process. Each step of the process will be clearly indicated on the portal, with specific instructions for what to submit.

NB: Before you proceed please ensure you meet the entrance criteria for the program.

Graduate School of Business: postgraduate

The UCT Graduate School of Business offers the ideal setting for both career and personal development. The UCT Graduate School of Business is the key to unlocking your potential for professional success, whether you’re looking to improve in your current area or explore new prospects.

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0860 UCT GSB (828 472)


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