University of Cape Town MBA

University of Cape Town MBA

The University of Cape Town MBA is Listed in the Financial Times Top 100 Global MBA ranking, the GSB Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programme is transformative. It pushes students to their limits and empowers them to reach their best – personally and professionally.
The curriculum is international in scope and standard but with a distinctive orientation to the (South) African context. It has a strong practical emphasis and, in addition to addressing the functional areas of business, new streams of learning around communication, leadership and entrepreneurship keep it at the cutting edge of professional development.
The MBA is offered as a one-year, full-time course or in a two-year, modular format for delegates who are unable to study full-time. For funding opportunities please click here.
The MBA programme encompasses five overarching learning goals. Graduates will achieve the following on completion of the MBA programme:

University of Cape Town MBA Admissions

Welcome to the Admissions Office of the Graduate School of Business.  In this section of the website, you will find all the information that you need to help facilitate your application and admission to the GSB. We focus on admissions to the EMBA, MBA, PGDip, MCom in Development Finance, PhD in Business Administration and MPhil (by dissertation only) specialising in Inclusive Innovation programmes.
The relevant forms are in this section together with more information on what we look for when making student selections.
We appreciate that the admissions process is fairly complicated and there are many forms to complete.  We hope that this site answers all your questions.  You are welcome to contact us with any other queries or if we can be of assistance.
If you would like to know more about the curriculum itself for each programme, please browse through the ‘Learning’ section which outlines all the programmes that the GSB offers.

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University of Cape Town MBA Programs

The below programs are offered under MBA at the University of Cape Town

  • Masters of Business Administration (Executive Management) (EMBA)
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MCom in Development Finance (MCOM)
  • Master of Philosophy (by Dissertation only) specialising in Inclusive Innovation (MPHIL)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice (PGDip)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice (PGDip)
  • PhD Business Administration (PhD)

University of Cape Town MBA Selection Criteria


University of Cape Town MBA Fees Structure 2024

2024 Fees Schedule


Please note:
Tuition fees for the programmes are under review. The provisional tuition fees for will be updated on our website by August 2024. The approved fees will be finalised in November 2024. As a guideline, please refer to the 2024 tuition fees schedule below.

The University increases fees annually. Fees quoted are for one year of study only and are subject to increase in subsequent years. Applicants embarking on 2 year programmes (e.g. EMBA, Development Finance or the Modular MBA), or programmes that straddle two academic years (e.g. certain intakes of PGDip), must factor in fee increases for their courses in the 2nd year of study.
The University reserves the right to alter the level of fee.

Please click here to view the Fees Handbook

University of Cape Town MBA Contact



For further information on how to apply for any of the GSB’s academic programmes please contact the GSB Admissions Office:
Tel: +27 (0)21 406 1338/9 or +27 (0)21 406 1175
Fax: +27 (0)21 406 1070 or 086 544 9614
Postal address
Graduate School of Business
University of Cape Town
Private Bag X 3
Rondebosch 7701
Physical address
Graduate School of Business
Breakwater Campus
Portswood Road
Green Point 8001

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