University of South Africa Business School

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University of South Africa Business School Programmes

PGD – Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

MBL – Master of Business Leadership

MBA – Master of Business Administration

DBL – Doctor of Business Leadership

Executive Education

The PGD is your stepping stone towards a successful business leadership career.  It will broaden your business and management perspective, providing you with the tools to effectively lead as you journey towards the upper-echelons of the business sphere.  This PGD gives you access to continue with your studies towards an MBA or MBL, providing that you meet the admission requirements of the programme of choice.

University of South Africa Business School Admission requirements

  • Three-year, 360-credit Bachelor’s Degree or National Higher Diploma or Advanced Diploma (accredited by the CHE or form an accredited institution) (supply a copy of degree as well as transcript, indicating the symbol or percentage obtained for each module and indicating whether or not the qualification was completed.) For this qualification applicants must have a 60% average score.
  • Original documentary proof of at least two years’ managerial or professional work experience (eg a letter from your employer on an official letterhead), indicating your period of service or a certificate of service. If you operate your own business, the statement can be made by your auditor, accountant, attorney or partner
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae
  • A two-page double-spaced document motivating why you want to obtain an PGD degree. You have to certify that this motivation is your own work and prepared solely by you for the application process.
  • Supply a clear copy of Identity Document or Passport. (Copy of driver’s licence is NOT acceptable.)
  • If you are a sponsored student include a letter from your sponsor that indicates that they are taking responsibility for your tuition fees

The Graduate School of Business Leadership may institute additional selection criteria as deemed necessary.

Before your apply

Before you download the application form, familiarise yourself with the instuction document linked on the application form.  Kindly download the application form and complete it electronically, then email the completed application form together with the supporting documents to

University of South Africa Business School Fees Structure

Student fees are broken down into the following

  • Application fee
  • Tuition fees; split into acceptance deposit and subsequent payment plan
  • Additional fees for students outside of SA and outside of Africa
  • Miscellaneous fees

Application fees formal programmes

  • Application fee R 170


Note that Unisa is a cashless environment.


Full Year Registrations
Total Fees (registration for all 9 modules)   R55 053.00
Registration Fee                                     R27 527.001st
Instalment (15 Mar 2020)                    R13 763.002nd
 Instalment (15 Aug 2020)                   R13 763.00

Contact Details

University of South Africa, 1 Preller Street, Pretoria

Mr Chris Lekhuleni
Tel +27 12 444 8666

Mr Corné Jacobs
Venue Manager
Tel: +27 12 429 3046

University of South Africa Business School Application forms