Wits Business School

Wits Business School is the graduate school of business administration of the University of the Witwatersrand, one of the top tertiary institutes in Africa.


The School offers a variety of postgraduate academic programmes and executive education programmes as well as weekly public seminars. WBS also designs tailor-made, in-company programmes, partnering with client organisations to develop management capacity.  With a full suite of programmes on offer, WBS delivers innovative, transformative, and immersive learning experiences using generative thinking methodologies.

The School’s aim is to deliver leaders who can fashion the future of Africa and raise the values-bar on how business is done on the continent. Learning is therefore relevant to the challenges and opportunities that we face on this continent, providing students with a deep understanding of the complexities of doing business in Africa within a global context.

Academic Programme and their Fees Structure

Programme Fees
Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PDM)R82 793
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA)R84 032
Postgraduate Diploma in EnergyR54 000
Postgraduate Diploma in Digital BusinessR81 000
MM in the Field of Business Executive CoachingR155 970
MM in the Field of Innovation StudiesR138 425
MM in the Field of Strategic MarketingR140 370
MM in Entrepreneurship and New Venture CreationR139 970
MM in Finance and InvestmentR151 970
Master of Business Administration (MBA)R238 070
Master by ResearchR31 222
MM in the Field of EnergyR103 670
MM in the Field of Digital BusinessR132 600

Please note: The above fees do not include a registration fee and a nominal copyright fee per programme. All prices are subject to change. The fee structure is still under review and all prices will be confirmed by January.

Wits Business School Admission

Please note: only shortlisted candidates will be invited to write the WBS Admissions test.

Applicants are requested to read the following information with care. Tests are used in the selection process because research shows a correlation between success in the tests and on the programmes. However, the test results form only a part of the criteria for candidate selection.

Applicants for the MBA may sit one of three admissions tests.  The GMAT, NMAT or the WBS Admission Test.  Applicants are advised to take the WBS Admission Test unless they wish to apply  to multiple business schools, in which case they should take the GMAT or NMAT (details of these tests may be found on the www.gmat.com or nmat.org.in/africa).  Applicants are advised that both the GMAT and the NMAT require extensive preparation, whereas the WBS Admission Test does not.   

Contact Details

General Enquiries:
+27 11 717 3544

Postal Address:
P O Box 98, Wits, 2050

Street Address:
2 St David’s Place, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa