University of the Free State Business School

University of the Free State Business School

The Business School was founded to:

  • develop and deliver successful programmes;
  • teach and share our knowledge and convert learning into practice;
  • coach in an on-campus and on-line environment;
  • empower individuals and organisations;
  • maximise potential; and achieve exceptional results.

Also operating under the banner of the school, is The Centre for Business Dynamics, established to offer customised non-curricular training in order to assist companies and individuals in bridging the gap between their existing skills and competencies, and those required to ensure their future performance and competitiveness.

Fully accredited by the Council for Higher Education (CHE)

Memberships:

  • AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • AABS (Association of African Business Schools)
  • AMBA (Association of MBAs)
  • CEEMAN (Central and East European Management Development Association)
  • SABSA (South African Association for Business Schools)

Welcome to the Centre for Business Dynamics
(commercial unit of the Business School)

The Centre for Business Dynamics will help you and your company stay competitive by bridging the gap between your existing skills and competencies and those required. We will make it our priority that you meet the challenges and opportunities presented, distinguish yourself from your competitors, and achieve higher performance.

Our large portfolio of products and services, coupled with a network of national and international experts, enables us to offer tailor-made, state-of-the-art organisational and personal development solutions. From customised short courses and consultations, to strategy and leadership development – we have it all. Contact us today and start investing in your success and the fulfillment of your dreams.

Objectives:

  • To help companies and individuals stay competitive by bridging the gap between existing skills and competencies in their work environment, and those required.
  • To help the business sector in general to face the challenges of radical innovation and change by making their human capital and business models revolution-ready.

The Centre for Business Dynamics was founded in January 2004 and offers the following certificate programmes:

  • Management and Leadership Programmes
  • Executive Programmes
  • Short Learning Programmes

University of the Free State Business School

Philisophiae Doctoral in Business Administration

Kindly note that applications for 2016 and have closed.   Information regarding applications for 2020 will be available from January .  

The UFS Business School is firmly established as a leader in the provision of management and leadership programmes in the country, fully accredited by the Council for Higher Education (CHE), a member of the South African Association for Business Schools (SABSA),  Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN), and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).  The Business School has been awarded 3 Palmes by Eduniversal and belongs in the 3rd League of the 1 000 Best Business Schools worldwide.

With the PhD programme, the school completes its menu of academic options. The PhD will be awarded with an endorsement of ‘Business Administration’.

CURRICULUM – NQF LEVEL 10 CREDITS 360

PhD students commence their studies in January of each year, with the closing date for application 15 September of the previous year.  A non-refundable application fee is payable on applying for the PhD.

Philosophiae Doctor in Business Administration – Admission and Entrance Requirements
  • A first degree or equivalent with an average of 65% for all the modules (credits must be at least 360 and the qualification should be at NQF level 7)
  • An MBA or equivalent master’s degree with an average of 65% for all the modules
  • At least 65% for Business Research Methods done on a master’s level
  • At least 65% for an expanded MBA or equivalent dissertation (minimum 60 credits) with a duration of at least one academic year
  • TALPS test (International students)

THE FOLLOWING MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION

Proof of payment of selection fees
Passport photo
Certified copies of

1.  ID/passport
2.  All certificates for qualifications already obtained
3.  Academic record, including Certificate of Conduct.  (This can be obtained from your previous institute)

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE DELIVERED OR SENT TO

Physical address Postal address
PhD application PhD applications
UFS Business School UFS Business School
UFS Business School Building PO Box 339
Block B, 3rd Floor Internal box 17
University of the Free State University of the Free State
Nelson Mandela Drive Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein 9301 9301

THREE POSSIBLE OUTCOMES WILL RESULT FROM THE SCREENING PROCESS:

1.  A letter to inform the applicant that he/she was successful.

2.  A letter to inform the applicant of partial compliance and what is still needed in order to qualify for     pre-application.

3.  A letter to inform the applicant that he/she was unsuccessful.

The candidate has a minimum of 24 months (2 years) to complete the PhD.  Thereafter the rules of the university apply.

Master of Business Administration

The course content of the UFS Business School MBA enhances and develops managers and leaders, broadly covering all aspects and challenges which managers and leaders might face in today’s ever-changing business environment. Graduates of our MBA programme will be able to compete in both the global economic and business environment.
MBA CURRICULUM – 221 CREDITS NQF LEVEL 9
A new group of students commence their studies in January or July each year.  Applications for the July 2016 intake close on 15 April 2016 and for the January intake on 30 September 2016.

ADMISSION AND ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 25 years of age
  • At least 3 years of relevant managerial experience/work experience
  • A four-year applicable Bachelor’s degree (NQF level 7 and comprising at least 360 credits)
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

Admission to the MBA programme is subject to a psychometric selection process.

THE FOLLOWING MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION

Proof of payment of selection fees
Passport photo
Certified copies of
1.  Identity document/passport
2.  All certificates for qualifications already obtained
3.  Academic record including the Certificate of Conduct.  (This can be obtained from your previous institution)

Kindly complete the application form provided in the UFS Business School brochure

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE DELIVERED OR SENT TO

 Physical address Postal address
MBA Applications
UFS Business School
UFS Business School Building
Block B,  3rd Floor
University of the Free State
Nelson Mandela Drive
Bloemfontein
9301
MBA Applications
UFS Business School
PO Box 339
Internal Box 17
University of the Free State
Bloemfontein
9300

University of the Free State Business School

Postgradute Diploma in Business Administration

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration introduces a new phase in the academic offering of the UFS Business School. The PGDip in Business Administration provides a valuable articulation route to students with a first degree, planning to register for an MBA in future.

We’ve already exceeded our limit regarding PGDip applications for the January intake.
There is limited space left for the second-semester intake.
Kindly apply before 15 March .

PGDip – 144 CREDITS – NQF LEVEL 8
A new group of students commence their studies in January or July each year.  Applications for the January intake close 15 November and for the July intake 15 May.

ADMISSION AND ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 24 years of age
  • Any three-year Bachelor’s degree at NQF level 7
  • Two years’ relevant work experience

THE FOLLOWING MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION
Proof of payment of selection fees
Passport photo
Certified copies of

1.  ID/passport
2.  All certificates for qualifications already obtained
3.  Academic record, including the Certificate of Conduct  (This can be obtained from your previous institution)

Bachelor of Management Leadership
A dynamic addition to the spectrum of management programmes on offer is the Bachelor of Management Leadership (BML) aimed at working adult learners. This qualification is based on experiential learning and the assessment and recognition of prior learning. The objective of the BML is to deliver a new generation of formally qualified and innovative managerial leaders equipped to excel in and add value to today’s corporate and business environment. The BML programme was developed in collaboration with the School for New Learning at De Paul University in Chicago.
BML Programme – NQF 7  MODES OF DELIVERY
1.  Face-to-face
The programme is offered on campus on a part-time basis.  Students attend classes on Friday
afternoons from 11:15 to 18:00

2.  On-line (one intake per year in July)
The Business School has an on-line option that will bring the learning right to your doorstep.
Except for the introductory Portfolio Development Course and a full-week contact session once
a year on campus, the BML programme is presented online

3.  Modular
Students attend classes on campus once a term for a full week

MINIMUM ADMISSION AND ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Over and above the rules regarding admission to this university, the following specific entrance requirements must be met:

  1. 23 years of age
  2. A permanent work appointment
  3. (a)  An endorsed senior certificate with at least 2 years’ working experience, or
    (b)  A senior certificate with at least 2 years’ working experience, or
    (c)  A grade 10 certificate with at least 5 years’ working experience, or
    (d)  A certificate with conditional exemption issued by the Matriculation Board, with at least 2 years’ working experience
    (e)  An equivalent qualification
  4. Proficiency in English
  5. Proficiency in Mathematics
  6. Adequate computer literacy

Students admitted to the BML programme in terms of 3(b), 3(c), 3(d), or 3(e), must complete an additional module, BMLB3710/BMLB3720.
When a student has successfully completed BMLB3710/BMLB3720, the university will apply for a certificate of exemption in terms of admission approved by the Senate of the university.

Admission tests must be written by all applicants. A review committee will consider all applications and a policy of limited enrolment will be practiced.

MINIMUM ADMISSION AND ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDATES WITH NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATES OBTAINED FROM 2008

Over and above the general rules regarding admission to this university, the following specific entrance requirements must be met:

  1. 23 years of age
  2. A permanent work appointment
  3. (a)  A National Senior Certificate (NSC) or a National Certificate Vocational (NC (Vl)) with an AP score of at least 30 and a minimum of 2 years’ working experience, or
    (b)  A GET certificate with at least 10 years’ working experience, or
    (c)  An equivalent qualification
  4. Proficiency in English with a minimum achievement level of 4
  5. Proficiency in Mathematical Literacy with a minimum achievement level of 4
  6. Adequate computer literacy

Students admitted to the BML programme in terms of 3(b) and 3(c) above, must complete an additional module, BMLB3710/BMLB3720.
When a student has successfully completed BMLB3710/BMLB3720, the university will apply for a certificate of exemption in terms of admission approved by the Senate of the university.

Admission tests must be written by all applicants.  A review committee will consider all applications and a policy of limited enrolment will be practiced.
Contact
Tshidi Ramabusa
T: +27 51 401 7939

University of the Free State Business School

Or telephone:
Bloemfontein Campus: +27(0)51 401 9111
Qwaqwa Campus: Tel: +27(0)58 718 5000
South Campus: +27(0)51 401 9111
For general information, e-mail: info@ufs.ac.za