Master of Business Administration (MBA)

About the MBA:


The MBA is internationally recognized as a key qualification for senior corporate managers in today’s changing technological, cultural, political and economic environment. These changes include increasing globalization of business and technology, presenting opportunities and challenges in the new millennium. In order to take advantage of the opportunities and to deal with the challenges in our fast-changing turbulent environment, organizations require knowledgeable and skilled managers with sharp decision-making skills, innovation, confidence and vision.

Entrance Requirements:

The normal minimum entrance requirements for the MBA, shall be one of the following:

An undergraduate degree* in any discipline from this or any other recognized university or institution of higher learning, having earned at least a GPA of 2.8 out of 4.00 scale; or 3.00 out of a 5.00 scale, second class, second division, or its equivalent coupled with at least three years appropriate work experience; or

Relevant professional or postgraduate qualifications deemed equivalent to at least a 2.8 GPA [2(ii)] degree by the Faculty of Business coupled with at least three years appropriate work experience; or

 An undergraduate degree at a pass division or equivalent coupled with a postgraduate diploma at credit level or above and at least three years appropriate work experience; or

 An undergraduate degree at pass division or equivalent coupled with at least 5 years relevant work experience.

  *Candidates applying for MBA whose undergraduate degree is not business-related will have to enroll on the MBA Foundation program. The program runs for five weeks (June-July) on a part-time basis


Duration of the Program:


The MBA program is offered on both full-time and part-time basis. The normal duration of the full-time MBA program shall be a minimum of five (5) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters.

 For part-time, the normal duration shall be a minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum of eight (8) semesters.


Program Structure:

The MBA Program consists of sixteen (16) semester courses, comprising twelve (12) compulsory core courses and four (4) optional courses in addition to a compulsory dissertation.

Compulsory Core Courses:

MGT751 Management Simulation, MIS, Controlling

MGT750 Organizational Theory and Behavior

MKT778 Business Presentation Skills Seminar

MGT743 Strategic Management

MKT760 Marketing Strategy

ACC700 Management Accounting for Business Decisions

FIN720 Financial Management and Policy

MGT741 Business Research Methods

ECO717 Managerial Economics for Business

MGT742 Operations Management

LAW711 Business Law

MKT761 Consumer and Buyer Behavior


Optional Courses:

Students must take and pass four (4) optional courses chosen from a menu of courses from the sub-disciplines of Business Intelligence and IT, Sales, Marketing and Procurement, Trade and Logistics, Leadership and Capacity Building and Financial Management.


Dissertation: Students must take a compulsory 24 Credit Dissertation.


Cost: Refer to the University of Botswana Schedule of Fees.


Deadline: To be Announced

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