MBL – Master of Business Leadership UnisaR
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The Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) is the only business school in South Africa that offers both a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Business Leadership (MBL). The MBL has a proud legacy, having been introduced in 1965 and since its inception, the SBL awards between 300-400 MBL degrees annually. Following market demand for an MBA, the SBL introduced a brand-new MBA in 2016. It is important to note the key differentiators between the two qualifications in order to make an informed choice about which programme will be best suited to help you achieve your career and personal development goals.
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” – John C Maxwell When there is competent leadership within organisations, those organisations thrive. The Master of Business Leadership (MBL) provides professional management development at postgraduate level with particular emphasis on the theory as well as the practice of leadership. The programme is geared towards developing the leadership qualities of managers and empowering them to become competent, confident leaders.
What is the MBL?
The MBL is a professional, two-year, postgraduate management development programme, which is offered on a largely distance learning platform. This distributed learning model offers a special learning opportunity and a unique self-development programme to graduates who want to follow management careers in the private and public sectors. Its unique structure incorporates contact with academics and groups and also makes provision for individual work. The multimedia interaction through the virtual learning environment, enhances the learning experience. The resulting Master’s degree equips the student with the skills to make a meaningful contribution in the management of both public and private sector organisations.
In order to be considered for admission to the MBL programme, candidates must fulfil the following admission requirements as a minimum: • Hold a Bachelor’s degree • Hold a Bachelor Honours Degree, or a Postgraduate Diploma or a 480-credit Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 96 credits at NQF level 8 • Have five years’ professional/managerial experience • Submit a letter, of no more than three pages, giving reasons for wishing to be admitted to the programme accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae • The applicant must be willing to undergo the prescribed selection process and pay the prescribed fee. • The applicant must successfully complete the SHL Admission Test • Applicants will be notified regarding the requirements for the SHL test and prescribed fees. These fees are not included in the application fees. The Graduate School of Business Leadership may institute additional selection criteria as it deems necessary