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Wits Business School (WBS) is well reputed for providing its students with a solid, relevant and globally benchmarked business education. The school is entirely postgraduate in nature and offers a variety of academic degrees and executive education short courses.

WBS caters to individuals with a need to continuously improve and enhance their skills in their respective fields.

Overview of the School

Wits Business School (WBS) offers a variety of post graduate academic and executive education programmes. WBS also specializes in the design and delivery of in-company programmes, whereby the school partners with the client organisation to develop management capacity.

The WBS MBA is the flagship academic programme and is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Students looking for a more specialised Masters qualification can choose from one of the following topics:

  • Master of Management in Finance and Investment (MMFI)
  • Master of Management in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation (MMENVC)
  • Master of Management by Research (MMR)
  • Master of Management in Business and Executive Coaching (MMBEC)
  • Master of Management in Innovation Studies (MM Innovation Studies)
  • Master of Management in Strategic Marketing (MMSM)

The WBS Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PDM) is hugely in demand as well and aimed at students who have a strong undergraduate degree but lack full-time work experience.  PDM education classes are known for the young and vibrant energy in the classroom.

Executive Education offers a wide variety of attendance and certificate education programmes ranging from five days to nine months courses, with an option for full time, part time and block release class attendance formats. WBS Executive Education courses have been tried and tested constantly with rankings in the global Financial Times Executive Education rankings and PMR.Africa rankings.

WBS' Executive Education courses are typically for different levels of managers wanting to brush up or up skill in areas where they may be lacking and even to acquire new skills.  These education courses range from Finance for non-Financial Mangers, the New Managers Programme (NMP), Project Management and the popular Management Advancement Programme (MAP), all the way to the prestigious International Executive Development Programme (IEDP) which is taught in partnership with London Business School.

Wits Business School has just been ranked number 55 in the world’s top 65 business schools for executive education in the 2012 Financial Times (FT.com) business school rankings. The school moved up one position from 2011 in the open programme provider section.

Wits Business School was also awarded joint silver place in the 2012 PMR.africa rankings – an annual national survey assessing academic institutions offering Executive Education short courses.  The award recognised WBS as a leader in academic institutions that offer Executive Education short courses in South Africa.

When it comes to customisation, in-company programmes, the Leadership Development Centre designs and customises a leadership development programme that is relevant and industry specific, based on best practice; thereby offering the client an excellent return on investment.


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