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Invest in your career and Be Worth More
The city of Bloemfontein, situated in the South African province of the Free State, is home to the University of the Free State.

Founded in 1904, the UFS currently serves more than 30 000 residential and non-residential students. Thanks to a tradition of
excellence and progressive learning programmes, the University of the Free State is now regarded as one of the top academic
institutions in the country.

The UFS Business School, located in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, has firmly established itself as a leader
in the provision of management and leadership programmes within South Africa. In addition to its large spectrum of management
programmes available, the UFS Business School offers an MBA qualification, delivering a new generation of highly skilled and
innovative managers equipped to excel in today’s corporate and business environment.

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Message from the Director

                               South Africa needs empowered business leaders adding value
                               and differentiating themselves in their respective environments.
                               The UFS Business School provides an exceptional opportunity
                               to Be Worth More.

                               Graduates of both our MBA and BML programme will be able
                               to compete in both the domestic and global economic and
                               business environment.

                               Prof Helena van Zyl

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                                  ADMISSION
                                  Application and admission to the MBA programme is done
                                  through the UFS Business School.

                                  ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
                                  At least 25 years of age.
                                  At least three years of relevant managerial experience/work
                                  experience.

                                  And one of the following:

                                  A four year relevant Bachelors’ degree.
                                  A relevant Honours degree.
                                  A RPL Process (candidates admitted according to a RPL
                                  process cannot be more than 10% per intake).

                                  DURATION
                                  The MBA programme is primarily aimed at part-time students.
                                  Expected duration of study is 2 to 3 years. If exemptions based
                                  on prior study learning are granted, this period can be shorter.

                                  DATE OF COMMENCE
                                  A new group of students commences their studies every
                                  January and July. Applications for the January intake close
                                  15 October each year and for the July intake 15 March each
                                  year.

                                  FEES
                                  Refer to the attached fee structure.
                                  South Africans citizens- Students with bursaries must hand in
                                  the original letter during the registration period. International
                                  students- No bursaries will be accepted from international
                                  students.

                                  SELECTION PROCESS
                                  After successful application, applicants will be required to
                                  complete the selection tests.

                                  The selection tests consist of the following:
                                  A battery of psychometric assessments.
                                  Skills tests in accounting, numeracy, computer and
                                  English proficiency.

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                  REGISTRATION
                  Registration for the MBA programme is done through the
                  Business School. At least 10 students must register for a specific
                  elective module for it to be offered. The Director makes the
                  final decision in this regard.

                  It is at all times the responsibility of the student to ensure that
                  his/her registration is correct.

                  Students are only allowed to register for 3 modules in their
                  first semester of registration. The maximum number of modules
                  a student can register for per semester is 4 modules.

                  INSTRUCTION & ASSESSMENT METHODS
                  The MBA programme involves resource-based learning
                  implying self-study with the aid of a course guide.
                  Assessment includes tests, assignments and projects, while
                  group activities are performed to develop team skills.
                  Independent studies are undertaken to promote research
                  capabilities. Formal examinations also form part of the
                  assessment. The programme is presented in English.

                  CLASS ATTENDANCE
                  Three full-day contact sessions are scheduled for each semes-
                  ter module and orientation session. The contact session for
                  the different semester modules are scheduled, as far as possible,
                  on consecutive days to accomodate students from outside
                  Bloemfontein. Class attendance is compulsory.

                  STUDY MATERIAL
                  All study guides will be supplied by the Business School.
                  Prescribed books are not included in tuition fees.

                  GRADUATION
                  Graduation ceremonies are scheduled for June/July and
                  December.

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Curriculum
The course content of the UFS Business School MBA enhances and develops managers and leaders, broadly covering all aspects
and challenges that managers and leaders might face in today’s ever changing business environment.

The curriculum is comprised of 17 modules on NQF Level 8 with 320 credits:
14 Core modules (Semester modules)
2 Elective modules (Semester modules)
Compulsory Field Study (Year module)

Core semester modules:                                         Elective semester modules:
Analytical Methods                                             E-Commerce
Business Conditions Analysis                                   Managing Information Technology
Business Research Methods                                      International Business and Marketing
Corporate and Business Law                                     Operational Management and Logistics
Corporate Governance and Ethics                                Investment and Portfolio Analysis
Economics for Managers                                         Project Management
Financial and Managerial Accounting                            Management of HIV and Aids
Financial Management                                           Risk Management
Human Resource Management                                      Managing BBBEE
Leading Innovation and Change                                  Tax and Estate Planning
Marketing for Managers
Managing Society and the Future
Organisational Behaviour
Strategy and Company Analysis

Exemptions

Kindly apply at the MBA office for exemption after you have been admitted to the MBA programme. Certified copies of the relevant
academic records and syllabus/ses must be included in the application for exemptions. (Note that exemption and recognition
of prior learning will only be granted for courses passed during the past five years for post-graduate studies).

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                                       ALUMNI
                                       The MBA Alumni was officially launched on 5 December 2001 at a prestigious dinner held
                                       by the School of Management for the first MBA graduandi.

                                       The Society has 3 active branches: Bloemfontein, Gauteng and Lesotho.
                                       In the words of Prof Helena van Zyl: “The Alumni of the Business School are the backbone
                                       of the School”.

Clinton Massyn
Chairman: Alumni

                                       BEST STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2012
                                       To have that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do
                                       not know, that is true knowledge.
                                       Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)

                                       With their broad spectrum of subjects, the University of the Free State’s Business School
                                       expanded my understanding of the business environment. It has given me the ability to
                                       stand back and look at the bigger picture.

                                       It was truly an honour and privilege to complete my MBA at the Business School. Apart
                                       from the academic knowledge you acquire, you also learn more about yourself and others.

                                       I will always be grateful to my Creator, family and fellow students who supported me
                                       during my studies.
Barend van der Merwe

Experiences and Reflections
Sandra Meyer
Professional development, personal growth, new prospective and extended horizons.
C Bilinga
Driving business strategically.
Gert Bezuidenhout
By completing my MBA, it tested my commitment to my goals, hopes and dreams.
Pieter du Toit
To achieve what I know I can.
Om te bereik wat ek weet ek kan.
Tinus van der Berg
I call a person with an MBA a Make or Break Ace! It should be self-explanatory.

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OUR MBA IS PRESENTED BY A PROFESSIONAL, SKILLED AND EXPERIENCED LECTURING STAFF
As far as practically feasible, each module is presented by an allocated facilitator in collaboration with a visiting professor. Visiting
professors are suitably qualified industry professionals with substantial practical experience and a high profile in a specific field
of study.

Professors extraordinary:

Prof. Frederick Fourie (Research Associate)

Visiting professors (part-time):

Dr. Bennie Anderson
Dr. Gary van Vuuren
Dr. Mias de Klerk
Dr. Marius Botha
Ms. Venette Klein
Adv. Johan du Toit
Mr. Roger Crawford
Mr. Ndaba Ntsele
Prof. M. Gupta
Mr. J.P. Landman
Prof. R. Hinson
Prof. D. Plaatjies

THE SCHOOL HAS AGREEMENTS WITH A NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, NAMELY:
ESC Rennes School of Business, Rennes, France
Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University, Chicago, USA
Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India
School for New Learning, DePaul University, Chicago, USA
Mississippi State University, USA
University of Turin, Turin, Italy

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Meet our Staff
Applications                                                  Finance

Mrs Elvira Oberholzer                                         Mrs Helena Reinecke
mbabusinessschool@ufs.ac.za | Tel: 051 401 3163               reineckh@ufs.ac.za | Tel: 051 401 3164 | Fax: 086 650 1030
Fax: 086 655 8044

Registrations                                                 Assignments & Exams

Mrs Edna Cox                                                  Mrs Maquida du Preez
coxel@ufs.ac.za | Tel: 051 401 3172 | Fax: 086 525 6336       mba@ufs.ac.za | Tel: 051 401 3588

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Application Procedure
MBA APPLICATION FORM
Please make sure that all of the following documents are submitted:

Completed application form.
Recommendation forms (2).
One recent ID photograph.
Proof of payment (non-refundable) for application fees.
Certified copies of:

         Degree certificate/s or four year diploma certificate (equivalent to 360 credits / NQF Level 7).
         ID Document / Passport.
         Academic record including certificate of conduct (This must be obtained from your previous
         tertiary institution).

Completed applications must be delivered or sent to:

Physical address                                                   Postal address
Mrs Elvira Oberholzer                                              Mrs Elvira Oberholzer
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                                                       9300
9301

For enquiries contact Mrs Elvira Oberholzer
mbabusinessschool@ufs.ac.za
Tel: 051 4013163

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MBA APPLICATION - PAYMENT PROCEDURE
Please make sure that you are well informed on the contents of this letter or if you have a sponsor, make sure that your sponsor
has a copy of this.
1. Cash
   In terms of University regulations no cash may be handled at the Business School
2. Payment can be made at any ABSA bank
            Application fee only:                                              Registration and tuition fees
            Bank: ABSA                                                         Bank: ABSA
            Account holder: UFS Business School                                Account holder: University of the Free State
            Account number: 40 7576 7007                                       Account number: 1570 151 688
            Branch code: 632005                                                Branch code: 632 005
            Reference: MBA & Surname and Initials                              Reference: 100 & Student number

3. Electronic payments:
   Application fee only: Register the UFS Business School as beneficiary.
   Registration and tuition fees: Register the University as beneficiary.
   Please use reference as indicated.
4. Registration and tuition fees
   Per cheque at the Business School, MBA office (only registration and tuition fees).
   Please ensure that your reference is written on the back of the cheque.
Fax the proof of payment to Mrs Helena Reinecke 086 6501030 or e-mail to reineckh@ufs.ac.za
If you send a fax from outside South Africa, kindly use our international fax number,+27 51 4013587 and mark it clearly “Attention
Helena Reinecke”.
      Application fee (non-refundable) R1 400.00/Application fee (non-refundable) R1 600 (when applying during 2015)
                                                  Registration and Tuition fees
                                             2014 Account balances must be zero
  SA citizens                                15 January 2015 - Prepayment prior to registration for the 1st semester - R6 870
  Registration fee R 950 each year           31 March 2015 - Pay all first semester fees
  Tuition fee per module R5 700              30 August 2015 - Third and final payment - settle tuition fee account in full
                                             14 July 2015 - First time registration - Prepayment prior to registration - R6 870
  International students
  Registration fee R 950 each year           2014 Account balances must be zero
  Fees for International students R2 045     15 January 2015 - Prepayments prior to registration for the 1st semester - R11 870
  each year                                  31 March 2015 - Pay all first semester fees
  Tuition fee per module R5 700              30 June 2015 - Third and final payment - settle tuition fee account in full
                                             14 July 2015 - First time registration - Prepayment prior to registration - R11 870
  Non-SADC countries
  Tuition fee per module R8 550
                                                TOTAL COST OF MBA PROGRAMME
 South African Citizens                International students                             Non-SADC Countries
 Registration fee         R 950.00     Registration fee                  R 950.00         Registration fee                    R 950.00
 Cost per module                       Cost per module                                    Cost per semester module
 (R 5 700.00 x 16)      R91 200.00     (R 5 700.00 x 16)               R91 200.00         (R 8 550 x 16)                  R136 800.00
                                       Field study - Year module        R11 400.00        Field study - Year module        R 17 100.00
 Field study -Year       R11 400.00                                                       International fees                R 2 045.00
 module                                International fees               R2 045.00
                                                                                          Total                           R156 895.00
 Total                R103 550.00      Total                           R105 595.00

- A maximum of 8 subjects can be taken per year                    - There is an escalation of ±10% per year on fees
                                                                   - Please take that note registration costs are subject to change

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Receipt Number                            UFS Student Number
                                          (Only if previously studied at the University of the Free State)
Personal Information
 Title
 Surname
 Name
 Preferred first name
 Date of birth
 ID No
 Gender
 Marital Status
 Race
 Home language
 Church denomination
 Disabilities
 Halaal/Vegetarian

Postal address
 Address
 Suburb
 City
 Postal Code
 Province

Residential address
 Address
 Suburb
 City
 Postal Code
 Province

Contact information
 Home phone
 Business phone
 Cellphone
 Email address 1
 Email address 2

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Previous tertiary education
           Degree(s) / Diploma(s)                         Institution                               Year obtained

Present employment

Employer
Position held
Period
Company address

Previous employment
                 Employer                               Position held                                 Period

Total years of work experience

I confirm:
That for the duration of my studies I commit myself to complying with all rules laid down by the University Council or by any
other authorised body or person and may declare from time to time, which rules shall form part of my agreement with the
University of the Free State.

That it remains my responsibility to keep abreast of the rules of the University of the Free State and the MBA programme.

                Applicant’s signature                                                               Date

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Recommendation Form 1

Applicant’s Name

I agree that the recommendation I am requesting shall be held in confidence by officials        Yes                 No
of the University of the Free State, and I hereby waive any rights to examine it.

               Applicant’s signature                                                                     Date

Recommender
Title
Organisation
Mailing address

1. How long and in what capacity have you known the applicant?

2. Are you familiar with the applicant's academic record?                                                    Yes         No

3. Do you feel that the applicant is prepared academically for the challenges of this MBA Programme?         Yes         No

4. Do you feel that the applicant is prepared emotionally for the challenges of this MBA programme?          Yes         No

5. If English is not the applicant’s home language, please comment on his or her oral and written English proficiency
                                       Excellent            Good              Average                 Poor          Cannot judge
 Oral
 Written
6. How would you rate the applicants skills in the following areas?
                                       Excellent            Good              Average                 Poor          Cannot judge
 Written communication skills
 Oral communication skills
 Quantitative skills
 Problem-solving skills
 Decision-making skills
 Ability to work with other

7. Any other information that may assist us in our assessment of the applicant’s potential for success (optiona)l

               Recommender’s signature                                                                   Date
To the recommender: Please return this recommendation form to the applicant in a sealed envelope.

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Recommendation Form 2

Applicant’s Name

I agree that the recommendation I am requesting shall be held in confidence by officials        Yes                 No
of the University of the Free State, and I hereby waive any rights to examine it.

               Applicant’s signature                                                                     Date

Recommender
Title
Organisation
Mailing address

1. How long and in what capacity have you known the applicant?

2. Are you familiar with the applicant's academic record?                                                    Yes         No

3. Do you feel that the applicant is prepared academically for the challenges of this MBA Programme?         Yes         No

4. Do you feel that the applicant is prepared emotionally for the challenges of this MBA programme?          Yes         No

5. If English is not the applicant’s home language, please comment on his or her oral and written English proficiency
                                       Excellent            Good              Average                 Poor          Cannot judge
 Oral
 Written
6. How would you rate the applicants skills in the following areas?
                                       Excellent            Good              Average                 Poor          Cannot judge
 Written communication skills
 Oral communication skills
 Quantitative skills
 Problem-solving skills
 Decision-making skills
 Ability to work with other

7. Any other information that may assist us in our assessment of the applicant’s potential for success (optiona)l

               Recommender’s signature                                                                   Date
To the recommender: Please return this recommendation form to the applicant in a sealed envelope.

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