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MBA Programme

MBA is a one year programme consisting of taught modules and a mini-dissertation. It encompasses the traditional managerial education elements and then goes beyond that to address issues of sustainability by exploring social and economic challenges facing organisations to find solutions for a sustainable future. Thus, leaders and/or managers are forced to be broader in their vision, to be inventive and realistic about their responsibilities, and conscious of their legacy in terms of environmental sustainability and the way business is conducted.


  • Relevant to current and pertinent issues and required practices of sustainability;
  • Offers high academic standards;
  • Is aligned with the best practices in business and managerial education;
  • Is focused on high–level leadership competencies;
  • Prepares students for a competitive career. 


The main target for our MBA is executives in Public, Private and Entrepreneurial ventures.

Admission Requirements

MDEV Programme

The MDEV Programme is one of the three academic programmes in the Turfloop Graduate School (TGSL).  It consists of 9 taught modules with 100 credits and a mini-dissertation report with 100 credits to total 200 credits for the whole course. The Master of Development (MDEV) degree is designed to enhance capacity for development management in both the public and private sectors including in non-government and civil society sectors. Thus, the degree offers a wide range of career choices in those sectors as Programme/Project Directors/Managers, Community Development Practitioners, Academics and so forth. The MDEV modules are intended to enhance a candidate’s theoretical and applied knowledge in critical areas which are relevant to the social and economic development of the country.


Persons involved in development efforts of various activities, leadership and potential leaders in the various sectors: NGO/CBO, public and business sectors, and persons keen on integrating their field of specialisation and interest towards development focus. The course is based on a block system and will be best suited for people in either full or part time employment who can attend their blocks of course work, while being able to use their work place for projects. International candidates keen to learn from the developing world and willing to experience the challenge of further development are welcome to apply.

Admission Requirements

MPA Programme

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) programme offers students a wealth of relevant knowledge and skills required for the developmental state in the African Continent. MPA is one of the three academic programmes for the Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership.

It consists of nine modules making 100 credits and a mini-dissertation with 100 credits to make up 200 credits for the entire course. Candidates are encouraged to complete their qualification at the minimum period allowed of two years. Our primary client focus is national, provincial and local government officials within South Africa and elsewhere on the continent.

Candidates who are employed by international organisations such as African Union and United Nations bodies are also welcome. Classes are offered on a block release of one week a month to accommodate their work commitments.

This is a high impact postgraduate degree which is intended to ensure that candidates develop in their academic and professional environments. Their contribution and increasing capacity in their workplace should be noticeable upon completion of this qualification.

Admission Requirements