University of KwaZulu-Natal-GSB & L Admission or Entry Requirement



University of KwaZulu-Natal-GSB & L Admission or Entry Requirement

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

 Entry Criteria (extract from the College of Law and Management Studies Handbook)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Criteria for admission to study

a) An applicant shall not be registered for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy / a supervised Doctoral degree by research in any college unless the applicant has:





  • (i) satisfied the requirements for a relevant prerequisite degree as
    specified in the College concerned (Masters); or
  • (ii) been admitted to the status of that degree in terms of Rule GR7(a); or
  • (iii) attained a level of competence as defined in Rule GR7(b)

b) A college may prescribe further minimum criteria for admission to study

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Entry CriteriaTo be considered for admission onto the MBA programme, an applicant is required to meet all the following criteria: holds an Honours degree or a Post Graduate Diploma at NQF level 8, or a cognate Bachelor’s degree at NQF level 8, or has been admitted to the status of an Honours degree or has attained a level of competence as provided for in the University’s admissions framework; and

  1. (a) is at least 25 years old on the 1st of January of the year of first registration and has a minimum of 3 years formal, full time work experience; and
  2. (b) has passed the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or an entrance examination prescribed by the School.

MBA Entrance Test

An applicant is required to write an entrance test to determine his/her suitability for the MBA. The test is conducted by an independent industrial psychologist for which a separate fee is charged. The test is designed to determine an applicant’s potential to succeed on the MBA and it tests, learning potential, literacy understanding, concept formation and numerical abilities.





International applicants may write the GMAT test in their own country and attach a certified copy of their results to their application.

Please note that you will be invited to write the test once your application has been perused by the School

Master of Commerce (Leadership Studies) by Coursework and Dissertation

Entrance requirements
An appropriate four-year degree at Honours level or equivalent.