Colleges and Universities Offering Ph.D in Business Administration in South Africa

  • Course Name: Ph.D in Business Administration(Business Administration)
  • Major Subject: Business Administration
  • Course Category: Doctorate Courses

A Ph.D. in Business Administration offers advanced research and academic training in various areas of business management and entrepreneurship. The course equips students with the skills to conduct independent research, contribute to knowledge in the field, and pursue careers in the following areas;
a. academia,
b. consulting
c. senior leadership positions.

The following are the possible career opportunities for Ph.D. in Business Administration graduates in South Africa:
(i) Government and Public Sector
(ii) Financial Services
(iii) Nonprofit Organizations
(iv) Market Research and Analysis
(v) Training and Development
(vi) International Organizations
(vii) Academia
(viii) Corporate Research and Development
(ix) Management Consulting
(x) Entrepreneurship

Institutions Offering Ph.D in Business Administration

  • MANCOSA Institute MANCOSA Institute, Durban  
    Duration: 3 - 5 years

    Minimum entry requirement:
    1. Have an MBA or appropriate Master’s degree with an overall minimum average of 60%; and with 60% in the coursework and 60% in the research component; or
    2. Have an appropriate research Master’s degree with a minimum 60% pass.
    3. Provide a statement of intent in the form of a concept note on the proposed study, in which the candidate motivates for his/her admission into the doctoral programme and outlines a preliminary research proposal;
    4. Provide three professional/academic letters of recommendation which attest to the candidate’s academic ability to undertake doctoral studies and benefit from a DBA programme;
    5. Provide a copy of their Masters’ thesis and any relevant publications or other recognised academic work (electronic);
    6. Possess a minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience; and
    7. Be prepared to participate in an interview.
  • UCT Graduate School of Business UCT Graduate School of Business, Cape Town  
    Duration: 1 year

    Minimum entry requirement:
    -Applicants need to be in possession of a recognised master's degree (or in special circumstances, at the discretion of the Senate, an approved bachelor's degree or qualification recognised by the Senate as equivalent). They must demonstrate that they have the necessary competencies in research methodology and practice that are required for the completion of an independent study research degree.
    -Applicants will need to include with their application a nomination of a suitable supervisor. Your nominated PhD supervisor must be a full-time academic at the GSB and must be actively publishing in the scholarly literature in the field in question.

    Tuition fees: R 20,310
  • Vaal University of Technology Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark  
    Minimum entry requirement:
    -A relevant master’s degree in a related discipline
    -Approval of research proposal by Faculty Research Committee.
  • Milpark Education Business School Milpark Education Business School, Cape Town  
    Duration: 2 years

    Minimum entry requirement:
    -An appropriate Master's degree.
  • Omega Bible Theological College Omega Bible Theological College, Mbombela   

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