FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Business Education In South Africa
Q. Why is business education so important to Africa today?
Q. Where are the big gaps in business education in SA?
Do current economic/political trends (incl globalisation vs nationalism) concern you?
The Henley MBA
Q: How many credits is the Henley MBA?
A. Great question! (Please ask this to every institution that offers a Master’s level qualification)
Short Answer: Henley’s MBA is made up of our 200 credits, all at NQF 9.
Longer Answer: Master’s level qualifications require 180 credits to be recognised by the various accreditation bodies.
In South Africa, MBA’s are allowed to be made of up 120 credits at NQF 9 and another 60 credits at NQF 8. This allowance has provided the opportunity for some institutions to design offerings that create the impression that their MBAs run over a shorter period than others. These are also marketed in a specific way.
Our recommendation is to consider carefully the make-up of the Master’s programme you are interested in, particularly the level on which the credits are divided. A Master’s programme is an NQF 9 offering.
Q: How long is the MBA?
30 month part-time, blended learning approach with optional workshops, peer-group learning activities and self-study, on and offline. There are three stages of ten months each.