UCT GSB MBA PROGRAMME FORMAT & DELIVERY

Choose Between The Full-Time & Modular Formats Available

MBA FULL-TIME FORMAT 

The UCT GSB MBA full-time format comprises an intensive 11-month journey from mid-January to mid-December including Core Courses in Terms 1 and 2 and Electives in Terms 3 and 4. The programme involves extensive group work including individual assignments with over 500 hours of contact time through lectures, group work and one-on-ones with faculty


MBA FULL-TIME TERM DATES

Term 131 January 202229 April 2022
Term 29 May 20222 July 2022
Term 39 Jul 20222 September 2022
Term 412 September 20229 December 2022


MBA MODULAR FORMAT 

The Modular MBA Programme is adopting a ‘blended’ format starting with its 2022 intake.  

  • Students will be required to take no more than 40 days of leave from work during the two-year programme, with no more than 20 days of leave expected during each year.
    About a third of these days will be hybrid (with the option to join in person on the GSB campus or online, without traveling to Cape Town).
    All students are expected to take leave from work for these days, whether they join in person or online.
  • In addition to these full class days students will be expected to do some coursework outside of business hours throughout the programme (i.e. during evenings and weekends).
    This work will be as flexible as possible, but students must be able to make time for make time for this work throughout the two years of the programme. 
  • All students are required to travel to Cape Town twice per year (four times in total during the programme). 
  • In addition, students are strongly recommended to travel to Cape Town in January/February of their second year (2023).
  • NB: Students will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation during the required weeks in Cape Town.
Year 1

MODULE

Module dates

Face to face dates (on campus)

Synchronous, online classes Leave days required:

Total leave days

Leave days required:

Module 1

29 January – 15 June 2022

29 January – 19 February 2022 (15 days)

 

15

Module 2

13 July – 23 September 2022

None

13 – 17 July 2022 (2.5 days)

2.5

Module 3

5 October – 25 November 2022

5 – 9 October 2022 (2.5 days)

 

2.5

Total leave days Y1

 

 

 

20

Year 2

MODULE

Module dates

Face to face dates (on campus)

Synchronous, online classes Leave days required:

Total leave days

Leave days required:

Module 3 (cont)

1 February – 23 June 2023

 

1 – 5 February 2023 (2.5 days)

2.5

Module 4

12 July – 15 September 2023

 

12 – 16 July 2023 (2.5 days)

2.5

Module 5

2 – 27 October 2023

2 – 14 October 2023 (10 days)

 

10

Week finale

 

4 – 8 December 2023 (5 days)

 

5

Total leave days Y2

 

 

 

20