Admission to the Executive MBA is highly selective and enrolment is limited. 

To be considered for the GSB EMBA candidates need to:

  • Have a minimum of eight years' work experience and a proven management track record in the public or private sector.
  • Be fluent in English. Applicants whose mother tongue is not English will be required to produce a TOEFL certificate to verify fluency in English. For more information on UCT’s English Language Requirements click here.
  • Have completed either a Bachelor Honours degree or Postgraduate Diploma at NQF level 8. Candidates not meeting the degree requirement can apply through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) route and submit the Portfolio of Learning (POL) assessment form. Verification of whether the qualification is equivalent to a South African degree is also required. This can be done by contacting the South African Qualifications Authority.
  • Write the GMAT or MCPA. EMBA applicants have two options. They can write the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and obtain an acceptable GMAT score (a score of 550 will ordinarily be required). The UCT GSB offers a five-day GMAT Preparation Course to help students prepare for the GMAT. Alternatively, candidates can choose to write the Management Career Path Appreciation Assessment (MCPA), which provides an indication of the candidate’s current and future capabilities. 

The links above will guide you to the booking processes for each test.

Applicants who have met the admission requirements will be contacted to attend a selection interview.

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