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 10 - 15 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.
  • Have completed either a Bachelor Honours degree or Postgraduate Diploma or a cognate Bachelor's degree equivalent at level 8 through relevant work experience. 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.
  • Write the GMAT or the NBT + MCPA. EMBA applicants have two options. They can either write the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and obtain an acceptable GMAT score (a score of 550 will ordinarily be required). Alternatively, candidates can choose to write both the National Benchmark Test (NBT), a UCT-developed test that provides additional insight into the candidate's verbal and quantitative abilities plus the Management Career Path Appreciation Assessment (MCPA), which provides an indication of the candidate‚Äôs current and future capabilities. With this option, EMBA applicants are required to write the Academic and Quantitative Literacy (AQL) sections of the National Benchmark Test (NBT) as well as the Management Career Path Appreciation Assessment (MCPA).

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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