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A dynamic addition to the spectrum of management programmes on offer is the Bachelor of Management Leadership (BML), aimed at working adult learners. This qualification is based on experiential learning and the assessment and recognition of prior learning. The objective of the BML is to deliver a new generation of formally qualified and innovative managerial leaders equipped to excel in and add value to today's corporate and business environment.

The BML programme has been developed in collaboration with the School for New Learning at De Paul University in Chicago, internationally recognised as a leader in the field of adult and lifelong learning.

The BML programme has a system of continuous assessment, which may include tests, field exercises and reports, teamwork exercises, class participation and  presentations, independent projects and dissertations, simulated research applications, consultant reports, and integrated assessment.

A new group of students commence their studies in January or July each year.
Applications close on:
30 April - 2nd semester intake
30 September - 1st semester intake

Admission and Entrance Requirements

Admission tests have to be written by all applicants. A review committee will consider all applications and a policy of limited enrolment will be applicable. Selection test dates will be communicated.

The test battery assesses learning potential, as well as verbal and numeracy skills and specific 'competencies' that were identified in order to pass the BML programme successfully. No preparation is needed.

Over and above the rules regarding admission to this university, the following specific entrance requirements must be met:

  • 23 years of age
  • A permanent work appointment
  • An endorsed senior certificate with at least two years' working experience, or
  • A senior certificate with at least two years' working experience, or
  • A certificate with conditional exemption issued by the Matriculation Board, with at least two years' working experience
  • An equivalent qualification, and
  • Proficiency in English
  • Proficiency in Mathematics
  • Adequate computer literacy


The BML is on NQF level 7 and consists of 365 credits.

The expected and recommended duration of study is four years, however, this period may be shorter if a learner obtains credits for sufficient prior learning.

The details of the curriculum are structured in the document below:

Modes of Delivery

With the BML we bring the university to your doorstep with a mode of delivery that best suits your needs.

1. Online
One annual intake in July. Except for the Introductory Portfolio Development Course and a few critical modules, the BML is also presented online. During the programme, students have online contact with lecturers on a weekly basis. Classes are scheduled after hours.

2. Modular
Students attend classes on campus once in a term for a full week. Classes are scheduled from
Monday to Friday.

Selection and Tuition Fees

The selection fee (non-refundable) is to accompany the application formSelection fees have to be paid into the UFS Business School bank account.

Tuition fees are calculated per semester. All fees have to be paid on time, regardless of whether or not an account was received. It is the responsibility of the student to supply the university with their correct contact details and enquire should he/she not receive an account.

All accounts are emailed to the student's studentnumber@ufs4life email address.

Tuition and selection fees, and relevant banking details are specified in the BML Cost Structure below.

For more information contact:

Penrose Vumendleni
T: +27 51 401 3164


+27 51 401 3497

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