Unfortunately, due to the unprecedented number of applications, the Business School cannot consider more applications for 2021 and 2022.

The UFS Business School is firmly established as a leader in the provision of management and leadership programmes in the country, fully accredited by the Council for Higher Education (CHE), a member of the South African Association for Business Schools (SABSA), Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN), and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The Business School has been awarded three Palmes by Eduniversal and belongs in the Third League of the 1 000 Best Business Schools worldwide.

With the PhD programme, the school completes its menu of academic options. The PhD will be awarded with an endorsement of 'Business Administration.'

The candidate has a minimum of 24 months (two years) to complete the PhD. Thereafter the rules of the university apply.


Minimum entrance requirements:

  • A first degree or equivalent with an average of 65% for all the modules (credits must be at least 360 and the qualification should be at NQF level 7)
  • An MBA or equivalent master's degree with an average of 65% for all the modules
  • At least 65% for Business Research Methods done on a master's level
  • At least 65% for an expanded MBA or equivalent dissertation (minimum 60 credits) with a duration of at least one academic year
Proof of payment for selection fee to accompany application (prospective students).

Please complete the application form and attach all relevant documents as specified in the UFS Business School Brochure.

Tuition fees for 2021 are subject to change after March 2021.

Should you need more information, please contact
Evodia Tau
E: taume1@ufs.ac.za
T: +27 51 401 3558




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