Applications for 2020 will be considered from March 2019  (Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate more applications for 2019)

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 3 Palmes by Eduniversal and belongs in the 3rd 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 (2 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

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

Should you need more information, kindly contact

Mrs Edna Cox
T: +27 51 401 3172


Mrs Ansie Barnard
+27 51 401 3204