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SABSA aims not only to improve the recognition of the organisation as a representative of SA business schools with government and regulatory bodies, but also to strengthen ties with the business fraternity.


SABSA members all offer MBA or MBL programmes accredited by the Council for Higher Education (CHE). Eighteen member business schools are spread geographically around South Africa offering full-time, part-time, modular or executive MBA programmes.  A broad range of Executive Education short courses are also offered.

Visit the members section to locate a school to meet your needs.   


Deans & Directors meet at Henley Business School

SABSA Exco meets with the CHE



Expo 2012




President of SABSA - Prof Tommy Du Plessis:  

The South African Business School’s Association (SABSA) has put forward a proposal to the Council for Higher Education (CHE) which would see its member schools implementing higher entry requirements for the Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

“After extensive consultation and discussion, all 18 members of SABSA have unanimously accepted the proposal to set a standard for the MBA that brings the SA MBA in line with the world norm and positions South African MBA graduates as equal to top international MBA graduates,” says SABSA president, Tommy du Plessis.  


According to the proposal SABSA members will work towards implementing minimum admission requirements for the MBA qualification that include: 

·       A four year Bachelor’s degree; or

·       A Post-graduate Diploma (Business Administration) at Level 8; or

·       An applicable Honours degree; or

·       A RPL process (candidates admitted according to a RPL process cannot comprise more than 10% per intake), plus

·       Any additional admission requirements set by the individual business school.

This will enhance existing formal entry requirements which currently include a combination of an undergraduate degree; work experience, in particular, at the management level; and selection tests such as the GMAT.





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 SABSA Secretariat:

Anne Wilson



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