Graduate School of Leadership

The Graduate School of Leadership is one of the three academic schools in the Faculty of Management & Law and is based at the EduPark Campus in Polokwane to provide study opportunities for members of the public and private sectors to further their careers in senior management. 
The GSL offers the following master degree programmes in block periods over two years:

  • The Master in Business Administration (MBA) prepares students for senior management positions in the corporate world.

  • The Master in Public Administration (MPA) is focused on public management and administration for government departments and agencies.

  • The Master in Development (MDev) prepares students for careers in development management and leadership in government and civil society.

The Management Improvement Programme is offered over a six month period aimed at officials to move into management positions. The admission requirements are a national diploma and two years of relevant work experience.

The Executive Management Programme is offered over a twelve month period and is aimed at managers requiring further skills for executive management positions. The admission requirements are a bachelor degree or national diploma and three years of relevant management experience.

The GSL also hosts the Development Facilitation and Training Institute (DevFTI) which provides applied research, training and advisory services on development issues.

Enquiries:           Prof. A de Villiers
                              Director: Graduate School of Leadership
                        P O Box 756
                        Fauna Park
Tel:   015 290 2830
Fax:  015 290 2852


Ms Marinda Strauch
School Administrator
B Block, Edupark Avenue

Tel:   015 290 2816
Fax:  015 290 2816

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