ACCELERATED INTEGRATED MBA PROGRAMME
  

YOUR ONLINE PATHWAY TO A UK BUSINES DEGREE

MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
INTEGRATED (IMBA) & ACCELERATED (AMBA) MASTERS DEGREE OPTIONS
EduCatis offers students the opportunity to complete an Integrated Masters in Business Administration Degree (IMBA) which combines the traditional 3 years of undergraduate study at Bachelor (graduate) level  (Dip.Man, HDip.Man and GDip.Man) and one academic year of Masters (post-graduate) study (PGDip.Man plus MBA-Top-Up (Capita Selecta and Dissertation phase) into a 30 month academic cycle depending on the progress and commitment of the student. Students who have registered for the Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) and have completed the GDip.Man (3rd academic year also have the option to proceed directly to the Integrated Masters in Business Administration (IMBA). EduCatis also offers the mature student who has successfully completed studies at Bachelor level with the opportunity to register for an Accelerated Masters in Business Administration Degree (AMBA) resulting in an MBA at an UK/USA/Swiss or alternative government registered university or business school in approximately 12 – 18 months (depending on the commitment and progress of the individual student). The Accelerated Masters in Business Administration (AMBA) Degree follows a generic curriculum prescribed by the UK-OFQUAL Qualification Authority and is intended to provide an accelerated study pathway relevant to post-graduate students who have already completed a professional/speclialised degree at a registered university. The curriculum is made up of the following components:  Diploma in Business Management (Dip.Man) (BBA/MBA-Foundation Curriculum including SA/USA/UK curriculum orientation) (3-6 Months) (Online Assessment) (120 Credits);  Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDip.Man) (ATHE Diploma in Strategic Management (Level 7 Ofqual Diploma) (9 Months) (120 Credits) followed by an MBA Top-Up Degree (Capita Selecta and Dissertation at dedicated university/business school) (60 Credits) (3 Months) at an UK/USA/Swiss or alternative international university (Online or Residential) at a substantially discounted cost in comparison to South African or overseas universities. The generic nature of the programme is reflected by the inclusion of a general curriculum component comparable to curriculums taught at most USA universities/business schools as well as a localized curriculum component applicable to the specific geographical region where the student obtained his/her initial degree (in this case Southern Africa). This enables the student to qualify with a MBA aligned and accredited via the UK-Ofqual and UK-BAC university system while at the same time being prepared for both the local and wider international business and corporate environment (and further studies at higher academic level). 
BENEFITS OF THE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAMME
A major benefit of the Integrated Masters in Business Administration (IMBA) Degree as well as Accelerated Masters in Business Administration (AMBA) Degree programme is the final MBA Top-Up Phase which links the student directly with a university/business school of choice in the UK, USA, Australia, Malaysia and other countries which adheres to and follows a UK-Ofqual or UK-BAC curriculum. Students will save on average between £3000 (R55000) be opting to register directly for the Integrated Master's in Business Administration (IMBA) instead of completing a Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) followed by a Master's in Business Administration (MBA). If you wish to gain a specialist understanding of your subject for the purposes of pursuing a senior managerial, corporate or academic career then the Integrated Master's in Business Administration Degree (IMBA) or Accelerated Masters in Business Administration (AMBA) Degree programme is for you - especially if you wish to prepare for a career in the international employment market or wish to pursue PhD studies or a career in an academic environment.
REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS - INTEGRATED MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (IMBA) 
Students must possess a Grade 10 Certificate, an Extended Diploma in Business Skills (EDip.Skill) or alternatively a Bridging Diploma in Business Skills (BDip.Skill) to register for the Integrated Masters in Business Administration (IMBA) Degree Programme. Students registering for university studies (IMBA) for the first time will complete the Diploma in Management (Dip.Man) (IQF-L4), Higher Diploma in Management (HDip.Man) (IQF-L5), Graduate Diploma in Management (GDip.Man) (IQF-L6) and Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDip.Man) (IQF-L7) followed by the MBA-Top-Up (Capita Selecta and Dissertation). 

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS - ACCELERATED MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (AMBA)
Students who have completed graduate studies at Bachelor/Hons level outside the Business, Management or Commerce Faculty are exempted from the Extended Diploma in Business Skills (EDip.Skill)  or the Bridging Diploma in Business Skills (BDip.Skill). Students are required to complete the Diploma in Management (Dip.Man), which will introduce the student to the South African and USA curriculum approach as well as provide a theoretical foundation in Business and Management Studies aligned to the UK-Ofqual and BAC university qualification framework. Upon completion of the Diploma in Management (Dip.Man) the student will move on to the Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDip.Man) followed by the MBA-Top-Up (Capita Selecta and Dissertation). 
PAYMENT OPTIONS
EXTENDED PAYMENT PLAN – MBA (MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION) 
Course Registration: R 3,975.00 
Online Theoretical Module Phase (OTMP): R 795.00 per module x 40 Modules (Payment prior to commencement of module) (Covers modules of Dip.Man & PGDip.Man) 
Online Review and Assignment Phase (ORAP) Fee (PGDip.Man): R 4,770.00 (UK-Ofqual & UK-BAC Accreditation requirement after completion of structured Module Tests) 
MBA Top-Up (Capita Selecta and Dissertation at dedicated university/business school) (60 Credits) (3 Months): R 52,500.00 Total MBA Course Fee (Extended Payment Plan) including university top-up and graduation: R 93,840.00 

DISCOUNTED PAYMENT OPTION – MBA (MASTERS IN BUSINES ADMINISTRATION) 
Full Payment of Online Theoretical Module Phase (OTMP) and Online Review and Assignment Phase (ORAP) of both Dip.Man & PGDip.Man: R 35,750.00 
Full Payment of MBA-Top-Up (Capita Selecta and Dissertation): R 45,750.00 
Full payment of MBA Degree Programme (PGDip.Man + MBA Top-Up): R 81,500.00 Total discount: R 12,340.00.
ONLINE REGISTRATION 
Students who have not completed a Bachelor Degree or equivalent are required to complete the Dip.Man (IQF-L4), HDip.Man (IQF-L5) and PGDip.Man (IQF-L7) diploma and should use the following online APPLICATION FORM.

Students who have completed a Bachelor Degree or equivalent are required to complete the Dip.Man IQF-Level 4/5 diploma followed by the PGDip.Man (IQF-Level 7 Extended Diploma in Management and should use the following online APPLICATION FORM.
ADVANTAGES OF HAVING AN MBA DEGREE
An MBA graduate degree will offer you a wealth of advantages, especially when it's from a well-regarded top business school. Getting a high salary after graduation, landing a management position, or even becoming your own boss are just a few other advantages. Develop priceless management skills MBA candidates are usually young professionals with a minimum of two years of work experience. Even senior employees who feel up to the challenge may sometimes apply. After some time in the professional life, it is human nature to seek comfort and to avoid taking risks. Studying a Master of Business Administration forces you to get out of your comfort zone. You'll encounter the latest International Business trends, apply the newest management techniques, and keep challenging yourself. Start your own company from scratch Many students choose an MBA because they want to become entrepreneurs and learn how to run a business. They have a big dream and want to know how to turn it into reality. An MBA will help you acquire business practices needed to start a new business or help existing ones grow. Many MBA graduates end up starting their own business. Those who don’t, land middle-level or top-level management positions within big companies. Just imagine how becoming your own boss would feel like. Experience a new place and culture By earning an MBA abroad, you will gain a new perspective on how businesses are handled and get to live in a foreign country. This will broaden your cultural horizon and your business career prospects. You can find companies that you want to work for and arrange meetings with potential employers. Who knows, you might end up staying and working in that country after graduation. Open the door to thriving career opportunities Graduates of part-time or full-time MBA programs have higher chances of holding a high-level management position. Over 50% of MBA graduates worldwide are senior managers or board directors. This type of position brings a higher salary, but also greater responsibilities.