Being able to supervise the operations of a business within a multitude of aspects is what the specialisation of business administration entails. A professional with an IIE Master of Business Administration is able to lead their organisations in ground-breaking ways, enabling them to understand universal business problems and challenges in the South African and global context. A business administrator is able to guide, lead and organise their organisations by applying best practice methods and a management style that is original and emotionally intelligent.

Considering studying business administration in South Africa? Choose The IIE as your higher education institution of choice; and study the professional IIE Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree offered at IIE MSA, which integrates theoretical engagement with intellectual independence, allowing students to develop an ability to resolve problems in an inventive way.

What is Business Administration within organisations?

Understanding how to lead business effectively in the context of both South Africa and the world is the best way to describe the business administration definition. A professional business administrator is an individual who can problem solve in a keen and innovative way. The IIE MBA degree exposes professionals to the global context of business administration, giving the student a world-view on how to tackle complex problems.

Why should I specialise in Business Administration?

Choosing to study an IIE Master of Business Administration is an investment in both your current and future knowledge base. The IIE degree course is offered over a period of three years full-time study and four years part-time study and is designed for working professionals who are already in leadership or management positions.

A qualified Business Administrator will be able to bring pioneering ways of thinking to their current roles as well as a new organisations or NGOs. If you study in this area of specialisation you will learn leadership skills that allow you to bring strategic insights into everything you do. You will learn how to purposefully solve problems; making decisions with an innovative and enquiring mind.

Career opportunities for professional business administrators include;

  • Leadership roles like Director, Executive Manager, CEO, and General Manager
  • Senior specialist roles like Marketing, Finance, Legal, Manufacturing, HR and R & D

Keen to know what career opportunities are available once you’ve completed this MBA degree? Find out more here.

What is The Business Administration Job Role?

Within an organisation, an MBA graduate, would be able to lead an organisation well, being able to tackle challenges by applying best practice knowledge and heightened problem-solving abilities in both private and public organisations. Business administration duties within corporate South Africa include learning to think creatively and an ability to find innovative solutions to both local and global problems. When offering a business administration service, you will become a highly sought-after individual that is seen to be able to deliberately and effectively manage an organisation.

If you choose to embark on the IIE MBA programme, you will focus on these areas of specialisation;

  • Leading in a Dynamic Era
  • Creativity, Innovation and Foresight
  • Accounting Measurement for
  • Leaders
  • Business Strategy for Sustainable
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Economic Decision-making
  • Managing the Globally Diverse Organisations
  • Establishing and Cultivating
  • Customer Markets
  • Research Methodology
  • Innovation Project

For more information about studying with IIE MSA, get in touch with us today.

What are the entry requirements for a Master in Business Administration with IIE MSA?

Minimum requirements for entry onto the IIE MBA offered at IIE MSA are appropriate HEQSF Level 8 Honours Degree; or a relevant Postgraduate Diploma or appropriate equivalent; or an appropriate Level 8 Bachelor’s Degree (480 credits) may also be recognised as meeting the minimum entry requirements to a cognate Master’s Degree programme.

Minimum of three years’ relevant work experience CV review and interview by Programme Manager to ensure alignment between candidate and programme.

Recognition of Prior Learning will also be considered in the case of professionals who have been working in a senior leadership role for some time.

If you are interested in applying for the IIE MBA Degree, more information can be found here.

Study with IIE MSA today

We believe that all students deserve access to meaningful education. From a first-time student who has just matriculated, to the seasoned professional looking to enhance their education, we offer courses and programmes that cover a range of areas of specialisation. Our international model of education, which includes an integrated, hybrid approach to theoretical and practical learning, makes the IIE MSA student highly employable and more competitive in the open labour market.

Based in Ruimsig, we are considered one of the leading higher education brand in the country and work together with a common vision each day; to positively impact lives through higher education in African and the world.

Choose to study with IIE MSA and you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of courses including:

For smaller classes, personalised tuition and excellence in education, choose IIE MSA today

British Accreditation Council

Our students benefit from knowing that we meet international standards too.

The IIE is accredited as an International Higher Education Institution by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) since 2014. This attests to our confidence in the international comparability of our standards. The British Accreditation Council is an independent authority in the United Kingdom that accredits private providers globally, including Greece, Switzerland, Singapore, India, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates.

As an accredited institution The IIE is monitored regularly by the BAC and has a responsibility to comply with and maintain the standards required to keep its BAC accreditation. In 2017 and 2021, The IIE retained its BAC accreditation and status as an International Higher Education Institution that complies with BAC standards. This important achievement demonstrates to our students and staff that we maintain world class standards and ensures that students can be confident about the value of their qualifications.

Locally and internationally we have demonstrated the quality of what we offer.

IIE MSA students can be confident that their learning experience meets international best practice standards. For more information visit