Developing critical thinking and cutting-edge skills with MANCOSA

MANCOSA is a leading distance higher education provider that specialises in the development and delivery of management and other programmes.

As a registered and accredited higher education provider, its vision is to be ‘responsive to the evolving education and training needs of dynamic economies through a commitment to people, opportunity and quality.’

MANCOSA’s programmes and short learning programmes are affordably priced and highly accessible in and around Southern Africa, Mauritius and Russia.

Cutting-edge curriculum:

MANCOSA maintains that success in the workplace depends on a combination of theoretical understanding and practical application. The programme content and associated assessment interventions of the programmes develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

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This approach ensures that students realise their true potential and contribute meaningfully to their organisations.

MANCOSA programmes promote high levels of independence through innovative learning and assessment interventions. Students can expect a carefully integrated mix of lectures with access to well-designed self-study materials and online learning resources.

One of the most distinctive features of MANCOSA is its use of case studies. This active learning model teaches students how to assess, analyse and deal with complex business situations. Rooted in real life experiences, the business case method develops analytical skills, sound judgement and the leadership potential within each student. This will equip you with cutting-edge skills that will position you to be a leader in your organisation and community.

Programme offerings:

With over 29 programmes offered and numerous learning centres located around Southern Africa and in the SADC regions, MANCOSA ensures that its students are equipped with the necessary knowledge to confront a very diverse and dynamic working environment.

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We offer higher and advanced certificates, degrees programmes, post-graduate diplomas, honours degrees and NQF level 9 Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Public Administration (MPA) programmes. Our newly launched School of Education offers a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) which is aimed at upskilling the education sector in South Africa.

Why choose MANCOSA?

MANCOSA provides high quality education that connects students to a global gateway of knowledge. It provides an intellectually stimulating environment, and develops competitive and career-centred skills.


Studying through distance learning means that there is little disruption to your personal life and full-time work schedule. MANCOSA programmes enable students to complete modules and assignments according to a flexible schedule. Should your job require extensive travel and extended working hours, MANCOSA’s supported distance learning programme is ideally for you.

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The use of a range of teaching methods including formal lectures, case studies, group-work and self-study exercises are designed to help students build skills and competencies, which in turn develop their management capabilities.

Overall experience:

MANCOSA programmes are designed and structured to stimulate intellectually. The rigour of the programmes and the effort required to complete them successfully ensure students acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities to face the challenges of the business world.

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