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Masters : Entrepreneurial Management



Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Bloemfontein Campus

2 years part-time modular

Semester 1



Additional Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

  • A recognised NQF level 8 Postgraduate Diploma, Honours Degree or equivalent with at least 60% average mark. However, a minimum of 2 years managerial experience after obtaining the recognised Postgraduate Diploma (or equivalent degree or higher) will be considered for those with less than 60% but not less than 55% average mark.
  • Highly experienced people not meeting these minimum academic requirements will be required to undergo a rigorous recognition of prior learning (RPL) to establish their potential to participate in the programme.

Optional instructional offerings

  • Optional modules depend on your area of specialisation. All instructional offerings are compulsory.

Credit transfer policy

  • Credit transfer through the recognition of subjects passed at the required NQF9 level may be allowed, subject to other CUT rules that include, amongst others, at least a 75% content coverage of the CUT-equivalent subject.
  • Following CUT’s RPL policy (8.2d), a maximum of 39% credit transfers can be granted to a candidate because the modules are pitched on exit level of NQF level 9.

The Master of Management Sciences in Entrepreneurial Management meets the minimum entry requirements of a cognate Doctorate, for example, the CUT’s PhD in Management Sciences (with various specialisations).

Career Opportunities

Holders of the Master of Management Science in Entrepreneurial Management can use the qualification to pursue further studies at the Doctoral level, for employment in the academia, public sector, and within the field of business. They can also become self-employed.

This is a structured program consisting of two-thirds coursework and one-third research. It is modular, meaning classes are held periodically (usually not more than a week in a quarter) as arranged. This arrangement will allow workers to take time off occasionally to attend lectures, after which they return to their places of work.

The program draws on the expertise of renowned academics and industry players across the globe to facilitate the classes and impart their knowledge to participants. The program's objective is to make holders of the qualification meaningful contributors to academia and the effective management of both public and private sector organisations, small and large.

The above objective will be achieved by equipping students with advanced research skills, entrepreneurship theory and essential entrepreneurship skills. The program will offer in-depth theoretical and practical classes. Students can choose from a wide range of electives such as Small Enterprise; Large Enterprise; Human Capital Development; Agri-business management; Hospitality, Tourism, & Event business; Engineering business management; Project management; Marketing; Public sector.

There is a deliberate strong emphasis on entrepreneurship research. Students typically need to prepare and deliver a complex research project that implements advanced knowledge in entrepreneurship and research acquired during the study period. Anyone option of the following types of a research project is acceptable.

  • Mini-dissertation – The student undertakes a major research project based on a real business issue in an organisation of choice. The student applies their entrepreneurial management knowledge, skills, and analytical abilities to real-life situations. They demonstrate the ability to research issues, critically evaluate data and information, use tools and techniques to solve management problems. Students are required to write a report concisely, informatively persuasively. The mini dissertation can be Policy study; Case; Comparative analysis; Historical study; Hypothesis testing, etc.
  • Business Plan: A business plan or feasibility study which can include industry analysis, a market assessment, and plans for product development, marketing, financing and staffing.
  • Marketing Plan – May involve a complete marketing plan based on market research.
  • Project plan – A fully executable project plan/chatter.
  • Delivery mode: Part-time Blended – Modular

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