University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) within walking distance from NiederHeim B&B

Mike Mbaya, Kenyan chartered accountant and regular guest at NH B&B while attending courses at the USB, has the following to say about us:

‘I enjoyed every single minute of my stay. Your warmth and care makes one feel right at home. As a student at the University of Stellenbosch Business School this place is very ideal. The ten minute stroll to and from the School was pleasant and gave me a chance to reflect on the day and give thanks to God for the many blessings. Keep up the great hospitality and may God bless all of you abundantly. With thanks and gratitude.’

The University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) is situated on the University’s Bellville Park Campus in Bellville, Cape Town. It is one of the few management schools outside Europe that is accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) of the European Foundation for Management Development. The School’s MBA programme has also been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) in the UK. The MBA programme received unconditional accreditation from the quality committee of the SA Council on Higher Education. The School is a member of several international academic bodies, including the European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration (EDAMBA).


The recently re-designed MBA curriculum aims at developing students’ personal competencies, integrated thinking and high-level leadership. Students embark on an individualised interactive journey which extends over the full duration of the MBA study period and is designed to achieve optimal personal leadership development. After students have completed the core modules of the MBA programme, they may choose from a variety of elective modules or specialise in a specific study area. Certain modules may be followed at foreign business schools with which the USB has exchange agreements. Learning outcomes are predetermined, regardless which local or international lecturers are involved in teaching programmes, and emphasis is placed on continuous growth and assessment of competencies

The MBA programme is presented in the formats set out below.

MBA (Full-time)*

One year of lectures during the day; research report in the 2nd year (English).

MBA (Part-time)

Two years of lectures in the evening; research report in the 3rd year (English).

MBA (Modular)*

Block lectures over a period of two and a half years (an orientation block and 10 blocks of 6 days each); research report thereafter. Two programmes to choose from (bilingual: English and Afrikaans; or English).

Master’s in Development Finance*

This Master’s programme runs over two years in modular format (with 4 lecture blocks of 2 weeks each in this period). Core modules include quantitative methods, microfinance, project finance, corporate governance, political and economic dimensions of development in Africa, and small-scale enterprise development.

MPhil in Futures Studies*

This Master’s programme is presented by the Institute for Futures Research in cooperation with the USB. The programme, which runs for two years, is presented electronically by way of interactive telematic education.

MPhil in Management Coaching

This two-year Master’s programme for aspirant professional coaches consists of five one-week modules and a research report. It is the only accredited MPhil in management coaching in South Africa.

PhD in Business Administration*

This two-year programme involves research culminating in a dissertation. A limited number of bursaries are available for full-time students.