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Tuition Fees:$8,347 for the full programme
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Master of Management (MM)
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce, Law & Management
Campus:West Campus
Course Type:Master by Coursework & Research
Specialisations:Innovation Management; Innovation Policy
Application Deadline: 30 April 2021
Programme Overview

The WBS Master of Management in Innovation Studies (MM Innovation Studies) is an interdisciplinary, specialist programme that investigates innovation and its impact on firm profitability and economic growth, and how it can be shaped for the achievement of broader societal goals.

The programme is designed for individuals with relevant undergraduate degrees such as business, economics, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and law who intend to pursue careers in specific areas of innovation management or innovation policy in business, academia, development institutions or other civil society organisations.

It may also be attractive to mid-level career professionals who are working with agencies or firms, and who may be responsible for developing and executing innovation strategies and programmes at the local, regional, national or international levels.

The programme draws on disciplinary traditions in management, economics, public policy, humanities, social science and natural sciences, and provides the essential breadth of knowledge which will enable graduates to skillfully engage in shaping innovation both for increased competitiveness and for socio-economic development.

Curriculum

The Master of Management in Innovation Studies is a full-time, one-year programme. It comprises three core courses, three elective courses and a research component. Teaching is provided on a block release basis to accommodate the needs of busy working professionals. The programme welcomes the registration of occasional students who can complete a selection of courses in the programme without fulfilling the requirements for the degree.

Admission Requirements
Admission Requirements
– First degree and post-graduate studies (preferably an honours degree but a first-class Bachelor’s degree with a recognised and accredited post-graduate degree or diploma is also recognised)
– Post-university entrepreneurial or corporate or informal business experience an advantage but not a requirement
– Mathematics and English – a level of above-average competence equivalent to the requirements for the SA matriculation certificate
– Evidence of post-secondary quantitative ability is strongly desired
– CV
– Motivation letter
– Copies of all academic transcripts and degree certificates
– SAQA evaluation certificate (for students whose prior degrees were not awarded by a South African university)
– Proof of English language proficiency (for students who have not studied at tertiary level in English)
– Non-refundable application fee
Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $12
Application Fees for International Students: $12

How to apply
– All applicants are required to submit the original certified copies of degree certificates and transcripts once accepted.
– Bachelors or higher degree
– A minimum of five years’ work experience post-bachelor’s degree or three years’ work experience post-master’s degree
– Copies of all academic transcripts and degree certificates
– SAQA evaluation certificate (for students whose prior degrees were not awarded by a South African university)
– Proof of English language proficiency (for students who have not studied at tertiary level in English)
– Non-refundable application fee

Download and complete the Management Part 3 form
Complete the online application form on the following link http://www.wits.ac.za/postgraduate/applications/

The MM Innovation Studies is a high intensity academic programme that is intended for a specialist group of students. It is aimed at those with an above-average degree of motivation, intellectual curiosity and stamina.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities are;
– Small Business Owners
– Business Consultants
– Business Reporters
– Fundraisers and Development Officers
– Sales Managers
– New Venture Developers
– Teaching/Faculty

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $8,347
Tuition Fees for International Students: $8,347

*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay the same annual tuition fees as South Africans plus an International Registration Fee (IRF). The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
*Students sponsored by the Government of Rwanda will be treated as and pay the same amount as SADC students.
*Students from all other countries (Non-SADC) will pay the same amount as South African Students
*Diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa & International Wits employees and their dependents will pay South African tuition fees + International Registration Fee (IRF).

Relevant Contact

 
Wits Business School
Admissions Office