Programme Overview

Make the pursuit of knowledge your ultimate goal with the Master of Management by Research – a programme aimed at honors and post-graduate students seeking to further build on their qualifications in a related field of study. Awarded on the basis of a supervised thesis, the MM in Research offers focused analysis in the areas of finance, management, and work-related disciplines, giving students the opportunity to expand their horizons and continue down the path of higher learning and understanding.


The MM by Research comprises a fill dissertation, which you will produce under the guidance of a supervisor and which must be completed in one year for full-time students or two years for part-time students. You will attend a research seminar series in the first six months of the year which will assist with your dissertation.

  • Seminar series: Conceptualising and Developing your Research Proposal, Locating the Conceptual Foundation of your Research, Qualitative Methodology, Quantitative Methodology
  • Prepare MM by Research proposal
  • Present proposal (within one year of starting)
  • Proceed with research (on approval of proposal), providing written reports every 6 months
  • Thesis examined by two examiners

Entry Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with honors (1st grade or upper 2nd class grade)
  • An outline of your proposed research (2 000 to 3 000 words)
  • Availability of a suitable supervisor
  • High level of motivation and commitment
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
  • A 12-page proposal
  • Certified academic certificates
  • Certified academic transcripts/records
  • 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
  • Management Part 3 Word Format (to be downloaded, completed and submitted)
  • Complete the online application form on the following link

Application Process

Document Downloads

MM by Research Guideline Document

Checklist Explanation document

Terms and Conditions For Online PG Funding Applications

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University Rules and Regulations - Rules and Syllabuses 20

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Mmabatho Leeuw, Ph.D. Programme Manager


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Feb 2020
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