About Us


MANCOSA is a private higher education institution committed to the provision of affordable, accessible and accredited learning programmes and is a leading provider of business and management education programmes on the African continent and the Indian Ocean Islands through supported distance education. MANCOSA serves as an innovation hub for executive education and postgraduate management programmes, including the flagship and highly rated Master of Business Administration, ranked among the 10 of the best MBAs in Africa. A selection of Executive Education Short Learning Programmes are also offered to meet the requirements of professionals in both the private and public sectors.

MANCOSA is renowned for academic excellence and cutting-edge insights in the delivery of education and training. A strong emphasis is placed on the application of theory to practice to ensure that learning is applied to real-life work situations. The focus is on personal development from both a professional and academic perspective. MANCOSA qualifications prepare students for a future filled with many challenges and exciting opportunities.

MANCOSA is a proud member of Honoris United Universities. Honoris United Universities joins the expertise of its member institutions to create pan-regional profile graduates that are competitive in today’s fast-paced and demanding labour markets. Honoris United Universities gathers a community of 32000 students on 58 campuses, in 9 countries and 30 cities across Africa. More than 150 degrees are offered in the fields of Health Science, Engineering, IT, Business, Law, Architecture, Arts and Design, Media, Education and Political Science.

Why Choose MANCOSA?

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

• Accredited and Registered

• Affordable and Accessible

• Cutting-Edge Curriculum

• Internationally Benchmarked

• Flexible Structure

• Infrastructure and Support


MANCOSA is a private higher education institution registered in terms of the Higher Education Act (Act 101 of 1997 as amended). It was established in 1995 as a post-apartheid empowerment institution offering affordable and accessible management education primarily to persons previously denied access to postgraduate education.

In 2002, MANCOSA received accreditation for its programmes from the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC), the quality committee of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). MANCOSA is a leading provider of management programmes through supported distance learning in Southern Africa. It has in excess of 10 000 students currently enrolled on its programmes.


MANCOSA’s vision is to be the leading distance education provider that is responsive to the evolving education and training needs of dynamic economies through a commitment to people, opportunity and quality.


MANCOSA endeavours to respond to the changing education demands of both public and private sectors in dynamic economies through the provision of innovative education.