MANCOSA is a private higher education institution registered in terms of the Higher Education Act. 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.
MANCOSA is one of the leading providers of management education programs delivered through supported distance learning in Southern Africa. MANCOSA has in excess of 18,000 students currently enrolled on its programs.
“Education for impact means providing access to high quality education, impacting the lives of all Africans. It has evolved beyond merely providing opportunities to study, to ensuring graduate success not only in the local but also international labor markets. Education for impact is consistent with the vision of MANCOSA, which is ‘Education for a better world for all’. MANCOSA has an explicit commitment to people, opportunity, and quality, through flexible, affordable, accredited and accessible education in an economy which is in desperate need for skilled individuals.”
At MANCOSA, a strong emphasis is placed on the application of theory to practice to ensure that learning is applied to real-life work situations during one's study. This student experience is designed to inject value through the learning process since this approach allows a student to be reflective and adaptive. The MANCOSA student life-cycle is well-founded and structured, and provides students with specially designed support resources from enrollment to graduation and beyond. A distinct characteristic of the typical MANCOSA student is the facet of constantly seeking out learning and development opportunities. This, we believe, is the enculturation of life-long learning in our student population.
Network: the power of regional and global collaboration through institutions and partnerships and the positive impact.
Learning: quality education and developing world-class African human talent with an entrepreneurial mindset and 21st century skills to thrive in the globally disrupted world of work
Innovation: education must continuously evolve to meet the challenges of the fast-changing and unpredictable globalized world.
Employability: commitment to enhancing employability of graduates.
Communities: delivering a positive social impact in local communities.
“I hold two portfolios at MANCOSA, that of an academic and the head of MANCOSA’s Center for Women Leadership. I have developed a lot of new skills at MANCOSA and have also grown in my career. MANCOSA offers ongoing quality training to its staff and this has helped in developing the professionalism and competency of every staff in their line of work. Moreover, MANCOSA embraces diversity, which is exhibited in MANCOSA’s diverse workforce. MANCOSA is also committed to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace.
MANCOSA’s commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment is evident in the high number of women in leadership positions, as well as the establishment of a center that promotes women leadership. MANCOSA upholds excellence and goes the extra mile in ensuring that all staff are given the relevant tools to execute their work efficiently. On a final note, MANCOSA’s ultra-modern educational infrastructure provides the perfect space for its employees.”
“My journey with MANCOSA has been amazing. The MBA program is world class and has opened great avenues for me. The program is so diverse and allows one to gain knowledge in various spheres in marketplace. Being a hands-on Dad and still fulfilling my role as an Engineering Manager was challenging, however the lecturers and facilitators made the journey worthwhile. I would recommend the MANCOSA MBA program to anyone who wants to lead in the corporate world. Thank you MANCOSA for the journey with you which has produced great networking platforms and success for my future”.