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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Short-Term Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Short-Term Spring 2020 12/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/01/2020 05/09/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Provider: Faculty-Led
Field of Study: Business Minimum GPA: 3.0
Class Standing: Graduate Faculty Program Leader: Nivine Richie, Thomas Porter
Advisor: Kara Pike Inman
Program Description:
South Africa


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MBA International Residency - South Africa

Program Description

Program Overview
The MBA International Residency Cape Town provides students an opportunity to both learn about international business practices and to apply their business knowledge to help an entrepreneurial South African Business. Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and yet like all of South Africa it faces enormous cultural and economic challenges. Students have a chance to experience this first hand though a consulting opportunity with a business from one of the townships near Cape Town.

Program Activities & Features
The academic program will include: academic sessions, 2) company visits, and 3) the small group Micro-Entrepreneur Consulting projects. The academic sessions will be provided by faculty members from the Stellenbosch School of Business and will be focused on business topics related to doing business in South Africa. The company visits will be to large Multi-national or South African businesses with large operations in the Cape Town region. The Micro-Entrepreneur consulting projects require students to visit the Townships and engage with the business owners where they live and work.


  • MBA Student or approval of MBA Director
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation
  • 3.0+ GPA

Academic Details

MBA 518: International Applied Learning Residency (3 credit hours)

The main purpose of the course is to help students integrate the business concepts learned in functional core courses in an international setting. Specifically, students will have an intensive one week learning experience that involves company visits, presentations from business executives and case studies.

Program Dates

Application Deadline
December 8, 2019

Tentative Program Dates
May 1-9, 2020

Financial Details

Estimated Program Fee: $2,500

Program Fee Includes:

  • Lodging (single Occupancy)
  • Included Meals
    • Welcome Dinner
    • Closing Dinner
    • Lunches
  • Tour: Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach
  • Cultural Activity (Cooking Class)
  • Medical insurance

Additional Costs:
(not included in program fee)

  • UNCW tuition
  • International airfare
  • Free time dinner and meals
  • Passport, if needed

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding. 

UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at

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