FACULTY OF COMMERCE AND ADMINISTRATION
Graduate School of Business and Government Leadership
The Graduate School of Business and Government Leadership came into existence as a result of the initiatives of the Department of Developmental Local Government and Housing as part of the UK Department for International Development consultancy project to build capacity in the North West Province. Through this project, a collaboration agreement focusing on the development and delivery of Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Public Administration (MPA) Programme was signed by both the University of Liverpool (UK) and the then University of North-West (originally managed by the Department of Public Administration in the Faculty of Commerce & Administration).
The first intake of MBA / MPA postgraduate students was in 1998, and Postgraduate Diploma in Management in 2000. The unit became part of the Graduate School after its inauguration in May 2000. Since its inception, the Postgraduate Division programmes grew steadfastly, wherein the input rate in terms of student’s admission and the output in terms of graduation rate increased each year.