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Entry exams for MBA and MBL compulsory

SBL management has decided that students applying for the MBA and MBL programmes for 2018 must complete the NMAT (by GMAC™) entry exam as one of the admission requirements for the two programmes. 

The NMAT is an exciting newly developed exam that focusses specifically on the African continent.  The test offers the potential student an opportunity to measure his or her preparedness for the SBL’s master’s programmes. The exam will provide SBL with an additional tool to select students for these two highly sought after programmes.  It also provides the student with a foundation to build on and eventually succeed in attaining these degrees.

Potential students can, from 17 October 2017, visit the NMAT website at to register for the exam.  Registration closes on 30 November 2017 and will cost R1000.  Testing will take place between 20 November and 5 December 2017 in five test centres across the country.  International students must contact GMAC™ directly to make arrangements to take their exam. 

Contact details:  Tel +9178 63 008 7300, email:, website:

Students who are unable to write the selection test at South African centers can contact the office of the Academic Director at

An important feature of the NMAT is that it offers the opportunity for students to practice before writing the final exam.  Students are encouraged to practice at least 90 hours beforehand to prepare for the final exam. 

The NMAT exam is a computer based, multiple choice test with three sections – Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning.