Apply Now

MBA Program

Leadership Training for a New Generation of Managers for South Africa

Maharishi University of Management, USA, [MUM] offers students around the world the opportunity to earn an American MBA degree without the costs of leaving their home country. MUM's goal is to raise the creativity of business management to keep pace with the most advanced nations of the world family.  MUM has a 40-year track record, offering several degrees up to PhD on campus in the USA, as well as having USA-based accreditation to offer certain programmes via distance education around the world.

The MBA programme consists of up to four years of course work, and requires 60 credits for completion. 


South African students who wish to study with MUM, will enroll directly for the MBA Degree with Maharishi University of Management, USA, and become students of MUM. The MBA degree programme offered via distance education consists of up to four years of course work, depending on the level of a students' access qualification.

Maharishi University of Management, USA takes responsibility for the provision and delivery of curricula from the USA directly. Students are taught live (synchronously) by professors based in Fairfield, Iowa, in the USA. MUM conducts assessments of students directly from the USA, and Maharishi University of Management awards their USA-based qualification.

Maharishi University of Management is based in Fairfield, Iowa, USA, and does not have a physical presence in South Africa. Maharishi University of Management is accredited and registered in the United States.

The MBA degree from Maharishi University of Management is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission in the USA as well as accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education in the USA.

As Maharishi University of Management has no presence in South Africa, its degrees are not registered on the South African National Qualifications Framework and are not accredited by the South African Council on Higher Education.

However, in South Africa, SAQA, the South African Qualifications Authority, recognizes Maharishi University of Management as an accredited institution in the United States of America, and will consider its degrees for equivalency purposes.

This part-time program is ideal for those whose work responsibilities do not allow them to take regular full-time courses. This is a distance education offering and only students that can cope with a distance education programme should apply. MUM's unique MBA curriculum develops both practical expertise in management while at the same time developing the inner creative genius of every student. This will give you the advantage you need to be successful as a global business leader in today’s highly competitive and rapidly changing world.

Big Benefits

  • Earn a recognized American MBA degree while in South Africa via distance education
  • Unique curriculum includes the systematic development of consciousness.
  • Develop the full potential of your brain physiology for more effective managing ability — advanced mental functioning, increased creativity and intelligence, improved memory, faster reaction time and information processing, improved focus and greater stamina — and less stress and worry under pressure
  • Throughout your degree studies you are the responsibility of Maharishi University of Management, USA
  • Intensive study programme through distance education using state of the art software and online resources - this includes '24/7' access to MUM e-University site including class materials, chat line, questions and answers, and assignments
  • Video-conference presentations by top international faculty and business leaders from the United States
  • MUM Management courses offer practical application for business success
  • Focus on ecological entrepreneurship — lead the way with business committed to creating a better world, and on sustainable business practices
  • Special Access program — full Recognition for Prior Learning is granted [RPL] where your prior work experience and educational history is evaluated for credit
  • Graduation option in the USA on campus at Maharishi University of Management. Otherwise after successful completion your Degree Certificate will be sent via courier
  • The option to study for a semester in the USA, in the on-campus MBA program at Maharishi University of Management (cost available on request)
  • Lower cost of doing MBA compared to the equivalent costs of on-campus study in the USA
  • Learn Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques which is a pre-requisite for enroling in MUM Degree programs, scientifically validated to reduce stress effectively, improve energy, and promote health. More than 600 research studies have been conducted on this program, at over 200 universities and research institutes in 35 countries

Maharishi Institute provides students who meet required criteria with funding support to pay tuition to prescribed accredited tuition partners, building infrastructure for accessing distance education, access to a library, computers, the internet, meals, and other general support including video-conferencing facilities, a small gym and games-room

Please note, Maharishi Institute does not itself offer higher education qualifications and is not an education institution. Therefore, Maharishi Institute is not registered in South Africa as a private higher education instituion.

What the Institute does is to provide much-needed support for students to enroll in accredited partner-institution programmes. 

Follow me on Twitter

Latest Tweets

View all twitter posts

News / Media

Daily Video|School News