The Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) is a private higher education institution registered in terms of the Higher Education Act (Act 101 of 1997 as amended). 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 has 100% Black ownership, i.e. it is owned entirely by previously disadvantaged individuals in the South African context. In 2002, MANCOSA received accreditation for its programmes from the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC), the quality committee of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). MANCOSA is a leading provider of management programmes through supported distance learning in Southern Africa. It has in excess of 8000 students currently enrolled on its programmes. MANCOSA has extensive experience in working with a wide range of students over the past 19 years in delivering high quality management and education programmes offered locally and internationally. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree programme has been offered since 1995.