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One of the un­fore­seen costs of­ten as­so­ci­ated with do­ing an MBA qual­i­fi­ca­tion is the im­pact on your per­sonal life. Long hours, late nights and in­tense project dead­lines can play havoc with your so­cial life.

Re­spon­dents to the sur­vey in 2013 in­di­cated that they felt that their qual­i­fi­ca­tion made them more rounded as in­di­vid­u­als. “I have ex­pe­ri­enced a new life, a new me, a bet­ter hus­band, a bet­ter fa­ther, a bet­ter busi­ness­man, a more con­fi­dent per­son, more so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity to my coun­try and my con­ti­nent, and meet­ing friends for life,” notes a 2012 grad­u­ate from GIBS.

Sim­i­larly, a Man­cosa stu­dent who is presently study­ing notes: “The pro­gramme has af­forded me, a kid from an un­favourable back­ground, to look for­ward and work at chang­ing my fu­ture. It is help­ing to so­lid­ify my think­ing that I can make and change my fu­ture.”

The schools with the high­est scores for chang­ing the out­look for the stu­dents were Re­ge­nesys (scor­ing 9.7 com­pared to the 8.9 point av­er­age). They were fol­lowed by NMMU and NWU Potch.

Re­ge­nesys also came in as the school with the high­est score for in­creas­ing con­fi­dence and self be­lief with a rat­ing of 9.6 com­pared to the av­er­age of 8.9. Man­cosa, Rhodes and Re­gent uni­ver­si­ties fol­lowed this.

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