The BMF, founded in 1976 as a support group to address the challenges or corporate structures in South Africa, now stands for the development and empowerment of managerial leadership in advancing socio-economic transformation. BMF seeks to be at the forefront of developing black leaders grounded in their ethical responsibility to be champions of our higher goals as a society.

The sustainable development of black excellence is a key strategic initiative aimed at developing a critical mass of capable, skilled, well-equipped, well-grounded and ethical leaders. The programmes we offer are designed to develop these characteristics in our leaders, who are also tasked with the responsibility of contributing to the socio-economic transformation of our country.

To this end, the BMF has partnered with the Wits Business School on a bursary scheme to grant access to deserving BMF members to enrol for a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA) or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at WBS. 


The bursary opportunity aims to assist individuals who are academically talented but lack financial resources to pursue higher education. To qualify, members apply for the MBA programme from the  Wits Business School website.  It is recommended that you submit your application for the programme prior to applying for the bursary. 


Log in/Register

If you already have an account you can login and start applying! If you do not have an account, you’ll need to sign up. You will need to attach a copy of your ID and CV to submit your membership application. You can only access the application page once your membership is activated. 

Complete Application Form

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete an application form and to provide consent that their experience, qualifications, criminal and credit records may be verified.

Important note: Please note that acceptance for the bursary is subject to you being accepted into the WBS MBA programme. Please complete all fields on this application to the best of your ability before submitting as the information will guide our decision.

Only shortlisted applicants will receive feedback.

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