MM In African Philanthropy

Philanthropy is a growing field of study globally that has gained attention across many universities. We are proud to offer the continent’s first specialist post graduate programme in the field.

The Masters of Management in African Philanthropy programme is designed for students who want to build a career in either the business or social sector especially in the area of foundations, where corporates and High Net Worth Individuals are investing a lot of their resources and giving back to society and want to do so in structured ways.





This programme is comprised of four compulsory courses and three elective courses.

Compulsory Courses

C1. African Gifting and Philanthropy

C2. Organisation and Management Philanthropy

C3. Resourcing African Gifting and Philanthropy

C4. Research Methods

Elective Courses

E1. Advising Private Wealth 

E2. Corporate Social Investment 

E3. Community Gifting/Philanthropy 

E4. Community Foundations 

E5. Philanthropy (Gifting) and the Sustainable Development Goals 

E6. The Role of Religion and Belief

E7. Public Policy, Law and Regulation

Course details


1 – 2 years

Start Date:

July 2023

Applications Open:

01 January 2023

Course Fee:

136 790.00 ZAR

Application Fee:

200.00 ZAR 

Acceptance Fee:

15 000.00 ZAR (offset from course fee)

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