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Motivations and challenges: the South Africa Masters in Business Administration (MBA) experience

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Motivations and challenges: the South Africa Masters in Business Administration (MBA) experience. / Ronnie, Linda; Wakeling, Paul.

In: International Journal of Teaching and Education, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015, p. 33-51.

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Ronnie, L & Wakeling, P 2015, 'Motivations and challenges: the South Africa Masters in Business Administration (MBA) experience', International Journal of Teaching and Education, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 33-51.

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Ronnie, L., & Wakeling, P. (2015). Motivations and challenges: the South Africa Masters in Business Administration (MBA) experience. International Journal of Teaching and Education, 3(1), 33-51.

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Ronnie L, Wakeling P. Motivations and challenges: the South Africa Masters in Business Administration (MBA) experience. International Journal of Teaching and Education. 2015;3(1):33-51.

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Ronnie, Linda ; Wakeling, Paul. / Motivations and challenges: the South Africa Masters in Business Administration (MBA) experience. In: International Journal of Teaching and Education. 2015 ; Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 33-51.

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