The MSC Education Online Story

About US

MSC Education Online was originally established as MSC Business College in 1991 in East London. As we began to extend our reach across South Africa, our brand has evolved to increase our accessibility through online virtual learning. As a fully accredited private education service provider, we continue to offer quality certificate and diploma qualifications using the latest technology and communication platforms to provide a practical learning experience.

Industry Experts

Our industry-experienced Subject Matter Experts add value to our online learning model by enriching the facilitation of modules that are relevant and applicable to real-world learning.


Programme offerings include Human Resource Management, Marketing, IT Support, End-User Computing, Business Administration & Secretarial Support, Tourism & Hospitality, Accounting & Bookkeeping, Project Management, and Public Relations.

Student Support

With additional support through live online workshops, our student experience enhancement initiatives reveal our commitment to equipping innovative thinkers and future leaders for the competitive business world. Our dedication to help students attain their dreams lies in our determination to provide affordable programmes whilst promoting the development of our students through our personal, nurturing approach. For this reason, we ensure smaller class sizes with access to committed, qualified Subject Matter Experts who care strongly about the advancement of each student’s progress.

Meet Our Director,
Cobus Potgieter

Cobus Potgieter founded MSC Business College in 1991 and in 1998 MSC Business College was the recipient of the Old Mutual Small Business of the Year Award in the Eastern Cape. Cobus also founded the MSC Artisan Academy in 2010. With over thirty years of management experience with large corporations , Cobus has a passion for the upliftment of young people.

In 2014, Cobus was awarded Business Leader of the Year by the Leadership Development Institute and the Border Kei Chamber of Business, Buffalo City. Cobus holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Science and a BA (Honours) Degree in National Strategy.



MSC is registered and accredited with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Registration number: 2008/FE07/112 and relevant SETAs to ensure that your qualification is both recognised and valued by industries.