Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management

You will examine the principles and processes of managing institutions in the 21st century, and develop ways to put them into practice in your organisation through application-based assignments. Your courses are designed to help you develop fundamental management competencies in different functions, and equip you with the necessary tools to solve complex problems while building an organisation that translates business ideas into profit.

Course description

This programme gives you an opportunity to get ahead in the business world, developing your general management skills.

It is designed to meet the needs of existing and aspirant managers wanting to enter middle or senior management positions, and who have an undergraduate degree unrelated to management, so need a qualification to formalise and enhance their management experience and competencies. If you are already in a management post, you will be able to hone your management competencies through this programme, which will expose you to cutting-edge and best practices.

You will complete four compulsory modules that are prerequisites for business success, and two electives that allow you to refine your knowledge in particular areas of interest.

Who is it for?

This qualification will equip you with knowledge of the core business disciplines and the skills to apply them in practice.

Entry requirements

  • A relevant three-year degree (NQF level 7)
  • At least two years’ relevant experience


120 credits at NQF Level 8

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and apply the principles of business practice
  • Understand an organisational environment
  • Examine the principles and processes of managing institutions in the 21st century
  • Demonstrate management competencies
  • Conduct a research study

Compulsory modules

  • Organisational Strategy, Planning and Management
  • Advanced Project Management
  • Advanced Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management and Management Accounting

Electives: choice of two 

  • Fundamentals of Research
  • Economics
  • Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • Advanced Marketing Management
  • Sales Management
  • Advanced Operations Management
  • Spiritual and Emotional Intelligence
  • Advanced Retail Business Management



This mode of study is suitable for candidates who desire to study online and at their pace, irrespective of their location. The course contents are delivered through prerecorded video and other 5th generation study tools.

18 Months

Course fees
R xxxx

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