Advanced Certificate in Management Studies

Obtain a comprehensive view of contemporary management practices in both the public and private sectors with an online management studies programme.

1 year
NQF Level 6
120 credits

Key Features

  • Accredited and Registered
  • Cutting-edge curriculum
  • Flexible structure
  • Online support 
  • Affordable and Accessible
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Multicultural Faculty and support
  • Advanced Certificate in Management Studies online


The Advanced Certificate in Management Studies is a one year programme aimed at providing students with an overview of key management philosophies and practices. It offers students the opportunity to build a strong foundation in management education.

This programme provides a comprehensive view of contemporary management practice in both the public and private sectors. The programme provides background knowledge to allow junior and middle managers to pursue senior management positions within their organisations.

This programme will allow students to apply theories to practice and students will be well placed to pursue further studies

Who Should Apply?

  • Executives who recently acquired or expanded general management responsibilities.
  • Persons aspiring to advance within their organisations.
  • Individuals wishing to gain a strong foundation in management practices.
  • Junior and middle managers.


Completion of the Advanced Certificate meets the minimum entry requirement into a Diploma programme or Bachelor’s degree.

Mode of Delivery

This programme is offered through distance learning with online support.

Career Opportunities

On completion of the programme, graduates can aspire to the following positions:
  • Business Manager
  • Business Assistant
  • Management Assistant
  • Administration Manager

Programme Structure

Duration: 1 year


  • Principles of Management
  • Marketing
  • Information Systems
  • Fundamentals of Microeconomics
  • Business Statistics
  • Accounting


  • Assignment
  • Examination

Admission Requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is an NQF level 5 Higher Certificate. (120 credits) Higher Certificate
  • An Equivalent NQF level 5 qualification with proven proficiency in English.
  • To be considered via RPL, applicants should be above the age of 23 years.

For further information on this alternative route, please contact a student advisor.

All applicants with an international qualification will be considered in accordance with MANCOSA‘s institutional rules.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The purpose of Management in Business is to streamline processes and resources more effectively so profits and return on investment is maximised. It is also the best way to ensure ethical and productive practices in the workplace.

Business studies is a popular subject with great job prospects, so there are many management studies courses available in South Africa. We recommend selecting a course that is internationally recognised from a registered and accredited higher learning institution, like MANCOSA.

There is a wide range of entry to mid-level management positions in the business world. A graduate with a Business Management qualification would be able to apply for jobs as an office administrator, executive assistant, sales administrator or business analyst. Otherwise, if you are already working and have work experience, you could look to gaining a promotion to office manager or account manager.

Yes. MANCOSA offers the Advanced Certificate in Business Management online. This way you can work out a flexible schedule for your career development and even keep working while you study.

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