Advanced Diploma in Business Management

The Advanced Diploma in Business Management provides students with advanced knowledge, skills and competencies in the key functional areas of management and business within the commercial environment.

1 year
NQF Level 7
120 credits

Key features

  • Accredited and registered
  • Cutting-edge curriculum
  • Flexible structure
  • Online support
  • Affordable and Accessible
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Multicultural Faculty and support


Get a business management diploma with MANCOSA. The Advanced Diploma in Business Management course is designed to equip students with a sound understanding of key management theories, methodologies and practices. The coursework further provides a blend of theoretical and practical aspects of business and the business management programme is designed to equip students with the skills to undertake postgraduate study in this particular field of study by developing their ability to understand and solve complex commercial problems and managing aspects of business portfolio.

The advanced diploma is a postgraduate study programme that offers a relevant business management course in South Africa. Learn about the current issues and most pressing challenges that are facing South African companies and organisations, which will afford you the opportunity to make a notable contribution to this industry sector.


Upon successful completion of the Advanced Business Management course programme, the student should be able to:

  • Understand the role of business management and leadership in organisational success
  • Employ integrated knowledge to solve complex problems in an organisation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of financial accounting within an organisation.
  • Understand the key management theories used to manage organisations.
  • Engage in self-directed learning.
  • Display an understanding of marketing principles and practices to promote and grow the business.
  • Assess problems in organisations and propose viable solutions.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of ethics and accountability.
  • Apply the concepts of economics and data analysis to process information for decision making.

Programme structure

Duration: 1 year

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Advanced Management Principles
  • Business Finance
  • Microeconomics
  • Understanding Marketing Approaches

Semester 2

  • Statistical Techniques in Business
  •  Information Management
  • Choose two of the following Electives:
    *Ethical Business Management
    *Project Management
    *Operations Management in Supply Chain

Frequently Asked Questions

Business managers work in a commercial environment and are responsible for accomplishing the organisation’s goals and objectives through careful planning and organisation. Some of their duties could include supervision of staff, delegating jobs, training new recruits, keeping records, dealing with vendors and contracts.

Admission requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a Diploma or an appropriate Bachelor’s degree. It is possible to gain entry to the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
For further information on this alternative route, please contact a student advisor.


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