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


The coursework component of the programme is designed to equip students with a sound understanding of the key management theories, methodologies and practices. The coursework further provides a blend of theoretical and practical aspects of business management.
The programme is designed to equip students with analytical and critical thinking skills in the field of management by developing their ability to understand and solve complex problems, while maintaining a holistic approach to managing organisations.

Who Should Apply?

The programme is directed at those with existing vocational qualifications, wishing to gain entry into postgraduate study, as well as those with technical qualifications seeking to enter into management positions.


The programme allows for articulation to the MANCOSA Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management or other cognate NQF level 8 postgraduate diplomas and bachelors honours degrees offered both locally and internationally.

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:
  • Systems Analyst
  • Operations Manager
  • General Manager
  • Management Consultant

Programme Structure

Duration: 1 year

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Advanced Management Principles
  • Business Finance
  • Microeconomics
  • Understanding Marketing Approaches
  • Information Management
  • Statistical Techniques in Business

Elective – Choose two of the following electives

  • Ethical Business Management
  • Operations Management in Supply Chain
  • Project Management

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 the Advanced Certificate/National Diploma.
  • An equivalent NQF level 6 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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