Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management

Learn advanced knowledge, skills and competencies in the key functional areas of management.

1 year
NQF Level 8
120 credits

Key features

  • Accredited and Registered
  • Cutting-edge curriculum
  • Flexible structure
  • Online support
  • Affordable and Accessible
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Multicultural Faculty and support
  • PGDip Business Administration distance learning


The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management is a one year postgraduate programme that provides students with advanced knowledge, skills and competencies in the key functional areas of management. This programme will ensure that students are able to apply their management competencies to the complex and changing business environment in order to drive organisational growth.

Upon completion of this PGDip Business Administration, distance learning, programme, students will be able to make informed decisions at middle and senior levels of management. This programme will equip students with the necessary skills and advanced knowledge to be successful managers and leaders in the challenging and diverse environment in which they find themselves.


Upon successful completion of the programme, the student should be able to:

  • Apply advanced management principles and theories in a variety of organisational settings.
  • Develop a multi-disciplinary and global view of business problems and situations.
  • Understand the challenges and opportunities that are created by the cultural and ethnic diversity in Southern Africa.
  • Create a strategic perspective with respect to organisational decision-making.
  • Apply technology to business functions and an integrated e-business economy.
  • Analyse the financial implications of business decisions.
  • Generate potential strategic solutions to business problems, through the application of appropriate research methodologies and the scientific collection and analysis of literature and data.

Programme structure

Duration: 1 year

Semester 1

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management

Semester 2

  • Strategic Management
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Human Resource Development


Choose one of the following electives:

  • Entrepreneurial Dynamics
  • Advanced Project Management
  • Economics for Managers
  • Business Ethics

Admission requirements

The minimum entry requirement is an appropriate Bachelor’s Degree or appropriate Advanced Diploma.


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