Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management

Learn advanced knowledge, skills and competencies in the key functional areas of business 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
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration distance learning


The complexities of the global business environment dictate that the management of businesses is never a linear process. Business managers are constantly required to adapt and innovate at a rapid pace in order to remain competitive. The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management is a one-year programme that provides students with advanced knowledge, skills and competencies in the key functional areas of business management.

This programme ensures that students can apply their management competencies to the complex and changing business environment  to drive organisational sustainability and growth. Upon completion of this programme, students will be able to make informed decisions at the middle and senior levels of management.

This programme equips students with the necessary skills and advanced knowledge to be successful managers and leaders in the challenging and diverse environments in which they find themselves.

Career Opportunities

  • Business Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Strategist
  • Entrepreneur

Programme Structure

Duration: 1 year

All students must complete four core modules in the first semester. In semester two, students must complete three core modules and choose one elective.

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

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

Elective: Choose one of the following electives

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

Admission Requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is a relevant Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma at NQF level 7.
  • It is possible to gain entry to the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). To be considered via RPL, applicants should be above the age of 30 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

A Business Manager needs to make decisions that have a positive impact on the company or department. The goal of the Business Manager is to achieve the desired business outcomes and goals of the organisation. Business Management functions will include organising, directing, planning, resourcing, and controlling. A Business Manager will often work within departments, like Human Resources, Marketing, Operations, or Finance.

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