Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management

Develop communication, interpersonal and financial skills in a way that enables educators to draw from both theory and practice 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
  • Education management distance learning


MANCOSA’s Education Management courses enable effective leaders and education managers with relevant skills. Discover a new way to address regulatory, leadership, and management challenges to embrace opportunities in the educational environment. Educational complexities have coalesced to push for knowledge and skills transformation to bring about change in technology, human resources, innovation, teacher qualities, and accountability initiatives.

The Postgraduate Educational Management Diploma is a one-year specialised programme designed to meet the needs of educational managers in this climate of change. The Education Management courses are distance learning programmes that incorporate the latest strategic thinking in educational leadership and management.


Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate in Education Management programme, the student should be able to:
  • Apply management principles in an educational context to provide leadership
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the functioning of educational institutions
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the inter-relatedness of factors that impinge on the phenomena of education
  • Conduct independent inquiry in a specialised field of education, training or development, and report their findings in academically appropriate ways
  • Demonstrates professional managerial competence through formalising and encouraging critical reflection on both practical experiences and engagement with theory in order to manage contextual challenges to contribute to the development of appropriate education policies

Programme Structure

All students must complete three core modules in semester 1.

In semester 2, they must complete two core modules in addition to one module chosen from a set of electives.

Duration: 1 year

Semester 1

  • Contemporary Educational Management Core
  • Educational Leadership Core
  • Research in Education Core

Semester 2

  • Governance in Education Core
  • Financial Management in Education Core

Elective – Choose one of the following electives

  • Curriculum Design and Development
  • History and Theoretical Frameworks in Education
  • Comparative and International Education

Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is an appropriate Bachelor’s Degree or appropriate Advanced Diploma at NQF level 7.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Education Management Diploma provides graduates with specialist skills and makes them eligible for managing positions or senior roles at educational institutions.

Yes, provided you also possess a valid Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), you will be in a position to teach.

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