Postgraduate Diploma in Family Business Management

Directed at enabling students with cognate undergraduate qualifications to further develop their functional and strategic competencies in the field of family 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
  • Upon Completion you will receive 4 credits towards your MBA

About

The Postgraduate Diploma in Family Business Management is directed at enabling students with cognate undergraduate qualifications and relevant qualifications to further develop their functional and strategic competencies in the field of family business management.

With a specialised focus in mind, the programme strives to develop the knowledge and skills of students within the field of family business management. The programme will provide a foundation for further postgraduate study in management.

Outcomes

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

  • Appreciate and understand the value and culture of family businesses;
  • Identify the contextual and other characteristics that differentiate a family business from other businesses;
  • Examine the life cycle of family business from the a range of perspectives, including business, family and ownership viewpoints;
  • Develop expertise and skill in communication and conflict resolution in the context of various role players, including family business owners, managers, and family members;
  • Learn to evaluate situations and problems in family businesses and propose solutions for their challenges;
  • Examine leading practices and explore emerging trends in family business management; and
  • Develop family business competitive strategies.

Programme structure

Duration: 1 year

Semester 1

  • Business Fundamentals of Family Enterprises
  • Human Resource Management
  • Technology and Information Management
  • Marketing Management

Semester 2

  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Governance and Professionalization
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Planning and Transgenerational Entrepreneurship

Admission requirements

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

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