Study Online with MANCOSA
Sophisticated technology and devices have digitised the world and our communities. This is especially relevant in the area of education. As one of the country’s leading education providers, MANCOSA recognised the need for top-quality online Southern African study options for those students who are not in a position to attend on-campus classes. As a result, we’ve adapted many of our courses and programmes to suit the needs of our community of remote students. Materials and instructions have been tailored to suit a digital form of learning.
A quality tertiary education is now at your digital fingertips. You can choose to study teaching online or a BCOM degree, or you could complete one of our Accounting or Project Management courses online. These smart and convenient online learning options now give you the opportunity to broaden your skillset and vocational horizons.
Online Higher Certificate Programmes
Higher Certificate in Paralegal Studies
The purpose of the Higher Certificate in Paralegal Studies is to afford students the opportunity to acquire quality education and skills that they will be able to implement within the legal sector.
Higher Certificate in Digital Marketing
The purpose of the Higher Certificate in Digital Marketing is to provide the student with the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare them for opportunities and challenges within the Digital Marketing environment.
Higher Certificate in Events Management
Affords students the perfect opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the demanding and competitive industry of events management. This programme offers students the necessary current and practical theory needed to thrive in the work place.
Higher Certificate in Social Media and Communication
Obtain social media certification with the Higher Certificate in Social Media and Communication, which aims to develop students’ social media communication skills within the growing, fast-paced industries influenced and impacted by social media and communications.
Higher Certificate in Public Sector Procurement
Choose the Higher Certificate in Public Sector Procurement to build skills in public sector procurement and supply chain management to promote effective service delivery and economic development.
Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management
Provides an ideal platform for school leavers to develop basic human resource administration knowledge, skills and competencies. MANCOSA Human Resource Management courses offer up-to-date information on domestic and international human resource practices.
Higher Certificate in Marketing
Be able to think across different disciplines, as companies are confronted with a continuous process of developing and maintaining a feasible fit between organisations’ objectives, skills and resources and their changing marketing opportunities.
Higher Certification in Project Management
Build a framework for understanding the dynamics of project management and cover all the essential elements and processes with an accredited project management certification.
Higher Certificate in Public Management
Develop an integrated conceptual understanding, synthesis and application of specific issues in public management with the Higher Certificate in Public Management.
Higher Certificate in Accounting
Develop an integrated conceptual understanding, synthesis and application of accounting principles with an accounting course online.
Higher Certificate in Information Technology
The qualification aims to develop an integrated conceptual understanding, synthesis and application of information technology principles.
Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management
The Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management is a programme that equips students with a sound fundamental knowledge base and basic skills regarding supply chain management.
Higher Certificate in Local Government and Development Management
The Local Government Management Certificate empowers students with a high level of professional expertise together with a broad range of managerial skills in the local government sector.
Higher Certificate in Business Management
Develop skills, knowledge and values in the areas of team management, strategic management, project management, marketing, finance and people management.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is a form of learning where you do not physically attend lectures on campus. Students who choose to study online do so by accessing course material from their digital devices, like a laptop, tablet or mobile phone, and by communicating remotely with their academic team.
Since distance learning and online learning are connected to each other, it is confused with these two terms, but there is a definite difference between distance learning and online learning. The term distance learning stresses on the different geographical presence of the student from the educational institution in a learning process whereas online learning highlights the method of learning that is based on the Internet. Online learning is used as a mode of delivering the programme content for students who follow distance learning programmes.
We’ve adapted our teaching delivery to suit you. MANCOSA’s online programmes allow our student community to access resources or submit assignments by using an online portal. You will also receive instruction through pre-recorded lectures or by attending virtual classroom sessions. Far from being isolated, our growing online student community can interact with their faculty through email groups, discussion forums and organised online group activities.
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Types of Fully Online Courses & Programmes you Study with MANCOSA
All of our Higher Certificates now come with the option of being fully online. These courses are primarily entry-level education qualifications with a focus on industry-specific vocations. Gain simulated work experience in this integrated learning environment.
The Higher Certificate qualifications can integrate with all of MANCOSA’s degree programmes. A Higher Certificate is the right choice for those who wish to gain practical knowledge and skills in a particular field and who are eager to join the workforce. Our fully online Higher Certificate options allow students the flexibility to continue working full time or to gain industry experience while studying. It also acts as a bridging programme for those who do not meet the minimum requirements to study towards a Bachelors qualification.
Programmes & Courses with Online Support
MANCOSA offers online support for all our academic programmes, which is a blended learning experience comprising of distance, supported distance learning and online study. This includes our postgraduate and undergraduate degrees, advanced diplomas and certificates.
Registered MANCOSA students are provided with access to online portals and key resources, which can be accessed remotely. The virtual learning environment, which you will navigate at your own convenience, includes library access and online administration.
It means that you can study towards a Masters Degree online as most of the coursework and administration is served via our online portals. You will, however, be required to attend some on-campus lectures or meet with your academic advisor. The frequency of which will depend on the particular degree you are pursuing, which you can discuss with your advisor or our career guidance counsellors.
You can also communicate online with MANCOSA personnel, like your course instructor, academic leaders and career guidance advisors in real-time or at your convenience via our on-demand Ask-the-Tutor platform .
MANCOSA Programmes with Online Support
- Postgraduate Diploma
- Postgraduate Certificate
- Advanced Certificates