Advanced Diploma in Management

Designed to further develop students’ leadership and management capabilities in a structured way so they can gain more purposeful, higher-paid employment within the business environment.

1 year
NQF Level 7
120 credits

Course Overview

Are you ready to develop your leadership and management skills so you can climb the corporate ladder?

Do you want to obtain senior-level managerial positions with higher income potential and more purpose?

The Advanced Diploma in Business Management is perfect for people who want to become business department leaders in public and private organisations. 

It enables students with a diploma in business or related fields to enhance their abilities and intellectual and practical knowledge in management. 

With this innovative qualification, students will understand a business’s day-to-day management functions and operations in-depth. They will learn management terminology, advanced practices and principles, and more.

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  • Equips students with the technical and managerial capabilities to thrive in a career as a business leader. 
  • Gives students an in-depth understanding of the individual functional areas of management.
  • Provides students with a higher level of knowledge, discipline-specific skills, and applied competence in commerce and the business industry. 
  • Empowers students to solve complicated commercial problems in a practical and focused way. 
  • Increases students’ knowledge in a range of core management disciplines and practices.
  • Teaches students how to communicate like confident leaders.
  • Equips students with the ability to effectively manage and allocate resources to enhance business performance and profitability. 
  • Gives students knowledge in a range of core management disciplines.
  • Provides students with an understanding of various aspects of human resource management and how to apply HR management principles.  
  • Teaches students to utilise technology to solve problems and increase organisational productivity. 
  • Provides students with the necessary skills to address fundamental economic issues in different economic systems.
  • Equips students with a basic understanding of marketing principles and practices so they can assist in the growth and awareness of the organisation.

Course details

The Advanced Diploma in Management is a one-year programme that enables students to work while studying. Thus, its distance learning structure allows busy students to enhance their level of education — without having to take off from work.

Distance learning

This form of education is ideal for those who enjoy studying independently. Its hybrid format provides the optimal solution for people who are already employed but want to advance their skills and careers. The modules available in this course include case study analysis, workshops, tutorials, and self-directed reading. Academics also have the opportunity to connect with their lecturers and fellow students during online and in-person classes.

(Classes are offered in person in areas with enough demand.)

Course structure

This program runs over two semesters and consists of six modules.

Semester 1

  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Accounting

Semester 2

  • Human Resource Management and Labour Relations
  • Marketing Management
  • Economics


After completing this course, graduates will have enhanced their skills to a point where they can pursue managerial and senior positions in the following Advanced Diploma in Management careers:

  • Account Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Executive
  • Card Fraud Specialist
  • Fleet Manager
  • Head of Operations
  • Head of Procurement
  • Integrated Marketing Manager
  • Manufacturing Clerk
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Regional Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Sales Specialist
  • Security Manager
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Senior Research Executive
  • Site Manager
  • Technical Manager
  • Transport Manager

Advanced Diploma in Management requirements

Admission requirements to enrol for the Advanced Diploma in Management are as follows:

  • An NQF Level 6 Diploma or equivalent qualification. 

The RBS Selection Committee should approve all submissions.

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