Postgraduate Diploma in Management

Designed to further develop management, leadership, and administration skills of students with relevant work experience and qualifications — enabling them to gain more purposeful employment and make a difference in the work environment.

1 year
NQF Level 8
120 credits

Course Overview

Are you ready to take your management skills to the next level? Do you want more senior work opportunities with higher levels of responsibility and income potential?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management will help students with a degree or advanced diploma in management or related fields enhance their skills and knowledge in the private and public sectors.

With this qualification, students will learn how to rethink, reshape, and expand their knowledge and mindset of the business environment — giving them a sustainable advantage over other workers.

This future-orientated programme aims to equip students with the knowledge and expertise to contribute to the resolution of the socio-economic problems of South Africa ethically and responsibly.

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Objectives

  • Teaches students how to make better work-based decisions by applying quantitative methodologies. 
  • Equips scholars with the ability to apply scientific research and enquiry methods to improve their deliverables. 
  • Provides students with advanced technology and research skills that’ll help them effectively solve problems in a range of organisations. 
  • Extends students’ business management, leadership, and administration skills to become better business and department leaders. 
  • Equips students to identify, analyse, and solve management and commercial problems. 
  • Gives scholars a comprehensive understanding of managing resources and processes in a business context.

Course details

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management is a one-year programme that allows students to learn while working. It takes up a distance learning structure — giving students the ideal balance between work and studies.

Distance learning

This form of learning is perfect for students who wish to work independently. The diploma can be obtained in a hybrid format, making it ideal for individuals who want to enhance their abilities but are currently employed. Workshops, tutorials, self-directed reading, and case study analysis are all included in the modules for the remote learning option. The workshop sessions are run in a hybrid fashion with a blend of online and in-person education. This promotes collaborative intelligence by giving academics a chance to interact with one another.

(Classes are held in person in regions with sufficient demand.)

Course structure and modules

This postgraduate qualification runs over two semesters and consists of six modules. Students can attempt to complete three modules per semester.

Modules

  • General Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Operations and Innovation Management
  • Business Research

Careers

Upon successful completion of this postgraduate course, students will have learned advanced skills that enable them to pursue senior positions in the following careers: 

  • Accountant
  • Analyst
  • Business Continuity Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Buying Manager
  • Compliance Manager
  • Contract Manager
  • Credit Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Group Impact Manager
  • Head of Programme Planning and Coordination
    •  HR Business Partner
    • IT Project Manager
    • Key Accounts Manager
    • Operations Manager
    • Private Client Business Development Manager
    • Procurement Manager
    • Projects Manager
    • Quality and CI Manager
    • Regional Marketing Manager
    • Regional Sales Manager
    • Risk Manager
    • Supply Chain Manager
    • Valuations Senior Manage

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enrol for the postgraduate diploma, students must have: 

  • A bachelor’s degree OR an advanced diploma or equivalent qualification.
  • At least two years of managerial experience. 

All submissions are subject to the approval of the RBS Selection Committee.

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