Postgraduate Diploma in Management

NQF Exit Level 8


The programme is designed to provide the student with an understanding and working application of the principles essential to the effective management of organizations. The purpose of the programme is to broaden the students’ management knowledge to develop a thorough understanding of management theory as well as the skills necessary to apply the theory to understand material, information and capital flows as well and to deal with the challenges experiences in Management. Relevant and practical methodologies are emphasized, particularly for use in the African context, thus enabling students to enter the work context to effect positive change. Students are further equipped with analytical and reflective skills, and are placed in a position to develop competencies and skills that facilitate life-long learning.


Organizations increasingly find that they must rely on effective management, or networks, to compete in the global market and networked economy. Many different roles and careers in Management are linked to this qualification. The programme addresses the problem of the national shortage of qualified personnel. The Post Graduate Diploma in Management is of special interest to the working professional in business and private organizations and the public sector. The Post-Graduate Diploma in Management will provide access to higher postgraduate education to persons wanting to consolidate their careers in these fields of commerce and industry. The programme will also serve as a bridging programme to the Masters of Commerce in related Management fields. The access to higher education could have a significant positive influence on the ability of managers to become successful business leaders in different fields and to make positive contributions to the economies of their countries.


1 Year

Entry Requirement

  • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree
  • Attained a level of competence as defined in Rule GR7(b) in the Handbook;
  • Selection Programme- the School may prescribe further criteria.

Career Opportunities

Lecturer, Entrepreneur, Management Consultant, Public Relations Manager, Researcher, General Manager