Business Management (Postgraduate Diploma)

  • Equips students to change business environment to drive growth
  • Develop an advanced understanding of business management

1 Year
NQF Level 8
120 credits
Supported distance learning

About The Programme

Business Management (Postgraduate Diploma)

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from MANCOSA is a one year postgraduate programme that provides students with advanced knowledge, skills and competencies in the key functional areas of business management. This programme will ensure that students are able to apply their management competencies to the complex and changing business environment in order to drive organisational growth.

Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management, there is articulation pathway to the Master of Business Administration. The first semester of the MBA Stage One is exempt, thus completing the MBA in only 1 additional year (including dissertation writing).


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Who Should Attend

Any graduate, employee, manager or aspirant manager whose position requires:  

  • An integrated knowledge on the functional areas of management.
  • A strategic evaluation of business and business opportunities.
  • Skills to broaden the leadership of our knowledge-based economy enabling sustainable development, growth and prosperity.

Career Opportunities

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Manager
  • General Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Supervisor

Entry Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent NQF level 7 qualification


The final assessment mark for each module consists of an assignment (50%) and a written examination (50%).
Examinations are written at the end of each semester.

Programme Structure

Duration: 1 year

Semester 1

  • Human Resource Development
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Operations Management

Semester 2

  • Strategic Management
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Organisational Behaviour

One of the following electives:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Advanced Project Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Business Ethics

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Apply the concepts and theories of management and leadership.
  • Manage human resources in the organisation.
  • Interpret and analyse financial statements.
  • Apply principles of marketing to the target audience.
  • Critically analyse business opportunities and cases.
  • Possess sound leadership / management values.
  • Integrate knowledge from different functional management fields.
  • Identify and solve problems in functional management disciplines in an innovative way.
  • Manage information systems effectively and efficiently.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a business strategy.

Student Support

This programme is delivered through supported distance learning. Workshops are held each semester to support students in their studies.

The guide includes:

  • Compulsory readings
  • Self-study activities
  • Tutorial Letters
  • Assessment Exercises

In addition, students have access to:

  • Online Journals
  • Past examination papers
  • Supplementary learning materials available

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