Educational Management (Postgraduate Diploma)

  • Provides educators with management and leadership skills
  • Enables educators to apply the theory of educational management.

1 Year
NQF Level 8
120 credits
Supported distance learning

About The Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management

Leading an organisation can be a challenge, and with ever-growing management strategies, it can be difficult to know which of these strategies might work in the educational context. The Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management from MANCOSA helps to put the management theory into practice and develop your leadership skills. This course is suited for both aspiring managers and current managers seeking to broaden their knowledge.

The programme is an accredited qualification that provides educators with management and leadership skills through critical analysis of and reflection on their management styles and practices.

Who Should Attend

The postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management is designed for:

  • Educators
  • Head of departments
  • Deputy Rectors
  • Rectors
  • Deputy Headmasters
  • Headmasters

The programme aims to enhance their skills and management capabilities within an educational organisation.

Career Opportunities

Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management

  • Headmasters
  • Rector
  • Head of Department

Entry Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent NQF level 7 qualification

Assessments

The coursework modules are assessed by way of an assignment and a written examination in each module. The assignment and examination each constitute 50% and 50% respectively of the final mark for each module.

Programme Structure

Duration: 1 Year

Modules

Semester 1

  • Contemporary Educational Management
  • Educational Leadership
  • Curriculum Design and Development

Semester 2

  • Governance in Education
  • Financial Management in Education

Electives

Choose one of the following electives:
  • Research in Education
  • History and Theoretical Frameworks in Education
  • Comparative and International Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management, the student should be able to:
  • Apply management principles and provide leadership in an educational context;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the functioning of educational institutions;
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the inter-relatedness of factors that impinge on the phenomena of education;
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge base and critical understanding of education in general;
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge base and critical understanding of education in general;
  • Critically analyse and evaluate knowledge in educational management and to contribute to systematic and disciplined thinking about educational matters and issues;
  • Conduct independent inquiry in a specialised field of education, training or development, and to report their findings in academically appropriate ways; and
  • Exhibit the potential to act as academic leaders and experts in the field of education, training and development.

Student Support

The Postgraduate Diploma in Education Management 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

Are you ready to take the next step?

Improve and develop your knowledge and competencies.

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