Advanced Diploma: Management

Management and Governance strive to instil entrepreneurial skills in our graduates to support their academic talents. Therefore, ongoing entrepreneurial exposure will be presented via successful local business people and

other entrepreneurial experts. The Department will use the Advisory Boards to assist in this regard. Students and staff are encouraged to become members of the various professional and institutional bodies.

Career opportunities

Management involves understanding a broad spectrum of managerial and organisational functions and as such, it is a qualification that can give students entry to a wide variety of business opportunities in administration, finance, marketing and production management.

Purpose of the qualification

This qualification is intended for persons to function mainly at a strategic level in any enterprise. The qualifying learner will be competent in formulating, interpreting and implementing corporate strategy and policy.

 Exit level outcomes of the programme

  • Plan strategically to give direction to the enterprise in a dynamic environment.
  • Implement goals and strategies successfully.
  • Apply the concepts of strategic management on all management levels to cope with environmental challenges.
  • Apply and interpret advanced financial principles.
  • Apply administrative skills within the workplace.
  • Apply the basic principles of research.
  • Apply the principles of marketing within the enterprise.
  • Manage human resources within the enterprise.

 Critical cross-field outcomes of the programme

At the end of the programme, the learner should have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Plan and conduct research in the field of management, including gathering, analysing, synthesising and interpreting information, on pertinent issues by utilising appropriate research principles and reflect on the research undertaken.
  • Utilise appropriate technology effectively to solve problems in the management environment.
  • Communicate effectively orally or in writing with the different role players by applying professional communication principles and reflecting on the application thereof.
  • Integrate managerial and business sciences to develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the international, national and regional business environment.
  • Practice acceptable social and cultural sensitivity towards people of different social, cultural and economic background.
  • Apply appropriate skills that will enable them to compete effectively for entry-level graduate.