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Top Postgraduate Diploma Programs in South Africa 2019/2020

A postgraduate diploma is awarded to students who complete a course of study.  This course of study usually happens after a bachelor’s program, and it can be helpful for students in need of specialized skills for the workplace.

A Master is a degree that demonstrates students have completed advanced studies in their field of training. This program is available for students with an undergraduate degree, and it often takes one to two years to complete.

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Wits Business School

Learn and grow as you apply modern business knowledge and innovative management tools to real-life cases, participate in lively classroom debates, get personal career coa ... [+]

Programme Overview

The Wits Business School Postgraduate Diploma in Management challenges you to view business and management in a new light of innovation and creativity while preparing you for the challenges companies face on a daily basis. Gain up-to-date business knowledge and tools and apply these to real-life business situations as you prepare, debate and tackle business case studies. You’ll also receive intensive career coaching to help you secure an internship where you can apply your academic learning in a real business context and spread your career wings. The WBS PDM internship is supported by leading banks and financial services companies, management consultancies, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) organizations, healthcare enterprises, pharmaceuticals and marketing and advertising companies.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
English
Full time
1 year
Campus
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Wits Business School

Expand your understanding of the world of business and doing business in dynamic emerging economies. Sharpen your business acumen, management knowledge, and leadership sk ... [+]

Programme Overview

The Wits Business School one-year Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration is for ambitious graduates who want the edge. The WBS PDBA is relevant to the challenges of doing business in South Africa, Africa, and other dynamic emerging market economies, and covers key themes relevant to business today including sustainability, entrepreneurial action and critical engagement. The PDBA is a stand-alone qualification that also qualifies you to enter the Wits Business School MBA part-time. Students with a 3-year qualification can do this in 12 months instead of 18 months. The programme is also available in a part-time modular format in June of each year. JUNE 2018 APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN AND CLOSE 15 MAY 2018... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
English
Part time
1 year
Campus
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Regent Business School

The Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management and Leadership (PG Dip EML) is a one-year ... [+]

The Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management and Leadership (PG Dip EML) is a one-year postgraduate qualification that seeks to develop capacity in management and leadership in an educational management context. The focus of the programme is to improve the practice of management and leadership in the educational sector.

The programme enables students with an education background to develop integrated and functional reflective competences in educational management. It is intended for educational managers and those aspiring to occupy managerial positions in educational institutions. The programme examines issues such as management principles, educational governance, leadership in education, financial management in educational institutions and the use of information technology in education.... [-]

South Africa Durban Johannesburg
February 2020
Full time
1 year
Campus
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Regent Business School

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PG Dip Man) is a 1-year postgraduate qualification that enables learners with relevant work experience and appropriate qualificati ... [+]

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PG Dip Man) is a 1-year postgraduate qualification that enables learners with relevant work experience and appropriate qualifications to further develop their functional and reflective competencies in management, leadership and administration. The programme aims to develop an integrated conceptual understanding, synthesis and critical application of specialised qualitative and quantitative issues in management.

The qualification is directed towards learners having relevant work experience and occupying middle and senior management positions and who have completed a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification. This qualification will enable learners to develop in-depth, discipline-specific skills and applied competence in the private and public sectors that will provide opportunities for personal intellectual growth, more purposeful employment and making an enhanced contribution to society. The qualification will empower learners to solve problems in a focused way and to effectively manage and allocate resources, to communicate effectively and to contribute to knowledge and socio-economic transformation in a responsible and ethical manner.... [-]

South Africa Durban Johannesburg
February 2020
Full time
1 year
Campus
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Westford University College

This human resource program uses current and classic theory and research to develop a critical understanding of both the theory and practice of human resource management ... [+]

Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Human Resource Management - CIQ, UK Human Resource Management Courses in Dubai

It is widely recognized that people are an organization’s most valuable assets. However, in many organizations, people are also the most costly resource. Individual working patterns are changing as more people work from home, build portfolio careers, take sabbaticals, work flexible hours or are on short-term, fixed contracts. Organizations also face new challenges as the internet enables the smallest company to operate internationally and compete against multinationals. In addition, new technology such as mobile communication, social media, and outsourcing are changing how recruitment is carried out. For these reasons, companies invest in recruiting, HR training courses, developing and retaining the best people of the job. Thus organizations need experts with an understanding of human resource management and the skills to help them guide, support and manage this crucial business function.... [-]

South Africa Cape Town Johannesburg
Open Enrolment
Full time
Part time
10 weeks
Campus
Online
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Westford University College

With a core management curriculum covering a variety of technical aspects, this course in Engineering Management offers early-career. ... [+]

Post Graduate Diploma in Engineering Management - CIQ, UK

With a core management curriculum covering a variety of technical aspects, this course in Engineering Management offers early-career as well as experienced engineers a tech-savvy alternative capsule of a management degree, thus preparing the engineering and science graduates / professionals to become future industry leaders.Students of this course will learn the following key topics:

Understand the challenges of managing engineering functions and processes; and examine how to develop a workforce that sustains innovation in delivering engineering services. Understand the significance of strategy formulation and implementation in the evolving and highly competitive engineering industry. Understand the concepts and application of marketing management in the engineering industry. Understand the Process of supply chain management in the domains of manufacturing and service industries. Understand the relevance and application of total quality management. Key Facts Qualification: PG Diploma in Engineering Management Duration: 12 weeks Delivery Format : Weekend / Part time Intake: Rolling Intake Onsite Campus: UAE Online: Available Program Structure ... [-]
South Africa Cape Town
Open Enrolment
Part time
12 weeks
Campus
Online
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Westford University College

This Post Graduate Diploma in Sales & Marketing will provide you with a comprehensive framework for understanding theories, concepts, issues and applications of marke ... [+]

Post Graduate Diploma in Sales & Marketing - CIQ, UK

In 1983, Theodore Levitt in 'The Globalization of Markets' predicted that technology advances would unite the world in one large market with common needs and superficial differences. 30 years later, cultural and national differences still pose a great challenge for the marketing of global brands. If you want to learn more about the opportunities and challenges involved in international marketing management, then this programme is for you.

This Post Graduate Diploma in International Marketing Management will provide you with a comprehensive framework for understanding theories, concepts, issues and applications of marketing in an international and global context. The programme will develop your appreciation of strategies and tactics for international markets and their implications, and for marketing management of multinational and global organizations.... [-]

South Africa Cape Town Johannesburg
September 2020
Full time
Part time
10 weeks
Campus
Online
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Westford University College

Postgraduate Diploma Onsite/Online classes supported with Video sessions Access to Online Library Learning Management System with all materials Industry experienced facu ... [+]

Post Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management & Logistics - Eduqual, UK Logistics and Supply Chain Management Courses in Dubai

It has now been established without any doubt whatsoever that lean supply chains and efficient logistics systems lead directly to increased bottom line profits. Businesses are increasingly looking for improvements in their logistics and supply chain performance. While many students may wish to attain a PG Diploma in supply chain management to enhance their performance potential with an existing employer, others may view this major as an opportunity to become familiar with logistics and supply chain operations.

The Westford School of Management offers the best logistics and supply chain management courses in Dubai due to our commitment to excellence and also to our partnerships with overseas education providers. The UAE is an international hub of transport, shipping, and finance and our supply chain management courses seek to give our students the skills they need to excel both in Dubai and overseas. ... [-]

South Africa Cape Town Johannesburg
Open Enrolment
Full time
Part time
10 weeks
Campus
Online
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University of Johannesburg

The purpose of the programme is to strengthen and deepen the student’s knowledge and to develop applied competence in analysing, interpreting and understanding informatio ... [+]

The purpose of the programme is to strengthen and deepen the student’s knowledge and to develop applied competence in analysing, interpreting and understanding information systems auditing processes, principles and methods. It further develops that intellectual independence, research and professional skills of the student. The qualification prepares students to meaningfully contribute to organizations information systems auditing as well as acquisition, utilization and development of information systems and technology.

Admission requirements

A potential student should have obtained a Bachelors Degree on NQF level 7 from UJ. Candidates from other universities should have obtained a relevant Degree on a NQF level 7 or the equivalent thereof and could apply for admission to the Departmental Academic Board which will evaluate each application individually. RPL will be applied in accordance with the UJ RPL policy. In addition to the minimum admission requirements as outlined above, prospective students must obtain a minimum of 60% average In their final year in any appropriate Bachelors Degree in order to do the postgraduate Diploma.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
January 2020
English
Part time
2 years
Campus
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University of Johannesburg

The purpose of the programmes is to develop academic staff as reflective practitioners ... [+]

Postgraduate Diploma in Inclusive Education Admission Requirements A four year BEd degree OR A three year general Bachelor’s Degree capped by a PGCE or a level 7 Advanced Diploma in Education in a cognate specialisation OR A former four year professional B Prim Ed, B Sec Ed, BA Ed teaching degree OR A former postgraduate professional teaching qualification such as the HDE (PG) or University Education Diploma (UED)

In addition to the minimum admission requirements as outlined above, prospective students may undergo a selection process, including written submissions regarding work experience and motivation for entry into the programme. Students should have excellent general computer skills and reliable access to the internet.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
January 2020
English
Full time
3 years
Campus
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University of Johannesburg

The purpose of this programme is to strengthen the students’ knowledge and comprehension in the disciplines of Financial Markets and Stockbroking as the field is interdis ... [+]

The purpose of this programme is to strengthen the students’ knowledge and comprehension in the disciplines of Financial Markets and Stockbroking as the field is interdisciplinary in nature and it serves to strengthen and deepen the student’s knowledge. The programme comprises of a broad-based curriculum to prepare the postgraduate student for financial market related specialities. The program emphasises application, analysis and evaluation within each topic area as well as the application of integrity and ethics in a professional environment. This qualification demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence, as well as the ability to relate knowledge to a range of contexts in order to undertake professional or highly-skilled work. Mastering of the curriculum will provide students with the skills to synthesise complex stockbroking principles in order to drive and add value to the entities that employ them. The successful student will gain an overall stockbroking perspective which will provide them with a competitive advantage for employment.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
January 2020
English
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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University of Johannesburg

The purpose of this programme is to provide students with the necessary knowledge to undertake highly-skilled professional work in the disciplines of management accountin ... [+]

The purpose of this programme is to provide students with the necessary knowledge to undertake highly-skilled professional work in the disciplines of management accounting and finance. The programme is comprised of a broad-based curriculum to prepare the postgraduate student for a wide range of finance-related specialities. The programme emphasises application, analysis and evaluation within each topic area as well as the application of integrity and ethics in a professional environment. Mastering of the curriculum will provide students with the skills to synthesize complex management, financial, performance and risk principles in order to drive and add value to the entities that employ them. The successful student will gain an overall financial and business perspective which will provide them with a competitive advantage for employment.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
January 2020
English
Full time
1 year
Campus
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University of Johannesburg

The purpose of the Postgraduate Diploma in Estate Planning is to enable working professionals in the financial planning industry to undertake advanced reflection and deve ... [+]

The purpose of the Postgraduate Diploma in Estate Planning is to enable working professionals in the financial planning industry to undertake advanced reflection and development by means of current thinking, practice and literature review in Estate Planning. The qualification demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence, as well as the ability to relate knowledge to a range of contexts in estate planning, trusts, taxation of trust and administration of estates in order to undertake professional or highly-skilled work in Estate Planning.

The programme is comprised of a focused curriculum to prepare the student for a career in Estate Planning. The curriculum includes three topic areas ranging from estate planning, administration of estates and trusts and the taxation of trusts. Mastering of the curriculum will provide students with the ability to evaluate and apply complex estate planning principles in a holistic financial planning process, when implementing advice or at the administration of an estate at death. In-depth understanding of estate planning and trust principles will be gained enabling the qualifying student to work in today’s professional world of financial planning. The programme emphasises competence, integrity, and application of ethics in a professional environment. The successful student will gain a holistic estate planning perspective and an in-depth understanding of estate planning which will provide them with a competitive advantage for employment in the financial planning industry.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
January 2020
English
Full time
1 year
Campus
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University of Johannesburg

The purpose of the PGDip (Accounting Science) is to provide knowledge, skills and applied competence in the fields of Accounting, Auditing, Financial Management and Taxat ... [+]

The purpose of the PGDip (Accounting Science) is to provide knowledge, skills and applied competence in the fields of Accounting, Auditing, Financial Management and Taxation to students who plan to qualify as Chartered Accountants so that they will meet the requirements as determined by the accounting profession.

The programme is aligned with the competency framework and curriculum requirements of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). Students who qualify with the PGDip (Accounting Science) will be allowed to register for SAICA’s Qualifying Exam to qualify as a Chartered Accountant. The programme provides students with the required skills and technical competence to be employed as professionals in the areas of Accounting, Auditing, Financial Management and Taxation.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
January 2020
English
Full time
1 year
Campus
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University of Johannesburg

The purpose of this programme is to develop the intellectual and practical skills of the students in the analysis, interpretation, and application of accounting, governan ... [+]

The purpose of this programme is to develop the intellectual and practical skills of the students in the analysis, interpretation, and application of accounting, governance and control and internal auditing/taxation principles. This programme will prepare students to apply accounting, governance and control and internal auditing or taxation principles in practice. Lastly, this programme will prepare students for further studies in accounting, governance and control and internal auditing or taxation as a science. Graduates of this programme are also able to register with professional bodies such the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). This programme, however, does not provide access to the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) board examinations. Admission requirements: The prerequisite for admission is a Bachelor of Commerce degree or an Advanced Diploma in Accounting/ Internal Auditing or the successful completion of a bridging programme in conjunction with a degree (other than Accounting/Internal Auditing). Places on this programme are limited and are awarded based on academic performance. Contact details: Ms Nicolene du Plooy / 011 559 3059 / nicolenedp@uj.ac.za... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
January 2020
English
Full time
1 year
Campus
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