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USB Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management and Administration

USB Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management and Administration

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management and Administration

Learn while you earn

This programme allows students to acquire entrepreneurship skills and an entrepreneurial approach to business, as well as general management skills and an understanding of business in Africa. It can also provide access to an MBA. Graduates continuing with USB’s MBA will get recognition for 32 credits (15%) on the MBA. This learn-while-you-earn programme over one year has two formats: a blended learning format which combines on-campus and online classes, and a modular format covered in five on-campus blocks over the year.

Overview and outcomes

This internationally accredited programme is aimed at working professionals who want to acquire general management skills underpinned by an entrepreneurial approach to business. The programme comprises 120 credits. 

2 formats

  • Blended learning format: combination of on-campus and online classes over 1 year
  • Modular format: 5 blocks of on-campus classes over 1 year

Gain access to an MBA

From 2016 onwards, no direct access to an MBA will be allowed at a South African academic institution without an appropriate four-year degree or postgraduate qualification. As from 2016, this postgraduate diploma will provide access to USB’s internationally accredited MBA for those who pass at a particular level. 


Fees for students from SA, SADC, other African countries and abroad

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The admission requirements, what else you need to know before you apply, and the online application form

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Blended Learning PGDip BMA
Starts 18 January 2016

Modular PGDip BMA
Starts 8 February 2016

Deadline for applications

Students from South Africa and (visa-exempt) SADC countries:

  • Blended programme for 2016 – fully subscribed
  • RPL applications for 2016 – fully subscribed
  • Modular programme for 2016 – fully subscribed

All other foreign students: 30 September

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