Postgrad Diploma in Management

PGDip brochure

 

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management of the North-West University is offered by the NWU Business School and is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Council (HEQC) (NQF 8) in South Africa by :

  • Part-time, full-time and via distance learning studies

This programme will empower managers and  participants to acquire skills with regard to best business practice and thought-leadership that can successfully be applied to the multi-disciplinary challenges encountered.

 

Introduction

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management of the North-West University is offered by the NWU Business School and is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Council (HEQC) (NQF 8) in South Africa.

The NWU is reckoned as one of the best managed universities in South Africa. The NWU Business School has been delivering competent graduates to Southern Africa who, in turn, are making a proven contribution to social and economic growth in the region. The NWU Business School aims to provide professional postgraduate management leaders. The faculty of the NWU Business School is therefore focused on combining theory and practice, in order to fully develop the strategic leadership potential of business managers. The programme content and standard of the NWU Business School’s Postgraduate Diploma in Management ensure that participants acquire skills with regard to best business practice and thought-leadership that can successfully be applied to the multi-disciplinary challenges encountered.

General information

 

  • It is essential that you read the A-Rules of the NWU in order to get more info on qualifications, applications, registration, assessment, terminations, etc. The A-Rules is available on the NWU website.

  • A student should also read the faculty rules for more clarity. Click here

  • All information wrt the PGDip programme is on the NWU website.

  • The duration of the programme one year but, distance students are advised to take it over a two year period.

  • You need internet access and all communication with regards to this programme will be on eFundi.  Students should also communicate with lecturers (if needed) on eFundi. Click here.

  • PGDip students can direct queries via email to PGDip-inquiries@nwu.ac.za which are supported by means of a Call Centre UODL for general enquiries from Monday – Friday, 08:00 -16:30 at 018 285 5900 with regards to queries relating to exam centres, graduation, exam timetables.

  • Students should call the e-fundi call centre for e-fundi queries on 018 285 2295 or eFundi-PC@nwu.ac.za

  • Your student number and a clear indication that you are a distance/contact/part time student must be indicated on all correspondence.

  • Students have a first and second examination opportunity. The second opportunity guidelines are available in the A-Rules and Faculty Rules.

E-Fundi (Student Portal for Tutorial Letters, Assignments, etc

eFundi is the electronic learning platform where individual module sites are created and all academic information is uploaded, including assignments, important dates, additional reading material, assignment feedback, participation and examination marks, etc.  All registered students have access to eFundi. When you sign up to use eFundi, your username is your student number.  For the first time you will need to use your RSA ID/passport number as your password. After you have submitted your assignment on eFundi, you will receive a notification via e-mail. As soon as students are registered, they should automatically have access to all the eFundi module sites.

Please watch the following videos as an introduction to eFundi: http://youtu.be/8k6dvp6fZ5w and http://youtu.be/WyZiFFSYWJg

Applications and Registrations

Admission requirements

  • Full-time students who have completed a degree or equivalent NQF level 7 qualification with a minimum average of 60% will be allowed.

  • The selection committee and the programme manager has the prerogative to cap the numbers based on available capacity. This maximum limit will be determined separately for full-time, part-time and distance students on the different sites of delivery.

  • Provision is made for accepting students from four-year courses with an average lower than 60% in their final year. This exception is based on the judgment of the selection committee.

  • Provision is made for other merited cases, but this is subject to their application conforming to the RPL policy of the PGDM programme.

  • Any notice of acceptance prior to provision of proof by the student that the minimum requirements have been met, is provisional.

  • Applications close on 31 January of the same year the study is undertaken. (This date may be extended due to circumstances) RPL applications close on 30 September of the year preceding the study.
  • Students must be computer literate (with Internet access).

  • See the Quality Manual of the FEMS, Annexure 4 regarding RPL.

 

Note: Students who have 2 years’ working experience and an NQF 7 qualification (360 credits) may be considered.

All students can only apply online via the NWU website.

 

Code:               (FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME) AND (DISTANCE)

Campus:         Mahikeng, Potchefstroom

Delivery mode: Full-time, part-time or distance

FIRST SEMESTER

Module code

Module description

Credits

BLLR511

Labour Relations

12

CCMM511

General Management

12

CCMM515

Managerial Economics

12

CCMM517

Financial Reporting

12

GOPM511

Operations Management

12

First semester credits total

60

SECOND SEMESTER

GLOM522

Strategic Talent Management

12

MKTM521

Marketing Management

12

PGRE521

Research Methodology

12

Electives – select two:

GPRM521

CCMM521

GLOM521

GSCM521

BLCG522

 

Project Management

Information Management

Logistics Management

Supply Chain Management

Corporate Governance

12

12

Second semester credits total

60

Total credits for the curriculum

120

Note that part-time/distance students could spread their modules across a two-year period to manage their workload.

 

 

5HA D05 (First registration in 2020 only)

(Phasing out)

Kindly call the relevant applications and admission office for assistance.

 

Module Structure and Outcomes

Duration and structure

Code:              (FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME) AND (DISTANCE)

Campus:         Mahikeng, Potchefstroom

Delivery mode: Full-time, part-time or distance

FIRST SEMESTER

Module code

Module description

Credits

BLLR511

Labour Relations

12

CCMM511

General Management

12

CCMM515

Managerial Economics

12

CCMM517

Financial Reporting

12

GOPM511

Operations Management

12

First semester credits total

60

SECOND SEMESTER

GLOM522

Strategic Talent Management

12

MKTM521

Marketing Management

12

PGRE521

Research Methodology

12

Electives – select two:

GPRM521

CCMM521

GLOM521

GSCM521

BLCG522

 

Project Management

Information Management

Logistics Management

Supply Chain Management

Corporate Governance

12

12

Second semester credits total

60

Total credits for the curriculum

120

Note that part-time/distance students could spread their modules across a two-year period to manage their workload.

 

 

5HA D05 (only 2020 first time registered students on the distance mode of delivery)

 

FIRST SEMESTER

NQF LEVEL

COMPULSORY/OPTIONAL

COMPULSORY MODULES - FIRST SEMESTER

CCMM515

First Semester

8

C

CCMM517

First Semester

8

C

BLCG511

First Semester

8

C

CCMM516

First Semester

8

C

CCMM511

First Semester

8

C

COMPULSORY MODULES - SECOND SEMESTER

PGRE 521

Second Semester

8

C

GHRM529

Second Semester

8

C

BLLR 521

Second Semester

8

C

GSCM 521

Second Semester

8

O

SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING

GHRM 526

Second Semester

8

O

GPRM 521

Second Semester

8

O

MKTM 521

Second Semester

8

O

GOPM 521

Second Semester

8

0

 

Prescribed Books (First Semester)

 

CODE

MODULE

AUTHOR

TITLE

ED

ISBN

PUBLISHER

CCMM511

Algemene Bestuur / General Management

Hellriegel, D., Louw, M., Perks, S., Amos, T., Zindiye, S., Klopper, H.B. & Oosthuizen, T

Management

5th Edition

9780199077366

Oxford

CCMM515

Ekonomie

Managerial economics

van Rensburg, McConnell & Brue

Economics, second Southern African edition

2

9780077169671

McGraw Hill Education

BLLR521

Labour Relations

Nel PS, Kirsten M, Swanepoel BJ, Erasmus BJ and Jordaan B

South African Employment Relations - Theory and Practice 8/E

 

8th

 9780627033933

CCMM517

Financial reporting / Finansiële verslagdoening

Cornelius, L. & Weyers, M.

Accounting: All-In-1
 
Rekeningkunde:
Alles-In-1

6th Ed
2021

9780639009704

9780639009728

LexisNexis

GOPM521

Operational Management

Heizer, J., Render, B. & Munson, C.

Operations Management - Sustainability and Supply Chain Management

13th Ed


9781292295039

 

Contact us

General email: PGDip-inquiries@nwu.ac.za
Potchefstroom and Vanderbijlpark: 018 299 1379
Mahikeng: 018 389 2486
Distance: 018 299 4193