Postgrad Diploma in Management

The NWU Business School aims to provide professional postgraduate management leaders. We are focused on combining theory and practice, in order to fully develop the strategic leadership potential of business managers. Leaders will acquire skills with regard to best business practices and thought-leadership that can successfully be applied to the multi-disciplinary challenges encountered.

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.

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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. See http://www.nwu.ac.za/yearbooks
  • All information wrt the PGDIP programme is on the NWU website 
  • The duration of the programme is one year for full-time students. Distance and Part-time students can register for either a one or two-year period. 
  • You need internet access, and all communication for this programme will be on eFundi. Students should also communicate with lecturers (if needed) on eFundi. See http://efundi.nwu.ac.za/portal
  • PGDIP students can direct queries via email to PGDip-inquiries@nwu.ac.za for general enquiries from Monday – Friday, 08:00 -16:30 at 018 285 5900 wrt queries relating to exam centres, graduation, exam timetables.
  • Ms Debbie Meyer is the contact person wrt applications and registrations for distance education (via email only – Debbie.meyer@nwu.ac.za).
  • Mr Stephan van Zyl is the contact person wrt applications and registrations for contact/part-time education (via email only – 10953468@nwu.ac.za).
  • 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. 

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

eFundi is the electronic learning platform where individual module sites are created. 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 email. 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 Admissions

Applications can be done only online (See NWU website)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Students must have a Bachelor degree with 360 credits.
  • BTech. (NQF 7) students will be considered if they obtained 60% in the final year of study, plus 2 years’ working experience.
  • Students who have obtained an Advanced Diploma (NQF 7) will be considered if they obtained 60% in the final year of study, plus 2 years’ working experience.
  • Students must have at least 2 (two) years’ proven working experience or 60% pass in the third or fourth (final) study year in all final year prescribed modules for that programme.
  • Students can apply for RPL if they have 2 years’ managerial experience prior the year of study.
  • Closing date for RPL is 30 September prior the year of study.
  • Closing date for applications will be communicated to students.
  • Students must be computer literate and must have internet access.
  • Student numbers can be capped based on available capacity.

 

ABRIDGED RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL) POLICY

  • Applicants can be accepted on the basis of RPL.
  • See the Quality Manual of the FEMS, Annexure 4 for more information regarding RPL.
  • The prerogative for RPL admission lies with the selection committee and programme manager of the PGDM.
  • RPL applications for the year close on 30 September of the previous year.
  • The following principles seek to create a foundation for the application of the Recognition of Prior Learning
  • (RPL) within higher education.
    • RPL seeks to achieve inclusion and to overcome a variety of barriers to access and success in higher education. RPL should be premised on overcoming possible barriers to admission to, or registration for, higher education studies for those people who lack the formal prerequisites.
    • RPL is more than a process of assessment: rather, it is a specialised pedagogical process that also includes “translation” of informal and non-formal bodies of knowledge into their formal and structured equivalents based on specified competencies. RPL will require close consideration of the associated epistemologies and specifically of the differentiation between experiential and academic knowledge, and hence of the areas and levels to which RPL can appropriately be applied. It also requires clear understanding of the possible contribution of such informal and/or non-formal knowledge to each particular qualification type in higher education.
    • The implementation of RPL is context-specific, in terms of institution, discipline, programme and level.

Important Dates

Important Dates 2022

PGDM Calendar for 2022

Module Structure

Code: 5FCD05 (FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME) AND (5HAD05 – DISTANCE) 
Campus: Mahikeng, Potchefstroom 
Delivery mode: Full-time, part-time or distance 

Module Structure

Prescribed Books

Prescribed books list (First semesters)

Lecture Contact information

Lecture Contact Information List

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