University Short Courses

Management Development Programme (MDP)

University Short Course

Management Development Programme (MDP)

Fee: R 45 000.00

Relevant fields of study: Management

Offered by: Graduate Centre for Management (GCM)

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Mr. Anele Tyhulu, Email:, Telephone: 0214603751/ 065 840 0657
• Minimum of 12 months’ current experience in a management/ supervisory/ team leadership role in his/ her organisation, attested to in writing by his/ her senior.

• A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with English, Mathematics/Maths Literacy/Accountancy.

• In the absence of a National Senior Certificate (NSC), the following will be required in order to be considered:
o Demonstrable evidence of management/ supervisory experience submitted in a Portfolio of Evidence; and
o The completion of a Numeracy and Literacy test
Current practicing managers and supervisors/ team leaders who lack formal managerial qualifications
Subject Title:
• Management Theory and Practice (Semester One and Two)
• Financial Management Methods and Applications (Semester One and Two)
• Project Management Principles and Implementation (Semester One and Two)
• Industrial Relations and Labour Law for Business (Semester One and Two)
Assessment dates and deadlines for tests, projects and assignments will be detailed in the subject guides.

Certificates of Competence are issued on successful completion of the programme.

Certificates of Competence are issues together with academic transcripts which provide a descriptive record of the achievement levels attained by the participant in the various assessments attached to the subjects.

Certificates of Attendance or Participation are issued to participants who have attended and/or participated in classes and other learning activities, however have not completed the Management Development Programme.

Access pathway into the Diploma in Management:
Candidates receiving a certificate of Competence, have the choice to articulate via the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process to the HEQSF aligned Diploma in Management offered in the Department of Management and Project Management.
Portfolios of evidence (POE’s) will be required only by those students choosing to articulate to the Diploma in Management. This is to satisfy Recognition of Prior Learning requirements.
Applications Open:
1 August 2023

Application Close:
15 January 2024

Course Commences:
6 February 2024

Course Finishes
5 December 2024
Please note the course will commence with a minimum of 15 students.

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Important dates and times
Remember to apply and register on time.

Application Deadline: 2024-06-14

Course offered at: Online
Course lasts for: 10 months
Note about registration:
Class times are: Tues/Thurs 17:30- 20:30, Saturdays 09:00-12:00
Note about class dates:
Please note the course will commence with minimum of 15 students.

Mode of Delivery:
Online sessions
Requirements: A laptop with a camera and related bandwidth

Remember to apply and register on time.

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Graduate Centre for Management (GCM)


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