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The Diploma in Business Administration (DipBusAdmin) is a part–time executive education programme for experienced managers, professionals and administrators. It is designed to allow busy professionals to learn and improve their business knowledge and skills in a dynamic, relevant and challenging environment, and yet without the major commitment required for the MBA degree.
Diploma in Business Administration (DipBusAdmin)
Papers worth 120 points from
BMBA 501 Business Law,
BMBA 502 Marketing,
BMBA 503 Organisational Leadership,
BMBA 504 Statistics and Decision Tools,
BMBA 505 Economics,
BMBA 506 Human Resource Management,
BMBA 507 Accounting,
BMBA 508 Investment and Global Financial Markets,
BMBA 509 Strategic Planning for International Markets,
BMBA 510 Leading Sustainable Enterprises,
BMBA 511 Operational Excellence,
BMBA 512 International Business,
BMBA 513 Strategy Implementation,
BMBA 530 Business Project.
Regulations for the Diploma in Business Administration (DipBusAdmin)
Admission to the Programme
- Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
- Every applicant must either
- be a graduate, or
- have alternative qualifications or experience in management and administration acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
Structure of the Programme
- The programme of study commences at the beginning of the academic year and consists of papers worth 120 points from the DipBusAdmin Schedule.
- A candidate with insufficient grounding in Accounting, Mathematics and the use of computers may be required either
- to attend short programmes of instruction, or
- to carry out prescribed reading and study.
A formal examination may be required.
- Before commencing the investigation undertaken for the purposes of the project report, a candidate shall seek the approval of the Director of Executive Programmes in Business for the topic, the supervisor(s) and the proposed method of the investigation.
- A candidate may not present a project report which has been accepted for another qualification.
Duration of the Programme
A candidate must complete the requirements of the diploma within 42 months of commencing the programme.
- On the recommendation of the examiners, the Director of Executive Programmes in Business may permit a candidate to sit a special examination in not more than two papers of the programme.
- The project report shall be assessed by at least two examiners. If the project report is assessed as unsatisfactory on first submission, the examiners may recommend to the Director of Executive Programmes in Business that it be revised and resubmitted by a specified date.
- Where the examiners cannot agree on a result for the project report, the Director of Executive Programmes in Business should so report to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) who shall arrive at a decision after consulting a referee.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.