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Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDipBusAdmin)


    The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDipBusAdmin) 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.




    Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDipBusAdmin)

    1. Admission to the Programme

      1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
      2. Every applicant must either
        1. be a graduate, or
        2. have alternative qualifications or experience in management and administration acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).

    2. Structure of the Programme

      1. The programme of study commences at the beginning of the academic year and consists of papers worth 120 points from the PGDipBusAdmin Schedule.
      2. A candidate with insufficient grounding in Accounting, Mathematics and the use of computers may be required either
        1. to attend short programmes of instruction, or
        2. to carry out prescribed reading and study.

        A formal examination may be required.

      3. 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.
      4. A candidate may not present a project report which has been accepted for another qualification.
      5. The programme may be undertaken on-campus or by distance learning.

    3. Duration of the Programme

      A candidate must complete the requirements of the diploma within 42 months of commencing the programme.

    4. Examination

      1. 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.
      2. 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.
      3. 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.

    5. Variations

      The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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    Regulations on this page are taken from the 2024 Calendar and supplementary material.

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