Diploma in Management

SAQA ID: 62949, NQF Level 6, Credits: 380

Looking to start your own company and gain essential general management expertise? Our Diploma in Management empowers you with the business and financial/accounting skills you require.

Course Objectives:

The programme provides an objective understanding of controllable factors in a company’s operations which helps in strategic decision making and daily operational control. It will also benefit students who wish to develop their ability within a financial environment and/or enhance their financial management experience. Attention to detail and the ability to analyse and process data timeously and accurately are important to be successful in this field. All of these qualities are highly valued and regarded as critical. This programme is a perfect springboard into the exciting world of finance, accounting, human resources and marketing.

The aim of this programme is to provide students with a range of relevant and essential business and financial/accounting skills that will increase opportunities for their successful contribution to, and growth in, the business environment. This programme is directed at persons with some foundational management knowledge and work experience, who would like to expand their management competencies in key areas of general management and related disciplines such as marketing, finance and the management of human resources. In addition, it will be of benefit to individuals who intend starting and growing their own businesses and who understand that general management skills form an integral part of any successful and sustainable business.

Lyceum’s Commitment:

Our diplomas are uniquely structured by professionals in the field to meet the demands of the South African society.  We are committed to ensuring our students are equipped with industry-relevant skills and gain comprehensive knowledge to make a valuable contribution in South Africa and succeed in their chosen career.

Careers You Can Pursue:

  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Executive
  • Senior Accountant
  • Financial Investment Advisor
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Business Advisor
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business Owner
  • Public Relations Manager (Private and Public Sector)
  • Media Consultant

Gaining Entrance:

The minimum entry requirement is a National Senior Certificate OR equivalent.

To study for a diploma, you will need to meet the following:

  • A Grade 12 Certificate with admission to diploma studies
  • An achievement rating of 3 (40%-49%) in 4 recognised 20 credit-bearing subjects
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
  • English at Grade 12/NQF level 4 or equivalent
  • Age Exemption (23 years or older)
    • At least five years post-Secondary School experience in the field in which the student wish to study and
    • Proof of English language proficiency and
    • National Senior Certificate or equivalent
  • Mature age applicants, 45 years and older without a school-leaving qualification, may apply for conditional exemption
  • Foreign Students whose first language is not English, may be required to provide proof of proficiency in English prior to admission to the programme

For full details on minimum requirements, contact the College.

Length of Time:

Minimum - Three (3) years of study (part time)

Maximum - Six (6) years of study (part time)

Certification Received/Qualification:

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive a Diploma in Management.

This is a higher education programme accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

Contents of the Programme:

Below are a few examples of the subjects you will cover:

  • Business Communication
  • Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Project Management
  • Economics

For a detailed breakdown of all your subjects, please refer to the fact sheet.

Learning Material:

Your study material will be supplied in a choice of formats (digital only or a combination of printed and digital format). Prescribed textbooks are excluded and must be procured by the student. Please see Terms and Conditions for more information.

Guidelines for Assignments and Examinations:

Lyceum is committed to guiding you through the submission of your assignments and ensuring that you are registered for your examinations. 

Please see the following information below, to ensure that your studies progress smoothly.

Assessments consist of:

  • One assignment (formative assessment)
  • A final examination (summative assessment) for each subject.

All assignments for the year must be submitted in order to qualify for the exams.

Please ensure all your assignments are submitted on time. If you have missed a deadline, you may resubmit at a small cost.

Your final mark for each subject will be calculated as follows:

  • Assignment contributes 20% towards the final mark
  • Examination contributes 80% towards the final mark

If your assignment mark is low:

If you submit an assignment for a specific subject and fail, you do not have to resubmit a further assignment prior to writing the “supplementary” examination.  The assignment mark will automatically be carried over.  However, if the assignment mark is low, and you wish to redo the assignment, you may apply to the examinations section for a copy of the new assignment (at the prescribed fee) and may then resubmit the assignment on or before the new due date.

Progress Further:

If you would like to pursue your studies further, please enquire with our Lyceum Student Advisors for more information.

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