Diploma in Management - Southern Business School | Educartis

3 years
Distance Learning


Course Overview

This three year Diploma in Management was designed specifically for managers and aspiring managers on all levels and in all spheres of business. The distance learning programme equips diplomandi with the required leadership, technological and economic skills to prosper in their chosen fields. With its thirteen fields of specialisation, students can select a major elective that meets the diverse roles and responsibilities required by a range of industries in the public and private sector. 

Do you have a strong motivation to lead, manage, influence and help people succeed? While a career in management certainly comes with its challenges, it is an exciting field that will offer you excellent renumeration, as well as a certain amount of power, prestige and a sense of personal achievement. If this sounds like the right job for you, then this qualification will equip you with the right mind-set, confidence and knowledge to begin your journey into management within your organisation. 

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

Upon successful completion of the Diploma in Management, students should be able to: 

  • Continue their studies to the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree level, or Advanced Diploma Level 
  • Develop job specific management competencies and skill sets.
  • Deliver more effective decision making within team activities through the use of specific techniques.
  • Explore their personal strengths and weaknesses in delivery of effective management.
  • Demonstrate best practice in developing an effective communication approach.

Certification obtained

Diploma in Management

What jobs will I qualify for?

The Diploma in Management qualification will provide students with the skills required to successfully enter careers such as: 

  • Learning and Development Consultant 
  • Training Manager
  • Leadership Manager
  • Workforce Planner 


When do I start?

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Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this course, students require a MINIMUM of either: 

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 40% in English as certified by Umalusi, and an achievement rating of 3 (Moderate Achievement, 40-49%) or better in four recognised NSC 20-credit subjects 
  • Higher Certificate or Advanced Certificate in a related field on NQF Level 5
  • Southern Business School Certificate in Management or Higher Certificate in Management on NQF Level 5

How do I apply?

Students are able to apply online or in-person. At the time of application, students will be required to share: 

  • A certified copy of a South African Identity Document (ID) or equivalent documentation in the case of non-SA citizens 
  • A certified copy of a Grade 12 (Matric) Certificate, National Senior Certificate, or Highest Qualification obtained 

Payment options

Registration Fee: R850 
Re-Registration Fee: R650 
Exemption Per Subject: R525 
Cost Per Subject: R1 800 **

** Except for: 

Economics IA and IB - R1 300 (each)
Economics IIA and IIB - R1 400 (each) 
3rd Year Level Subjects: R2 050 (each) 

** Prices exclude prescribed textbooks and are subject to an annual increase ** 

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  • Direct Deposit
  • Debit Order

Detailed course information

This diploma is taken on-campus at the Southern Business School. It's structured according to the chosen field of specialisation (major elective) which are: 

  • Accountancy 
  • Business & Marketing Management 
  • Disaster Risk Management 
  • Financial Planning 
  • Fleet Management 
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Logistics Management 
  • Project Management 
  • Public Sector Financial Management 
  • Public Sector Management 
  • Public Supply Chain Management 
  • Public Transport & Fleet Management 
  • Records Management 

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Where and When


Southern Business School

Plot 10, Diswilmar Krugersdorp , Gauteng, Krugersdorp, South Africa


Course Provider

Email & Website
  • marketing@sbs.ac.za
  • http://sbs.ac.za/
Phone & Location
  • +26461308781
  • +27116621444
  • Plot 10, Diswilmar Krugersdorp