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IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Management

The IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Distance: Online) qualification aims to develop critical thinking and reflective skills in graduates holding a Bachelor’s Degree; an appropriate Advanced Diploma or an appropriate NQF 7 equivalent qualification.


The IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Distance: Online) qualification aims to develop critical thinking and reflective skills in graduates holding a Bachelor’s Degree; an appropriate Advanced Diploma or appropriate NQF 7 equivalent qualification. The IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Contact: Part-time) qualification aims to graduate students with the ability to act strategically, professionally, and ethically which will enable their meaningful contribution to the managerial environment within their respective industry.

Given that management skills are considered scarce and that there is a well-established body of theory and practise in the discipline, this qualification will seek to ensure that students acquire a deep understanding of management as a discipline and its application in the contemporary organisational context. As a result, students should be able to use the appropriate discourse to formulate, communicate, implement, and assess proposals and strategies within the relevant management areas ensuring sustainable management practices, and that will assist them to contribute to the ongoing profitability in a range of enterprise types. This qualification will afford students with an opportunity to explore essential management concepts and theories and how these can be applied within an organisation. The qualification aims to produce well-rounded graduates ready to take on management positions.

It is essential for managers to have an understanding and overview of all functional areas of management. The IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Management consists of five (5) compulsory modules and one (1) elective. The electives are as follows: Supply Chain Management, Marketing Management, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Project Management.

The electives for this Postgraduate Diploma in Management have been carefully selected to enrich the students’ knowledge and experience within a particular business function. Students will be able to apply their experience and knowledge of contemporary business into a specific management field.

The design and selection of modules on this Postgraduate Diploma in Management aims to guide and support the development of students with the relevant insights and competencies to conduct situational business research, analyze and strategize around expansion into international territories, apply the relevant financial knowledge and skills to ensure the business is managed ethically, achieves sustainability and profitability through good decision-making techniques which are supported by the various management techniques, and lastly develop leadership skills and characteristics. The IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Management is designed to instill the practices of critical thinking, analyzing and academic discourse in self-directing the development of a field specific Research Report.


​The IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Management is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 120-credit qualification on Level 8 (SAQA ID No: 109005). On successful completion you will receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), a leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa.

Admission Requirements

The following is required to be considered for admission:

  Minimum Admission Requirements
  A HEQSF Level 7 Bachelor's degree; OR
  An Advanced Diploma; OR
  An equivalent NQF Level 7 qualification

 A SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NQF L7 equivalence.  

Senate Discretionary Admissions

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Where candidates do not satisfy the formal admission requirements for this qualification, The IIE may consider an admission application in terms of the Credit Accumulation and Transfer, Recognition of Prior Learning and Qualification Completion Policy (IIE010).

If an applicant does not meet minimum admission requirements and there is no alternative (such as completion of NQP modules) but has relevant experience, the following must be requested to consider admission via RPL:

  1. Certificates for all formal (Accredited Higher Education qualifications) and /or informal qualifications/modules (SPL's Microcredentials etc.). SAQA certificates must be provided for any international qualifications.
  2. CV to determine whether the following are related to the qualification that the applicant is applying for:
    a. Formal (Accredited Higher Education qualifications) and/or informal qualifications/modules (SLP's, Microcredentials etc.)
    b. Relevant work experience.

Course Outline

All modules are 20 credits each and are on NQF level 8.

Qual Code Module Code Module Name Semester
PGDM422 COMP8421 Contemporary Management Principles and Practices Semester 1
PGDM422 FIAM8421 Applied Accounting and Finance for Managers Semester 1
PGDM422 1x Elective Choose 1x elective from the list below Semester 1
PGDM422 STML8422 Strategic Management and Leadership Semester 2
PGDM422 GBMP8422 Global Business Management and Practice Semester 2
PGDM422 REMY8412 Research Methodology Semester 2



Select one elective from the list below:

Module Code Module Name
SPCM8421 Supply Chain Management
ENIN8421 Entrepreneurship
PRMA8421 Project Management
MRKT8421 Marketing Management
HURM8421 Human Resource Management


Important Information

  • To be awarded this qualification, a minimum final year mark of 50% for each module must be achieved.

We've got your back!

All our IIE Rosebank College registered students get free software. The software includes and is not limited to MS Excel, MS Project, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook, which come with Office 365 bundle. Students can  access the software online using their RCCONNECT email addresses on office 365 or visit the campus IT Department to get FTP access to download the software.

To get the best out of the blended learning experience, you will need the following minimum requirements: a computer or laptop with WI-FI, Windows 10 or higher, Intel Pentium 4 Processor or Higher, 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or a System on a Chip (SoC), 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit (Or Higher) for your RAM, 16 GB for 32-bit OS 32 GB for 64-bit OS (or Higher) Hard Drive space, DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver for your Graphics card, and a Screen Resolution of a minimum 1280 x 800




R6 350

Deposit per module

R2 160

5 x monthly instalments

R1 008

TERMS FEE per module

R7 200


There are several pathways offered by The IIE at IIE Rosebank College, that enable access to higher-level qualifications. Speak to the student advisor for more information. 

NB: this information was accurate at the time of publication and is valid for the 2024 academic year. The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) reserves the right to alter any of the content prior to commencement of registration due to changes in regulation, policy, market requirements or any other valid reason.

Qualification Overview

IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Management


1 year

Course Type


Study Options



Level 8