Advanced Certificate in Management Studies

  • Provides a comprehensive view of contemporary management
  • Students will be well placed to pursue further studies

1 Year
NQF Level 6
120 credits
Supported distance learning

About The Management Studies (Advanced Certificate)

The Advanced Certi­ficate in Management Studies (ACM) from MANCOSA is a one-year programme aimed at providing students with an overview of key management philosophies and practices. It offers students the opportunity to build a strong foundation in management education.

This programme provides a comprehensive view of contemporary management practice in both the public and private sectors.

This Management Studies Certificate is directed towards technically quali­fied persons occupying junior and middle management positions in organisations that are aspiring towards senior management positions. provides background knowledge to allow junior and middle managers to pursue senior management positions within their organisations. This programme will allow students to apply theories to practice and students will be well placed to pursue further studies.


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Who Should Attend

Students who wish to develop and improve their management skills. Such students may not necessarily have had previous exposure to formal management studies.

Career Opportunities

Advanced Certificate in Management Studies

  • General Manager
  • Business Administrator
  • Business Assistant
  • Junior / Middle Manager
  • Assistance Manager

Entry Requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is a Higher Certificate in the appropriate field; or
  • An equivalent NQF level 5 qualification.



  • Assignment
  • Examinations

The final assessment mark consists of assignments (40%) and a written examinations (60%).


Programme Structure

Duration: 1 year


  • Principles of Management
  • Marketing
  • Information Systems
  • Fundamentals of Microeconomics
  • Business Statistics
  • Accounting

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Certificate in Management Studies, the student should be able to:
  • Apply management theories and principles in a work-based context.
  • Make sound management decisions based on examination of appropriate alternatives.
  • Analyse business performance quantitively and qualitatively.
  • Apply the principles of marketing to achieve business growth.
  • Understand and analyse financial statements.
  • Understand how business information systems add value to the business.
  • Apply managerial skills in managing a local government workforce optimally.
  • Apply project management skills in managing local government projects efficiently and effectively.

Student Support

The Advanced Certificate in Management Studies is delivered through online learning and digital support.

The guide includes:

  • Compulsory readings
  • Self-study activities
  • Tutorial Letters
  • Assessment Exercises

In addition, students have access to:

  • Online Journals
  • Past examination papers
  • Supplementary learning materials available

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