Advanced Diploma in Business Management

The Advanced Diploma in Business Management provides students with advanced knowledge, skills and competencies in the key functional areas of management and business within the commercial environment.

1 Year
NQF Level 7
120 credits
Supported distance learning

About The Business Management (Advanced Diploma)

The Advanced Diploma in Business Management from MANCOSA is designed to equip students with a sound understanding of the key management theories, methodologies, and practices. The coursework further provides a blend of theoretical and practical aspects of business management. 

 The programme is designed to equip students with the skills to undertake postgraduate study in the field of management by developing their ability to understand and solve complex problems while maintaining a holistic approach to managing organisations.


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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 Diploma or an appropriate Bachelor’s degree. It is possible to gain entry to the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
For further information on this alternative route, please contact a student advisor.


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

Programme Structure

Duration: 1 year

Modules (Semester 1)

  • Advanced Management Principles
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Finance
  • Fundamentals of Microeconomics

Modules (Semester 2)

  • Statistical Techniques in Business
  •  Information Management
  • Choose two of the following Electives:
      *   Ethical Business Management
      *   Project Management
      *  Operations Management in Supply Chain

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Diploma in Business Management, the student should be able to:
  • Understand the role of management and leadership in organisational success.
  • Employ integrated knowledge to solve complex problems in an organisation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of financial accounting within an organisation.
  • Understand the key management theories used to manage organisations.
  • Engage in self-directed learning.
  • Display an understanding of marketing principles and practices to promote and grow the business.
  • Assess problems in organisations and propose viable solutions.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of ethics and accountability.
  • Apply the concepts of economics and data analysis to process information for decision making.

Student Support

The Advanced Diploma in Business Management 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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