Postgraduate Diploma in Management

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management of the North-West University is offered by the NWU Business School and is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Council (HEQC) (NQF 8) in South Africa.
The NWU is reckoned as one of the best managed universities in South Africa.

The NWU Business School has been delivering competent graduates to Southern Africa who, in turn, are making a proven contribution to social and economic growth in the region.
The NWU Business School aims to provide professional postgraduate management leaders. The faculty of the NWU Business School is therefore focused on combining theory and practice, in order to fully develop the strategic leadership potential of business managers.
The programme content and standard of the NWU Business School’s Postgraduate Diploma in Management ensure that participants acquire skills with regard to best business practice and thought-leadership that can successfully be applied to the multi-disciplinary challenges encountered.
As the Postgraduate Diploma in Management does not have a research component in the course, the course cannot be called an honours degree, and for this reason, it is called a Postgraduate Diploma.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law

This Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law aims to provide an academic deepening and broadening of professional experience and application to law graduates, practising attorneys, public servants and members of the private and public safety and security sector in South Africa. It also allows non-practising attorneys and other lawyers with a B Proc, B Juris or LLB qualification to enter a career in labour law, constitutional labour law and international labour law

This comprehensive course involves an NQF level 8 Diploma in Labour Law. It is aimed at deepening the candidate’s knowledge of and practice-related skills in the mentioned discipline, both in the private and public sectors. Specific emphasis will be placed on the practical application of Labour law principles and dispute resolution, so as to bridge the gap between academia and practice

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Postgraduate Diploma in Management

Overview

SAQA ID : 10198P

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management of the North-West University is offered by the NWU Business School and is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Council (HEQC) (NQF 8) in South Africa.
The NWU is reckoned as one of the best managed universities in South Africa.

The NWU Business School has been delivering competent graduates to Southern Africa who, in turn, are making a proven contribution to social and economic growth in the region.

The NWU Business School aims to provide professional postgraduate management leaders. The faculty of the NWU Business School is therefore focused on combining theory and practice, in order to fully develop the strategic leadership potential of business managers.

The programme content and standard of the NWU Business School’s Postgraduate Diploma in Management ensure that participants acquire skills with regard to best business practice and thought-leadership that can successfully be applied to the multi-disciplinary challenges encountered.
As the Postgraduate Diploma in Management does not have a research component in the course, the course cannot be called an honours degree, and for this reason, it is called a Postgraduate Diploma.

Application


Students can only apply online via the NWU website.
Note:  Select the distance mode of delivery and the code is 5HA D01

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Admission

Candidates who apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Management should be in possession of:

  • a Bachelor’s degree at NQF level 7; OR an equivalent qualification as approved by the NWU Senate; AND
  • the modules of the final undergraduate year must have been completed with an average of not less than 60% unless specifically exempt from this condition by the relevant school director.

Assessment

The sub-minimum for examinations in all modules is 50%.  For this qualification students will have to successfully complete all assessments to prove their knowledge and competence.  A student will pass the examination in a particular module if a final module mark of at least 50% is attained, which is comprised of the average of the participation mark (50%) and the examination mark (50%).  


(i) Formative assessment: in each of the modules formative assessment takes the form of at least two written assignments.  The students are provided with written or voice-recorded feedback on the common errors made in the assignments and specific pointers are given, but no “model answer” is provided.  The average mark for the assignments is the participation mark, which must be 50% or more (the student must obtain a mark of at least 50% in each assignment) and which allows the student access to the examination.  In practice such assessment will look as follows:

  • A small percentage of the participation mark (that mark necessary for examination access) will be for the submissions that students need to hand in via the LMS after they have studied the lecture material (“flipped approach”).
  • An individual assignment, also administered via the test-facility of the LMS will test the transactional or knowledge component of each module. (For example calculations of financial ratios in the Financial Reporting module, calculations of quantitative operations data in Operations Management, calculations of marginal costs in Management Economics, as well as qualitative theoretical questions that could be assessed through electronic means. This will count more or less 50% of the participation mark.
  • A group assignment, which is of a more argumentative nature, will test the deeper insight of the students. It needs to be reiterated that syndicate groups could be face-to-face or facilitated by electronic media such as eFundi, Moodle and other available technologies. Group participation in such activities needs to be monitored and would be mitigated by fellow-group members, should there be an uneven distribution of effort in such a group.
  • Students will have to research and compile the assignments on business specific topics in order to enhance their level of knowledge. Assignment topics will be selected from the most relevant topics in the modern day business environment. The management of these issues requires a special managerial competency. Assignments will evaluate the learner’s level of competency as part of their formative assessment.


(ii) Summative assessment in each of the modules in the qualification will be conducted by means of a written examination paper. In the case of certain practical subjects, the lecturer could opt for a portfolio of evidence, which will then be marked and properly moderated.  The marks awarded to these assignments are taken into account in calculating the final mark for the module. A preferred method of assessment is through relevant case studies.


Integrated assessment:
Opportunities for both formative and summative assessments are imbedded in the learning design of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management throughout the year of study, in the form of electronic, written and/or practical assignments, portfolios and practical assessments and written and practical examinations.   Students are assessed on the application of learned skills in order to assure that theory evolves into effective practice.  A number of outcomes are assessed in an integrated manner by means of a project in the second semester of the qualification, wherein not only the student’s evidence of the mastering of discipline-specific knowledge and skills are assessed, but also his/her writing and communication skills, computer literacy and ability to critically analyze and effectively evaluate a work-place related problem.  Report-writing could be used as an important aspect of such an assessment.

Duration and Structure of programme

Note: Students may take all the modules over a one year period.  They will also be allowed to complete the qualification over a two year period.

Students who are credited with this qualification will be able to function with advanced intellectual and practical competencies in this area of specialization. Successful completion of the qualification gives access to a cognate master's degree at NQF level 9, and specifically to the Master of Business and Administration degree.

After completion of this qualification, students should be able to demonstrate:

  1. knowledge of and engagement in the theories and principles of general management knowledge, including functional areas of accounting, information systems, economics, statistics, marketing, finance, operations, local governance, small business management, public and non-profit management, training and development, labour relations, human resource, and purchasing management;
  2. the ability to select and use appropriate methods of identifying, researching and diagnosing management problems and critically assess environmental influences on management activities;
  3. the ability to produce appropriate interpersonal skills and show sensitivity in personal interaction in the business environment in various team-based activities of different organizations in the public and private sector;
  4. the ability to select and use appropriate techniques of problem resolution, including developing, defending and implementing recommendations;
  5. analytical skills in the area of resource utilizations, including people, finance, equipment, time, space and qualitative and quantitative information for decision making;
  6. the ability to contribute effectively to the formulation, implementation and review of policies, plans, and the design of accompanying control processes; and
  7.  the ability to analyze their own leadership roles and the roles of others in management situations, and assess their effectiveness in the fulfilment of these roles, and to cope with change more effectively through an enhanced understanding of the process of change, and be able to implement change in complex situations.

General Information

 

  • It is essential that you read the A-Rules of the NWU in order to get more info on qualifications, applications, registration, assessment, terminations, etc. The A-Rules are included as an addendum and is also available on the NWUweb.
  • A student should also read the faculty rules for more clarity. See http://www.nwu.ac.za/yearbooks
  • All information wrt the PGDIP programme is on the website distance@nwu.ac.za
  • Students can only register in the first semester of the programme.  The duration is one year but can be taken over a two year period.
  • The language of tuition is English.
  • You need internet access and all communication wrt this programme will be on eFundi.  Students should also communicate with lecturers (if needed) on eFundi. See http://efundi.nwu.ac.za/portal
  • There are videos/u-tube guidance on eFundi to guide you with regard to all technical/web challenges that you may encounter. See http://efundi.nwu.ac.za/portal/site/!gateway/page/895c0368-a3bd-48fd-b4e... - for any technical query wrt eFundi.
  • Interactive white board sessions can be viewed live on Panopto and access to the internet is a prerequisite.
  • Recordings of sessions are also available on  http://distance.nwu.ac.za/downloads
  • Students are supported by means of a Call Centre for general enquiries from Monday – Friday, 08:00 -16:30 at 018 285 5900.
  • Students should call the e-fundi call centre for e-fundi queries on  018 285 2295 or eFundi-PC@nwu.ac.za
  • Your student number and a clear indication that you are a distance student must be indicated on all correspondence.
  • Students have a first and second examination opportunity. The second opportunity must be utilised during the next examination period. See A-Rules.
  • A valid participation mark gives the student access to two examination opportunities, after which a student must generate a new participation mark by re-registering for the module. See A-Rules and Faculty Rules.
  • Study material will be delivered to the courier address you have indicated on your application.  It is important that you can receive the material at the address to avoid disappointment.

Fees

 

NOTE:

  • The programme can be taken over a one year or a two year period.
  • The cost is for 2019 only and will be adjusted in 2020.
  • Registration fee for 2019 is R1 880 and must be paid annually.
  • Registration fee will be adjusted in 2020.
  • There is a prize difference wrt the 3 highlighted modules, viz., GHRM 528, BLCG 511, CCMM 515 as these modules form part of the MBA programme. Should you pass your PGDIP, you will get exemption from these modules if you register the consecutive year for MBA after completing the PGDIP.
  • Fees are subject to change.

 

For any information about study fees please contact

PC-studyfees@nwu.ac.za or  (018) 299 2667/ 2668/ 2669/ 2670/ 2671/2672/ 2673

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law

Overview

Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law (Distance) SAQA ID 94809

This Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law aims to provide an academic deepening and broadening of professional experience and application to law graduates, practising attorneys, public servants and members of the private and public safety and security sector in South Africa. It also allows non-practising attorneys and other lawyers with a B Proc, B Juris or LLB qualification to enter a career in labour law, constitutional labour law and international labour law

This comprehensive course involves an NQF level 8 Diploma in Labour Law. It is aimed at deepening the candidate’s knowledge of and practice-related skills in the mentioned discipline, both in the private and public sectors. Specific emphasis will be placed on the practical application of Labour law principles and dispute resolution, so as to bridge the gap between academia and practice

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Application

Applications: Closes end of November.

Electronically submit supporting documents when prompted (proof of previous qualifications as per minimum admission requirements).
Registration: After successful application, January of each year.

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Admission

Candidates should possess one or more of the following: - 

  •  An applicable undergraduate law degree, eg.
  • LLB at NQF level 8; •  Bcom (with law subjects);
  •  BA (with law subjects) or
  •  any other B degree with majors in one of the following  specialisations: human resource management, labour or industrial relations, labour law or industrial psychology;

or

-  A diploma at NQF level 7 with majors in one of the following specialisations: human resource management, labour or industrial relations, labour law or industrial psychology

 

Duration and Structure of programme

 

The programme consists of three mandatory modules and one elective. The first two modules deal with the Constitution and other Sources of Labour Law and the Individual Labour Law respectively. This will be covered in the first semester. In the second semester the third module deals with Collective Labour Law. The fourth is an elective, chosen from three options: Dispute Resolution Practice and Procedure (private sector) OR Dispute Resolution Practice and Procedure in the Safety and Security Sector OR Dispute Resolution Practice and Procedure in the Public Sector. Each module can be successfully completed after passing a series of assignments and a subsequent sitdown summative examination.

 

General Information

 

  • It is essential that you read the A-Rules of the NWU in order to get more info on qualifications, applications, registration, assessment, terminations, etc. The A-Rules are included as an addendum and is also available on the NWUweb.
  • A student should also read the faculty rules for more clarity. See http://www.nwu.ac.za/yearbooks
  • All information wrt the PGDIP programme is on the website distance.nwu.ac.za
  • Students can only register in the first semester of the programme.  The duration is one year but can be taken over a two year period.
  • The language of tuition is English.
  • You need internet access and all communication with this programme will be on eFundi.  Students should also communicate with lecturers (if needed) on eFundi. See http://efundi.nwu.ac.za/portal
  • There are video  guidance on eFundi to guide you with regard to all technical/web challenges that you may encounter. See http://efundi.nwu.ac.za/portal/site/!gateway/page/895c0368-a3bd-48fd-b4e6-21127c62e572 - for any technical query with eFundi.
  • Interactive white board sessions can be viewed live on Panopto and access to the internet is a prerequisite.
  • Recordings of sessions are also available on  http://distance.nwu.ac.za/downloads
  • Students are supported by means of a Call Centre for general enquiries from Monday – Friday, 08:00 -16:30 at 018 285 5900.
  • Students should call the e-fundi call centre for e-fundi queries on  018 285 2295 or eFundi-PC@nwu.ac.za
  • Your student number and a clear indication that you are a distance student must be indicated on all correspondence.
  • Students have a first and second examination opportunity. The second opportunity must be utilised during the next examination period. See A-Rules.
  • A valid participation mark gives the student access to two examination opportunities, after which a student must generate a new participation mark by re-registering for the module. See A-Rules and Faculty Rules.

Study material will be delivered to the courier address you have indicated on your application.  It is important that you can receive the material at the address to avoid disappointment.

Fees

For any information about study fees please contact

PC-studyfees@nwu.ac.za or  (018) 299 2667/ 2668/ 2669/ 2670/ 2671/2672/ 2673