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Post graduate : Postgraduate Diploma: Entrepreneurial Management

PD_ENT

Campus

Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Bloemfontein Campus, Welkom Campus

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Semester 1

144

8

Additional Admission Requirements

Any appropriate Bachelor’s degree at NQF Level 7 or an appropriate Advanced Diploma at NQF 7. However, experienced people without the minimum academic requirement can gain admission through a rigorous process of recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Credit transfer policy

In accordance with CUT’s RPL policy (8.2d), a maximum of 39% credit transfers can be granted to a candidate because the modules are pitched on exit level of NQF level 8.

The PGDip (Entrepreneurial Management) meets the entry requirements of a cognate Master’s degree for example, the CUT’s envisaged MPhil (Management Science) and Master of Management Science in Entrepreneurial Management with various specialisations.

Career Opportunities

Entrepreneurial-minded people can apply their skills in a variety of sectors. Due to is entrepreneurial flair, successful learners can apply their skills in a variety of sectors, either as leaders/ managers of public or private enterprises that employ them or as leaders/ managers of their own business ventures.

The objectives of the envisaged programme are to (1) expose learners to the different entrepreneurial approaches in the different aspects of a business; (2) to  develop overall entrepreneurship leadership and management competencies for sustainable livelihoods among learners; (3) develop good networking skills and ability to learn from best practices among the learners; (4) inculcate a sense of researching and evaluating aspects of businesses, from development, through finance, production, to marketing and sales among them; (5) promote a culture of taking initiatives among learners; (6) inculcate abilities of making decisions and taking risks.

The competencies captured in this qualification will enable the learner to further develop their functional and reflective understanding of business management. The qualification is intended to develop an integrated conceptual understanding, synthesis and critical application of specialised knowledge and skills in business management, as well as in general management, organisational behaviour, human resource management, marketing, accounting, supply chain management, operations management and economics. Learners will also master skills inherent in research and decision-making. Learners successfully mastering the competencies in this qualification will be able to contribute to the broader society by making business decisions based on specific knowledge of specialised areas in business management.

The qualification will offer students the opportunity to study a unique, locally relevant, but prestigious and internationally applicable management qualification. The qualification is a planned combination of learning outcomes with a defined purpose that culminates in applied competence that will serve as the academic requirements for becoming an informed entrepreneur; working in commerce, industry, and academia and/ or the public sector. Since the programme is interdisciplinary, the qualification provides lifelong professional growth in different fields of business, as it will offer membership to different professional bodies.

Delivery mode

Regular/ normal offering
Part-time – Blended – Daily: Evenings, Monday to Thursday (17h00-22h00)
Customised offering
Schedules to be announced
Part-time – Blended – Modular: Saturdays fortnightly
Part-time – Online (From the year 2022)
Fulltime – Blended – Modular: Day time Monday to Friday (08h00-17h00)
Fulltime – Online (From the year 2022)
Program coordinator
Mr Tshobeka: etshobeka@cut.ac.za | Tel: +27(0)51 507 4063


FULL-TIME SCHEDULE OF MODULES

MODULE NAMES
Assessment
CODES
CREDITS
S1
S2
Entrepreneurship and enterprise creation
Summative
EEC518
12
X

Research methodology - theory
Summative
RSM518
12
X

Project management
Continuous
PJM518
12
X

Global strategies in business
Summative
GSB528
12

X
Managing Human Capital, Multi-Culture & Behaviour in Organizations
Continuous
HMO528
12

X
Operations and supply chain management
Summative
SCM528
12

X
Leadership and change management
Summative
LCM518
12
X

Marketing for managers
Summative
MFM518
12
X

Managing with integrity
Summative
MWG518
12
X

Accounting for managers
Continuous
AFM528
12

X
Strategic entrepreneurship
Summative
STE528
12

X
Research methodology - practical Project
Continuous
RSP528
12

X
TOTAL


144

PART-TIME SCHEDULE OF MODULES

Name
 
CODES
Credits
S1
S2

YEAR 1

Entrepreneurship and enterprise creation
Summative
EEC518
12
X

Research methodology - theory
Summative
RSM518
12
X

Project management
Continuous
PJM518
12
X

Global strategies in business
Summative
GSB528
12

X
Managing Human Capital, Multi-Culture & Behaviour in Organizations
Continuous
HMO528
12

X
Operations and supply chain management
Summative
SCM528
12

X

YEAR 2

Leadership and change management
Summative
LCM518
12
X

Marketing for managers
Summative
MFM518
12
X

Managing with integrity
Summative
MWG518
12
X

Accounting for managers
Continuous
AFM528
12

X
Strategic entrepreneurship
Summative
STE528
12

X
Research methodology - practical Project
Continuous
RSP528
12

X
TOTAL


144
Y1

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