Programme Code:
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Postgraduate Diploma in Management

Course Overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management was conceptualised to address the critical need of managing self and others, managing resources and managing the environment. The programme supports the NUST’s vision and mission by being a responsive university that creatively meets the needs of students and society through multiple pathways for excellent education and applied research. The Postgraduate Diploma in Management is of strategic importance in the socio-economic development of Namibia and will give a new dimension to the improvement of technical and managerial skills in Namibia. Furthermore, the programme seeks to improve the competitiveness of human capital locally, regionally and internationally by embedding required knowledge, skills and competencies.

This programme is structured to address three key components: managing self and other, managing resources and managing the environment to ensure active participation of Namibians in key strategic decision making positions as expected of the sector by the national development goals.

The programme is fully aligned with requirements of the NUST Curriculum Framework and the National Qualifications Framework (NQF)

Admissions Requirements

In order to be considered for admission to this programme, prospective students must: • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, or an equivalent qualification at NQF Level 7 from a recognised institution, worth at least NQF 360 credits. • Have at least two years relevant both pre and post qualification managerial experience in the public and/or private sector (i.e. responsibility for the work of a team of employees), or equal relevant setting might be considered at the discretion of the Department/School; or • Alternatively hold an equivalent qualification with at least 7 years managerial experience may be considered on a case by case at the discretion of the School. • Demonstrate competency in English communication in business at post graduate level by either: o the fact that the undergraduate degree was done in the medium of English, or o successful completion of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at a minimum of band seven (7) or an equivalent test. o alternatively, proficiency in English language should be demonstrated at the appropriate level through written assessments under controlled conditions, while applicants may also be required to take part in an interview. • Applicants will be required to write an admission test. Selection process An evaluation of the applicant’s academic records, other submissions including performance in the admission test will be used for selection. Alternatively the assessment of achievement of a high diversity of prior experiences in different sectors through interviews might also be considered as a selection criterion.  

Career Opportunities

Some of the Subjects You Will Study

Year 1
Semester 1

Course Code

Course Title



General Management and Operations



Leadership and People Management



Economics in Management Practice



Finance for Managers


Semester 2


Strategic Marketing Management: Analysis,



Planning & Decision Making



Workplace Project



Plus any one of the following elective courses:


Customer Care and Relationship Marketing



Project Leadership and Management





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