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Welcome to the Da Vinci Institute: School of Business Leadership

DaVinci Student Application

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

As a result of South Africa’s historical imbalances, there are disparities in income and occupations which our clients seek to redress. In view thereof, our student numbers are also informed by requests from the workplace, with a strong equity focus to eliminate unfair discrimination in seeking to achieve a diverse and broadly representative workforce.   

In so doing, The Institute seeks to promote the Constitutional right of equality and promote economic development through its contribution as an educational steward of transformation. 

It is a condition of enrolment for a Da Vinci qualification that:

  • a student must have access to personal technology (data, a stable Internet connection and a computer), as studying through The Institute is dependent on online engagements.
  • a student may register at The Institute on condition that the student is not presently registered at any other institution for another qualification. 

Applicants must meet the minimum statutory requirements of the relevant qualification in addition to any requirement specified in the admission criteria of the qualification. The admission requirements are indicated under the admission criteria for each qualification. 

The admission requirements of The Institute are in line with the policies and regulations promulgated by the Department of Higher Education and Training. 

The Institute offers the following alternative access route:  

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for access
For more information please contact registry@davinci.ac.za
For applicants wanting to be considered for Credit Transfer contact admissions@davinci.ac.za
Please refer to the D20-RPL, CAT and Articulation Policy

 

ADMISSION PROCEDURE

A completed application form must be submitted by all prospective students to the Admissions Office, together with the required supporting documentation. The Admissions Office will communicate the specific process and dates related to the relevant programme which has been applied for.

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Please note that the following documentation must accompany each application
  1. A clear copy of your ID or Passport (certified)
  2. A clear copy of your Matric Certificate (certified)
  3. Copies of all statements of results and/or qualifications(certified). Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an official letter from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
  4. Proof of payment of the non-refundable application fee of R350 (not applicable to corporate-sponsored applicants where a candidate is a part of a group-sponsorship and a Service Level Agreement is in place with The Institute). The application fee will be valid for a period of 12 months from payment date.
  5. Two referee reports for prospective Doctoral and Master’s candidates.
SAQA ID 96742
120 Credits
NQF Level 5

The Higher Certificate is specifically designed to enable members of an organisation, whose career paths have not necessarily included gaining formal qualifications, to realise their true potential by developing them to understand their role in an organisational context and preparing them to perform their job effectively within a modern organisational environment.

The qualification also equips students with personal development opportunities whilst meeting their job requirements and emphasising the integration of systems, technology, innovation and people development concepts into each individual’s performance. The curriculum is coupled with the choice of elective modules in the curriculum that hone students’ skills in a particular area.

Minimum 1 Year (Full-time), Maximum 2 Years

Electives

In order to apply for this qualification, please select one of the elective streams below.

Kindly contact The Institute for the availability of electives. The Institute reserves the right not to run a particular elective stream should minimum enrolment numbers not be reached.

SAQA ID 84767
360 Credits
NQF Level 7

The Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management is aimed developing managers who will fully appreciate the importance of socio-economic transformation in society and be empowered to appropriately respond to it. Students will focus on the key elements of business management, organisational behaviour, systems thinking, technology management and innovation management.

The qualification is specifically designed to provide first and second tier managers, within both private and public business sector organisations and social enterprises, who’s various career paths have not included gaining a formal qualification, an opportunity to realise their true potential.

Minimum 3 Years (Full-time), Maximum 6 Years

Electives

In order to apply for this qualification, please select one of the elective streams below.

Kindly contact The Institute for the availability of electives. The Institute reserves the right not to run a particular elective stream should minimum enrolment numbers not be reached.

SAQA ID 111899
120 Credits
NQF Level 8

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Leadership will deepen the learner’s knowledge in the Business Management field. The qualification is aimed at professionals who wish to undertake reflection and development by means of a systematic survey of current and contemporary thinking, as well as engage in the practices and research methods in the Business Management field. The qualification aims to involve learners in the constructs, theories, tools, and concepts of the Business Management field.

Kindly contact The Institute for the availability of electives. The Institute reserves the right not to run a particular elective should minimum enrolment numbers not be reached.  For further information about this qualification and/or elective options contact the Registry office on 011 608 1331 or registy@davinci.ac.za.

Minimum 1 Year (Full-time), Maximum 2 Years

Modules


Standard qualification modules (Non-elective)

PGD Business Leadership: 20 credits
PGD Business Research: 20 credits
PGD Financial Management: 20 credits
PGD Strategic Management: 20 credits
PGD Technology and Innovation Management: 20 credits

elective modules

Students are required to select any one of the following elective modules to the value of 20 credits

PGD Business Innovation Management: 20 credits
PGD Marketing Management: 20 credits
PGD Operations Management: 20 credits
PGD Project Management: 20 credits
PGD Retail Management: 20 credits
PGD Risk-based Integrated Management: 20 credits
PGD Supply Chain Management: 20 credits

Total Credits for Year 1 : 120

Qualification Fees – applies to all programmes


Application Fee

This fee is not applicable to corporate-sponsored applicants (where a candidate is a part of a group-sponsorship and a Service Level Agreement is in place with The Institute).

R 350.00

Should you wish to make payment for your application fee upfront, our banking details can be found below;

Account Name: The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management (Pty) Ltd
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: Sandton
Branch Code: 019205
Bank Account Number: 022717277
Reference: Please use your ID Number

Admission Fee

The admission fee is a non-refundable fee payable prior to the commencement of the programme. This fee will be deducted from the Registration fee.
This fee is not applicable to corporate-sponsored applicants (where a candidate is a part of a group-sponsorship and a Service Level Agreement is in place with The Institute).

R 12,000.00

Registration Fee

Registration fees per year are payable prior to the start of the second module of the programme and will be invoiced according to the signed payment contract by the student.
There is an option to pay quarterly, half yearly or in full
This fee is not applicable to corporate-sponsored applicants (where a candidate is a part of a group-sponsorship and a Service Level Agreement is in place with The Institute).

R 70,000.00
SAQA ID
184 Credits
NQF Level 9

The programme is aimed at self-employed entrepreneurs, business leaders, and/or senior managers in corporate positions who wish to undertake advanced scholarship and deep theoretical engagement within the field of business leadership.  The programme aims to contribute to knowledge relating to professional and/or organisational contexts, to probe and solve problems. As such, the programme will engage students to reflect critically on theory and its application within a range of contexts, in order to contribute to the advancement of business leadership and the sustainability of society.

The research dissertation seeks to bring theoretical and practical knowledge to bear on real-life problems and should result in scholarship in practice. The qualification is thus directed at graduates in senior management and leadership positions who seek to deepen their knowledge and understanding of business leadership as a field of research.

Kindly contact The Institute for the availability of electives. The Institute reserves the right not to run a particular elective should minimum enrolment numbers not be reached.  For further information about this qualification and/or elective options contact the Registry office on 011 608 1331 or registy@davinci.ac.za.

Minimum 2 Years (Full-time), Maximum 4 Years

Modules


Year 1

Standard qualification modules (Non-elective)

Business Leadership for the Management of People: 20 credits
Business Leadership for the management of Technology and Innovation: 12 credits
Corporate Governance and Ethics: 12 credits
Economics for Business Leaders: 12 credits
Financial Management for Business Leaders: 12 credits
Strategic Systems Thinking: 20 credits
Mini-dissertation: 60 credit

Modules offered by this elective stream (Elective)

Students are required to select any three of the following elective modules to the value of 36 credits

Kindly contact The Institute for availability of electives. The Institute reserves the right not to run a particular elective should minimum enrolment numbers not be reached.

Business Intelligence and Data Analysis: 12 credits
Case Law Dispute Management: 12 credits
Contemporary Workplace Context: 12 credits
Customer Relationship Management: 12 credits
Integrated Supply Chain Management: 36 credits
Labour Law Hierarchy: 12 credits
Labour Relations Management: 12 credits
Project Leadership: 12 credits
Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation: 12 credits
Strategic Marketing for the Contemporary Business Context: 12 credits
Strategy in a Global Context: 12 credits

Total Credits for Year 1: 92

Qualification Fees – applies to all programmes


Application Fee

This fee is not applicable to corporate-sponsored applicants (where a candidate is a part of a group-sponsorship and a Service Level Agreement is in place with The Institute).

R 350.00

Should you wish to make payment for your application fee upfront, our banking details can be found below;

Account Name: The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management (Pty) Ltd
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: Sandton
Branch Code: 019205
Bank Account Number: 022717277
Reference: Please use your ID Number

Admission Fee

The admission fee is a non-refundable fee payable prior to the commencement of the programme. This fee will be deducted from the Registration fee.
This fee is not applicable to corporate-sponsored applicants (where a candidate is a part of a group-sponsorship and a Service Level Agreement is in place with The Institute).

R 12,000.00

Registration Fee

Registration fees per year are payable prior to the start of the second module of the programme and will be invoiced according to the signed payment contract by the student.
There is an option to pay quarterly, half yearly or in full
This fee is not applicable to corporate-sponsored applicants (where a candidate is a part of a group-sponsorship and a Service Level Agreement is in place with The Institute).

Year 1 – R 75,500.00

Year 2 – R 87,500.00

SAQA ID 108984
240 Credits
NQF Level 9

The Master of Management in Technology and Innovation is to provide developing managers with the means to cultivate the knowledge and skills that will enable them to address local and international organisational challenges through an integrated business leadership approach. This approach focusses on the application of specialised knowledge, skills, and experience in the fields of management and leadership development, within a research-driven context.

The qualification further aims to recognise those who have the required competence in the field of research to serve in transformational management positions in organisations (public and private, including self-owned businesses) and the community at large, by enabling them to obtain a nationally registered and recognised qualification.

Minimum 2 Years (Full-time), Maximum 4 Years

Electives

In order to apply for this qualification, please select one of the elective streams below.

Kindly contact The Institute for the availability of electives. The Institute reserves the right not to run a particular elective stream should minimum enrolment numbers not be reached.

SAQA ID
360 Credits
NQF Level 10

The qualification is aimed at business leaders, and/or senior managers in private and public organisations who have the desire to contribute to advanced scholarship and knowledge-production in the field of business leadership. The Doctor of Business Leadership must demonstrate advanced levels of scholarly engagement with the subject matter and make a significant and original contribution to knowledge and understanding of the field.

Minimum 3 Years (Full-time), Maximum 6 Years

Modules


Year 1 – Year 6

Thesis Chapters
  • Thesis

Total Credits: 360

Qualification Fees – applies to all programmes


Application Fee

This fee is not applicable to bursary applicants, and corporate-sponsored applicants where a Service Level Agreement is in place with The Institute.

R 350.00

Should you wish to make payment for your application fee upfront, our banking details can be found below;

Account Name: The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management (Pty) Ltd
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: Sandton
Branch Code: 019205
Bank Account Number: 022717277
Reference: Please use your ID Number

Admission Fee

Admission fee is a non-refundable fee payable prior to the commencement of the programme. This fee will be deducted from the Registration fee.
This fee is not applicable to bursary applicants, and corporate-sponsored applicants where a Service Level Agreement is in place with The Institute.

R 12,000.00

Registration Fee

Registration fees per year are payable prior to the start of the second module of the programme and will be invoiced according to the signed payment contract by the student.
There is an option to pay quarterly, half yearly or in full
This fee is not applicable to bursary applicants, and corporate-sponsored applicants where a Service Level Agreement is in place with The Institute.

Year 1 – R 49,666.66

Year 2 – R 61,666.66

Year 3 – R 61,666.68

SAQA ID 108983
360 Credits
NQF Level 10

The primary purpose of the Doctor of Management in Technology and Innovation is to equip qualifying candidates with the required research acumen, knowledge, skills and competencies, to meaningfully contribute to new knowledge creation in the fields of Business, Commerce and Management Studies.

Additionally, the programme aims to support the development of strategic knowledge to resolve leadership challenges in an ethically responsible manner, through critical analysis of complex socioeconomic contexts. It also aims to re-direct existing thinking frameworks to facilitate sustainable socio-economic transformation.

Minimum 3 Years (Full-time), Maximum 6 Years

Modules


Year 1 – Year 6

Thesis Chapters
  • Thesis

Total Credits: 360

Qualification Fees – applies to all programmes


Application Fee

This fee is not applicable to bursary applicants, and corporate-sponsored applicants where a Service Level Agreement is in place with The Institute.

R 350.00

Should you wish to make payment for your application fee upfront, our banking details can be found below;

Account Name: The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management (Pty) Ltd
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: Sandton
Branch Code: 019205
Bank Account Number: 022717277
Reference: Please use your ID Number

Admission Fee

Admission fee is a non-refundable fee payable prior to the commencement of the programme. This fee will be deducted from the Registration fee.
This fee is not applicable to bursary applicants, and corporate-sponsored applicants where a Service Level Agreement has been signed with The Da Vinci Institute.

R 12,000.00

Registration Fee

Registration fees per year are payable prior to the start of the second module of the programme and will be invoiced according to the signed payment contract by the student.
There is an option to pay quarterly, half yearly or in full
This fee is not applicable to bursary applicants, and corporate-sponsored applicants where a Service Level Agreement is in place with The Institute.

Year 1 – R 49,666.66

Year 2 – R 61,666.66

Year 3 – R 61,666.68