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Doctor of Management in Technology and Innovation

NQF 10 | SAQA ID 108983 | 360 CREDITS

Programme details

Fees: From R52 466.67 Per Year

Duration: Min: 3 Years, Max: 6 Years

The purpose of this programme is to equip students 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 To support the development of strategic knowledge to resolve leadership challenges in an ethically responsible manner, through critical analysis of complex socio-economic contexts. While the strategic management and application of resources creates an advantage in the marketplace, the prevalent challenges for contemporary management and leadership practitioners relate to maximising these benefits for all stakeholders.

What is required from a business management and leadership development perspective is transdisciplinary practitioners that are able to interrogate existing processes in order to determine the correct blend of resources required to enhance business performance. In view of the above, this qualification was developed to empower managers and leaders to improve the performance of their organisations through the selection and application of a blend of resources most suitable to address challenges in their individual contexts. The qualification promotes an innovative process, which continually tests existing commercial and technological boundaries to build market-driven excellence.


The aim is to transform individuals, organisations and communities through the application of management and leadership strategies built on the effective utilisation of technology, innovation, people and systems; enable graduates to function optimally in complex local and global economic contexts, and produce graduates who are equipped to debate and address socioeconomic transformation challenge.

Minimum admission requirements


  • Master’s Degree

  • or other relevant NQF Level 9 qualification.

Additional Admission Requirements

All applicants to the Doctor of Management in Technology must comply with the following minimum requirements:

  • Candidates’ registrations are confirmed only once they conclude their draft research proposal with a minimum of 60%, within a maximum period of twelve months after admission.

  • Candidates are encouraged to attend The Institute’s Research Workshop series during the admission stage when preparing their draft research proposal.

Programme overview

Choose from five intakes per year:


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Study Mode:


​The mode of delivery is online distance learning, which utilises a wide range of research methodologies, supervision support and digital support.


Min: 3 years

Max: 6 years 


Fully supported


The DaVinci Institute for Technology Management (Pty) Ltd, Registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration No. 2004/HE07/003. This qualification is accredited by the Council on Higher Education and Registered on the National Qualification Framework (NQF) by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).

Application Fee:

R 350.00

Admission & Registration Fees:


Positions some alumni of the programme hold:

  • Chief Director

  • National Talent Manager

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Independent Consultants

  • Chief Marketing Officer

  • Quality Assurance Manager

  • Senior government officials

  • CEO’s

  • Managing Directors

  • HR Executives

  • Directors in various sectors

When you exit the qualification you should be equipped to:

  • Review existing managerial leadership theories and models to devise new frameworks within a systems thinking context.

  • Critique and synthesise the required knowledge and required behaviour relevant to the effective management of technology, the management of innovation and the management of people process and into design and development initiatives.

  • Communicate and advocate ideas, principles, concepts and practical application of theories and frameworks.

  • Devise technology, innovation, people and systems thinking concepts which are able to inform the transformation of individuals, communities and/or organisations.


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