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Postgraduate Diploma in Business Leadership

NQF 8 | SAQA ID 111899 | 120 CREDITS

Programme details

 The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Leadership will deepen your knowledge in the Business Leadership field. The qualification is aimed at professionals who wish to undertake reflection and development by means of a systematic survey of contemporary thinking, as well as engage in the practices and research methods in the Business Leadership field.

The qualification aims to involve students in the constructs, theories, tools, and concepts of the Business Leadership field. This qualification requires students to relate their Business Leadership knowledge to a range of contexts in order to undertake professional and highly-skilled work. To this end, the student will be required to undertake business research to deepen their understanding and application of, Business Leadership knowledge, skills, and capabilities. Students who attain this qualification should contribute to the personal, social and economic development of the country and should advance the sustainability of business ventures. The qualification also offers access into related Master’s degrees. 

Compulsory modules

  • Business Leadership: 20 credits

  • Business Research: 20 credits

  • Financial Management: 20 credits

  • Strategic Management: 20 credits

  • Technology and Innovation Management: 20 credits



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

Kindly contact The Institute for the availability of electives. The Institute reserves the right not to offer a particular elective should minimum registration numbers not be reached. For further information about this qualification and/or elective options contact the Admissions office at

Minimum admission requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree at NQF Level 7;

  • or an Advanced Diploma at NQF Level 7.


If you do not meet the Admission Criteria and would like to discuss your study options. Please email Admissions at

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Alternative access routes should the candidate not meet the admission

  • RPL for access


RPL is at the Senate’s discretion on a case-by-case basis.

For more information, please refer to the Policy on the link below or email
Admissions at

D20 – RPL, CAT and Articulation Policy


Programme overview

Next start date:

March 2023
June 2023
August 2023
October 2023

Next Open Day:

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Study Mode:

Online Distance Education with online learning engagements


Full-time 1 years

Part-time 2 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 2023:


When you exit the qualification you should be equipped to:

  • Demonstrate integrated knowledge of the key concepts, principles, and practices of the core business management disciplines.

  • Demonstrate integrated knowledge of the key concepts, principles and practices of business leadership.

  • Apply relevant standard models, procedures, tools and techniques to business management and business leadership problems to establish effective and efficient solutions.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of research principles to effectively research appropriate business management and business leadership questions and problems.


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