PDBM - Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management


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Financial Management and Management Accounting

Managers need to be more aware than ever of the financial aspects of the organisations for which they work. Even if they do not have to manage a budget or finances themselves, they need to understand key aspects of the financials of the organisation and the impact of their actions on the financial success of the organisation.

This course provides you, the manager, with key information required to understand the financials of an organisation, focusing on what all of the financial statements of an organisation mean from a nonfinance point of view.

Human Resource Management

A great human resource management team is critical to get employees orientated and productive, guiding them along career paths in tandem with their managers.

This course will equip you to manage and develop the staff in your organisation and to harness their potential and skills to the advantage of the organisation, and help monitor and manage performance.

Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

Corporate governance continues to present vexing issues, despite international efforts to bed down regulations. Gerber, Olshan and Mirza (2013) point to concerns around executive compensation, board composition and the increased scrutiny of auditors. News reports highlight corruption, fraud and maladministration. Governance activists and academics continue to scrutinise the problem of agency in corporate governance, where managers work counter to the interests of their shareholders.

This course considers all the players in the theatre of business, from shareholders, lenders, regulators, the community at large, customers and suppliers to employees. All must embrace policies and principles that balance the ways in which organisations are directed, administered and controlled. We will introduce you to a range of topics related to business ethics and corporate governance, including implementation processes, and their monitoring and evaluation.

Marketing Management

Marketing management is the art and science of choosing target markets and getting, keeping customers through creating, delivering and communicating superior customer value.

This course will develop your marketing management awareness, knowledge, skills and capabilities, giving you a bird’s-eye view of all aspects of marketing organisational products and services in the private, public and or developmental sectors. You will learn to analyse marketing opportunities, research and select target markets, design marketing strategies, plan marketing programmes, and to organise, implement and control the marketing effort in a dynamic environment. In the process you will also examine techniques and processes for managing different markets.

Project Management

This course, based on PMBOK project management information and practice standards, will give you a good grip on project management tools, processes, knowledge areas and disciplines.

Arguably, the most important skills for successful project management are stakeholder management and communication. This course will walk you through these issues and everything else you need to know to get your projects up and running and keep them on track.

Fundamentals of Research

The objective of business research is to help solve managerial problems across the private and public sectors. It offers more rigorous approaches to management decision-making where problems range from simple cause-and-effect phenomena to complex social, political, and economic phenomena with multiple variables.

This course will provide you with the knowledge, tools and techniques to carry out systematic research and equip you with a sufficiently advanced understanding of how to evaluate business research with the aim of more responsible decision-making.


This module seeks to lay a solid understanding of economics as a subject by providing a fundamental appreciation of economics, while also informing other study areas that are concerned with economic principles.

You will be introduced to economic principles, the relationships between various parts of the economy, and use economic models to illustrate these relationships. You should emerge with a good understanding of the various aspects of economics and how these affect our daily decisions.

Organisational Strategic Planning and Management

This course provides insight into strategic management, concepts, processes and tools. It will help you develop an understanding of how strategy is crafted, implemented and evaluated.

It is applicable to all levels of management.