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Postgraduate Diploma: Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship has been identified as crucial to socio-economic development and job creation throughout the world. Generally, within the country and globally, there is an understanding that education can positively impact on entrepreneur creation and enablement of entrepreneurship.

The Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship contributes to this realisation by situating creativity and innovation supported by practical application at the core of the curriculum. This will develop critical capabilities in new venture creation and entrepreneurial management.

Minimum requirements for admission to the programme?

The following is the requirement for entry into the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship:

A cognate Bachelor’s degree OR

A cognate Advanced Diploma (NQF 7) with an average of at least 60%.

The Dean’s discretion may be used if the above criteria are not met.

Subject content

The Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship is accredited as a 130 credit NQF Level 8 qualification in accordance with the South African Qualifications Framework.

All modules are compulsory and students must pass each module to obtain the Diploma.

  • Entrepreneurship – 20 credits
  • Entrepreneurial Finance – 20 credits
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing – 20 credits
  • Entrepreneurial Law – 20 credits
  • People Management – 20 credits
  • Research Methodology – 30 credits


The Postgraduate Diploma will be offered on a part-time basis  over two years. A hybrid teaching model (online and contact classes) is followed while all semester tests and exams are sit-down assessments

The qualification is directed at enabling individuals to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake advanced reflection and development through hands-on practical based learning approaches that open up opportunities for new venture creation, business growth and entrepreneurship.

It is also intended to challenge entrepreneurship students to explore creative and innovative entrepreneurial solutions to business and the management thereof while remaining ethical and socially responsible in their conduct and actions.

For course details, contact the Programme Coordinator:

[email protected]

Send your applications to the School Registrar:

[email protected]  

You can download a comprehensive list of all our qualifications that will be offered in 2023 by clicking here.