​Advanced Diploma in Retail Business Management​

The Advanced Diploma Retailing qualification offered at the University of Johannesburg is a postgraduate qualification after the completion of a Diploma or Bachelor's degree in the field of Retail. The Advanced Diploma Retailing is the first and only Advanced Diploma in Retail in South Africa and aims to provide students with the opportunity to become a true specialist in the Retail industry.

This qualification will further allow the student the opportunity to apply for the following further study opportunities at the UJ:

  • BCom Honours* (Marketing Management) qualification which was judged to be the benchmark qualification in South Africa by a Peer Review Panel.
  • BTech Business Administration*
  • BTech Marketing*
  • MCom Marketing Management*

*Admission requirements must be met: Appropriate Diploma or Bachelor's Degree in Retail OR a related field

*Apply for status.  

Subjects include:

  • Strategic Retailing
  • Contemporary Retailing
  • Cost and Financial Management for nonfinancial Specialists
  • Applied Research for Retailing 

Important to note:

Advanced Diplomas were previously known as a BTech degree (it is the exact same degree, only a new name). Within the next years, all BTech programmes offered by Universities in South Africa will be changed and called Advanced Diplomas). This programme is an NQF level 7 qualification.

Click here to download the Advanced Diploma in Retail Business Management Brochure.pdf 

Application closing dateEnd of September every year
Duration of studyTwo (2) years (part-time)
Campus the qualification is based onUJ, Bunting Road Campus (APB)
Contact details

Ms Alice Avenant

011 559 1424