Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

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Faculty Website:   Johannesburg Business School
Department: Department of JBS
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration with a Digital Transformation Lens
Programme Code: E25B2O

Medium of Facilitation: Online
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 
SAQA: 118287

Application Start Date: 1 April 2024
Application End Date: 31 December 2024


Contacts: 011 559 7600

Duration of Study: 1 Year

Programme Fees


Our Online Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Business Administration allows you to study in your own time and space. The content of our online PGDip is the same as our Contact PGDip, making this option well suited to students with unique working schedules or who are based outside of Johannesburg.


Orientation and Study Skills. People Management in the New World of Work. Competitive Strategy: Winning in the Digital Marketplace. Accounting and Financial Management. Digital Technologies. Operations and Supply Chain Management in the Digital Age. Economics and International Business. Personal Development. Digital Marketing. Entrepreneurship with a Growth Mindset. Business Law, Ethics and Sustainability in a Digital Era. Systems Thinking and Complexity.

Admission Requirements

The following requirements are necessary to qualify for the JBS PGDip: A bachelor’s degree or other NQF Level 7 qualification – this is a prerequisite. An overall average of at least 60% in an undergraduate qualification. Two-years’ work experience. A demonstrated level of maths literacy: an NQF Level 4 matriculation pass in maths or equivalent (preferred but not essential). Proficiency in English. Successfully completed the admission portfolio forms. Study permit for South Africa if you are an international applicant.

More Information

The JBS Online PGDip qualification is asynchronous which means that students do not attend live classes but complete work each week on their schedule. Students complete their weekly studies anywhere as long as they have connectivity. It is designed for busy people who require flexibility. Our Online PGDip is groundbreaking in its approach with a sharpened view on the digital era and practical application of Digital Transformation concepts and principles to chisel and fine-tune leaders of the future. Within the context of COVID, disruption and uncertainty, leaders of today require authenticity, complexity and systems thinking, and courage to build high performing teams. The learning journey is intentional in its approach and draws on the wealth of experience of the faculty to go beyond textbook based analysis or thinking.
  • There are no examinations as a Continuous Evaluation Model is applied.
  • Students apply their insights to exciting challenges and dilemmas posed in focused assignments to enhance performance of self, their teams, and organisations.
  • By completing the Online PGDip, successful students are granted six course credits toward the JBS Online MBA, which will reduce the Online MBA from 24 months to 16 months.
  • The Online PGDip is twelve months in duration.
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