Postgraduate Diploma On Campus Blended

Business Management and Administration

12 months
7961 EUR/year
5651 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This internationally accredited Business Management and Administration programme at Stellenbosch University will help you unlock the skills you need to set up and run your own business or practice, or to prepare yourself for a managerial position.


The Business Management and Administration programme at Stellenbosch University covers essential management skills such as business finance, marketing management, and entrepreneurship and innovation. It also includes a module on responsible leadership, and a module on understanding the world, which will give you the bigger picture in terms of the global, African and local ecosystems in which you operate. This PGDip can give you access to an MBA.

A transformative learning pathway awaits you – in particular if you see your future self as a manager, leader, specialist, or entrepreneur.

It’s about acquiring managerial skills.

Stellenbosch Business School recognised the need of managers and entrepreneurs to obtain a formal business management qualification, but not necessarily an MBA. At the same time, we also recognised the need of those who wanted to prepare themselves for access to an MBA in order to move to senior level positions.

This led to the design of the Postgraduate Diploma Business Management and Administration (PGDip BMA), presented for the first time in 2015, and to its redesign in 2021 to you even more flexibility and to make it even easier for you to study while you work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding the World
  • Responsible Leadership
  • Thinking Frameworks 
  • Organisational Behaviour 
  • Business Finance
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Process Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Start dates:

  • Modular: February
  • Blended: January




On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic qualifications: A three-year Bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma at NQF level 7, or higher.
  • Work experience: A minimum of two years of relevant full-time work experience (preferably at a managerial level).
  • Selection test: SHL selection test. This test is done online.
  • Essay: You need to write an essay 
  • Additional documentation: A comprehensive CV indicating your work experience.
  • Highly recommended: Mathematics at NNS (Grade 12) level or equivalent; proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    7961 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7961 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    5651 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5651 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Students from South Africa: R101,520
  • ​International students from the rest of the world: R143,030

Living costs for Stellenbosch

7630 - 10640 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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