Advance Diploma: Business Administration

The Department strives to instil entrepreneurial skills in our graduates to support their academic talents.

Therefore ongoing entrepreneurial exposure will be presented via successful local business people and other

entrepreneurial experts. Students and staff are encouraged become members of the various professional and

institutional bodies.

What can a diplomate do in this career?

Graduates can be employed as:

  • Divisional Manager
  • Information Systems official
  • Purchaser
  • Asset Control Official
  • Debtors/Creditors

 Who will employ a diplomate?

The graduates will/can be employed by Government (national departments, provincial departments and local

authorities); private and parastatal organisations; research organisations; tertiary education institutions, and

non-governmental organisations.

 Purpose of the Qualification

This qualification aims to provide learners with broad-based theoretical and practical knowledge in Business

Administration. It aims to develop the capacity for lifelong learning and an awareness of the social context in

which the graduate will work once entering the business world and is intended for persons who can function as

operational and tactical (functional) managers in any enterprise. The qualifying learner will be competent in

applying selected business principles and techniques in supporting and implementing strategies, policies and


The Students who complete this diploma will be in a position to grow with the department and become

administrative consultants or managers.

Exit Level Outcomes of the Programme

After completion of the programme, a learner will be able to perform a wide range of skills in the administrative

management, business management, and finance fields. Further, prospective educators can teach in disciplines

such as Administrative Management, Business Studies, Personnel Management, and Entrepreneurship.

Minimum Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate (NSC)

The possession of a National Diploma Management or Administrative Management or its

equivalent shall serve as the general admission requirement for this programme.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Prior learning shall be recognised, subject to the requirement of each programme and as per

WSU’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.

International Students

Applications from international students are considered in terms of: HESA/Institutional guideline document, “Exemption Requirements: Foreign School Qualifications”