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IIE PostGraduate Diploma in Management

The IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Management qualification aims to develop critical thinking and reflective skills in graduates holding a Bachelor’s Degree; an appropriate Advanced Diploma or appropriate NQF 7 equivalent qualification. This qualification aims to graduate students with the ability to act strategically, professionally and ethically which will enable their meaningful contribution to the managerial environment within their respective industry.
Senate Discretionary
Admissiona
Recognition
of Prior
Learning
(RPL)
Candidates who fall outside the above criteria, but who
can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of The IIE that they
have an appropriate, related qualification or work-based
learning, which has taken the candidate to the
equivalent of an NQF Level 7 business management
related qualification, may be considered for admission
into this programme through an RPL process.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
An appropriate HEQSF Level 7 Bachelor’s degree; OR an appropriate Advanced Diploma
InternationalA SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NQF L7 equivalence in an appropriate field
Senate
Discretionary
Admission
Recognition of
Prior Learning
(RPL)
Candidates must demonstrate suitability for admission in terms
of Senate’s resolution 6.6 of 20 October 2005 which allows for
Senate’s discretionary conditional admission (if applicable).

The IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Management is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 126-credit qualification on level 8 (SAQA ID: 109005).

This programme will enable students to apply a well-rounded strategic knowledge base to professional practice across a broad range of commercial and public structures and entities.

Examples of career opportunities for graduates include:

  • General Management
  • Divisional Management
  • Project Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Departmental Management
  • Entrepreneurship / Self-Employment
  • Management Consulting
  • Managing Director
  • Researcher

At The IIE’s Varsity College we are proud of and passionate about our shift away from the ‘traditional lecturing’ methodology to our blended-learning strategy – the VCBlend.

This blended-learning strategy extends learning beyond the confines of the classroom and creates opportunities for our students to work collaboratively, with peers and their educators, to construct their understanding of concepts. Student engagement is supported by the use of a learning management system (LMS) and the online learning materials that have been developed to underpin our teaching strategy.

Due to the VCBlend approach, you will be expected to spend time conducting your own research, study for assessments and work on assignments. To gain the most from the blended learning experience, VC’s Wireless classrooms and campuses, students are required to BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) such as mobile devices, netbooks, laptops or tablets, etc. so as to develop the necessary academic and digital literacies over the course of this Honours degree.

This student-focused approach compels our students to be accountable for their learning while developing the critical skills they will need to thrive in the rapidly changing 21st century work environment.

As such, academic life for our students is dynamic, challenging and relevant.


The IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Management is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 126-credit qualification on level 8 on the same level as other equivalent postgraduate degrees at South African universities. The opportunity to apply for further study at any South African university exists subject to meeting specific programme entrance requirements at the relevant institution. This qualification allows for vertical and horizontal articulation.

Horizontal Articulation:

  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Management.
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Strategic Brand Management.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education.
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Business Management.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management and Administration.

Vertical Articulation:

  • Master of Arts in Creative Brand Leadership.
  • Master of Business Administration.
  • Master of Business Leadership.
  • Master of Business Management.
  • Master of Commerce in Management.
  • Master of Commerce in Business Management.

Call your nearest IIE’s Varsity College campus to discuss your career options with one of our Student Advisors.


The IIE is not only accredited in South Africa but its dedication to providing quality education also led to it being accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) in 2014. The British Accreditation Council is an independent authority in the United Kingdom that accredits private providers globally, including Greece, Switzerland, Singapore, India, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates. In 2017 The IIE had its accreditation status confirmed by the BAC as an Independent Higher Education Institution confirming our confidence in the international comparability of our standards.

“South African students need to know, when they select a private higher education institution, that the standards offered are equivalent to those of a public University. Our students get this from our extensive local accreditation and registration. The students also benefit from knowing that we meet international standards too. The IIE is accredited as an Independent Higher Education Institution by the British Accreditation Council. Locally and internationally we have demonstrated the quality of what we offer,” said Dr Coughlan, Director, The Independent Institute of Education.

The IIE’s Varsity College students can be confident that their IIE learning experience meets international best practice standards.