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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
12135  Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration 
ORIGINATOR
University of Pretoria 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
The individual Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary for each Learning Programme recorded against this qualification is shown in the table at the end of this report.  HEQSF - Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Postgraduate Diploma  Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies  Office Administration 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 7  NQF Level 08  Regular-Provider-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 091/21  2021-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
1. The purpose of the diploma is to equip the learners with the fundamentals of business, the knowledge of the core business disciplines and skills to be able to apply knowledge in practice.
2. To expose learners to a corporate environment and to how business is conducted in the 21st century
3. To assist learners develop skills in fundamental management competencies
4. To provide project management skills which are necessary in business
5. To provide learners with research skills
6. To provide an opportunity for recent graduates to be accelerated into management positions in business 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Matriculation certificate
First degree
Other:
Before applying for admission to the PD BA candidates should be in a possession of any junior degree or a National Diploma certificate. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
(PDBA) Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

Learning outcomes:
Knowledge
As per attached course description

Skills
  • Analytical thinking
  • Research methodology
  • Team-work
  • Technological skills
  • Problem solving
  • Decision-making
  • Report -writing
  • Presentation skills
  • Time management
  • Career planning
  • Managing diversity

    Critical cross-field outcomes:
    Collecting information, Analysing, Organising and Critically evaluating information.
    Business decision-making skills
    Business synergy process
    Research skills 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
  • Group Projects
  • Individual projects
  • Company analysis
  • Written tests
  • Written examination
  • Assessment of oral presentation of project results

    Integrated assessment:
    Simulations
    Work-place assessment
    Written examinations
    Other:
    Individual projects
    Group projects
    Group presentations 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Related qualifications:
    M BA

    M BA serves as an entry point to the related qualification

    M BA provides credits for the related qualification

    Other articulation possibilities, either generic or specific arrangements:
    On completion of the Diploma students can register for the GIBS M BA degree and get 10 courses credited under certain conditions. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    GIBS moderating body
    External examiners 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Qualifications required:
    M BA Extensive consultative work with companies

    Career experience required:
    Demonstrated business work experience
    Demonstrated business school teaching experience
    Business consulting

    Other criteria:
    Demonstrated proficiency in Postgraduate education, assessment and guidance 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2006; 2009; 2012; 2015. 

    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    LP ID Learning Programme Title Originator Pre-2009
    NQF Level
    NQF Level Min Credits Learning Prog End Date Quality
    Assurance
    Functionary
    NQF Sub-Framework
    115382  Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Reporting  University of Pretoria  Not Applicable  NQF Level 08  120       HEQSF 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THESE LEARNING PROGRAMMES: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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