Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Diploma in Administrative Management

The information on this page is for the 2019 academic year. Updated information for the 2020 academic year will be available before the start of the 2020 registration period.

Qualification code: 98216
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 85146
APS/AS: 17
The College have amended the curriculum by removing COM1501, ECS1501, FAC1501, STA1510 and TAX1501 as electives and adding FAC1502, FAC1601 and QMI1500 as compulsory modules on level 1. Students who have already completed COM1501, ECS1501, FAC1501, STA1510 and/or TAX1501 in this curriculum will retain these credits and will not be required to complete additional modules. Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet.
Purpose statement:
The purpose of this qualification is to equip the qualifying student with the basic skills of administrative management to function effectively in an administrative or financial environment. This qualification is intended for persons who can function as junior and middle level managers in any organisation.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2019 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

First level

Second level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
ADB2601 - Administrative Management IIA Pre-requisite:ADB1501 & ADB1602 or ADB121S (BSA1501 & BSA1602 or BSA111P only applicable to NDOFM, NDCML, 98217 & 98317)
ADB2602 - Administrative Management IIB Pre-requisite:ADB1501 & ADB1602 or ADB121S BSA1501 & BSA1602 or BSA111P (Applicable to NDCML, NDOFM, 98217 & 98317)
BSM2601 - Business Management IIA Pre-requisite:BSM1501 & BSM1602 or BSM1M1P & BSM1M2P
BSM2602 - Business Management IIB Pre-requisite:BSM1501& BSM1602 or BSM1M1P & BSM1M2P
FAC2601 - Financial Accounting for Companies Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & FAC1601 (except for qualification code 90017)
FAC2602 - Selected Accounting Standards and Simple Group Structures Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & FAC1601(except for qualification code 90017)
FIN2603 - Finance For Non-Financial Managers
HRM2601 - Human Resource Provisioning Pre-requisite:HRM1501 or MNB1601 or MNB102E
HRM2602 - Human Resource Maintenance and Retention Co-requisite:HRM2601
HRM2604 - Performance Management Practices Pre-requisite:MNB1501 or BSM1501.
HRM2605 - Human Resource Management for Line Managers
MAC2601 - Principles of Management Accounting Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & (either BNU1501 or QMI1500 or DSC1630)(except for qualification code 90017)
RSK2602 - Fundamentals of Operational & Financial Risk
TAX2601 - Principles of Taxation Co-requisite:FAC1502

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
ADB3701 - Administrative Management IIIA Pre-requisite:(ADB2601 & ADB2602) or ADB242R
ADB3702 - Administrative Management IIIB Pre-requisite:(ADB2601 & ADB2602) or ADB242R
ADP3701 - Administrative Practice III (Experiential Training) Pre-requisite:(ADB2601 & ADB2602) or ADB242R
BSM3701 - Business Management IIIA Pre-requisite:BSM2601 & BSM2602 or BSM201P (NOT applicable to 98683)
BSM3702 - Business Management IIIB Pre-requisite:BSM2601 & BSM2602 or BSM201P
Group B. Choose 1 from the following depending on the specialisation
FAC3701 - General Financial Reporting Pre-requisite:FAC2601, FAC2602 & TAX2601
HRM3704 - Contemporary issues in Human Resource Management Pre-requisite:HRM2601 & HRM2602 or HRM2605 or MNH202C (Not applicable to 02011- HRM & 98221)
HRM3706 - Performance Management
MAC3701 - Application of Management Accounting Techniques Pre-requisite:MAC2601