Undergraduate & honours qualifications

National Diploma: Management

Qualification code: NDMNT
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 0
SAQA ID: 62401
APS/AS: 17
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:
This qualification is intended for persons who can function mainly as tactical (functional) managers in any enterprise. The qualifying learner will be competent in applying selected management principles and techniques in supporting and implementing strategies, policies and procedures and will be able to deal effectively with contemporary issues on a tactical (functional) level.
This qualification will be presented via distance learning mode.
Qualification offered until 2019, and ONLY for students previously registered for this qualification.

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
BSM1501 - Business Management IA
BSM1602 - Business Management IB
COM1501 - Fundamentals of Communication
COM1502 - Communication Contexts and Applications
MND2601 - Management IIA
MND2602 - Management IIB Pre-requisite:MND2601
Group B. Choose either Group B or Group C
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)
Group C. Choose either Group C or Group B
MAC1501 - Introduction to Management Accounting

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CLA1501 - Commercial Law IA
CLA1502 - Commercial Law IB
MND3701 - Management IIIA Pre-requisite:MND2602 or MNG241Y
MND3702 - Management IIIB Pre-requisite:MND3701
Group B. Choose either Group B or C
ADB3701 - Administrative Management IIIA Pre-requisite:(ADB2601 & ADB2602) or ADB242R
ADB3702 - Administrative Management IIIB Pre-requisite:(ADB2601 & ADB2602) or ADB242R
Group C. Choose either Group B or C
FMA3M1X - Financial Management III (Module 1)
FMA401V - Financial Management IV
Group D. Choose 1 of the following
IOP1501 - Psychological Processes in Work Context
MAR332S - Marketing III
OMN101M - Operations Management I
OMN301M - Operations Management III Pre-requisite:OMN201M
STA1510 - Basic Statistics