PGD - Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

Applications open 1 September and close 15 December for the January 2021 intake.

Would you like to add the most sought after MBA qualification to your CV? The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGD BA) not only paves the path to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Business Leadership (MBL) qualifications, it also helps professionals with specific skills to succeed in managerial roles as their careers progress, providing that you meet the admission requirements of the programme of choice.

Admission requirements

  • Three-year, 360-credit Bachelor's Degree or National Higher Diploma or Advanced Diploma, accredited by the CHE or from an accredited institution. Please also supply a copy of degree as well as transcript, indicating the symbol or percentage obtained for each module and indicating whether or not the qualification was completed.
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae.
  • Supply a clear copy of Identity Document or Passport. A copy of driver’s licence will NOT be accepted.
  • If you are a sponsored student, include a letter from your sponsor indicating that they are responsible for your tuition fees.
  • The Graduate School of Business Leadership may institute additional selection criteria as deemed necessary.

Before you apply

  • Application forms must be completed, and documents submitted in ALL respects to be considered.
  • Incomplete applications will be declined

Kindly direct all your PGD-related queries to:

PGD BA Finance Information

Contact our dedicated PGD Finance Officer to assist you with your PGD-related Finance queries:

Tommy Ngwane
Tel: +27 11 652 0226
For all your general Finance queries, kindly use the contact information below:

Landline: 011 652 0312 / 0379 / 0380

Your PGD student fees comprise:

  • Application fee: R170 (non-refundable AND in addition to tuition fees) – Not applicable if you have a student number)
  • Tuition fees; split into acceptance deposit and subsequent payment plan

Kindly note that Unisa is a cashless environment. The non-refundable application fee may be paid using the myUnisa online payment platform or electronic fund transfer (EFT) or credit card or cash deposit at your nearest bank.

PGD BA 2021 Tuition fees and Payment structure

Total Fees (registration for all 9 modules): R61 137

Semester registrations

First semester (January 2021 intake)

Total Registration Fee (register for 5 modules): R33 965

  • Payable on registration:                           R16 983
  • Balance payable before 15 March 2021: R16 982

Second semester (January 2021 intake)

Total Registration fee (register 4 modules): R27 172

  • Payable on registration:                            R13 586
  • Balance payable before 15 August 2021: R13 586

* Please note that fees stipulated herein are provisional and subject to change pending Council approval.  An approximate 2,2% increase on fees can be expected for the 2021 academic year.

Registration fees

The acceptance/registration fee is payable on or before registration. Registration will only be processed once the registration fee is settled in full or a valid purchase order is provided. The bursar/sponsorship letter is not sufficient proof of payment for registration.

 Bursars / sponsors may request a pro-forma invoice from the Fees Office. Invoices will only be created once a valid purchase order is received from the bursar/ sponsor.

Withdrawal from programme

Subject to Section 12(2) of the Consumer Protection Act, a cancellation fee is payable as follows:

  • Withdrawal before the programme commencement date will be refunded in full.
  • Withdrawal after the programme commencement date, but before 15 May 2021 will result in a liability equal to 50% of tuition fees.
  • Withdrawal after the programme commencement date, but before 15 August 2021 will result in a liability equal to 75% of tuition fees.

Registered students who wish to withdraw from any SBL programme or offering for any reason must do so in writing to the Programme Administrator and the Fees Office. Failure to comply with this condition will result in the student being liable for the full tuition fees of the programme.

Unsettled accounts

Unsettled accounts are subject to financial blocks or/and cancellations. Accounts that are cancelled or blocked will not have access to academic results on the myUnisa platform. Failure to settle any outstanding fees, could further result in the following financial penalties:

  • The student will be unable to access statement of results.
  • Final year student will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony.
  • The student will not be accepted into the next academic year of study.
  • Hand over to a third party for the collection of outstanding amounts. The student will be liable for legal costs of recovery.

Last modified: 2020/12/11