Diploma For Middle Managers (MDP)

Management Development Programme (MDP) - Diploma For Middle Managers

The purpose of this qualification is to deepen the managers’ understanding of contemporary challenges of management by exploring new approaches and practices and their integration into the broader organisational strategy. It seeks to increase their personal competencies as they set divisional/functional objectives in pursuit of organisational strategy.  This is in line with the strategic objective of the University to “cultivate standards of excellence in teaching, research, and all the prescribed functions of UNAM, through encouraging constructive criticism, constant self-improvement, self-evaluation, and peer assessment”.

Holders of this qualification will be able to:

  • Develop a rigorous approach to the acquisition of a broad knowledge base in the area of Middle Management.
  • Employ a range of specialised skills and competencies in the area of Middle Management.
  • Evaluate information in the context of planning and managing and in determining solutions to a variety of unpredictable problems.
  • Operate in a range of varied and specific contexts, taking responsibility for the nature and quality of outputs and strategy implementation.
  1. An applicant should possess an Executive Diploma for New Managers from the University of Namibia. 
  2. Alternatively, an applicant should possess a relevant level 5 qualification from a recognized institution of higher learning, with a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience, of which two years should be at middle managerial level.
  3. Alternatively, an applicant should be in possession of a minimum Grade 12 Certificate, 22 points as per UNAM scale in 5 subjects and English at a minimum C grade. In addition, a minimum of 10 years work experience, of which five years are at middle managerial level. 
  4. Admission could also be considered for persons who qualify through the Mature Age Entry Scheme upon successful completion of the relevant examinations as set out in the General Information and Regulation Prospectus. A special application is available for this purpose. For mature age entry, a candidate must be above 25 years old, in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate, with a minimum of 10 years work experience, of which five years are at middle managerial level.

Due to limited space, meeting the minimum requirements for the programme does not guarantee admission. The NBS reserves the right to interview candidates before final admission.   

This qualification serves as an entry point to the Executive Diploma for Senior Managers. In addition, it may also provide entry into a relevant undergraduate degree qualification of the University of Namibia. Candidates will be credited for equivalent modules successfully completed according to the UNAM General Regulations. 

Fulltime on a semester and block release augmented through e-learning.

The minimum duration of this programme is one (1) year and the maximum duration is two (2) years.

Year 1
Semester 1
English Communication and Study Skills
Computer Literacy
Contemporary Social Issues
Business Finance for Midlevel Managers
Operations & Project Management
Marketing for Midlevel Managers
Year 1
Semester 2
English for Academic Purposes
Computerized Business Accounting for Midlevel Managers
Business Negotiations
Change Management for Midlevel Managers
Strategic Management for Midlevel Managers

Contact our finance department at 061 413504 OR ronald.gariseb@nbs.edu.na

Download and complete the following Application form.  Submit with supporting documents to NBS before or on determined deadline. For mature age entry, please use the following Application Form.

Download the Leaftet for the Diploma For Middle Managers (MDP).