Project Description

Diploma For Senior Managers (12DSMA)

The purpose of this qualification is to enable Managers to make a transition into Senior Management. It seeks to enhance their skills set and personal capability through the exploration of the following critical management themes: management in complex organisation, management of intricate stakeholder relationships, the development and implementation of strategy, and the pursuit of operational efficiency and strategic agility. 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”.

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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.

  • An Executive Diploma for Middle Managers from the University of Namibia, with a minimum of 8 years work experience, of which one year is at a senior managerial level.

Level 6 qualification from a recognized institution of higher learning, with a minimum of 8 years work experience, of which one year is at a senior managerial level.

This qualification may also provide entry into a relevant level 8 qualification of the University of Namibia. Candidates will be credited for equivalent modules successfully completed according to the UNAM General Regulations

Blended learning conducted through e-learning augmented by face-to-face lessons on a Bock-Release Basis.

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

The examination mark and the continuous assessment mark constitute 50% and 50% of the final mark respectively unless otherwise indicated in the module descriptor. In order to pass a module, a student must obtain a final mark of at least 50% (subject to the subminimum rule)

Certification/Graduation for the Executive Diploma for Senior Managers requires the successful completion of all compulsory courses in the programme with a total of 128 credits.

NQF Level: 7

First Semester

ModuleModule codeCredits
English for Academic PurposesULEA351916
Strategy: Development & ImplementationDSM271116
Strategic Risk Management DSM273116
Business Research MethodologyDSM275116
Total credits64

Second Semester

ModuleModule codeCredits
Scenarios & Strategic AgilityDSM271216
Leadership: Coaching & MentoringDSM273216
Strategic Stakeholder ManagementDSM275216
Africa Study VisitDSM277216
Total credits64

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EMERSON BURNSCourse Tutor
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LEE MILLERCourse Tutor
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PHOENIX MILLSCourse Tutor
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