Project Description

Diploma For Middle Managers (12DMMA)

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”.

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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 New Managers from the University of Namibia
  • Level 5 qualification from a recognized institution of higher learning, with a minimum of 5 years work experience, of which two years is at a middle managerial level.
  • A Grade 12 Certificate, 22 points as per UNAM scale in 5 subjects and English at a minimum D grade, with a minimum of 10 years work experience, of which five years is at a middle managerial level.

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 5 years work experience, of which one year is at a managerial level.

This qualification serves as an entry point to;

  • The Executive Diploma for Senior Managers.
  • A relevant undergraduate degree qualification of the University of Namibia.

Candidates will be credited for UNAM core modules successfully completed.

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)

Graduation for the Executive Diploma for Middle Managers requires the successful completion of all compulsory courses in the programme with a total of 160 credits, credits at Level 6.

NQF Level: 6

First Semester

ModuleModule codeCredits
English Communication and Study SkillsULCE341916
Contemporary Social IssuesCSI35808
Computer LiteracyCLC35098
Business Finance for Midlevel ManagersDMM261116
Operations & Project ManagementDMM263116
Marketing for Midlevel ManagersDMM265116
Total credits160

Second Semester

ModuleModule codeCredits
English for Academic PurposesULEA351916
Computerized Business Accounting for
Midlevel Managers
Business NegotiationsDMM263216
Change Management for Midlevel ManagersDMM265216
Strategic Management for Midlevel ManagersDMM267216
Total credits80
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