Project Description

Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Leadership [Higher Education] (NQF Level 8) – 63PDML

The purpose of this qualification is to enhance management and leadership capacity of higher education leaders.  The minimum duration of the programme is 1 year. This qualification may provide entry into the master’s in management, Leadership and Administration (Higher Education) programme, or any other Master’s degree programmes. Holders of this qualification may also pursue further studies in higher education leadership and administration or related cognate area of learning. This programme equips students with the following skills: problem-solving, critical thinking and decision making, creativity and innovation, intercultural competence/communication, teamwork, social networking, collaboration, diversity management, agile leadership, business intelligence, financial management, and global citizenship in higher education organisations. Students who complete this qualification will be able to fill the following careers opportunities: head of institution, head of faculty, head of school, head of department, academic director, administrative director, and faculty manager and any other administration and management positions in public and private institutions in the education sector.

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION

The minimum entrance requirement to the Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Leadership (Higher Education) are as follows:

  • A bachelor’s degree (Level 7) or equivalent with two (2) years’ experience in a supervisory or management position in a tertiary education environment; or
  • A Level 6 qualification or equivalent with ten (10) years’ experience in a supervisory or management position in a tertiary education environment.

 ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA

Should there be too many students that qualify for admission, those with more years of experience in managerial positions will be given priority

This qualification may provide entry into the Masters in Management, Leadership and Administration (Higher Education) programme, any other Master’s degree programmes or pursue further studies in higher education leadership and administration studies or related cognate area of learning, provided other requirements are met.

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

The minimum duration of this programme is one (1) year.

The module will wholly be assessed through continuous assessments which constitute 100% of the final module mark. On successful completion of the coursework, students are expected to complete a Capstone Portfolio. The assessment of each course shall be as follows:

  • Weighting in assessments for modules (except the Capstone Portfolio) is 20% individual assignments, 20% group assignments, 20% Capstone Portfolio compilation of thematic area/content, 40% case analysis and presentation.
  • To pass a module, a minimum final mark of 50% is required.
  • Capstone Portfolio shall be examined by an appointed internal examiner and moderated by an external examiner.
  • To pass the Capstone Portfolio, the student must obtain a minimum average final mark of 50%.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Leadership (Higher Education) qualification will be awarded to candidates who have completed the 135 credits at Level 8 as prescribed in the curriculum and have met all the administrative and financial requirements of the University.

Note: these modules can either be offered in first or second semester according to structure of the timetable, students are urged to consult the timetable.

NQF Level: 9

First Semester

Module codeModuleCreditsContact hours per week (L / P / T)(Co-requisites) / Pre-requisitesCompulsory (C) / Elective (E)
B5821EMManaging Higher Education Organizations 92 l/wNoneC
B5811ETLeadership, Transformation and Diversity Management 184 l/wNoneC
B5821EPProfessional Development for Higher Education Leaders92 l/wNoneC
B5821ELHigh-performance Organisational Culture 92 l/wNoneC
B5821EFFinancial Management for Higher Education Leaders 92 l/wNoneC
B5811EDData Analytics and Decision Making in Higher Education 184 l/wNoneC
Total Credits Semester72

Second Semester

Module codeModuleCreditsContact hours per week (L / P / T)(Co-requisites) / Pre-requisitesCompulsory (C) / Elective (E)
B5822EEEntrepreneurship and Innovation 92 l/wNoneC
B5822EGGovernance and Ethics in Higher Education 92 l/wNoneC
B5822EFFundraising and Resource Mobilisation in Higher Education 92 l/wNoneC
B5812EBBusiness Strategy and Risk Management in Higher Education 184 l/wNoneC
B5812ECCapstone Portfolio for Higher Education Leaders 184 l/wNoneC
Total Credits Semester 263
Total credits for Year 1135
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