Project Description

Diploma For New Managers (12DNMA)

The purpose of this qualification is to enable new managers to make a transition into management. It seeks to broaden their insight of organisational dynamics as well as their capacity to manage themselves and others in pursuit of set organisational objectives. 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

  • Level 4 qualification from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • A Grade 12 Certificate, 22 points as per UNAM scale in 5 subjects and English at a minimum D grade.
  • A minimum of 5 years work experience, of which one year is at a 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 any other relevant level 6 qualification of the University of Namibia. Consequently, 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 New Managers requires the successful completion of all compulsory courses in the programme with a total of 160 credits of which 144 credits must be at level 5.

NQF Level: 5

First Semester

ModuleModule codeCredits
English for General CommunicationLEG241016
Contemporary Social IssuesCSI35808
Computer LiteracyCLC35098
HR Management for New Managers IDNM251116
Management in ContextDNM253116
Organisational DynamicsDNM255116
Total credits80

Second Semester

ModuleModule codeCredits
English for General CommunicationLEG241016
HR Management for New Managers IIDNM251216
Project Management for New ManagersDNM255216
Marketing for New ManagersDNM25028
Business EthicsDNM25228
Total credits80

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