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Advanced Diploma in General Management (AdvDip GM)

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Applications for 2023 are open.

An NQF 7 qualification for potential or current managers looking to take their personal and professional journey to the next level. 

The programme is aimed at individuals who hold an NQF 6 qualification and are seeking to progress in their career by deepening their understanding of business and improving their general management capability. 

The purpose of the Advanced Diploma in General Management is to formalise manager's existing experience, as well as accelerate their ability to contribute to their teams and businesses by increasing their business knowledge and acumen.

The programme is designed to deepen an individual's business knowledge and acumen, in order to advance their capability to contribute, and excel in the workplace by pursuing a qualification in general management.

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Information Session

The next session will be taking place in June 2022. 

Application Dates

Applications Open

1 June 2022

Applications Close

16 January 2023

We highly recommend you apply as early as possible. No late applications will be considered.

Minimum Requirements
  • Completed SAQA accredited NQF 6 qualification; 

  • Minimum of 2 years' work experience;

  • A minimum of Matriculation-certificate-level competence in Mathematics;

  • Undergraduate level of intellectual ability (as assessed via the GIBS Entrance Test);
  • Leadership potential (in accordance with your letter of motivation and references);
  • Good English language skills to actively participate in academic debate;
  • Competence in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and a web browser (own laptop essential);
  • Applicants from Non-English speaking countries will have to complete an English Proficiency Test. See below options:         Option 1 | Option 2

International Students/Foreign Qualifications: Applicants who hold a foreign qualification need to send their qualifications to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) for evaluation before applying to GIBS. We require the SAQA certificate to verify the NQF level of your qualification.  Visit or email: 

No NQF 6 qualifications: If you do not hold a SAQA accredited NQF 6 qualification, you will be required to submit a portfolio of evidence in regard to recognition of prior learning.

GIBS will accept a maximum of 10% of the cohort as non-diploma students. 


Total tuition : R83 740

Application fee: R3 000 (non-refundable, will be payable upon application).

Deposit: R20 000 (non-refundable, will be payable upon acceptance onto the programme).

GIBS does not charge VAT on tuition fees and all prices are subject to change.

Please click here for a quote/proforma invoice and payment options. Note no payment can be made against a quotation and you can only receive a tax invoice once you have been officially accepted onto the programme.

Part Time


10 Months




​3 days every month                   (08:30 - 17:00)


Note: This is the current schedule and the confirmed schedule for 2023 will be sent to all accepted students closer to the start date of the programme. This format is subject to change and applicants will be notified of any changes timeously.

Admission Process
Step 1

Compile all supporting documents. Click here for the list of supporting documents.

Step 2

Submit your online application along with all supporting documents and pay the application fee. 

Step 3

Application is processed and documents verified (3-4 weeks). 

Step 4

You will be assigned a test date for the GIBS entrance test (You will receive an invitation to the test once your documents have been verified).

Step 5

Complete the GIBS entrance test online. 

Step 6

Await for test results from the assessor and submit references (2 weeks). 

Step 7

Applicant profile is reviewed and feedback will sent to the applicant.

All accepted students are required to pay the deposit fee within 3 weeks of acceptance to secure your place on the programme. 

Feedback will be received +/- 8 weeks after the application has been recived. Click here for the application form guideline.

Please ensure the billing details are correct when completing the application form as any request to make amendments will delay your application. Ensure you have the VAT number should your company be funding the tuition fees.

Special Requirements

Special Needs: If you have a special need or disability which may require special assistance including test or examination concessions, GIBS will endeavour to accommodate your requirements. However, it is important to discuss your needs with the admissions office before you submit your application and needs to be clearly indicated on your submitted application form. 

Religious Observance: Observant students must contact the GIBS Admissions Office before you start your application to ascertain if or how your specific needs may be accommodated. Note all programmes include weekend classes and attendance is compulsory.

For any further enquiries, please contact our Admissions Department : / +27 (0) 11 771 4135. Alternatively if you have a specific query and wish to speak to an Admissions Advisor, the "Meet the Admissions Team" session is hosted every Tuesday and Thursday at 14:00, please click here to book a session. 

More Information

Who should attend?

Those looking to progress in their career or take the next step to formalise their current experience. 

Aimed at those who do not hold a degree or SAQA NQF level 7 qualification.

How you will benefit
This programme has been formulated to move
participants towards mastering concepts such as:

  • Developing strategic perspectives and understanding role of a senior manager in strategic planning
  • Leadership & management practices for the future
  • Communicate effectively and with impact
  • Critical thinking & applied problem solving
  • Cultivating business efficiency & effectiveness
  • Creating future value
  • Action learning in your workplace and applying advance research skills

Additional Information

GIBS is a Level 1 B-BBEE Contributor

This programme is a SAQA accredited NQF level 7 qualification. SAQA ID: 118281

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