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Postgraduate Diploma in General Management (PGDip GM)

Programme Information
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Applications are closed for the 2018 class intake. Applications for 2019 will open in June 2018.

This offering resonates with managers  who are self-driven and highly motivated and who are looking to gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of business. It is for individuals who do not only want to become more effective managers, but also have the aspiration to progress onto the GIBS MBA programme.​

Students need to successfully complete all requirements for the PGDip GM in order to be eligible to gain entry into the GIBS MBA.This does not affect the duration it will take to complete your MBA journey. Both phase 1 (PGDip) and phase 2 (MBA) will take two years part-time/modular or one year full-time to complete.


 Course content

The following core courses are covered in the Postgraduate Diploma in General Management (phase 1)

  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Human Behaviour and Performance
  • Macroeconomics
  • Human Resource Strategy
  • Research and Statistics
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Business Communication for Impact


Application fee: R2900 (non-refundable, payable upon submission of your application)
Registration fee: R15 000 will be payable upon acceptance to the PGDip programme. Offset against the cost of tuition in your first year.
Total tuition fees: R237 000 (2018 and 2019, excluding the global module)
Administration fee for students from countries outside South Africa: R5 000
Global module fee: US$4 200 - US$6 200. This amount will be invoiced at the equivalent rand amount based on the prevailing exchange rate at the time of the compulsory global module.
Please note that GIBS does not charge VAT on tuition fees.
*These fees include the cost of the Postgraduate Diploma in General Management and the MBA phases combined.
All prices quoted are subject to change. Prices will be confirmed by October 2017.

Admissions Information

ADMISSIONS PROCESS download the step by step guide
Note: Max 200 words only per essay question. 

GMAT Information download for non-degreed applicants

NMAT - Applicants are welcome to submit NMAT scores in addition to either the GIBS Entrance Test/GMAT. 
NMAT by GMAC  download information pack

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Please note this is only for quotation purposes.   No payment can be made against a quotation.
Tax Invoices will only be issued once you have been accepted onto the programme. 

Who should attend?

The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in General Management (GM) is a new offering at GIBS which is aimed at individuals who would like to gain a broad overview of business fundamentals in order to prepare them for the GIBS MBA journey.
How you will benefit

Through a rich and integrative learning experience, you will have the opportunity to develop fundamental business knowledge and skills that you will be able to apply in a number of settings and prepare you for the GIBS MBA programme; be exposed to
and learn from successful South African
industry experts and world-class GIBS
analyse and learn from a broad range of local and international business case studies; develop a high-level of self-awareness by examining your own strengths, weaknesses and personal  preferences; and develop your own diverse network.​ 

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