Postgraduate Diploma in General Management (PGDip)

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Due to our rolling admissions policy, applications are processed on a continuous basis and a number of offers have already been made for the long-block programme.  As a result of this we now have very limited spaces available. 

The closing date for applications has therefore been moved forward to the 9th of January 2017. 

Only one entrance test date remains and has been scheduled for the 13th of January 2017.   We recommend that you complete your application and booking for this last entrance date, should you want your application to be considered for the 2017 academic year.  

For more information, please contact our Admissions Office ( or 011 771 4120/4331. 

Please note: The Admissions Office will be closed from 19th December 2016 till 9th of January 2017.



The PGDip is a nine-month  programme. 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.​

Course content  

The following core courses are covered during the PGDip in General Management:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Management Accounting
  • Human Resource Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • Operations Management
  • Microeconomics
  • Human Behaviour and Performance in SA
  • Macroeconomics
  • Analytical Tools and Techniques
  • Organisational Development and Transformation
  • Introduction to Research Methodology

Application fee: R2750 (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: R214 000 (2017 and 2018, excluding the global module)
Administration fee for students from countries outside South Africa: R5 000
Global module fee: US$4 000 - US$5 900. 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 combines.

Click here to read more about the PGDip, important dates and open evenings​

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 faculty;
  • 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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