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​​​PGD BMA stream in
Higher Education Management​

Higher Education Management​

​Acquire the skills to professionalise higher education management 

The professionalisation of higher education management is widely recognised as a means to impact student and higher education success. This stream of the PGD BMA equips middle and senior managers and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to professionalise higher education management – particularly Student Affairs, Internationalisation, Institutional Planning and Enrolment, Academic Administration, Alumni and Advancement Marketing.

The core majority of the modules of USB’s generalist PGD BMA and its PGD BMA in Higher Education Management are the same. The PGD BMA in Higher Education Management also has six discipline-specific core modules aimed at those who want to follow a career in management in higher education and related organisations and institutions.
The PGD BMA in Higher Education Management therefore brings together generalist management skills and higher education competencies to equip participants to successfully engage with the contextual complexities within this sector across the globe.

The PGD BMA in Higher Education Management is presented in the Blended Learning format which provides easy access to those, who work full-time and those from further afield.

What will you gain?

What stands out?

  • ​A powerful combination of general management skills and higher education competencies to professionalise Higher Education Management
  • An understanding of the policies, perspectives, diversity, equity, human development theory, internationalisation and governance that impact higher education 
  • ​6 discipline-specific modules focused on higher education management
  • Learn-while-you-earn programme with two compulsory one-week blocks (one in January and one in November) and blended learning classes (on campus and/or online) between these blocks on Tuesdays between 16:00 to 20:00

Why USB?

USB was the first school from an African university to receive all three international accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. Together, the three accreditation bodies look at business schools from three different geographical and quality perspectives to give you an independent and world-benchmarked view of our programmes. USB’s programmes are underpinned by a global perspective combined with unique African contextualisation.

USB forms part of Stellenbosch University – the strongest research university in Africa. In 2018, Stellenbosch University will be celebrating its 100-year anniversary. The business school is centrally located in northern Cape Town, which is half way between Cape Town’s central business district and the university town of Stellenbosch.

Where USB’s alumni come from

• 30 countries in Africa
• 12 countries in Europe
• 10 countries in Asia
• 5 countries in the Americas
• Australia and New Zealand


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