PGDip BMA 2021

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management and Administration

Modular | Blended Learning

Acquire the managerial and entrepreneurial skills to start your own business


In our uncertain and rapidly changing world, it is now more important than ever to stay the course, upskill and adapt. This USB programme is designed to help you turn challenges into opportunity – to reinvent yourself, rethink your business ventures and help rebuild the economy. Most importantly, this programme is your opportunity to keep learning.

Why USB’s PGDip BMA?

USB’s internationally accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management and Administration is particularly suited to help you unlock the skills you need to set up and run your own business or practice. Over a single year, it covers essential management skills, entrepreneurship and innovation, and digital literacy, which will enable you to thrive in today’s dynamic work environment. 

What stands out?


Convenient formats

Modular and Blended
(see Flexible Learning Formats below)

The ideal

Focus on your
journey as an

Unique Digital Quotient Module

Embrace the
digital world


Apply your skills
in any type of
business anywhere
in the world

What will you gain?

An entrepreneurial approach to business: Acquire the skills to turn your ideas into a profitable business.

Essential management skills: Gain an understanding of all the management functions
to confidently manage a business in today’s work environment.

Strong focus on innovation: Stay on the forefront of developments and ahead of your competition.

An understanding of business in Africa: Gain insight into the continent’s specific challenges and opportunities.

Leadership skills: Learn to lead responsibly and make a positive impact in society.

Who should apply?

  • Entrepreneurs and managers looking to broaden their management skills
  • Managers who do not qualify for entry directly into a Master’s programme
  • Managers and leaders who work full-time and/or prefer to do most of their learning off-campus
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) candidates who want to gain access to an MBA

Flexible learning formats

The one-year PGDip BMA is offered in two formats – Blended Learning and Modular. Both formats are perfect for studying while you work. While each format is an immersive and unique learning experience, the programme content of the two formats is the same.



Blocks of classes spread over the year

There are five on-campus blocks (6 days each) spread over a single year. The first four blocks run from Monday to Saturday. The last block runs from Saturday to Saturday. This allows you to study while you work in a way that is convenient to you.


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Blended learning:

Attend class from

anywhere in the


The blended learning format allows you to join the class either via an internet-linked device, or on campus. Online classes are delivered synchronously with on-campus classes.

USB’s high-tech classrooms allow the lecturers to see, in real time, the faces of all the online students portrayed onto a screen or class room wall. This virtual environment enables you to actively participate in classroom discussions – whether you are logging in from an airport in Europe, a boardroom in Africa or your office at home.