Discover your
leadership style

Leadership Development

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Postgraduate Diploma

Deadline for applications

15 December

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Embark on a powerful journey of
learning and development

USB’s Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership Development is designed to help you strengthen
and deepen working professionals’ capability to grow as leaders.

USB’s Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership Development focuses on your development towards becoming a responsible leader in a rapidly growing world of business. Using the framework of Me, We, Work and World, the programme aims to enhance your leadership skills in a variety of different contexts. Whether you want to thrive in your personal leadership, be a team leader, lead an organisation or lead your community towards upliftment, Leadership Development will help you achieve your goals.

This postgraduate programme is internationally benchmarked, which means you can apply your leadership competencies in any industry, anywhere in the world. It is also particularly relevant to African managers and leaders as it takes into account the diversity, traditions and multicultural environments of South Africa and the African continent.

What stands out?

Make an impact in your team,
organisation or community

Gain the relevant
leadership skills for Africa and beyond

Learn while you earn with
the flexible Modular format

Focus on responsible
leadership development

What will you gain?

• An authentic leadership style of your own

• An ability and vision to enhance the performance of others

• The know-how to cope in complex local and global environments

• Knowledge and foresight to grow your influence

Who should apply?

You should apply if the following describes you.

• You are in either the private or public sector and are advancing into managerial levels which require increasing

levels of leadership

• You are a working professional in a specialist position and want to prepare yourself for managerial and leadership roles

• You are a professional with a degree in, among others, engineering, medical sciences, education, law and accounting

and are looking to progress into managerial roles

• You want to broaden your leadership competencies without doing an MBA


This one-year programme has a convenient modular format that allows you to study while you work. You need to attend four blocks on campus during the course of the year, with each block running from Monday to Saturday. This enables you to apply your newly acquired skills in your workplace right from the start while receiving comprehensive support throughout your studies.

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