Claim your rightful place in the public space

For the graduate or professional public servant who seeks to empower themselves with the qualification to anticipate, identify, recognise and meet public needs in the modern world, registration for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management (PDPM) is the starting point to unlocking career excellence. Our accredited PDPM specifically develops essential strategic management skills required to govern a public service or non-profit organisations. Acquiring this qualification uniquely positions the holder to align and promote their values, visions, and mission towards the greater good, while at the same time affording themselves the opportunity to carve out a niche career path.

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This programme is aimed at equipping graduates and public servants with key management and leadership skills to effectively manage policies, programmes, projects, people, performance, quality, and finances to improve service delivery.

The purpose of the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management is to:

  • Equip students with management competencies to improve service delivery in the public and development sectors
  • Enable students to apply management principles, appropriate models, and processes in public and development sector organisations
  • Provide students with the opportunity to reflect on their skills and learn about new areas of public and development
  • Equip students with fundamental research principles, methodologies, and techniques

Entry Requirements

  • NQF level 7 degree or diploma
  • Relevant work experience

As a registered student in the Business School, you will gain access to our interactive online portal where you will learn, or enhance, new digital skills required to stay relevant in today’s tech-driven world.

This programme is offered over 12 months.


CREDIT: The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management is an NQF level 8 qualification, with 120 credits.

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