The duration of the programme is 12 months. The programme is presented by means of online delivery and contact sessions. During each semester, there will be two contact sessions of one day each. Attendance of these contact sessions is compulsory.
- Relevant bachelor’s degree
- Weighted average of at least 65% at final-year level
The relevant head of department may recognise modules completed in respect of an uncompleted MPhil degree in Entrepreneurship in partial or full fulfilment of this Postgraduate Diploma.
- The Dean has the right of authorisation regarding matters not provided for in the General Academic Regulations or Faculty Regulations.
- Only selected candidates will be allowed to register for a PGDip (Entrepreneurship).
- The Department concerned reserves the right not to present a programme during a specific period or to limit the number of candidates admitted.
- The presentation of the programme is subject to the admission of a minimum number of candidates.
Students need continuous access to the internet to enrol and complete this postgraduate diploma.
Other programme-specific information
The programme will be presented as follows:
Block A: New Venture Planning (Cultivating an African Entrepreneurial Mind-set) consisting of:
- ENP 702 Introduction to entrepreneurship
- ENP 703 Creativity and innovation
Block B: New Venture Management (early stage) (Managing for Growth)
- ENP 701 Small business management
- NME 700 Business plan
Examinations and pass requirements
Refer to General Academic Regulation G26.
- A semester mark of 40% is required to write examination. The semester mark will be made up of assignments, written tests and a research colloquium mark.
- Candidates are finally evaluated during the periods of May to June and October to November for the first and second semesters respectively.
- The examinations will take the form of written evaluations. An examination paper is written in each of the six modules and a minimum of 50% should be obtained in each of the six modules. A subminimum of 40% in each module is required.
- There are no supplementary examinations in this programme.
Subject to the provisions of G26, a head of a department determines, in consultation with the Dean when the examinations for the Postgraduate Diploma in his/her department will take place, provided that:
- examinations for the Postgraduate Diploma which do not take place before the end of the academic year, must take place before the closing date of the special exam period in the beginning of the following academic year, and all examination results must be submitted to Student Administration before the closing date of submission of marks; and
- examinations for the Postgraduate Diploma which do not take place before the end of the first semester may take place no later than the closing date of the exam period, and all examination results must be submitted to Student Administration on or before the closing date of submission of marks.
- whether a candidate will be admitted to a supplementary examination, provided that a supplementary examination is granted, only once in a maximum of two prescribed semester modules or once in one year module;
- supplementary examinations (if granted) cover the same subject matter as was the case for the examinations;
- a student may not enrol for the same module more than once, unless the dean has approved a second enrolment based on an application supported by a valid reason or motivation. Also refer to G18.3.
Subject to the provisions of G26, the subminimum required in subdivisions of modules is published in the study guides, which are available from the relevant head of department.