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Prepare to lead

Gain the skills to manage complexities in a working environment along with the confidence that comes from being challenged – and succeeding.  

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Multiple intakes available for 2024, next programme starts 24 June 2024 Start your application today →

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We change your mind, you change the world

The PGDip will shift your mindset and extend your worldview as you transition from an undergraduate to a postgraduate level in management capability. Key networking opportunities will help you learn from management challenges and opportunities that your peers are experiencing. We’ll equip you with the know-how to transform companies, communities, and societies. From there, the route to the top is up to you.

Benefits of this programme

The PGDip provides in-person engagement with a range of facilitators and experts for an enriching learning experience alongside fellow business leaders. Graduates walk a path to the top with skills and knowledge that are anything but ordinary. Our graduates tell us that the key benefits of this programme include:

You’ll be confident and capable when facing complex and unfamiliar business territory.
You’ll learn to lead autonomously and take initiative with the full responsibility of a leader.
You’ll have the critical skills to find new and progressive solutions when challenges arise in your organisation.
You’ll see the bigger picture when it comes to putting your management skills to the test in situations with real-life relevance.
You’ll grasp the nuances of ethical decision-making and be well-versed in corporate governance systems.

Level: NQF Level 8

Award: Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice (PGDip)

Estimated time required: Class attendance + Self study, 23 contact days

Attendance: Part-time

Duration: 12 months

SAQA ID: 97814

Total credits: 120

Accreditation: Council on Higher Education (CHE)

Mode of delivery: Online/face-to-face

Programme type: Academic, open learning, postgraduate, accredited

Assessment: Assignments, examination, group project

R 105,500 (VAT exempt)

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A mindset for management excellence

The PGDip is an NQF Level 8 qualification accredited by the CHE, and serves as a vital milestone in your management career path. The programme is for middle to senior managers with three or more years of management experience who are ready to move into a more authoritative role and imagine new futures for themselves and their organisation.

Management experience applies to any of your current or previous role(s) that include making decisions that impact daily operations, and coordinating and influencing team members. This can also extend to a responsibility to meet financial targets, and structuring your own work tasks to solve problems and deliver results. 

Henley’s style of learning is rich, relevant, and results-oriented. You will thrive on this programme if you are committed to powerful personal growth and are eager to make an impact in your workplace, and more broadly across your country and continent. For many graduates, the PGDip is a final step towards Henley’s NQF Level 9 international MBA.

PGDip modules


Systemic Management
Practice (5 days)

  • External operating environment
  • Personal mastery
  • Classroom as leadership canvas
  • Systems thinking & tools
  • Action learning project

Innovative Wealth
Creation I (5 days)

  • The new world of work
  • Financial acumen
  • Innovation strategy
  • Systems thinking and action
  • Learning project

Innovative Wealth
Creation II (4 days)

  • Shared value
  • Social innovation and entrepreneurialism
  • Systems thinking and action learning project

Managing Value
Streams I (4 days)

  • Strategy and change management
  • Ethics and leadership
  • Action learning project

Managing Value
Streams II (3 days)

  • Personal mastery
  • Leadership and diversity
  • Action learning project

Action Learning Report
(2 days)

  • Group work
  • Action learning project
  • Presentations

Programme information

To join the Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice programme you will need: 


All applicants must submit: 

  • A completed application form 
  • Two references
  • Current CV
  • Certified copies of Identity Document and degree certificates. 

 Please see the entry requirements and application form notes before submitting your application. 

Start your application today.

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PGDIP course fee - 2024: R105,500 (VAT exempt)

Need to finance your studies?

 At Henley, we are committed to providing our students with flexible financing options for their studies. Whether you’re an individual in need of finance or an organisation motivating for an increase in budget, we’re here to help. Please click here for information and advice. 

Should you require any further information about our programme, email us at pgdip.admissions@henleysa.ac.za.  

Delivery  Intake dates Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Exams Block 5 Block 6
Face-to-face 05 February 2024 05 - 09 Feb 2024 22 - 26 April 2024 01-04 July 2024 02-05 Sept 2024 19 Nov 2024 19-21 Nov 2024 30-31 Jan 2025
Virtual 04 March 2024 04-08 Mar 2024 6-10 May 2024 08 -11 Jul 2024 16-19 Sept 2024 09 Dec 2024 09-11 Dec 2024 24-25 Feb 2025
Face-to-face 27 May 2024 27, 28 - 30, 31 May 2024 29 Jul-02 Aug 2024 07-10 Oct 2024 27-30 Jan 2025 31 March 2025 31 Mar-02 Apr 2025 5 -6 May 2025
Virtual 24 June 2024 24-28 June 2024 26-30 Aug 2024 04-07 Nov 2024  3-6 Feb 2025 14 Apr 2025 14-16 Apr 2025 29-30 May 2025
Face-to-Face 22 Jul 2024 22-26 Jul 2024 30 Sept-4 Oct 2024 2-5 Dec 2024 17-20 Feb 2025 12 May 2025 12-14 May 2025 19-20 Jun 2025
Virtual 19 August 2024 19-23 Aug 2024 21 -25 Oct 2024 13 -16 Jan 2025 17-20 Mar 2025 26 May 2025 26-28 May 2025 3-4 Jul 2025
Virtual 14 October 2024 14-18 Oct 2024 20-24 Jan 2025 24-28 Mar 2025 02-05 Jun 2025 04 August 25 4-6 Aug 2025 18-19 Sept 2025

Why choose Henley?

Henley Business School is a leading global business school with campuses in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the UK. It is the first internationally quadruple-accredited business school in Africa and holds a level 1 B-BBEE status. Our caring, challenging, whole-person learning approach combines up-to-date knowledge, research and commercial experience with high-contact and high-engagement. You’ll graduate with a new purpose and confidence in life and become part of a powerful global network of Henley alumni who are making an impact across the world. Your qualification is, quite simply, your entry ticket to a new world of possibilities and growth.

Henley’s learning style is:

- Rich                                     
- Relevant
- Results-orientated
- Interactive
- Practical
- Dynamic
- Effective



Join the next PGDip
Info Session

Join us for the upcoming Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice Info Session and get a taste of the Henley learning experience. You’ll get to see for yourself how the Henley PGDip can give you a competitive advantage in your career.

Next session:

Date: 25 June 2024 

Time: 19:00 - 20:00

Online via Zoom



Unparalleled personal and professional growth

Best Location

Our modern, safe and attractive campus is conveniently situated in suburban Johannesburg. We also have a centrally-located Cape Town campus.
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Top ranked

We are the first internationally quadruple-accredited business school in Africa and have been ranked for five years in a row by corporate SA (PMR) as being the best MBA business school in South Africa. Henley Executive Education is also rated top in Southern Africa by the Financial Times of London.
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Life balance

Our blended learning approach is flexible and family friendly. You will experience the best of both online and face-to-face learning so you can still find time for all the things that matter most to you. Our structured support system includes administration and logistics support, academic support, as well as counselling support if needed.
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#1 for networking

The Economist has rated Henley’s alumni network as the best in the world for potential to network. This is your portal to the world. We bring classes together both in the virtual world and the real one, so you gain new connections and friendships – that last – in organisations and industries across Africa.
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Rooted in the real

Our faculty are experienced and educated – they consult to companies and boards; many have been senior executives. They manage and know organisations, which ensures that their teaching is rooted in real life, as well as being academically and theoretically rigorous.
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All about you

We are known for our care and focus on personal development – helping you to understand yourself better so that you can become a respected and well-rounded leader.
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Our compass is Africa

We have a long-term commitment to building a beautiful and prosperous future for this continent. By joining Henley you are joining a movement to build Africa. We’ll give you the ability to see business differently and the impetus to build businesses that make a difference.
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Empower yourself with the Henley PGDip experience

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Meet Pranisha Behary, your dedicated guide to anything related to the Henley PGDip.

Tel: +27 11 808 0860

E-mail: pranishab@henleysa.ac.za

Your progress is a personal journey, and we are here to help you accomplish everything that you and your company possibly can. We take pride in graduating outstanding executives – normal people with exceptional skills and extraordinary commitment – who get results at an international level. What is your motivation for pursuing a PGDip? We’d love to nurture your vision for Africa and beyond.  

Once you’ve downloaded the brochure, you will receive registration details for three engaging events (at no cost) that are designed: to help you decide if Henley is the right environment for you; and to help you ace your application, with tips for success.  


Jeanne Neser@2x
“The great thing about the Henley PGDip is that what we were exposed to on the course was very relevant for Africa and South Africa. I am passionate about our country and the development of its people so it felt like the right institution for me.”

Jeanne Neser

Product Specialist at Vitality Group Inc.

Loyiso Bala@2x
“The PGDip was the best preparation for the MBA that I could’ve had. The MBA is a lot of work, it needs consistency, if you’re not consistent the work piles up and you can fall behind and I was determined not to.”

Loyiso Bala

Channel Director at TBN Africa

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