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 2023, next programme starts 26 June (JHB) - 23 September (CPT). 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 99,500

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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.

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: 

  • Three years’ management experience; 
  • First degree or equivalent professional or international qualification*; 
  • Evidence of competence in English – English language requirements (PDF)**; and 
  • You must be able to gain access to company data for assignment purposes. 


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. 

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PGDIP course fee - 2023: R99,500

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. 

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Delivery  Intake 23 days Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Exams Block 5 Block 6
Virtual  27 February 2023 27 Feb- 3 Mar 2023 8 - 12 May 2023  10-13 July 2023 11-14 Sept 2023 20 Nov 2023 20-22 Nov 2023 18-19 Jan 2024
Face-to-face 27 March 2023 27-31 Mar 2023 5-9 Jun 2023 31 Jul-3 Aug 2023 2-5 Oct 2023 11 Dec 2023 11-13 Dec 2023 15-16 Feb 2024
Virtual 17 April 2023 17-21 Apr 2023 19-23 Jun 2023 28-31 Aug 2023 23-26 Oct 2023 29 Jan 2024 29-31 Jan 2024 29 Feb-1 Mar 2024
Face-to-face 22 May 2023 22-26 May 2023 14-18 Aug 2023 16-19 Oct 2023  8-11 Jan 2024 11 Mar 2024 11-13 Mar 2024 18-19 Apr 2024
Virtual 26 June 2023 26-30 Jun 2023 4-8 Sep 2023 6-9 Nov 2023 22-25 Jan 2024 18 Mar 2024 18-20 Mar 2024 29-30 Apr 2024
Face-to-face 21 August 2023 21-25 Aug 2023 30 Oct-3 Nov 2023 30 Jan-2 Feb 2024 8-11 Apr 2024 10 Jun 2024 10-12 June 2024 18-19 Jul 2024
Delivery Intake 23 days Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Exams Block 5 Block 6
Face-to-Face 23 September 2023 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

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: 06 June 2023
Time: 19:00 - 06:00

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

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.  

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Cell: +27 83 273 3565 

Tel: +27 11 808 0860



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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