Namibia Business School Diploma for Middle Managers
The purpose of this qualification is to deepen the managers’ understanding of contemporary challenges of management by exploring new approaches and practices and their integration into the broader organisational strategy. It seeks to increase their personal competencies as they set divisional/functional objectives in pursuit of organisational strategy. This is in line with the strategic objective of the University to “cultivate standards of excellence in teaching, research, and all the prescribed functions of UNAM, through encouraging constructive criticism, constant self-improvement, self-evaluation, and peer assessment”.
The objectives of this course are to equip participants with skills to:
- Develop a rigorous approach to the acquisition of a broad knowledge base in the area of Middle Management.
- Employ a range of specialised skills and competencies in the area of Middle Management.
- Evaluate information in the context of planning and managing and in determining solutions to a variety of unpredictable problems.
- Operate in a range of varied and specific contexts, taking responsibility for the nature and quality of outputs and strategy implementation.
An applicant should possess over a relevant Level 5 qualification from a recognized institution or a Diploma for New Managers from Namibia Business School with a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience, of which two years should be at middle managerial level.
Alternatively, an applicant should be in possession of a minimum Grade 12 Certificate, 22 points as per UNAM scale in 5 subjects and English at a minimum C grade. In addition, a minimum of 10 years work experience, of which five years are at middle managerial level.
Admission could also be considered for persons who qualify through the Mature Age Entry Scheme upon successful completion of the relevant examinations as set out in the General Information and Regulation Prospectus. A special application is available for this purpose. For mature age entry, a candidate must be above 25 years old, in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate, with a minimum of 10 years work experience, of which five years are at middle managerial level.
Due to limited space, meeting the minimum requirements for the programme does not guarantee admission. The NBS reserves the right to interview candidates before final admission.
Mode of Delivery
The programme will be delivered full-time on a block-release basis at Namibia Business School. The Mode of Teaching will include a mix of lectures, seminars, case studies, class discussions, student and expert presentations, group projects, simulation exercises and guest speakers.
Duration of the Programme:
The minimum duration of this programme is one (1) year and the maximum duration is two (2) years.
Curriculum for the Diploma for Middle Managers
First Semester (1)
|English Communication and Study Skills|
|Contemporary Social Issues|
|Business Finance for Midlevel Managers|
|Operations & Project Management|
|Marketing for Midlevel Managers|
Second Semester (2)
|English for Academic Purposes|
|Computerized Business Accounting for Midlevel Managers|
|Change Management for Midlevel Managers|
|Strategic Management for Midlevel Managers|
Tuition and Expenses
Tuition plus course material: N$32,000;- Course material will be made available on the School’s e-learning platform.
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