WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,779 /year
Part-time Study:2 Years
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Postgraduate Diploma in Management
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce
Campus:Upper Campus
Application Deadline: 31 October 2021
Programme Overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management in Entrepreneurship (PDE) delivers an innovative curriculum seeking to equip graduates with the skills requisite of a changing and challenging business environment.

With an explicit focus on entrepreneurship, the PDE employs an action-learning based curriculum, the core thrust of which is to challenge the orthodox view that entrepreneurship is mostly about spreadsheets, business plans and projections of discounted cash flows.

Instead, the PDE encourages students to see themselves as change-agents, artists, creators, and visionaries in a year-long learning process whereby student groups start up and run their own businesses.

The interlocking and integrative nature of the programme creates an additional level of learning whereby students can hold up theoretical constructs and test their applicability in real-time with real people and real money.


First Semester
Organisation and Management
Effective People Practices
Entrepreneurial Strategies
Creativity in Business

Second Semester
Management Theory in Practice
Plus two electives from the list of courses made available to students at registration, or as approved by the postgraduate convener

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
An undergraduate degree or equivalent in any area

All applicants are also required to submit their curriculum vitae detailing previous work experience and/or any extra-curricular involvement. This can be added or appended to the online admissions form if the applicant is applying online to UCT. Applicants with undergraduate degrees from universities other than UCT are also required to submit their full academic transcripts to date.

Students wishing to apply for the diploma with qualifications other than an undergraduate degree will need to satisfy the Senate that their qualification and/or experience are an adequate preparation for the work prescribed in the course.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

How to apply

Postgraduate applications are only possible online and must be submitted at

If you need help in completing your application, or advice about your choice of programme, contact:
Tel: (021) 650-2128 or email:
The Admissions Office is located on Level 4, Masingene Building, Middle
Campus, and will where necessary refer you to a faculty office or department for more details information or advice.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities are;
– Business consultant.
– Sales.
– Research and development.
– Not-for-profit fundraiser.
– Teacher.
– Recruiter.
– Business reporter.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,779
Tuition Fees for International Students: $7,550

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

Students must pay the Course Fees for the selected courses, plus an International Admin Service Fee of R4, 000 plus the International Term Fee where applicable
– International Admin Service Fee – R4000
– International Term Fee from outside Africa- R49900
– International Term Fee Non-SADC – R37263
– South Africa and SADC Application fee – R100
– Outside of SADC region – R300

Relevant Contact

Prof. David Priilaid
Programme Convener
Nonnie Falala
General Enquiries