The programme provides an objective understanding of controllable factors in a company’s operations which are key to strategic decision making and daily operational control. It will also benefit students who wish to develop their ability within a financial, human resources and marketing environment and/or enhance their financial management experience. To be successful in this field, attention to detail, the ability to analyse, process data timeously and accurately are highly valued and regarded as critical. This programme is a perfect springboard into the exciting world of finance, accounting, human resources, public relations and marketing.
The aim of this programme is to respond by providing students with a range of relevant and essential business and financial/accounting skills that will increase opportunities for their successful contribution to, and growth in, the business environment. This programme is directed at persons with some foundational management knowledge and work experience, who would like to expand their management competencies in key areas of general management and related disciplines such as marketing, finance, public relations and the management of human resources. In addition, it will be of benefit to individuals who intend starting and growing their own businesses and who understand that general management skills form an integral part of any successful and sustainable business.
Assessments consist of one assignment (formative assessment) and a final examination (summative assessment) for each subject. If you fail to submit the compulsory assignment in time you can request permission to submit a penalty assignment at a penalty fee. If you did not submit an assignment you cannot register for examinations. Make sure you submit the compulsory assignment within the prescribed time because it does not cost you anything.
Your final mark for each subject will be calculated as follows:-
- Assignment contributes 60% towards the final mark
- Examination contributes 40% towards the final mark
A student who submitted an assignment for a specific subject, and fails that subject, does not have to re-submit a further assignment prior to writing the “supplementary” examination. The assignment mark is automatically carried over. However, if the assignment mark is low, and the student wishes to re-do the assignment, he/ she may apply to the examinations section for a copy of the new assignment (at the prescribed fee) and may then re-submit the assignment on or before the new due date.
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) or Experiential Learning (EL)
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) or Experiential Learning (EL) implies that a learner will gain practical knowledge in the field of study through formative assessment.
Accreditation and Duration
This is a part-time higher education programme accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). It is also registered at SAQA.
- Minimum – 3 years of study (part-time)
- Maximum – 6 years of study (part-time)
Learners could pursue a career as a:
- Financial Manager
- Financial Executive
- Senior Accountant
- Financial Investment Advisor
- Actuarial Analyst
- Business Advisor
- Human Resources Practitioner
- Marketing Manager
- Entrepreneurial and Small Business Owner
- Public Relations Manager (Private and Public Sector)
- Media Consultant
Upon successful completion of your programme, you will receive a certificate depicting: – Diploma in Management and an academic transcript. These documents will be issued at the annual graduation ceremony, couriered to the nearest branch or posted to you, provided that your account is in order.
It is the learner’s responsibility to ensure they meet all the programme requirements before a qualification can be issued.
Materials are provided online in the Learner Management System, there is textbooks required per module. Please check in the learner material.
Lyceum Online has prescribed textbooks in the Library that can be issued for a limited period on a first come first serve basis. Should you experience undue problems to acquire your textbooks, you may enquire at the Library.
A Diploma at NQF Level 6 may progress to a Degree at NQF Level 7.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) processes and Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT) are articulation mechanisms. The institution reserves the right to conduct a formal assessment for purposes of CAT. An evaluation will be conducted to recognise prior learning. This evaluation may or may not be based on a form of formal assessment and can include a portfolio of evidence submission. These mechanisms are in line with the HEQSF as envisaged in the NQF Act 67 of 2008 and the CHE “Policies on the Recognition of Prior Learning, Credit Accumulation and Transfer, and Assessment in Higher Education” published by the CHE in August 2016.
The final approval for applications in respects of CAT and RPL is subject to academic vetting in terms of applicable legislation and institutional policies.
The minimum entry requirement is a National Senior Certificate OR equivalent.
For full details on minimum requirements, contact the College.
- A Grade 12 Certificate with admission to diploma studies
- An achievement rating of 3 (40% – 49%) in 4 recognised 20 credit-bearing subjects
- Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
- English at grade 12/NQF level 4 or equivalent
- Age Exemption (23 years or older)
- At least five years post-Secondary School experience in the field in which the student wishes to study students can apply for RPL access.
- Proof of English language proficiency and
- National Senior Certificate or equivalent
- Mature age applicants, 45 years and older without a school leaving qualification, may apply for conditional exemption
Foreign Students whose first language is not English, may be required to provide proof of proficiency in English prior to admission to the programme