PGDIP IN MANAGEMENT PRACTICE FORMAT
There are two intakes annually on our sought-after Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice programme.
PGDip in Management Practice Course Format & Delivery
Four thematically designed courses
The PGDip in Management Practice is a rigorous modular programme which is taken over one year. The programme covers four compulsory courses. The PGDip has two intakes annually, one in February and one in May. The February intake has a face-to-face teaching component that requires students to attend classes at the UCT GSB Breakwater campus in Cape Town three times a year for 5 days. The May intake is facilitated as a full virtual programme where all teaching classes takes place live, online.
The programme is broken down into 3 courses with 2 teaching blocks each over a period of one year.
|PGDip Intake 1|
Sept – end October
|7 days face-to-face||9 days face-to face||7 days face-to face||Online|
|PGDip Intake 2|
January - end February
|7 days live online||9 days live online||7 days live online||Asynchronous Online|
|Group Assignment Individual Reflective Paper Individual Action Learning Project Online Discussions||Financial Acumen Assignment Group Assignment Action Learning Project Online Discussions||Pre-Assignment Group Assignment Individual Action Learning Project Online Discussions||Individual Action Learning Project Online Discussions|
*Please note: Course designs are updated and adapted annually and there may therefore be changes in course assessment or specific teaching dates.
Approximately 1 – 2 weeks before each contact teaching block there will be preparatory work that students have to complete in their own time. This is essential in order to fully engage in classroom discussions.
CONTACT / BLOCK TEACHING SESSIONS
Students are required to attend and fully participate in all contact sessions (face-to-face or live virtual) during the course teaching blocks. The lectures are designed to facilitate interactions and knowledge sharing among students to draw on the diverse experiences of the student profile and enrich the theoretical and practical insights provided by the lecturer. During block sessions, students are allocated into syndicate groups for after-lecture discussions and group work during evenings.
A typical learning cycle for a course is depicted below:
|1-2 Weeks||7 - 9 Contact Teaching Days||1 Week|
|Individual Learning Process|
|Complete Preparatory Activities in Own Time||Attend Teaching Sessions (full days)||Complete Course Administration||Complete Individual Assignments|
|Group Assignment Process|
|Develop Team Management Strategy||Group Work on Group Assignment in Evenings||Complete Group Assignment in Time as Arranged by Each Group|
TERM DATES 2023
PGDip in Management Practice Intake 1 (In person)
|Course 1: virtual start online in own time||13 – 19 February 2023|
|Course 1: face to face (7 contact days)||20 – 28 February 2023|
|Course 2: face to face (9 contact days)||8 – 18 May 2023|
|Course 3: face to face (7 contact days)||10 - 18 July 2023|
|Course 4: non-contact||26 September 2023|
ALP4 due: 13 November 2023
PGDip in Management Practice Intake 2 (virtual)
|Course 1: virtual start online in own time||28 May – 4 June 2023|
|Course 1: live virtual attendance (7 days)||5 June - 13 June 2023|
|Course 2: live virtual attendance (9 days)||14 – 24 August 2023|
|Course 3: live virtual attendance (7 days)||23 - 31 October 2023|
|Course 4: non-contact||5 February 2024|
ALP4 due: 8 April 2024