Gain specialised skills in compliance management

Compliance and risk professionals need specialised skills. Get the technical know-how and management competencies you need to bring value to your organisation and advance your career.

This UCT GSB specialised diploma for the financial services sector will give you practical skills-based knowledge and the management competencies needed for effective implementation. You will gain a deep understanding of both the technical and behavioural aspects of compliance and risk management and will emerge with strong managerial and leadership skills. The programme draws on systems thinking and focuses on personal mastery and values-based leadership. Running over three modules at the UCT GSB campus in Cape Town and its training facility in Johannesburg, the programme also includes an action learning project for you to put what you learn into practice.

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DURATION

1 year: 3 modules of 8-9 days each and an action learning research project

START DATE

July 2020
Module 1: 27 July - 4 August 2020

APPLICATION DEADLINE

26 June 2020

DEVELOPED IN COLLABORATION WITH INDUSTRY

The PGDip in Management Practice Specialising in Compliance Management was originally designed in 2017 in close collaboration with Absa, one of South Africa’s top four banks and one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups with a presence in 12 countries across the African continent. This specialised UCT GSB diploma, built on industry knowledge, is now available to all financial services professionals.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

“The PGDip enabled me to shift the way I engage with my stakeholders – delivery of the compliance message, collaborating competently, communicating and engaging efficiently. I was subsequently rewarded with trust and confidence.” 

- Heinrich Erasmus

“This programme provided me with the tools and courage to have honest conversations. It forces you to strip yourself down, analyse and build yourself up into a better you.” 

- Sara Keller

CURRICULUM
Core Courses

The PGDip in Management Practice specialising in Compliance Management is a modular programme with three core courses.


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Final Project

The PGDip in Management Practice specialising in Compliance Management culminates in an action learning research project where you can consolidate what you have learned.

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Term Dates

The 2020 intake for the PGDip in Management Practice specialising in Compliance Management starts on 27 July 2020.

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APPLICATION AND FEES
Entrance Requirements

The PGDip in Management Practice Specialising in Compliance Management is only open to applicants who have been nominated by their employer. Interested individuals should approach their employer in the first instance, in order to determine their eligibility.

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Fees

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How to Apply

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You will benefit from this programme if you are:

  • In the financial services industry and want a greater understanding of compliance risk management and the compliance function
  • A compliance officer or manager
  • Taking on a managerial or leadership role in the sector
  • Looking to enhance your understanding of enterprise-wide risk management

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice specialising in Compliance Management is practical in its emphasis. This course was specially designed to challenge students to apply their newfound knowledge and skills to situations in their own organisations. This means that inter-modular work is as important as what happens in the classroom during each of the four modules.

Each module offers an intensive mix of lectures, group work and individual time to integrate learning, and students will need to give 100% of their time and attention to the work at hand while they are on campus. Between modules, they will need to allow sufficient time in their schedule to work on assignments and prepare for the next module.

Work throughout the course is assessed by both individual and group assignments. An individual assignment must be completed before the first contact day of each module, while a group integrated case study must be submitted on the last day of each module. 

Lastly, students must work on an action learning research project that integrates and consolidates what they learn throughout the programme.

Once you graduate from the UCT GSB you will join our alumni network which is a dynamic forum that comprises more than 23 000 past UCT GSB students in 68 countries worldwide. Many of the UCT GSB’s alumni hold key positions in top companies or have started their own successful businesses. Alumni play a vital role in supporting and encouraging more recent graduates to follow in their footsteps and UCT GSB students who find employment after graduation - particularly internationally - frequently do so through alumni contacts.

MEET THE COURSE CONVENOR

DR ELANCA SHELLEY

Dr Elanca Shelley has over 15 years’ experience in the public sector in South Africa, mainly in the defence industry. Of this time, a significant portion was spent in the training environment.

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