Course Overview

The Programme for Management Development empowers you to take charge of your future as a manager and teaches you how to inspire productive and meaningful change within your organisation. The programme is constantly adapted to provide relevant insight into the contemporary challenges and opportunities you will encounter as a manager. By the end of this programme, you will have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to enter a new strategic level of leadership.

What you will walk away with

  • An opportunity to network and debate with delegates from different industries and functional areas from across sub-Saharan Africa
  • Practical on-the-ground experience with a post-programme assignment which ensures that learning is implemented back in the workplace
  • Key competencies in managing self, managing others and managing relationships within and beyond the organisation through a combination of experiential and interactive learning
  • Access to the vast UCT GSB global alumni communit
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Gain the tools and know-how to streamline and improve management processes, allowing your team to focus on growth and innovation within your organisation. Discover new avenues of thinking and learn to solve complex challenges with simple solutions by leading your team efficiently and effectively.

Additional Course Information

Module Breakdown

Curriculum Overview

Module 1
  • Help identify data science opportunities
  • How to design a data science strategy (ensuring buy-in from key stakeholders & keeping the company aligned to a common goal)
  • Building the data foundation
Module 2
  • Structure organization
  • Recruit Team
  • Foster Culture
Module 3
  • Overview of leading Tools (including open source)
  • Establish infrastructure ( On-premises vs in the cloud, hybrid solutions, discussing the governance of all of these decisions)
Module 4
  • Measuring success
  • Scale

Minimum Requirements:

  • National Senior Certificate, NQF 4 or equivelant
  • English proficiency
  • 5 or more years work experience
  • At least 2 years management experience

Who should apply:

  • Senior managers working across all industries and sectors
  • Middle management
  • Mangement Development

What our alumni say

Learn with the best

Our Internationally acclaimed researchers and teachers are all dedicated and gifted individuals who contribute directly to UCT GSB's reputation of excellence.

Mr Brian Simelane
Mr Brian Simelane

Course Convenor

Brian has worked in a number of companies and industries as an accountant and later on as a consultant.
Mr Jodie Martin
Mr Jodie Martin

Head: Executive Education

Jodie Martin is the Executive Education Head of Department where he leads and supports our world-class Executive Education delivery team.
Ms Tarryn Mentoor
Ms Tarryn Mentoor

Client Liaison Officer

Tarryn is a seasoned sales & marketing professional with over 8 years of experience in the higher education short course industry.


Acquire new competencies and move your career to the next level!


15% for 3 - 6 applicants (bulk discount applied from third applicant)

10% for 7+ applicants (bulk discount applied to all applicants)

10% for alumni of UCT GSB academic and Executive Education courses

The UCT GSB's Breakwater Campus is situated in the heart of Cape Town's most popular tourist attraction, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Centrally located and easily accessed, the UCT GSB is just 1.5km away from the central business district and 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport.

As an added benefit to studying at the UCT GSB, you'll be situated in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Click here to see what Cape town has to offer.

Certificate of completion

Flights & accommodation costs are not included.

The course is a non-credit-bearing course delivered at the equivalent of an NQF 8 postgraduate level of study.
The course is accredited through UCT, which is a registered public higher education institution with the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Each programme is accredited through an internal UCT quality assurance process, as delegated by the CHE, ensuring the excellent quality of our offering.
In short, this course does not refer to NQF levels.



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