School of Commerce

Advanced Certificate in Management

Are you interested in a career as a manager? Do you have an existing qualification in an applied area of practice or a non-vocational area and are seeking a more business-oriented qualification?

Or are you simply wanting to enhance, develop or formalise your skills and knowledge with a qualification in management?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you should consider enrolling in Milpark Education’s Advanced Certificate in Management.

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SAQA

90665

NQF Level

6

Min Credits

120

Many organisations today face the challenge that, although most employees are technically sound at what they do, their overall contribution to organisational performance is undermined by a limited appreciation of how individual roles fit into the organisation’s value chain. The Advanced Certificate in Management (ACM) will enable you to maximise the benefits of sound technical and cognitive leadership.

Once you have completed the course, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the key aspects of employment relations and the core labour legislation impacting on the employment relationship
  • apply the principles of strategic leadership, and be able to analyse emerging political, economic, technological and social trends that are vital to good strategic decisions
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts, tools and techniques of project management

Who should Enrol 

The Advanced Certificate in Management would be suitable for you if: 

  • you have completed the Higher Certificate in Management or equivalent qualification and want to further your knowledge in the field of general management.
  • you are employed and seeking to develop or formalise the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to effectively operate in a middle management position. 

Programme Outcomes 

Once you have completed the course, you will be able to: 

  • demonstrate an understanding of the key aspects of employment relations and the core labour legislation impacting on the employment relationship
  • apply the principles of strategic leadership, and be able to analyse emerging political, economic, technological and social trends that are vital to good strategic decisions
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts, tools and techniques of project management


Programme Structure
 

Module name and code Compulsory/Elective Credits
Finance for Managers FMAN02-6 Compulsory 20
Integrated Business Strategy IBST02-6 Compulsory 20
Management and Leadership MLED02-6 Compulsory 20
Advanced People Management ADPE02-6 Compulsory 20
Business Ethics BUSE02-6 Elective - choose 2 20
Marketing Management Practice PMAR01-6 20
Project Management PROM02-6 20
TOTAL CREDITS 120

The minimum admission requirement is a Higher Certificate (NQF Level 5) such as the Milpark Higher Certificate in Management, or any other Higher Certificate in the field of management, business management or any related field.

Where such entry qualification did not include Accounting, the following additional requirement shall apply:  

  • a pass in Accounting at matric level (50% in the National Senior Certificate (NSC) or Senior Certificate (Higher Grade) or 60% at Standard Grade) or higher is required. 
  • Candidates who do not meet the Accounting requirement may be required to complete a bridging module. 


It is recommended that students should be employed in a business environment (of any kind), whether full-time or parttime, or have access to such an environment for the purposes of practical learning assessments.

Other certificates

Any applicant who has a certificate other than a South African National Senior Certificate has to provide:

  • a SAQA Certificate of Equivalence, if they want to enrol for a Higher Certificate, Advanced Certificate, Diploma or Postgraduate qualification (www.saqa.org.za)
  • or a USAF Exemption Certificate, if they want to enrol for a Bachelor’s degree (https://mb.usaf.ac.za/).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) applications

Milpark admits a small number of students onto its programme via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Applicants interested in applying via RPL will be considered individually by the relevant Dean.

Semester 1
Admissions Close: 28 January 2022
Registrations Close: 11 February 2022

 

Semester 2
Admissions Close: 1 July 2022
Registrations Close: 15 July 2022