Masters Program in Management Studies in South Africa

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Management Studies

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

When enrolled in a management program, students may be given the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of management concepts and techniques, which can be very rewarding as it can prepare them for a career in a variety of businesses.

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MCom/MPhil in Transport Economics (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This programme is research-based with no coursework. Students and their study leaders decide on a research topic after which the student follows an agreed-upon research programme until the completion of the dissertation. [+]

This programme is research-based with no coursework. Students and their study leaders decide on a research topic after which the student follows an agreed-upon research programme until the completion of the dissertation. The studies can either be quantitative or qualitative in nature or a combination of both. Students are also supported through the university statistical support services in questionnaire design and data interpretation. Students undertaking the MCom Degree must have a BCom (Honours) in the field of study whilst students on the MPhil can come from other disciplines, provided they have the required academic foundation for the field of study.

Admission requirements

A relevant Honours Degree in Transport Economics on NQF Level 7 or 8. Applications are subject to a screening and selection process.... [-]


MCom/MPhil in Leadership in Performance and Change (CW)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced (executive) level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of performance, change and organisational development principles and methods. The qualification puts the student in a position to register as Personnel Practitioner with the South African Board of Personnel Practice. It also equips the student to work as a human resource manager or organisational development specialist on an advanced level in organisations. The qualification will further enable students to work as consultants in own businesses as well as consulting business ventures. [+]

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced (executive) level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of performance, change and organisational development principles and methods. The qualification puts the student in a position to register as Personnel Practitioner with the South African Board of Personnel Practice. It also equips the student to work as a human resource manager or organisational development specialist on an advanced level in organisations. The qualification will further enable students to work as consultants in own businesses as well as consulting business ventures.

Admission requirements

An appropriate Honours Degree in the broader field of Human Resource Management, Industrial Psychology, Human Resource Development or Employment Relations. Students should previously have distinguished themselves as managers or human resource managers with considerable work experience in organisations (minimum of 3-5 years). Students must be computer literate and have Internet access with an Honours module in Research Methodology (NQF Level 8 or 9) and an average of at least 65% for the Honours Degree. A module at least of undergraduate level or above, in Statistical Methods or Analytical Techniques. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process consisting of a full day assessment centre and psychometric assessments.... [-]


MPhil in Personal and Professional Leadership (CW)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Part time 2 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

Upon successful completion of all the requirements for this Degree, the student will acquire a practice-oriented and personally enriching Master’s qualification within two years, coaching skills and new career opportunities as a personal and professional leader, manager or PPL facilitator. [+]

Upon successful completion of all the requirements for this Degree, the student will acquire a practice-oriented and personally enriching Master’s qualification within two years, coaching skills and new career opportunities as a personal and professional leader, manager or PPL facilitator.

Admission requirements

An appropriate Honours Degree or its equivalent with an average of at least 65% for the Honours Degree. Computer literacy and access to the Internet, as well as a minimum of three years’ work experience. A module in Research Technology at Honours Degree level is essential. It is expected of a student to pass a recognised literacy test.

Please note: Student number constraints necessitate a selection process.... [-]


MPhil in Management: Leadership in Emerging Countries (CW)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

To develop at an advanced level the applied competence of the student in the analysis, interpretation and understanding of leadership within an emerging country context, with a differentiated focus on specific sectors in in these countries. The qualification will enable senior managers and leaders to master the critical leadership skills required by the specific sectors in which they have to manage and lead in emerging countries. [+]

To develop at an advanced level the applied competence of the student in the analysis, interpretation and understanding of leadership within an emerging country context, with a differentiated focus on specific sectors in in these countries. The qualification will enable senior managers and leaders to master the critical leadership skills required by the specific sectors in which they have to manage and lead in emerging countries.

Admission requirements

A prospective student must be in possession of a relevant Honours Degree in any one of the following fields: public governance, political sciences, legal and constitutional studies, education, environmental studies, engineering, health and the creative/ graphic sciences. A student must have attained at least a 65% average across all of his/ her subjects in the Honours Degree or any other equivalent qualification to be considered for admission. ... [-]


MPhil in Leadership Coaching (CW)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

To develop at an advanced level the applied competence of the student in providing professional leadership coaching interventions. This will be done by developing the competences of contracting, assessing needs, constructing development plans, delivering individual and team coaching sessions and the evaluation of the impact of different coaching interventions through a number of modules. [+]

To develop at an advanced level the applied competence of the student in providing professional leadership coaching interventions. This will be done by developing the competences of contracting, assessing needs, constructing development plans, delivering individual and team coaching sessions and the evaluation of the impact of different coaching interventions through a number of modules. Through a mini dissertation, the student will show evidence of scientific research and the ability to reflect on the holistic context of leadership coaching. The programme will provide a development experience to psychologists, psychometrists, human resource managers, and managers as well as other postgraduate students in becoming competent and professional leadership coaches in South Africa.... [-]


MPhil in Information Management (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The dissertation will constitute a decided contribution to knowledge of, and insight into, the subject discipline as well as the field of research. Qualifying students would also display competence in the application of related research methodology, and the proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings. [+]

The dissertation will constitute a decided contribution to knowledge of, and insight into, the subject discipline as well as the field of research. Qualifying students would also display competence in the application of related research methodology, and the proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings. Students should be able to reflect on their research decisions and applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of the information industry.

Admission requirements

Any relevant Honours Degree on NQF Level 7 or 8 with an average of 65% for the Honours Degree. The Dean of the Faculty of Management may refuse a student admission to the Master’s qualifications if of the opinion that the student’s academic background is insufficient for the proposed studies.... [-]


MCom in IT Management (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the programme is to develop the applied competence of student on an advanced (executive) level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of IT Management principles and methods. [+]

The purpose of the programme is to develop the applied competence of student on an advanced (executive) level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of IT Management principles and methods. Through a Master’s dissertation, the student will show evidence of scientific research and the ability to reflect thereon in the holistic context of IT Management. The programme will assist in the continuing professional development of experience and senior managers and leaders will be enhanced for both South African delegates and, increasingly, promote the development of IT Management skills for students and executive delegates within both local and international context.

On completion of the programme, students will be able to demonstrate competence in:... [-]


MPhil in Industrial Policy

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the Master of Philosophy in Industrial Policy is to develop the students’ intellectual competencies, intellectual independence and practical skills in the acquisition, analysis, interpretation and application of appropriate industrial policies to support the structural transformation of the economies of the continent. [+]

The purpose of the Master of Philosophy in Industrial Policy is to develop the students’ intellectual competencies, intellectual independence and practical skills in the acquisition, analysis, interpretation and application of appropriate industrial policies to support the structural transformation of the economies of the continent. The programme consists of core modules offering an in-depth coverage of a broad range of issues pertaining to industrial development policies, strategies and management in Africa, and allowing students to test the practical application of the knowledge imparted, participate in analysing case studies, conducting field visits, and prepare individual technical reports on the various themes covered. ... [-]


MTech in Clothing Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Having obtained this qualification, students will be able to conduct advanced independent research in a highly specialised area of clothing, and demonstrate complex analytical and evaluative skills, in order to expand or redefine existing knowledge that will contribute towards the advancement of the clothing industry. [+]

Having obtained this qualification, students will be able to conduct advanced independent research in a highly specialised area of clothing, and demonstrate complex analytical and evaluative skills, in order to expand or redefine existing knowledge that will contribute towards the advancement of the clothing industry.

Admission requirements

A Baccalaureus Technologiae: Clothing Management with an average mark of at least 65% or an equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard, as recommended by a Status Committee and approved by the Faculty Board.

Selection criteria

Selection is based on academic merit and a preliminary research proposal, as approved by the Departmental Committee.... [-]


Master of Public and Development Management (MM)

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1800 hours February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The Master of Management in the field of Public and Development Management is a rigorous academic programme aimed at providing students with the advanced conceptual and analytical abilities they need to become effective public policy-makers and senior public administrators and development practitioners. [+]

The Master of Management in the field of Public and Development Management is a rigorous academic programme aimed at providing students with the advanced conceptual and analytical abilities they need to become effective public policy-makers and senior public administrators and development practitioners.

Candidates will require a foundational knowledge of public and development management. This includes a solid grounding in the theory and practice of governance, policy formation, and the management of large organisations, including public bureaucracies. While the Masters programme itself lasts a year, candidates are required to first complete the PDM course, which will provide them with the requisite foundation. Therefore, the Masters degree is effectively a two-year programme. ... [-]


MPhil in Management Coaching

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
Campus 2 years February 2018 South Africa Cape Town Bellville

This degree will enable you to confidently coach managers and leaders towards reaching their full potential. This programme adheres to international best practice while also emphasising management coaching in a uniquely African context. [+]

This degree will enable you to confidently coach managers and leaders towards reaching their full potential. This programme adheres to international best practice while also emphasising management coaching in a uniquely African context.

Learning philosophy

The learning philosophy of the MPhil in Management Coaching is based on:

Growing human capital, developing talent in leaders and managers Having discovered your own authentic coaching style and having acquired professional coaching skills, you can support the growth of others through coaching. Also, as a manager, you can use a coaching management style to foster a stronger performance culture while offering support for continuous growth. Leading with confidence For executives and professional coaches, management coaching offers a way to develop leadership capabilities that will help you to face both current and potential challenges as you move up the ranks of your organisation. It also allows you to develop your potential into other areas of business or private practice. Using the coaching style that works for you This qualification offers you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and establish your credentials in management coaching. You will be exposed to various coaching models, approaches and frameworks. At the same time you will be encouraged to discover and experiment with the approaches and frameworks that work best for you in order to develop a personal and authentic style of coaching. Making a difference right from the start Presented in blocks over time, this modular programme is underpinned by solid theory (lectures, case studies, tutorials and assignments) as... [-]

MPhil in Conflict, Transformation and Management (Coursework)

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time February 2018 South Africa Port Elizabeth + 1 more

The programme has been designed to benefit civil servants, middle and top-level management, community leaders, development specialists, foreign service personnel, social practitioners, teachers and school administrators, police officers and all those who manage conflict as part of their daily routine. The programme draws on the vast experience of a range of top South African and international experts in the field. [+]

The programme has been designed to benefit civil servants, middle and top-level management, community leaders, development specialists, foreign service personnel, social practitioners, teachers and school administrators, police officers and all those who manage conflict as part of their daily routine. The programme draws on the vast experience of a range of top South African and international experts in the field.

The programme’s depth is its core modules in approaches to the study of conflict, conflict processes, and conflict resolution and management techniques. Variety and specialization are built in through interdisciplinary elective modules in areas such as development and conflict, world conflict, conflict and regional integration and conflict in the workplace.... [-]