PGDip (Enterprise Management) FT

The course begins in February in the Rhodes Business School Teaching room. After registration it will start with a period of orientation which will include visits to businesses to provide students with the opportunity to interact with entrepreneurs and to see how their businesses operate. Thereafter during orientation week a process of idea generation for the Alpha project will be followed by forming of groups and businesses and writing of business plans. Lectures will commence on first day of term.

Click PGDip (Enterprise Management) FT brochure to download a PDF copy of the diploma information or contact the PDEM co-ordinator Tshidi Mohapeloa (

The Rhodes Business School is committed to making a significant contribution to the development of an entrepreneurial culture in South Africa. In a country in which unemployment is high and in which the prospects of finding employment in established organisations appears to be diminishing, more people will have to think in terms of creating their own employment, as opposed to just seeking employment.

The programme is designed to lay the foundations for students who wish to pursue the idea of starting their own businesses, thus creating their own employment as well as employment for others. It is generally held that small businesses create far more jobs from a macroeconomic point of view, than do established, large businesses. Being an entrepreneur has its own set of challenges, agonies and ecstasies. If, at the end of the course, a student feels unsuited to being an entrepreneur, he or she will nevertheless be equipped to pursue a career in business.

The programme is based on the action-learning philosophy. Students on the programme will be expected to learn by doing and to develop conceptual understanding and practical skills through a process of simultaneous interaction. This means that programme differs somewhat from the
typical university course.

The target group for the programme is postgraduate students from any faculty who have NOT majored in Management, Business Administration, Business Management or the equivalent.

The Rhodes Business School wishes to bring together a rich diversity of students from different educational backgrounds to create an entrepreneurial group which is representative of the
South African people.

For application forms contact:

PO Box 94
Tel: (046) 603 7034 Fax: (046) 603

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