postgraduate diploma in small enterprise consulting

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Overview of the Postgraduate Diploma in Small Enterprise Consulting


COURSE STARTS: 4 March 2019

DURATION: 18 months modular

FEES: R30 000. Tuition scholarships available. Modules can be attended as stand-alone courses at R2550.

MINIMUM REQUIRMENTS: A three-year Bachelor's degree (or equivalent); Minimum of four year's business experience at managerial level

Submit a completed application form, ensuring every section is completed with all compulsory supporting documents attached, or your application may not be considered.

TSIBA Business School offers the PGDiP SEC (NQF 8) as an 18 month modular programme. This qualification is designed for managers, leaders, coaches, mentors and consultants with an interest in helping support the growth and development of South Africa’s future entrepreneurs.

The programme will lay the groundwork to guide the growth of micro-enterprises into small and medium-sized businesses. Thanks to our partnership with B360 Education Partnerships, the PGDiP SEC is delivered alongside international industry experts.

The programme consists of six core courses with one elective and an experiential learning Capstone Project.

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Small Enterprise Consulting

The purpose of this Experiential Learning project is to enable the student to apply knowledge acquired during the course with entrepreneurs to enable them to develop their businesses to greater heights. The other purpose of this course is to enable the student to implement their learning within a supported environment and develop their own case studies using theory tools, acquired in the programme, to analyse the entrepreneurial path.

Applied Coaching and Mentoring

This module aims to apply the disciplines of Mentoring and Coaching and imparts insight on how to address common challenges faced by entrepreneurs. To equip students with critical coaching and mentoring skills.

Communication and Legal

Business Communication and Information Management

The module focus trains students to think and write strategically. The second part introduces and applies management skills in deploying and managing information technology to business development.

Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business

This module introduces the legal and policy environment of business in South Africa. Emphasis is placed on the SMME sector and the impact of the legal environment on entrepreneurship in South Africa.



This module deals with the economics, strategy and marketing of entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurial Finance

The module deals with the theories and practices of the financing of entrepreneurial firms. Students will be exposed to an in-depth analysis of cash flow in attracting finance for growth.


Leadership and Self-Development

The module places emphasis on balance, sustainability and positive psychology. It is designed around the personal foundations that are required to build resilience in the leadership role, and to apply the practices of positive leadership to instill leadership drive in entrepreneurs.



Global Environment of Business

The module will examine the international business environment particularly that of the major and emerging trading partners of South Africa. It also analyses opportunities and strategies for growth and extension of small business across South Africa's borders. It will further provide critical evaluation and analysis on business opportunities and investment. Lastly, the module will focus on business network potentials within the SADC, COMESA and BRICS.

Social Entrepreneurship

This module engages key concepts in the historical development of social enterprise and innovation, and to its changing role in society. It will also stimulate a critical understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of social entrepreneurship. Discussions in this module centre around the ability to critically examine the conditions required for innovation and entrepreneurship so to make a strong impact on societal problems.



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