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Postgraduate Diplomas


The Department of Business Management offers two diploma programmes for students who wish to further their studies but do not necessarily have a background in either Financial Planning or Marketing Management. Both the Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning and the Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management are highly regarded by industry professionals and have proven to be popular among students.

Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning

The Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning is a specialised programme in financial planning on NQF level 8. Weekly sessions are presented in English at the Bellville Park Campus of SU from the end of January to the end of October. The programme is presented by academics and practitioners in the financial service industry. This is not a distance learning programme and students are expected to attend all sessions.

Module work is assessed by tests and examinations, which may be answered in either Afrikaans or English. All registered students will have access to Stellenbosch University's web-based Content Management System (WebStudies) for important notices, slides, etc.

Commencement of the programme is during January for Module 1, April for Module 3, July for Module 2 and September for Module 4. It may be completed either in one or two years.


The Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning is accredited by the Financial Planning Institute (FPI).

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The Diploma in Marketing Management is a one year, full-time programme. The following document contains all the necessary information for students wishing to enrol in 2021. Click here to download procedures.

Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management

The Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing is aimed at graduate students with no prior marketing training, and provides them with core knowledge and skills about marketing, from idea conceptualisation to the development and maintenance of marketing plans and programmes.

The qualification is thus aimed at people entering the business or professional environment and who are suitably qualified in a specific field of knowledge but lack a marketing background. It provides students with the opportunity to ensure a competitive advantage and to broaden their career prospects.

More information

All the necessary​ information for prospective students: click here


Further enquires about this particular programme can be directed to Ms Annali Maass. Her contact details can be found on the contact us page.