The Monash South Africa (MSA) Diploma in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations is a three-year qualification for both school leavers and working professionals (WP) interested in studying the complexities of managing entrepreneurial and small businesses. There is a strong focus on application of the requisite skills and knowledge to start and manage sustainable entrepreneurial and small businesses, as well as effective management within existing businesses.
This undergraduate qualification will enhance the skills set of school leavers as well as officials within private and government entities. The expansion of economies around the world, especially those expanding through entrepreneurship in all sectors, calls for focused and increased training in entrepreneurship and enterprise development. In addition, the ever-changing economic conditions around the globe, necessitates that individual citizens have skills that can move nations forward. Economies around the world (both developed and developing) not only need more entrepreneurs – they need better entrepreneurs.
The course comprises twenty-four (24) compulsory modules. Students will complete eight (8) modules per year if planning to study full-time or two (2) per term if studying in the working professionals’ cohort.
The programme has four intakes per year. The programme will start on the following dates:
Mid-year Intake: July – to follow term timetable, with classes every second Saturday as per schedule
The programme has four intakes. The programme will start on the following dates:
With classes every second Saturday.
MSA must receive your application at least two weeks before the start of that particular intake.
Domestic/South African students are advised to pay 30% of their semester fee before enrolment and the balance by the published payment due date. Alternative payment arrangement can be applied for to pay each unit in full before the commencement date of the unit.
International students are advised to pay 80% of their semester fee 6-8 weeks before enrolment and the balance by the published payment due date due to study visa requirements.
2018 Annual Course Fee:
* Note that fees are subject to an annual change.
For more information regarding fees please visit the Fee structure
Students are responsible for the payment of their own transport and accommodation during the various intakes and its semesters, as well as for textbooks, computers or other devices to use the Internet.
Beneficiary: Monash South Africa Limited
Bank: First National Bank (FNB)
Branch: Cresta (254905)
Account number: 62062732485
Reference: Student number_ Surname
The tuition fees are payable upfront via the following payment methods:
Please forward all Direct Deposit / Telegraphic transfer (swift message) proof of payment to Student Fees at: email@example.com or Fax: 086 629 6544
Telephone: +27 11 950 4009
Mr Mazanai Musara
Telephone: +27 11 950 4245
The Diploma in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations is designed for both school leavers and working professionals and uses flexible teaching methods. These include compulsory face-to-face contact sessions, extensive online learning using the Learning Management System (LMS), case studies and projects to apply learning into practice.
Continuous assessment is used, through challenging and innovative individual projects, case studies and assignments in each module as well as online exercises to be completed in the LMS, besides formative assessments.
The Diploma in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations is offered at the Monash South Africa campus in Ruimsig, Johannesburg.
To gain access to the Diploma in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, candidates should be in possession of a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum APS score of 24, English (3) and Mathematics (3) or Mathematical Literacy (4). Alternatively, a Higher Certificate or equivalent qualification will be considered.
International students’ qualifications will be assessed on an individual basis. When applying, students should submit certified copies of one of the above-mentioned qualifications as well as final grades in subjects undertaken.
MSA adheres to national requirements for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and has an RPL policy and procedures in place. MSA thus allows for an educationally appropriate alternative access to the programme and may recognise the following:
RPL may be granted for admission to the programme where an applicant’s previous non-accredited formal study or informal learning is assessed as equivalent to the prerequisite qualification. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Similarly, work and practical experience will be considered in applications for Recognition of Prior learning.
The Diploma in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations is awarded by Monash South Africa as a registered private higher education institution in South Africa. This qualification is on HEQSF level 6.
More information can be found by visiting How to apply