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Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership Development

USB’s internationally accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership Development acknowledges leadership as the prime driver of a culture of organisational performance. That is why this modular one-year programme focuses on your development as a leader and not on managerial functions such as finance, marketing and economics as well. These leadership competencies can be applied in any industry, anywhere in the world.

This programme is aimed at managers in the private and public sector, professionals who want to prepare for managerial positions, and those who want to broaden their leadership competencies.

Learning philosophy

The learning philosophy of this programme is based on the integration of academic rigour and work-based learning, finding your authentic personal leadership style, international application with local specialisation, and extensive support.

Structure and content

This programme is delivered in 4 on-campus blocks (5½ days each) spread over 1 year. Students need to complete the 7 compulsory modules and 1 elective.


Fees for students from SA, SADC, other African countries and abroad

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This is how the application process works


This programme is internationally accredited by AACSB and EQUIS. It is also accredited by the SA Council on Higher Education (CHE).

Deadline for applications

Applications have closed. This programme is now fully subscribed.​​ 
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