Executive education programmes

Executive Education (EED), is a division of the new DUT Business School. The EED, evolved from the former Business Studies Unit, which provided business education and development of management skills that spans over 2 decades. The EED division is established to deliver programmes for senior managers, emerging managers and junior managers. In addition, it focuses on empowering working adults through the ladder of learning option, thus redressing the inequalities of the past by enabling all South Africans to participate in tertiary Business Education that is relevant, practical and credible. The EED programmes are approved through relevant university committees.

Benefits of studying courses with the Executive Education Division

• Professional development of company leaders and managers
• Opportunity to add value to their organisations after completing professional development courses
• Building business leadership skills in both the public and private sector
• Blended teaching and learning approach

Admission requirements

The minimum admission requirements:

  • Twenty three years of age.
  • Three years business/work experience.
  • Senior certificate or NQF 4 equivalent.

Short learning programmes

Short learning programmes are developed with the intention to offer students an opportunity to access formal qualifications through the ladder of learning option and to aid the professional development of company leaders and managers as part of an ongoing process of lifelong learning.

The ladder of learning consists of 3 short learning programmes which allows for access to the Advanced Diploma in Management Sciences (Business Administration)

YEAR 1: Fundamental Business Management Programme
YEAR 2: Business Management Development Programme
YEAR 3: Choose either Management Development Programme OR Specialist Project Management Programme OR Specialist Operations Management Programme


Kindly note that on the instruction of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) all DUT: Business School short courses and short learning programmes will in future not refer to NQF levels.

Customised Learning SOLUTIONS

As a Business School, we will strive to be recognised not only as an institution that prides its self on providing quality academic education but also the practical application of concepts and theories in the world of work. To achieve this, we aim to develop and strengthen our relationships with organisations both public and private. One of the ways we intend to strengthen our relationships is through the development of customised learning solutions.. We will listen intently to organisations, define their learning needs and develop solutions that are fit for purpose and relate to their industry and organisational context. The programmes will be formulated according to an agreed brief and defined scope, and will be measured through key performance indicators within a signed service level agreement. In all cases quality and relevance will be foremost and the goal will always be to provide access to formal qualifications to learners who have completed these solutions, either status, where possible, but mostly through the recognition of their prior learning, and work experience.