Three-year degree or a national higher diploma at NQF Level 7 (SA)
RPL – Applicants who fall outside of the normal admissions process may be considered for admission on the basis of recognition of prior accredited and/or prior experiential learning. The decision rests solely with the Programme Director and the University of the Witwatersrand Graduate School of Business.
Foreign nationals must supply equivalent qualification as verified by SAQA.
Modules & credits
Total programme credits – 60 credits
BUSA5227A – Digital Technology Fundamentals (10 credits)
This course introduces candidates to key concepts around the technologies which underpin what is termed the “digital revolution”. It provides a working knowledge of the current state-of-the-art taxonomy of the field; current and future applications of these technologies; and anticipated medium-term future developments. This course lays an important foundation for business people across all spheres of leadership and management who need to lead organisations into the future.
BUSA5230A – Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Digital Business (10 credits)
This course is designed to equip the candidate with insight into how to drive innovation and entrepreneurship. It explores ways to facilitate and sustain intrapreneurship in larger, more established companies seeking to transform digitally, as well as for individuals or small enterprise entrepreneurs running innovative tech start-up ventures.
BUSA5228A – Marketing for a Digital Business (10 credits)
This course explores the nature of the changing customer, changing ways of engaging customers, and the implications for marketing in general and for digital e-marketing in particular.
BUSA5234A – Customer Experience Management (10 credits)
This course provides candidates with an overview of customer experience management, from the perspective of the quality of all a consumer’s encounters with a company’s products, services and brand. The importance of customer-centric systems thinking, rooted in organisational learning and operational excellence, is the core focus of the course. The course asserts that customer experience can drive financial performance and growth in most businesses, not just digital-only brands. At the end of the course the students will have a practical set of tools that will allow them to implement customer experience management in their companies.
BUSA5231A – Digital Readiness, Transformation and Change Management (10 credits)
This course equips candidates to manage digital transformation programmes in business and government. It asserts that digital transformation as a business strategy is inevitable and essential. It presents a view that digital transformation and preparedness in the 21st century is not purely a technology or IT issue, and thus also emphasises the dimension of creating the right digital culture through change.
BUSA5226A – Business Strategy for a Digital World (10 credits)
This course consists of a selection of primary and secondary topics on business strategy in a digital age. It builds on and extends business strategy as historically taught and practised, and extends this to new business models and concepts, the impact of so-called “exponential” effects, and considerations of sustainability and the digital divide.
Fees are payable in advance of the start date for each module and must be received before the payment deadline in order for students to register successfully.
BUSA5227A Digital Technology Fundamentals – R4 300
BUSA5230A Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Digital Business – R4 300
BUSA5228A Marketing for a Digital Business – R4 300
BUSA5234A Customer Experience Management – R4 300
BUSA5231A Digital Readiness, Transformation and Change Management – R4 300
BUSA5226A Business Strategy for a Digital World – R4 300
Total – R25 800