The student should develop applied and highly specialized competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, comprehension, and application of strategic and general management principles. Through the Doctoral thesis, in which the qualification culminates, a qualifying student would show evidence of independent and original scientific work. The thesis would constitute a decided contribution to a knowledge of, and insight into, the subject discipline as well as the field of research. Qualifying students would also display competence in the application of related research methodology, and the proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings. Students should be able to reflect on their research decisions and applications in order to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of strategic and general management.

Admission requirements

A student in possession of a Master’s qualification in Strategic Management on NQF Level 8 or 9 may apply for admission to this qualification. An average of 65% in the MCom lectured (or dissertation) for admission to the DCom Degree. The Dean of the Faculty of Management may refuse a student admission to the Doctoral qualification if of the opinion that the student’s academic background is insufficient for the proposed studies.

Contact details

Name: Prof D Pooe
Tel: +27 (0)11 559 5057 / Email:

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated August 7, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
2 - 4 
3,500 USD
Tuition estimate per year | Accommodation estimate: USD 2500 per year
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