The main objective of the New Managers Programme is to assist employees in making a successful transfer from their current work levels to that of management. This can be achieved by explaining and practicing the principles of management in order to help the student develop into a self-reliant and creative manager. The programme can be customised and offered for companies across South Africa.

Admission requirements

  • Supervisors and potential first-level managers with a minimum of two years’ supervising experience and/or a manager’s recommendation.
  • Potential first-level managers with a minimum of two years’ supervising experience
  • And/or a manager’s/supervisor’s recommendation

Duration and mode of delivery

The duration of the programme is approximately 8 months.

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face classes.


Various management topics are integrated into the programme covering themes like:

  • Leading People
  • Leading Change
  • Leadership Operations
  • Market Insights
  • Labour Relations


Evaluation will take place continuously. This includes assignments and personal learning experiences which will contribute towards a final portfolio of evidence.

Learning outcome and articulation

After the successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a certificate (NQF level 5) issued and endorsed by the UFS. The New Managers Programme carries credits towards the Higher Certi cate in Management Development and therefore forms part of the learning path offered to UFS Business School students.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Start Date
Feb 2020
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