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Stellenbosch University Postgraduate Diploma in Development Finance
Stellenbosch University

Postgraduate Diploma in Development Finance

Stellenbosch, South Africa

1 Years


Full time

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Feb 2025

ZAR 109,648 / per year



Acquire critical skills to help unlock Africa’s growth potential

This internationally accredited PGDip in Development Finance will equip you with the know-how to help design and implement financing interventions for initiatives such as roads, energy plants, dams, schools, houses, hospitals and telecommunication infrastructure. These are crucial skills needed to help unlock Africa’s future.

You will learn how to design and implement African-driven solutions, and how to shape the policies and programmes to make this happen. You will also be exposed to skills that are critical for Africa’s future – such as responsible leadership, the management of risk and uncertainty, and the management of projects.

Although the content of this programme is focused on Africa, the know-how acquired can be applied in any developing country. Over the past five years, students from over 18 countries attended the programme.

The programme is aimed at entry-level to mid-level managers who typically work in the financial services industry, public institutions, banks, companies or corporates, and development finance institutions. This PGDip can give you access to our MPhil Development Finance, MBA (generalist and Project Portfolio Management stream), and MPhil Leadership Coaching.

The modules of the PGDip DevFin are split into a foundation phase (covering skills, frameworks and tools you can apply in any field of work) and a specialisation phase (programme-specific modules). Students are provided with comprehensive support throughout the programme.

Passed at a certain level, this PGDip can give you access to these programmes at the Business School:

  • MPhil Development Finance
  • MBA (generalist and the Project Portfolio Management stream)
  • MPhil Leadership Coaching

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