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Bachelor of Public Management

Overview

The Bachelor of Public Management degree is designed to provide students with a relevant qualification and the skills to pursue a thriving career in the public sector, placing emphasis on occupational competencies for job opportunities in public administration, public management and policy making. This world-class programme equips successful graduates with a practical knowledge that ensures candidates who apply for roles as a public service manager, public official or local councillor are competent to deliver as employees when hired.

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Quick Facts

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Distance learning
  • Three years
  • SAQA ID number 94580
  • NQF 7
  • 360 Credits
  • CHE-Accredited Qualification

Career opportunities

  • Public Management
  • Local Government
  • Public Finance
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Public Sector Human Resources Management

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Admission requirements

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with an endorsement for admission to a degree; or
  • The National Certificate Vocational (NCV) at NQF Level 4 with appropriate combinations of recognised
    subjects and levels of achievement; or
  • Further Education and Training (FET) NQF Level 4; or
  • Mature age exemption for people above the age of 23 years as set out in the Higher Education Regulations; or
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Module Breakdown

Total Credits: 120
Semester 1
Subject Code Course NQF level Credits
PMN511A Public Management 511 5 15
ECS511A Introduction to Economics 511 5 15
COM500A Communication 500 5 15
INS511A Information Systems 511 5 15
Semester 2
Subject Code Course NQF level Credits
PMN512A Public Management 512 5 15
PSE512A Public Sector Economics 512 5 15
FOR500F Fundamentals of Research 500 5 15
INS512A Information Systems 512 5 15
Total Credits: 120
Semester 1
Subject Code Course NQF level Credits
PMN621A Public Management 621 6 15
LGM621 Local Government Management 621 6 15
ITP600 Introduction to Politics 600 6 15
PHR600 Public Sector HRM 600 6 15
Semester 2
Subject Code Course NQF level Credits
PMN622A Public Management 622 6 15
GM622 Local Government Management 622 6 15
PBL600 Public Law 600 6 15
PRM600 Project Management 600 6 15
Total Credits: 120
Semester 1
Subject Code Course NQF level Credits
PMN731 Public Management 731 7 15
LGM731 Local Government Management 731 7 15
EPS700 Ethics in Public Sector 700 7 15
PSF700 Public Sector Finance 700 7 15
Semester 2
Subject Code Course NQF level Credits
PMN732 Public Management 732 7 15
LGM732 Local Government Management 732 7 15
RSP700 Research Project 700 7 15
WIL700 Work Integrated Learning 700 7 15

Success Story

Raisibe Ephenia Phago, a graduate of Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology, started studying her Bachelor of Public Management in 2017 via distance learning. Raisibe describes her academic experience as the best she ever had, highlighting Course Administrator, Fikile Shangase, as the one who made her educational journey easier by always assisting with whatever queries she had. Raisibe believes Richfield is an institution that is easily accessible in terms of programme delivery, with a high standard of learning.

Being a Richfield graduate has helped Raisibe to be productive, responsible and accountable alongside her current colleagues, and she is now able to apply the experience and skills she acquired from the Institution in her career. Raisibe wishes to thank Dr Raj Tulsee, and the entire institution, who empowered her to shine today in her personal life as well as professionally

2022 FEES

Application Fee REG Deposit REG Up Front Payment Total Up Front Payment 3 Months Installment 6 Months Installment 10 Months Installment Total 3 Months Total 6 Months Total 10 Months
Year 1 R500 R1 500 R24 290 R25 790 R8 232 R4 227 R2 657 R26 196 R26 846 R28 072
Year 2 R500 R1 500 R26 390 R27 890 R8 944 R9 621 R2 887 R28 331 R29 057 R30 369
Year 3 R500 R1 500 R28 390 R29 890 R9 621 R4 941 R3 106 R30 364 R31 145 R32 557

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