Due to COVID-19 the 2020 PG Dip SEC has been suspended until 2021.

postgraduate diploma in small enterprise consulting

Programme Overview


TSIBA Business School (registered as TSIBA Education NPC) offers a market-leading, 18-month, modular Postgraduate Diploma in Small Enterprise Consulting (PGDip SEC).

This unique, innovative programme uses blended learning to grow sustainable competence rooted in the latest business theory and best-practice applications. The qualification is aimed at consultants, business owners and entrepreneurs, managers, coaches and mentors with a professional interest in developing and enhancing current and future business leaders.

The PGDip SEC equips business advisors and entrepreneurs to enable micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to scale up. In collaboration with B360 Education Partnerships in Zurich, the PGDip SEC incorporates face-to-face tutoring by industry experts from Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Greece, the United Kingdom and Spain.

The PGDip SEC consists of six core courses with one elective and an experiential learning Capstone Project. It enjoys full accreditation with the Council of Higher Education at NQF level 8.

Programme courses include:

  • Entrepreneurship Applied Coaching and Mentoring
  • Entrepreneurial Finance and Enterprise Consulting
  • Leadership and Self-Development
  • Business Communication and Information Management
  • Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business
  • The Global Environment of Business
  • Capstone Project in Small Enterprise Consulting


Due to COVID-19 the 2020 PG Dip SEC has been suspended until 2021.

Entry Criteria

  • A three-year Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of four years of business experience at managerial level
  • Minimum of seven years relevant business experience for applicants wishing to apply on recognition of prior learning (RPL)


South African/African citizens and permanent residents:

R 49 500, including application and registration fees.

Non-African residents and international students: 

R 75 500, including application and registration fees. 

What delegates say about the programme:
  • “The entire programme was an eye opener for me, great knowledge, information and skill sharing, substantiated by good and appropriate models, techniques and tactics of coaching and mentorship."
  • “New techniques, tactics, logic, theories in consulting and mentoring.”
  • “The mentorship component was amazing … allowing me to have the confidence and tools to assist clients with organisational design.”
  • “What I learned will help my business as well as my mentees.”
  • "The course has made me more resolute to stay on my path.”