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Postgraduate Diploma Development Finance

Become a development finance practitioner and help Africa grow where it matters

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Our PGDip Dev Fin is designed around you

  • Discover the flexibility of our blended learning format
  • Study over 1 year or 2 years
  • Choose 4 of the 7 foundation phase modules based on the specialisation you desire
  • Change to another PGDip after Year 1 if you have the required foundation phase modules
  • Do a second PGDip by only doing the specialisation modules (50% of the credits of a completed qualification may be transferred to another qualification)
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Why apply for our PGDip Dev Fin?

  • Help Africa to grow sustainably: Acquire the skills to work in the development finance environment and to design, implement and manage economic interventions aimed at growth in South Africa as well as the greater Africa.
  • Shape development projects and policies: Identify development projects or policies and contribute to the design and implementation of structured policies and interventions to finance development needs, especially in Africa.
  • Grow your leadership skills: On this PGDip, an entire module is dedicated to responsible leadership.
  • Use the flexibility of this programme to your advantage: Study while you work through blended learning, and choose to complete the programme over 1 year or 2 years.
  • Gain access to a Master’s degree: This postgraduate qualification can serve as your gateway to your MPhil Development Finance.

Discover Blended Learning

At Stellenbosch Business School, we highly value face-to-face interaction, whether in person or online. This approach has been instrumental in helping our students build lasting networks and relationships. 

Blended Learning classes 

1-year PGDip: 

Blocks 1 and 2 

Foundation modules: 5 consecutive days of classes (with full orientation day in Block 1); Specialisation modules: 5 consecutive Wednesdays of late-afternoon classes 


Blocks 3 and 4 

20 once-a-week late-afternoon classes, alternating weekly between foundation modules and specialisation modules. 

The blended learning classes are presented synchronously online (foundation modules) and combined online and on-campus (specialisation modules). If too few students choose to participate on campus, there can be a conversion to only online facilitation after deliberations. The late-afternoon classes are presented from 16:00 to 20:15 (short break included).  


2-year PGDip: 

Year 1: Foundation modules (2 blocks of classes for 5 consecutive days plus 10 once-a-week late-afternoon classes) 

Year 2: Specialisation modules (20 once-a-week late-afternoon classes) 



Advantages of blended learning: Study while you work with the flexibility of digital class attendance, which means minimum time away from work, and less travel and accommodation costs. 


The programme fees will be published on our website once the info is available

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What you need to apply

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Commerce or Management, OR
  • Any other 3-year Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of relevant experience, OR
  • Recognition of prior learning
  • Application fee
  • Certified copies of your academic records
  • Certified copies of your degree certificates
  • Copy of your ID/Passport
  • Comprehensive CV indicating your work experience.
  • Verification consent form
  • Motivational essays
  • Highly recommended: Proficiency in English

Application deadlines

See our website for details.

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