The Diploma in Export Management is offered as an intermediate qualification at level 6 of the NQF (HEQSF aligned) and consists of 360 credits. 

The Diploma in Export Management can be completed within a minimum of three years but must be completed within eight years.

Learning Outcomes

There are ten learning outcomes in this programme

  • Demonstrate an understanding of export management, international marketing, economics, financial management, international trade law, finance and payments, business communication, and management principles, in general.
  • Explain and apply the typical methods and procedures involved in export management and international marketing.
  • Conduct a search for export opportunities and link the findings to an export and marketing strategy.
  • Access and evaluate relevant export information from a wide range of sources, and integrate the information in terms of an international marketing strategy designed for a specific company.
  • Produce and communicate export and marketing plans to senior management.
  • Understand how to lead a team of people in an export company in order to implement an export and marketing plan.
  • Identify and solve management problems in an export and/or logistics company.
  • Understand the responsibilities of leading a team in the export industry, as well as understanding accountability to senior management in an organisation.
  • Understand the code of ethical behaviour in the field of export management and marketing, and base business decisions and actions on appropriate values.
  • Illustrate the mastering of life-long learning skills in the broad field of management, and support the learning needs of team members.


This programme consists of 19 modules and is structured as follows:

Modules Year 1

  • Marketing 1 (20 credits)
  • Academic Literacy 1 (non-credit bearing)
  • Business Communication 1 (20 credits)
  • Business Management 1 (20 credits)
  • Economic Principles 1 (20 credits)
  • Export Administration 1 (20 credits)
  • International Trade 1 (20 credits)

Modules Year 2

  • Marketing 2 (20 credits)
  • Business Management 2 (20 credits)
  • Export Administration 2 (20 credits)
  • Export Management 2 (20 credits)
  • Finance and Payments 2 (20 credits)
  • International Trade Law 2 (20 credits)

Modules Year 3

  • International Export Trade Strategy 3 (20 credits)
  • Africa and Global Marketing 3 (20 credits)
  • Business Management 3 (20 credits)
  • Finance and Payments 3 (20 credits)
  • International Economics 3 (20 credits)
  • International Trade Law 3 (20 credits)

See the Yearbook for Syllabi outline of each module