NMU Courses

Here is a list of courses or programmes offered by Nelson Mandela University (NMU) and all candidates interested in studying at the institution are encouraged to take note:

  • Agriculture and Game Management (Port Elizabeth, Addo)
  • Agricultural Management (George campus)
  • Applied Language Studies
  • Architectural Technology & Interior Design
  • Architecture
  • Art and Design: Introductory Studies
  • Biochemistry and Microbiology
  • Botany
  • Building and Human Settlement Development
  • Business Management
  • Ceramic Design
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computing Sciences
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal and Procedural Law
  • Development Studies
  • Dietetics
  • Drawing
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Environmental Health
  • Fashion Design
  • Forestry (George campus)
  • Game Management (Port Elizabeth, Addo)
  • Game Ranch Management (George campus)
  • Geosciences
  • Graphic Design
  • Human Movement Science
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Media and Communication
  • Language & Literature
  • Logistics Management
  • Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing Management
  • Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Mercantile Law
  • Music
  • Nature Conservation (George campus)
  • Nursing Science
  • Ocean Sciences
  • Painting
  • Pharmacy
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Political and Conflict Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Private Law
  • Psychology
  • Public Law
  • Public Management and Leadership
  • Public Relations & Communication Studies
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Radiography
  • Sculpture
  • Social Development Professions
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Stained Glass
  • Statistics
  • Textile Design
  • Textile Science
  • Tourism Management
  • Wood Technology (George campus)
  • Zoology

SHORT COURSES

CATEGORIES AND MODULES*COMPLEXITY LEVELDURATION
ADMINISTRATION
Effective Office AdministrationM2 Days
Prepare, Conduct and Record MeetingsM+11 Day
Professional Personal AssistantM+12 Days
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Business Plan DevelopmentM3 Days
Introduction to EntrepreneurshipM3 Days
Personal Effectiveness in a Business EnvironmentM2 Days
Principles of Costing and PricingM2 Days
Tender to Secure BusinessM2 Days
The Function of Market MechanismsM3 Days
The Importance of Innovation in BusinessM2 Days
The Viability of Business Ideas and OpportunitiesM2 Days
BUSINESS LAW
Contract ManagementM+23 Days
Legal Principles for BusinessM+22.5 Days
COMMUNICATION
Assertiveness and Influencing SkillsM+12 Days
Business Writing SkillsM+11 Day
Communication in a Business EnvironmentM+22 Days
Conflict Resolution Skills and StrategiesM+12 Days
Effective Presentation SkillsM+12 Days
Effective Writing SkillsM2 Days
Facilitating Organisational ConversationsM+22 Days
Frontline CommunicationM1 Day
Interpersonal SkillsM+13 Days
Professional Presentation Skills M+22.5 Days
Report Writing SkillsM+11 Day
CUSTOMER SERVICE
Excellence in ServiceM1 Day
Excellence in Service ImplementationM+1½ Day
Marketing Principles and Customer Relationship ManagementM+24.5 Days
ECONOMICS
Economic Principles for ManagersM+24 Days
FINANCE
Basic Financial PrinciplesM1 Day
Financial Principles (Intermediate)M+13 Days
Finance for Non-Financial ManagersM+25 Days
Financial Management for a New VentureM2 Days
HUMAN RESOURCES and LABOUR RELATIONS
Employment EquityM+1½ Day
Handling Workplace Labour RelationsM+13 Days
Human Resource Management for Non-PractitionersM+23 Days
Labour RelationsM+23 Days
Role of the Shop StewardM+11 Day
Talent Attraction and RetentionM+21 Day
Workplace DisciplineM2 Days
IMPROVING PERFORMANCE
Creative Problem Solving and Decision MakingM+11 Day
Facilitator CourseM+13.5 Days
Motivating PeopleM1 Day
Monitoring & Evaluation for Organisational Performance M+35 Days
Productivity, Continuous Improvement and Introduction to Work StudyM+12 Days
Time ManagementM1 Day
Tools for Continuous ImprovementM1 Day
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
Change ManagementM+11 Day
CoachingM+12 Days
Contemporary ManagementM+25 Days
Diversity and Personal EffectivenessM+11 Day
Ethics in Moral LeadershipM+22 Days 
Integral Leadership for Established ManagersM+36 Days
Knowledge Management for Organisational TransformationM+23 Days
Leadership and Teambuilding SkillsM+13 Days
Leadership Skills for the 21st CenturyM+25 Days
Management Skills for 21st Century LeadersM+13 Days
Mentorship M+11 Day
Principles of Effective Teams and MeetingsM2 Days
Women in LeadershipM+23 Days
OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN
Basic Principles of Operations ManagementM+11 Day
Customer Centric Approach to Supply Chain ManagementM+23 Days
Fundamentals of Costing and Estimation ManagementM+13 Days
Fundamentals of Freight ManagementM+13 Days
Fundamentals of Inventory and Stores ManagementM+13 Days
Fundamentals of Purchasing ManagementM+13 Days
Fundamentals of Supply Chain ManagementM+13 Days
Integrated Operations ManagementM+24 Days
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Applied Emotional Intelligence (EQ) for Self-ManagementM+12 Days
Effective Thinking in the Problem-Solving ProcessM+12 Days
Emotional and Cultural Intelligence for the 21st Century LeaderM+23 Days
Self DevelopmentM+23 Days
Stress ManagementM+21.5 Days
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Advanced Monitoring and Evaluation for Project Managers (#ECSA)M+27 Days
Basic Project Management Tools and TechniquesM+11 Day
Leadership in the Project EnvironmentM+23 Days
Monitoring and Evaluation for Project ManagersM+13 Days
Monitoring and Evaluation for Organisational PerformanceM+35 Days
MS ProjectsM+22 Days
Project Management (incl. MS Projects)M+25 Days
Project Management (excl. MS Projects)M+23 or 5 Days
Project Finance M+23 Days 
QUALITY
Principles of QualityM1 Day
Quality as Business ExcellenceM+12 Days
RESEARCH
Basic Research MethodologyM+22 Days
Research for Senior ManagersM+46 Days
RETAIL
Retail Manager (Operational Finance) Skills ProgrammeM+15 Days
SAFETY
Safety, Health and Environmental ManagementM+22.5 Days
Safety, Health and Environmental Risk ControlM+11.5 Days
SALES
Creative Selling TechniquesM+14 Days
STRATEGY
Analytical ThinkingM+12 Days
General and Strategic ManagementM+23 Days
Organisational DevelopmentM+25 Days
Strategic ManagementM+24 Days