Our Programs

The Management Development Centre (MDC), which is situated at the Malawi Polytechnic, is a semi-autonomous arm of the University of Malawi. Established in 1978, the Centre has managed to extensively train managers and officers working in both the public and private sectors of our economy. Over the years, MDC has geared itself towards running different programs that contemporary managers desperately need for the better running of their various organizations. The generic programs that are offered by MDC are as follows:

OUR CERTIFIED EXAMINERS

THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF MARKETING (CIM)

ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS EXECTIVE (ABE)

CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF SUPPLY (CIPS)

THE INSTITUTE OF BANKERS IN MALAWI

Professional Certificate in Marketing

Marketing (Exam)
Intergrated Communications (Assignment)

Plus ONE of the following Optional units:

Customer Experience (Assignment)
Digital Marketing(Portfolio)

Professional Diploma in Marketing

Strategic Marketing (Exam)
Mastering Metrics (Assignment)

Plus ONE of the following Optional units:

Driving innovation (Assignment)
Digital Strategy(Portfolio)

Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (also offered online)

Emerging Themes
Analysis and Decision
Marketing Leadership and Planning
Managing Corporate Reputation

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (ABE)

1. DIPLOMA LEVEL 4

a) Diploma in Business Management (Business Management Pathway)

Introduction to Business
Introduction to Business Communication
Introduction to Accounting
Introduction to Quantitative Methods

2. HIGHER DIPLOMA LEVEL 5
a) Higher Diploma in Business Management ((Business Management Pathway)

Organisation Behaviour
The Business Environment
Quantitative Methods for Business Management
Financial Accounting
Marketing Policy and Planning
Human Resources Management

Plus TWO of the following Optional units:

Principles of Business Law
Economics for Business
Managerial Accounting
Managing the Customer Relationship
Entrepreneurship and Business Development


3. GRADUATE DIPLOMA LEVEL 6


a) Graduate Diploma in Business Management (Business Management Pathway)

Corporate Strategy and Planning
Managing in Organisations
International Business Case Study


Plus TWO of the following Optional units:

Strategic Human Resources Management
Strategic Marketing Management
Corporate Finance
Project Management

4. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (one year programme July to June only)

Strategic Business Management and Planning
Leadership Change and People Performance
Research Methods and their Application m to Marketing
Corporate Strategy, Governance and Ethics in the Global Environment
Management of Financial Resources and Performance

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (ABE)

Diploma in Human Resource Management

Introduction to Business
Introduction to Business Communication
Managing People
Personnel Administration

Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management

Organisational Behaviour
Employment Relations
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Development
People Planning and Resourcing


Plus TWO of the following Optional units:

Principles of Business Law
Quantitative Methods for Business Management
Personnel Information Systems
Managing the Customer Relationship


Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

Strategic Human Resource Management
Managing Organizational Change and Development
Performance Management and Reward


Plus TWO of the following Optional units:

Corporate Strategy and Planning
Project Management
Managing in Organisations

THE INSTITUTE OF BANKERS IN MALAWI

Certificate in Banking Part A

Introduction to Banking
Introduction to Business Accounting
Introduction to Business Communication
Basic Principles of Law

Certificate in Banking Part B

Introduction to Economics
Customer Service
Fundamentals of Business Statistics
Management

Diploma in Banking

Law Relating to Banking
Economic Environment
Financial Concepts A (for those to specialize in Credit Management)
Financial Concepts B (for those to specialize in other professional areas)
Plus any one subject in any of the following specialist areas

Credit Management
Marketing
Treasury and International Banking
Estate and Trust Management
Financial Planning

CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF PURCHASING AND SUPPLY

International Certificate

Understanding Purchasing Principles
Selecting the right supplier
Effective negotiation in purchasing and supply
Managing Inventory
The Business Environment for Purchasing and Supply
International Advanced Certificate

Analysing the Supply Market
An introduction to purchasing strategy
Preparing and managing contracts
International Logistics
Measuring performance in Purchasing and Supply
Foundation Diploma

Purchasing context (integrative unit)
Effective negotiation in Purchasing and Supply
Developing Contracts in Purchasing and Supply
Managing Purchasing and Supply Relationships
Measuring Purchasing performance
Advanced Diploma

Management in purchasing Function
Risk Management and Supply Chain vulnerability
Improving Supply Chain Performance –Integrative Unit
Plus two from

Marketing for Purchasers
Storage and Distribution
Operations Management in the supply chain.
Graduate Diploma

Leading and Influencing in Purchasing
Strategic Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management in Practice
PLUS TWO FROM

Legal aspect in Purchasing and Supply
Advanced Project Management
Finance for Purchasers

CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT

Certificate in Logistics and Transport

Managing Logistics and Transport
Managing Resources
Customer Service and Quality Management
Fleet Management
Diploma in Logistics and Transport Part A

Managing Transport and Logistics Operations
Managing Resources
Transport Economics and Finance
Diploma in Logistics and Transport Part B

Logistics and Supply Chain
Inventory and Warehouse Management
Passenger Transport
Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport

Strategic Management and Leadership
The Strategic Environment for Logistics and Transport
Organisation Level Planning in Logistics and Transport
Research Methodology and Work-based Project
Strategic Human Resource Management