Diploma in Business and Entrepreneurship (DBE)



The programme is aimed at producing business leaders who are innovative in creating opportunities for economic growth.

NQF Level 6



The programme is designed to:

  • address the lack of entrepreneurship skills in Namibia
  • support the creation and growth of small businesses in order to make Namibia an industrialised nation by 2030 as enshrined in the Namibian Vision 2030 document


Who May apply?

Entrepreneurs, mid-career professionals and any one aiming to start a business that need skills and guidance in establishing and running a business.


Admission requirements:

The basic entry requirement to the Diploma is the Certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship NQF Level 5.  Any other equivalent qualification from a recognised institution of higher learning maybe considered for entry into this qualification.  



  • Assessment will be done through assignments and examinations
  • Two assignments per subject
  • Assignments will contribute 50% towards the final mark
  • An admission mark of 50% is required to sit for the examination in each subject
  • One three-hour examination paper per subject(exam mark will contribute 50% towards the final mark)


Duration of the Programme:

This is a one year distance education study programme.


Programme content:

The Programme consists of 8 modules and a project: