Business Management Course

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Businesses are formed with the intention of making and selling products or delivering a service to make a profit for the owners and/or shareholders. Business Management encompasses all activities that are related to the management of these businesses. If a business is to achieve its objectives, mission and vision it has to implement Business Management concepts and principles.

The purpose of this Business Management course is twofold: first, to address the skills shortage in general Business Management functions such as planning, leading, motivating and control in organisations across South African industries. Second, topics such as entrepreneurship and the business plan aim to equip students who wish to start their own businesses with the necessary knowledge and skills to achieve their dream.

Whether you want to do this Business Management Course in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg or anywhere in between, you will have equal access to our student support portals and related student services.

Course Type:

Business Short Courses


Business Management and Administration Courses



Course Payment Plan:

R455 x 24 months

Course Duration:

Maximum duration of 24 months, however average time for completion varies from 12 to 18 months

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the field of Business Management and the environment within which it functions
  • Describe different levels of management and indicate how various managerial roles and tasks are associated with each level
  • Identify and describe the five main tasks of a manager – planning, leading, organising, motivating and controlling
  • Explain how a business manages its operations effectively through various operating systems, with an emphasis on the management of material, inventory, quality and improvement
  • Explain the function of logistics management and describe the process from purchase to delivery
  • Discuss entrepreneurship as a fundamental skill set and recognise its importance, not only in new business ventures, but also in existing businesses
  • Recognise what components and contents to include in a business plan

Entry Requirements:

Grade 9 (Std7) and at least 16 years old with the ability to read and write in English, the language of instruction.

Assesment Method:

Students are required to complete and submit one assignment per module. The pass mark for each assignment is 50% unless stated otherwise within the assignment instructions. There are no written examinations for this Course.

Course Modules:

This course comprises the following modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Management
  • Module 2: Fundamental Management Functions
  • Module 3: Operations and Logistics Management
  • Module 4: Entrepreneurship
  • Module 5: The Business Plan


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