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About this course

Looking to take your business management skills to the next level? Our fully online Introduction to Business Management course is the perfect solution. Over 24 weeks, you’ll learn everything you need to know about running a successful business, from legal forms of business ownership to general management principles like planning, organising, leading, and controlling.

This course is an excellent educational starting point for aspiring business leaders and entrepreneurs. Enrol now and gain the skills to become a proficient business manager and thrive in your career.

Course summary
  • 8 Units

  • 6 months at 8 hours/week
  • Certificate included

Introduction to Business Management


Short Course


Fully Online


6 months


8 h/week

Pay as little as R499.44* / monthly

Flexible payment options available

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What you will learn about

  • Unit 1: The business world and business management
  • Unit 2: Establishing a business
  • Unit 3: The business environment
  • Unit 4: Introduction to general management
  • Unit 5: Planning
  • Unit 6: Organising
  • Unit 7: Leading
  • Unit 8: Controlling

With our structured approach to learning, you can quickly gain valuable knowledge and skills. All courses include onboarding information, video lessons and multiple assessment opportunities.

Upon successful completion of this business management course you should be able to:

  1. Provide an overview of the business world and business management;
  2. Discuss the establishment of a business;
  3. Discuss the business environment;
  4. Provide an overview of general management;
  5. Explain the basic elements of planning;
  6. Discuss organising as a management task;
  7. Explain leadership and leading people in the organisation;
  8. Explain the motivation of human resources; and
  9. Explain the control of the management process.
  • Master essential business skills – From managing finances to leadership principles, you will learn how to become a proficient business manager and gain the confidence to tackle any challenge that comes your way.
  • Plan for business success – Gain insight into the elements of planning, setting goals and objectives, creating strategies, and developing action plans.
  • Lead and grow high-performing teams – Gain essential leadership skills to effectively manage your team while learning about HR strategies that drive employee development and performance.
  • Learn from industry experts – Our team of experienced business professionals has designed this course for your success. You’ll learn from their years of experience in the industry and gain insights into the latest business trends and practices.

Is this course right for me?

Whether an organisation is a profit or non-profit-seeking business, it needs to be carefully managed to be sustainable and survive over the long term. Learning how to sustainably manage business resources and activities plays an integral role in any organisation and is relevant to many industries and positions today. The diverse nature of this course makes it suitable for individuals working in a profit or non-profit-seeking business as well as business owners.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be equipped to pursue a range of exciting careers such as:

  • Managers at various levels in an organisation
  • Small business owners
  • Employees in profit and non-profit organisations as well as government institutions

When can you start this course?

Our Short Courses are administered in various intakes throughout the year. Enrol for a date that suits you or enquire now if you’d like more information.


Short Course Admissions

  • Minimum of Grade 9 (Standard 7)
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Alternate admission is possible on the basis of Mature Age exemption (23 years and older)
  • Ability to read and write in English, which is the language of instruction
  • Students should also possess a basic level of digital literacy skills

Our Short Course programmes are offered all year round, making enrolling easy and convenient anytime. Complete our online application form, and await a call from one of our friendly Enrolment Consultants.

At iQ Academy, we offer all our programmes exclusively through online learning. Students must have regular access to a device and a stable internet connection, whether via a mobile device or any other means.

Don’t worry about course materials, as they are all available online and can be downloaded to your smartphone, PC or tablet for offline use. We do not provide printed textbooks. If you prefer printed materials, you can easily download and print them yourself.

Our teaching and learning activities occur 100% online. If you require more information, please feel free to enquire now.

  • A PC, Tablet or Smartphone
  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • An active email account
  • At least 1GB of data per month

Simple pricing, big value

Our course fees are all-inclusive, there are no hidden costs. Get access to feature-rich learning and exclusive student benefits.

Total course fee

  • All inclusive

  • Choose how you pay: Upfront or in monthly instalments

Monthly instalments

Pay as little as R499.44* / monthly

  • Interest free payment plans

  • Receive your digital certificate when you have finished paying off your plan

*Terms and deposit are subject to affordability. View our payment options for more information.

Boost your career with a short course certificate

Enhance your job prospects with a verified way to showcase your new skills and knowledge.
  • Easily downloadable

  • Industry aligned

Hear from our students

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“Thanks iQ, for making it possible for everyone to study without feeling the financial pressure with your fee structures. The lectures are amazing. Looking forward to the future now…thank you!”
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Vesnant Singo
iQ Short Course Student
“It’s so much easier studying online, downloading all my study guides through my cell phone without a laptop. It’s a good experience for me. This is so easy to do!”
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iQ Graduate
“Thank you for the lessons, experience, support, opportunity to study at an affordable price, and most of all for adding value to my life.”

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Short Course FAQ’s

Our short course programmes are courses that can be completed over several weeks or months, depending on the course you enrol for. Short courses are designed to complement a working professionals lifestyle through flexible distance learning. Assessments are done through the submission of assignments, no exams are required.

Our curricula are developed by industry experts and are internally quality-assured and approved by our Academic Board. Our short courses are institutional programmes and are non-credit bearing. For more information on our institutional registration and accreditation status view our accreditations.

Short courses are typically non-credit-bearing programmes, affording students the opportunity to build their professional credentials without the higher cost and time associated with studying for a university degree or qualification.

There are no written examinations for short courses. As part of your learning, you are encouraged to complete short quizzes throughout each unit, which help you build and test your knowledge. You must complete and submit one formative assessment at the end of each unit. To meet the requirements for a course, you will have to pass the final summative assessment at the end of the course, before you can get certified.

Once you have completed your course, you will get an iQ Academy Short Course Certificate. Your certificate demonstrates that you have acquired industry-relevant skills which can enhance your promotional and employment opportunities. In order to qualify for a certificate you will need to:

  • Pass all your assignments
  • Pay up your student account

Our short courses integrate interactive media with e-learning activities as well as online recorded lectures. The following learning activities form part of the overall learning path:

  • Reading activities
  • Multimedia activities such as video clips and podcasts
  • Self-reflections
  • Case studies
  • Assessment activities & compulsory submission of formative and summative assessments