Diploma in Business Management2022-04-01T10:09:22+02:00

Project Description

Diploma in Bussiness Management

This state-of-the-art Diploma in Business Management is designed for the modern leaders of the future. The programme is one of very few fully online qualifications in South Africa and the curriculum has been developed by a leading set of academics and industry experts to bring you an innovative qualification.

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Course curriculm

The Diploma is available on a part-time basis. The programme offers a well-balanced curriculum, packed with relevant practical application and solid theoretical components across core business disciplines. Emphasis is also placed on the importance of sustainability and ethical business practices, deemed highly relevant within the South African context.

  • The Diploma Programme comprises 6 comprehensive modules per academic year.
  • For a detailed breakdown of this learning path please download the course prospectus below.

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will earn an NQF level 6 qualification. With this qualification, you can pursue exciting career directions such as:

  • Supervisor, Assistant Manager or Office Manager
  • General Management Positions
  • Project Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Purchasing Management

Course summary

  • Certificate type:
    NQF Level 6 | 360 Credits
  • SAQA ID:

  • Course Duration:
    4 1/2 years part-time

  • Study method:
    Fully online

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Step 1: Enquire

  • Complete website contact form
  • Speak to Enrolment Consultant
  • Complete application

Step 2: Register

  • Submit documentation
  • Pay your fees

  • Recieve your student number

Step 3: Start

  • Access iCan (Student portal)
  • Complete orientation week

  • Engage with your lecturer

When can I start?

The Diploma has 1 Semester per academic year. Applications for 2022 are now open –  secure your spot before it’s too late!

  • 2022 intake starts: 21 February 2022

  • Registration deadline: 01 February 2022


  • Fully online mobile-friendly learning
  • Online and downloadable course material
  • Teaching & learning support from specialised lecturers & tutors
  • Master your studies via our cutting-edge student portal, iCan

The following minimum entrance requirements apply:

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Diploma endorsement with:

  • at least 40% in English, and
  • at least 40% in Mathematics or 50% in Mathematical Literacy; or

A Senior Certificate (SC) with:

  • at least an E symbol, on Standard Grade level, in English,
  • at least 40% an E symbol, on Standard Grade level in Mathematics; or

A National Certificate (Vocational (NCV) with appropriate subject combinations and the following levels of achievement

  • a minimum of 50% in three fundamental subjects including English, AND
  • a minimum of 60% in three compulsory vocational subjects, or
  • a Higher Certificate or Advanced Certificate obtained in a cognate field

Supporting documents include a certified copy of ID document and Grade 12 certificate [NSC, NC, NCV (NQF level 4)]*Foreign learners are required to obtain a SAQA equivalent of your qualification and a study/work permit.

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Ability to read and write in English, which is the language of instruction
  • A basic level of digital literacy skills
  • If you do not meet the minimum requirement, you may still enrol on the basis of relevant work experience or mature age exemption.
  • Laptop, PC, Tablet or Smartphone
  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • An email address
  • Web browser (Chrome or Firefox)
  • At least 1GB of data per month for online studies

Course fees

The Diploma in Business Management has a flexible payment structure. You can choose to pay the total course fee once-off or over monthly instalment terms. Or, you can choose to pay annual course fees, once-off or over monthly instalment terms. Please note: the course fee varies per year of study.

If you would like more information on the Diploma course fees and payment options please send us an enquiry.

Full Course Fee

  • Monthly payment terms: 18 or 24 months
  • Monthly instalments from: R3,672.5 p/m
  • Terms and deposit subject to affordability

Annual Course Fees From

R16,84800per year
  • Monthly payment terms: 6 – 12 months
  • Monthly instalments from: R1,404.00
  • Terms and deposit subject to affordability

*Course fees are all-inclusive subject to passing all modules and includes your first examination cost
*Course fees do not include any module repeats or re-examination cost

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What do your course fees include?

All your learning material is included in the course fee, whether you pay in instalments or upfront. There are no hidden costs, the only additional fees that may be charged are remarking or repeat registrations.

Your lecturer provides all the academic support you need to successfully complete your course.

Enjoy a learning plan that maps out your study schedule each week, and includes live Microsoft Teams sessions with your lecturer and fellow students.

Your online student portal to master your studies, connect with your lecturer and fellow students.

Get access to our wide range of DO Life online micro-courses and grow your everyday life skills on the go.

Accredited distance learning

For over 13 years we have been providing accredited distance learning in the field of business studies. Join over 30,000 successful students and discover your potential with iQ Academy.

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Hear what our students have to say

“Making it possible for everyone to study”

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!

Xolelwa Johanna Thuputlela

“You will never regret it”

Challenging as it was but I am grateful to our facilitators who were with us throughout. I’d encourage everyone to take a course with iQ, you will never regret it. Thank you and keep up the good work!

Anna Ivy Masondo

“This is so easy to do”

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!

Vesnant Singo

“Education paves the way to success”

I began my journey with iQ & never looked back. I was promoted from receptionist to admin manageress. I truly believe education paves the way to success.

Roxanne Naidoo

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, the qualification is registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) with SAQA ID 112051, NQF Level 6.

Not all modules require a formal examination. Annual examination will take place twice a year for those modules for which a formal, written examination is required. Details regarding examinations will be communicated to you during orientation week and your programme lecturer will keep you up-to-date during the course of the year.

Yes, iQ Academy (Pty) Ltd Company Registration No. 2006/033114/07 is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training until 31 December 2021 as a Private Higher Education Institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997, Registration Certificate No 2112/HE07/001/. You can learn more about our accreditations.

A dedicated programme lecturer is available online to provide support and assistance. They can answer your questions via iCan messages or the discussion forums while technical and administrative support is provided by our student experience team.

Once you complete your course, you will get a Diploma in Business Management, SAQA ID 112051  (NQF Level 6) from iQ Academy. To qualify for this certification, you must:

  • Fulfill all academic requirements
  • Pay up your student account
  • Email a certified copy of your ID document to: certificate@iqa.ac.za or fax: 086-758-4800 to receive your certificate.
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