The Higher Certificate in Business Management, at NQF level 5, is an entry-level qualification that provides students with the required competencies to pursue various entry-level managerial roles. This programme has been designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills that are imperative for career and/or academic advancement in business management.
The programme curriculum covers a wide range of modules that enable students to gain a solid understanding of general management principles and practices. This qualification contains 7 substantive modules and includes a learning plan, with weekly schedules, to keep your studies on track.
The applicability of the skills learnt in this programme is advantageous to entrepreneurial, small, and medium enterprises and benefits large organisations as well. Upon successful completion of this qualification students can pursue exciting career paths such as:
To gain access to this programme, candidates must have one of the following qualifications:
National Senior Certificate (NSC), or Senior Certificate (NC), or National Certificate Vocational (NCV level 4)
At least 30% in the language of teaching and learning;
Matric exemption certificate optional
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.
+/- 500 MB of data per month to partake in online learning activities
At iQ Academy we understand that education is an investment and that’s why we offer flexible payment options to suit most working individuals. You can pay your fees in various monthly instalment plans or in full on enrolment.
Full course fee
Pay the course fee upon enrolment as a once of cost.
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.
The programme’s integrated, up-to-date curriculum and wide range of modules enable students to gain a solid understanding of general management principles and practices while discovering the fundamentals of related business areas such as human resources, leadership, financial management, marketing management, and project management.
The applicability of the skills learnt in this programme is advantageous to entrepreneurial, small, and medium enterprises and benefits large organisations as well.
This programme will suit a range of individuals pursuing careers in business management or those wishing to proceed to higher levels of study in this field but are unable to gain access to a diploma or degree programme. This would include:
Grade 12 school leavers
Junior-level employees who aim to progress into managerial roles through additional knowledge and a qualification.
Entrepreneurs who want to start a business or better position their existing business for growth.
Module 1: Academic Literacy
This module is designed to equip students with the required academic knowledge and skills for successful completion of their programme online. The module explores: various strategies and techniques for studying effectively, problem solving and logic, building effective reading and academic writing skills, as well as preparing students for assessment throughout their studies
Module 2: Business Management
You will be introduced to the fundamentals of business management and gain insight into business operations and general management functions, including planning, leading, organising, motivating, and control within any organisation. You will also explore entrepreneurship and discover the importance of a business plan.
Module 3: Human Resource Management
Topics covered include traditional functions and the new role of HR Management, South African labour regulations and its application in the workplace, contemporary approaches to training, development and learning, as well as strategic leadership and people management.
Module 4: Principles of Leadership
Learn the concepts and theories of: knowledge of self, others and groups, communication, motivation, and core leadership principles. You will gain the leadership skills needed to effectively manage yourself and others.
Module 5: Marketing Management Literacy
This module introduces you to the foundational concepts and practices in Marketing. You will gain an understanding of how marketing creates customer value while learning about the 7 Ps of the marketing mix, and also focus on the market place, the marketing environment and how to manage within a macro environment. Additional topics include consumer behaviour, market analysis, market research, and customer relationship management.
Module 6: Finance for Managers
This module introduces you to key financial concepts, which will be of particular benefit to those studying finance for the first time. Gain the knowledge and practical skills needed to participate in financial-related business activities, covering topics such as financial management, financial statements, budgeting, risk and return, working capital, and more.
Module 7: Project Management
Develop an essential understanding of this critical field for success in business. This module is suitable for students starting out in project management, and those wanting to improve their skills in the successful planning and delivery of projects.
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