Top 10 courses of 2021

Published On: January 3rd, 20224.2 min readCategories: Career Advice, Trends
Top 10 courses of 2021_iQ Academy

Each year we take a moment to reflect on what our students want to learn. The most popular courses during 2021 show a continued interest in entry-level Business Management and HR skills. While courses in the public sector, supply chain management, and risk management show breakthrough trends.

Even as challenges persisted around the world, 2021 illustrated a year of continued personal and professional growth for students at iQ Academy. Read on to learn more about the top 10 courses of 2021.

Top 10 courses of 2021

list of top 10 most popular courses at iQ Academy - courses 1-5
list of top 10 most popular courses at iQ Academy - courses 6-10

1. Office Administration Short Course

This Office Administration course equips students with the essential skills and knowledge to operate and manage 21st-century office environments. The curriculum is designed to teach students the theories and practices required to master the role of an office administrator and manage office operations in both traditional and virtual offices.

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2. Introduction to Public Administration Short Course

The purpose of this course is to create a theoretical understanding of the concepts of public administration and the role of effective public administration in government. Students will gain the skills needed to establish a successful career in the public sector by developing a holistic understanding of key concepts and legislations while learning how to transform public service delivery.

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3. Fundamentals of Human Resource Management Short Course

This short course gives students an in-depth introduction to the world of Human Resource Management and focuses on the most important practices of HR. The curriculum is specifically designed to develop practical skills and knowledge that can be applied to kickstart or grow a career in Human Resources.

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4. Supply Chain Management Short Course

This Supply Chain Management course will provide a fundamental understanding of what supply chain management and procurement are all about. Students will gain knowledge in logistical systems used in the industry while developing an understanding of how to manage various supply chain partners to ensure effective operations.

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5. Higher Certificate in Human Resources

This NQF level 5 qualification will equip prospective and current HR practitioners with the knowledge and skills needed for efficient personnel management and development in any modern organisation. The curriculum is aligned to the SABPP HR Standards and covers general management principles and practices, organisational development, employee wellness, and more.

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6. Financial Management Short Course

This short course will provide students with the financial knowledge and skills required to participate in business activities such as financial planning, financial control and to make savvy financial and investment decisions. The course curriculum focuses on basic financial accounting concepts and principles as well as financial management concepts.

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7. Higher Certificate in Business Management

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.

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8. Risk Management Short Course

In an increasingly volatile working world, risk assessment and the ability to implement a reliable risk management strategy have never been more critical. This Risk Management course, with a specific focus on operational risk management, will provide a general introduction to risk management in organisations and will equip students to identify and manage risk in internal and external environments.

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9. Fundamentals of Project Management Short Course

With the world of work shifting, the demand for project management capabilities is increasing. This project management course will equip students with the knowledge and skills to successfully scope and deliver any project. Students will understand important factors such as time, quality, and costs relating to project management.

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10. Introduction to Business Management Short Course

The purpose of the Introduction to Business Management course is to provide students with an overview of the management of business organisations in South Africa. This course will equip students with the business skills needed to profitably operate organisations in today’s business environment.

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