Higher Certificate in Business Management

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This programme provides an overview of the essentials of business management theory and practice.

NQF Level 5


SAQA - 96799

Fulfilled By

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WHY study towards a Higher Certificate in Business Management?

This programme is an excellent way for students to broaden their understanding of the intrinsic functions of business management such as finance, communications and marketing. The course develops skills necessary to enhance productivity, effectiveness and better performance in the business environment.

What CAREER PATH's can I choose after completing this QUALIFICATION?

Project Administration 
Office Administration 
Assisting a Project Manager 
General Assistant to Management 


The programme comprises 6 modules, students attempt three (3) modules per semester.


Business Communication
Business Management
Business Information systems

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Financial Management
Marketing Management


Apply basic management principles in a business context
Analyse and use financial information for business decision making
Utilise financial management tools for effective acquisition and use of organisational resources
Utilise Information and Communications Technology to communicate effectively for business success
Identify the critical success factors for starting and managing a small business
Cite the key characteristics of entrepreneurs and their role in small business development
Design and implement marketing strategies to leverage business opportunities

ADMISSION requirements

A National Senior Certificate with a minimum Higher Certificate admission or a relevant NQF4 Qualification or Equivalent