Project Description

Your Pathway to Business Success 

Business Management Diploma Level 4 and 5 provide the essential knowledge and practical skills to advance your career in all areas of business management, and how to start and grow your own business.

Level 4 is designed for school-leavers. Level 5  is designed for students with Level 4 or equivalent education or work experience. The Duration of Level 4 and 5 is each +/-12 months, depending on progress and time available.

Course Units

Each Course Unit comprises a number of Modules and an Assignment. The Course Units are available as short courses or as full learning programmes, recognized internationally and by SAQA.

Level 4 Course Units

  1. Managing Marketing
  2. The Business Environment
  3. Communication Skills for Business
  4. People in Organisation
  5. Customer Relationship Management
  6. Financial Techniques for Managers
  7. Corporate Social Responsibility
  8. Resources Management

Level 5 Course Units

  1. Managing Communications
  2. Business Organisations in a Global Context
  3. People Management
  4. Finance for Managers
  5. Marketing Principles and Practice
  6. Planning a New Business Venture
  7. Business Law
  8. Research Project

Modules

Each Module consists of guided online learning material with optional material including exercises, readings, webinars, internet resources, 24/7 tutoring and other support. A Certificate is issued for each Module.

Level 4 Modules

Developing Personal Skills

Develop a range of personal skills vital to the world of business. Concentrating on communication, leadership and decision making techniques.

Effective Communication

Communication is the key to effective operations and working effectively with others. Throughout this module, learners will grasp a range of communication techniques used for a variety of commercial purposes.

The Business Environment

Explore issues outside of the business that may affect the business and its operations. Looking into economics, international dimensions, nature and competition.

The Marketing Mix

Exploring and using the marketing mix as part of the business planning process.

Strategic HRM

This module looks at employees and people as a business’ most valuable asset. Recruit the best, reward the best and retain the best.

Managing Ethically

Explore the various theories and models of management and their different contexts.

Culture and the Organisation

What is meant by culture? Why is it important? How does it differ between organisations?

Customers and Customer Service

This module looks at customers as the fulcrum of any business.

Fundamentals of Accounting

On completion of this module, learners will understand accounts and how they can be used to give insight into the health of the organisation.

Financial Management and Control

In this module, learners will compare and contrast some examples of good and bad financial decision making and the impact on the business.

Level 5 Modules

The Entrepreneurial Manager

What is an entrepreneur? Examine the skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.

Organisation Structures

Why are organisations structured in the way they are? What determines the optimum structure and how does it differ between organisations? In this module, learners will look at the numerous models and theories that make up organisational structure.

Practical Accounting Analysis

Learners will complete exercises in accounts throughout this module to understand what they are telling us and the actions that analysis can precipitate.

Business Planning and Goal Setting

What is the business trying to achieve? What will it do? How will it do it? This module focuses on the creation of clear goals and clear plans to achieve a clear objective.

Politics and Business

Impact of politics on business and how it may help or hinder business. This module will educate learners on economic impact, exports and government support.

Business Law

Explore the statutory responsibilities of managers as learners look into the legalities of business and business executives.

Managing in Today’s World

Business in the modern world. This module focuses on governance and equality as a means to do right in business.

Performance Management

Understanding how your people and your business can continually improve together, learners will review reward structures, CPD, training and development to ensure high performance in business.

Marketing and Sales 

Learners will analyze how markets, customers, competitors and products can come together in a cohesive plan.

Quantitative Skills

On successful completion of this module, learners will have knowledge of numeric exercises and will understand their use within the context of the business.

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Diploma Level 4 and 5 Entry Criteria

Level 4 Entry – For school leavers, with or without a matric, ready and able to study

Level 5 Entry – Level 4 or equivalent Diploma or 2 years relevant Work Experience

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Modules

Each Module consists of guided online learning material with optional material including exercises, readings, webinars, internet resources, 24/7 tutoring and other support. A Certificate is issued for each Module.

Level 4 Modules

Developing Personal Skills

Develop a range of personal skills vital to the world of business. Concentrating on communication, leadership and decision making techniques.

Effective Communication

Communication is the key to effective operations and working effectively with others. Throughout this module, learners will grasp a range of communication techniques used for a variety of commercial purposes.

The Business Environment

Explore issues outside of the business that may affect the business and its operations. Looking into economics, international dimensions, nature and competition.

The Marketing Mix

Exploring and using the marketing mix as part of the business planning process.

Strategic HRM

This module looks at employees and people as a business’ most valuable asset. Recruit the best, reward the best and retain the best.

Managing Ethically

Explore the various theories and models of management and their different contexts.

Culture and the Organisation

What is meant by culture? Why is it important? How does it differ between organisations?

Customers and Customer Service

This module looks at customers as the fulcrum of any business.

Fundamentals of Accounting

On completion of this module, learners will understand accounts and how they can be used to give insight into the health of the organisation.

Financial Management and Control

In this module, learners will compare and contrast some examples of good and bad financial decision making and the impact on the business.

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Modules

Each Module consists of guided online learning material with optional material including exercises, readings, webinars, internet resources, 24/7 tutoring and other support. A Certificate is issued for each Module.

Level 5 Modules

The Entrepreneurial Manager

What is an entrepreneur? Examine the skills and qualities of entrepreneurship.

Organisation Structures

Why are organisations structured in the way they are? What determines the optimum structure and how does it differ between organisations? In this module, learners will look at the numerous models and theories that make up organisational structure.

Practical Accounting Analysis

Learners will complete exercises in accounts throughout this module to understand what they are telling us and the actions that analysis can precipitate.

Business Planning and Goal Setting

What is the business trying to achieve? What will it do? How will it do it? This module focuses on the creation of clear goals and clear plans to achieve a clear objective.

Politics and Business

Impact of politics on business and how it may help or hinder business. This module will educate learners on economic impact, exports and government support.

Business Law

Explore the statutory responsibilities of managers as learners look into the legalities of business and business executives.

Managing in Today’s World

Business in the modern world. This module focuses on governance and equality as a means to do right in business.

Performance Management

Understanding how your people and your business can continually improve together, learners will review reward structures, CPD, training and development to ensure high performance in business.

Marketing and Sales 

Learners will analyze how markets, customers, competitors and products can come together in a cohesive plan.

Quantitative Skills

On successful completion of this module, learners will have knowledge of numeric exercises and will understand their use within the context of the business.

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Course Units

Each Course Unit comprises a number of Modules and an Assignment. The Course Units are available as short courses or as full learning programmes, recognized internationally and by SAQA.

Level 4 Course Units

  1. Managing Marketing
  2. The Business Environment
  3. Communication Skills for Business
  4. People in Organisation
  5. Customer Relationship Management
  6. Financial Techniques for Managers
  7. Corporate Social Responsibility
  8. Resources Management

Level 5 Course Units

  1. Managing Communications
  2. Business Organisations in a Global Context
  3. People Management
  4. Finance for Managers
  5. Marketing Principles and Practice
  6. Planning a New Business Venture
  7. Business Law
  8. Research Project
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