Business Management Level 4 and 5 provide the knowledge and skills needed to advance your career in all areas of business management, or to start your own business.
Level 4 and 5 Modules and Course Units are available as short courses or as full learning programmes, recognized internationally and by SAQA.
Each Module consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours of material with optional learning material including recommended exercises, readings and internet resources. Each Course Unit comprises a number of Modules and an Assignment.
Undergraduate Level 4 and 5 Entry Criteria
Level 4 Entry – For school leavers
Level 5 Entry – Level 4 or Equivalent Certificate or Work Experience
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.
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.
This module looks at employees and people as a business’ most valuable asset. Recruit the best, reward the best and retain the best.
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.
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.
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.
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 planning
Learners will analyse how markets, customers, competitors and products can come together in a cohesive plan.
On successful completion of this module, learners will have knowledge of numeric exercises and will understand their use within the context of the business.
Level 4 Course Units:
- Managing marketing
- The business environment
- Communication skills for business
- Corporate social responsibility
- Customer relationship management
- Financial techniques for managers
- People in organisation
- Resources management
Level 5 Course Units:
- Managing communications
- Business organisations in a global context
- People management
- Finance for managers
- Research project
- Marketing principles and practice
- Planning a new business venture
- Business law