Can I Study Business Management Without Matric?
With a certificate in business management, you’ll be able to jumpstart your career without ever having a matric certificate.
And, there are always ways to work towards a matric certificate, no matter your age!
Having a matric certificate isn’t the only way to advance your career. Many institutions strive to offer qualifications for individuals who never completed grade 12.
Business management is one of these qualifications.
What is Business Management
To run a business you need to understand how a business works. Business management prepares you to run, grow, manage and start a business. Every business needs the guidance of a qualified business manager.
What are the requirements?
Even though you don’t need matric, there are still some requirements:
You must be 16: Colleges will not accept an applicant that is younger than 16. Any age over 16 is accepted.
You passed grade 11: In order for you to apply for business management you need your grade 11 certificate or higher.
You’re good at English: The course will be taught in English. To be accepted you must be able to read, write and speak English well.
Every business needs a business manager. This will increase your chances of finding employment.
As of February 2020, business and management was a skill in high demand. BusinessTech Supplied a graph to show the demand in various employment sectors.
By studying business management, you open many doors for yourself. You are not only able to go into one field of work but rather you have multiple options. Because these courses acquaint you with many subjects, these are some of the careers you can go into.
Office Management: You’ll be expected to offer administrative support as well as an overview of office business.
Business Advisor: You’ll work to analyse the company to see where it can grow or improve.
Junior Bookkeeper: This means keeping track and compiling all business financial transactions.
Marketing Assistant: Supporting the planning of marketing strategies for the company and their social media platforms.
The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers certifies all the colleges and courses we shall link below. With courses that include many subjects and learning areas, the ICB accredited certificates open many doors.
Due to their national recognition, you can work anywhere in South Africa. This also means that employers know your qualification is strong and reliable.
Where Can I Study?
The Colleges below offer opportunities for individuals without a matric certificate. Both institutes offer long-distance learning which is perfect for working professionals.
The Skills Academy
Can I still complete my matric?
To get your final matric certificate these are the specified requirements.
- You must be over 21: Any student that is below the age of 21 will not be accepted.
- You must have a grade 9 certificate: To finish your matric you are required to have passed grade 9. If you have, you can apply to get your matric certificate
Matric College offers adult matric and matric upgrades here. It is never too late to complete your schooling. This certificate will also help you to one day apply to university for an NQF level 6 qualification.
Author: Andrea Frisby
Date Published: 19 August 2020