Business Management Courses

Our distance learning ICB & NATED Business Management courses are the perfect way to start your career in the Business industry. Work & study at the same time.

Our Business Management Courses

NATED Business Management Courses

NATED Business Management

Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate

The Business Management NATED N4 course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to run a business. It is a scarce skill course and therefore in demand.

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NATED Business Management

Business Management: NATED N5 National Certificate

The Business Management NATED N5 course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to run a business. It is a scarce skill course and therefore in demand.

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NATED Business Management

Business Management: NATED N6 National Certificate

The Business Management: NATED N6 National Certificate is the last course in our Business Programme. It provides students with the basic skills of Business.

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NATED Business Management

Business Management NATED N6 National Diploma

The Business Management: NATED N6 National Diploma at Matric College is a qualification that equips you with skills and knowledge of quality standard.

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ICB Business Management Courses

ICB Business Management

Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate

The Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate course gives students the opportunity to gain Business and Administration skills.

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ICB Small Business Management

Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate

A Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate course equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to start their own small business.

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Financial Accounting - Business Management: ICB National Diploma

Financial Accounting – Business Management: ICB National Diploma

The Financial Accounting – Business Management: ICB National Diploma course gives you the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of Financial Accounting.

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Business Management Courses will equip you with the basic skill of business strategy, human resource management, financial and business management, computer literacy, and research methods. After you have completed any of our Business Management Courses, you can:

  1. Become your own boss by starting your own business
  2. Start your career in a managerial position

Here is a table that can help you determine whether or not a career in Business Management is for you:

Creativity 

I like thinking of new innovative ways of selling a service or product.

Leadership Skills 

I enjoy managing my own team.

Training New Employees

I enjoy helping new employees understand what their role is in the business.

Attention To Detail

I like paying attention to detail. Especially when it comes to important documents.

If you can relate to the duties above, then you should consider a career in Business.

What Are Business Management Courses?

Business Management Courses equip students with the skills they need to successfully manage a business or to start up their own business. At Matric College, we offer a variety of Business Management courses that you can complete through distance learning. This means that you can earn while you are learning.

Through our partnership with Bellview Institute of Distance Learning, we are able to offer NATED courses.

NATED Business Management Courses

Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate

SAQA ID: 66871 
Course Credits: 60 
NQF Level:
Qualification Title: N4 Business Management
Qualification Type: National N Certificate 
Course Duration:  6 to 12 months 

Entry Requirements 

How NATED Courses Work

Course Subjects

The Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate will consist of the following subjects:

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management 

Learn how to write a business plan. By examining all aspects of entrepreneurship, you will learn all about starting your own business.

  • Introductory Accounting

In this subject, you will learn the introduction of how to interpret financial data as well as gain knowledge of general accounting principles.

  • Computer Practice

In this subject you will learn the basics of computer practices such as:

    • Word
    • Excell
    • Power point presentation etc.

  • Management Communication

In this subject, you will learn how to communicate in a professional business manner.

Compulsory Subjects: 

  • Management Communication N4
  • Introductory Accounting N4
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Computer Practice N4

Business Management: NATED N5 National Certificate

SAQA ID: 66929
Course Credits: 60 
NQF Level:
Qualification Title: N5 Business Management
Qualification Type: National N Certificate 
Course Duration:  6 to 12 months 

Entry Requirements 

Course Subjects

You have to complete and pass the previous course subjects to gain entry into the N5 Business Management course. Here are the subjects  you will learn in the Business Management: NATED N5 National Certificate course:

  • Computer Practice

 In this subject you will learn the basics of computer practices such as:

    • Word
    • Excell
    • Power point presentation etc.

  • Public Relations

Learn how to deal with situations related to promoting a business especially the branding of a business.

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management 

Learn how to write a business plan. By examining all aspects of entrepreneurship, you will learn all about starting your own business.

  • Sales Management 

In this subject, you will learn how to set sales goals, how to plan, budget and organise sales.

Compulsory subjects:

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5
  • Sales Management N5
  • Public Relations N5
  • Computer Practice N5

Business Management NATED N6 National Certificate

SAQA ID: 66995
Course Credits: 60 
NQF Level:
Qualification Title: N6 Business Management
Qualification Type: National N Certificate 
Course Duration:  6 to 12 months 

Entry Requirements 

Course Subjects

You only have to complete four subjects for this course. Keep in mind that you must complete and pass the previous course subjects. Here is what you will learn:

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management 

Learn how to write a business plan. By examining all aspects of entrepreneurship, you will learn all about starting your own business.

  • Sales Management 

In this subject, you will learn how to set sales goals, and how to plan, budget and organise sales.

  • Public Relations

Learn how to deal with situations related to promoting a business, especially the branding of a business.

  • Cost and Management Accounting

Gain basic Accounting skills as well as how to manage and budget business expenditure.

Compulsory Subjects:

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6

Elective Subjects: 

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6
  • Sales Management N6
  • Cost and Management Accounting N5
  • Public Relations N6

Business Management NATED N6 National Diploma

SAQA ID: 67036
Course Credits: 360 
NQF Level: Level 6
Qualification Title: N6 Business Management 
Qualification Type: National N Diploma 
Course Duration: 18 to 36 months 

Entry Requirements 

This course does not consist of any theoretical component. You only have to complete your 18 months of work experience to get your Business Management NATED N6 National Diploma

18 Months Work Experience

  • Visit the iWIL website to register. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is facilitating work-based training for students through this initiative
  • After registering, you will receive an offer for a work placement from a company that matches your qualifications and offer work opportunities
  • Once you have completed 18 months of work experience, the manager must sign your logbook with the different duties
  • You then have to send the logbook to Matric College and we will submit it to the DHET
As soon as the DHET approves it, you will receive your Business Management: NATED N6 National Diploma
NATED N6 National Diploma Log Book

The National Accredited Technical Education Diploma (NATED) was developed by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Each course builds on the previous one. For example, you must first complete the N4 National Certificate course before you can proceed to the N5 National Certificate course. National Qualifications is made up of two components:

  1. Theory
  2. Practical

Each component takes between 18 and 36 months to complete. This means that you are required to complete 18 months of theory and 18 months of work experience for the full course (N4, N5, and N6).

Theory

Students must complete various modules in order to complete this component of National Qualifications (NATED Courses). By taking these modules, students learn how to approach the practical component of the course.

Practical

18 months of work training make up the practical component of this course. There are three ways to go about your 18 months of work experience. Here is how you can complete your work experience:

  • 6 months of theory and then 6 months of work experience
  • 12 months of theory and then 12 months of work experience
  • 18 months of theory and then 18 months of work experience

NOTE:
You can complete your theory along with your work experience. You will be able to complete your course faster.

The type of National Qualification you are interested in will determine your eligibility. If you wish to enrol in the Educare or Legal Secretary Programmes, you must have a Matric Certificate. For the Business Management Programme, you only need to meet the following entry requirements to gain entry to the course:

Assessments for the National Accredited Technical Education Diplomas (NATED) include the following:

  1. Assignments
  2. Exams

For each subject, you must complete assignments and exams. To qualify for the exams, you must pass your assignments with a 40% score.

Assignments

Before you can enter the exam, you must complete 3 Assignments. To qualify for the final exam, you must achieve an average of 40%.

NOTE:
For each subject you study, you must complete three assignments. Each assignment gets you one step closer to qualifying for the final exam.


Exams 

You can register for the exam two times. Registration dates are as follows:

  • In February, you can register for the exam
  • If you register at this time of year, you will write the exam in May or June
  • In August, you can register for the exam
  • If you register at this point in the year, you will write the exam in October or November

*Passing the exams requires a final mark of 50% or higher

No, an N6 Certificate is not equivalent to a Diploma. N6 Certificates are NQF Level 5 and N6 Diplomas are NQF Level 6. In the following table, we explain the NQF levels for both qualifications:

NQF LevelQualification Equivalent To
1Grade 9
2Grade 10
3Grade 11
4Grade 12
5N4, N5, N6 National Qualifications (NATED Courses) / Higher Certificate
6N6 National Diploma (after completing 18 months of work experience)

The N6 National Diploma is a higher level qualification than the N6 National Certificate. These two qualifications also differ in the following ways:

QualificationN6 National CertificateN6 National Diploma
NQF LevelNQF Level 5NQF Level 6
Certificated type awardedCertificate of AchievementNational N Diploma
Certificate awarded byMatric CollegeDepartment of Higher Education and Training
Components involved

All you need to do is complete the theoretical component of this qualification.

To get your N6 National Certificate, you must complete the N4, N5, and N6 National Certificates.

Both must be completed: the theoretical and practical components of this qualification.

You must complete the N4, N5, and N6 National Certificates.

To earn your N6 National Diploma, you must also complete a total of 18 months of work experience.

No, you cannot go to university with an N6 Certificate. Some universities only consider your Matric Pass Level when evaluating your application. Below is a list of the different Matric pass levels.

Here are other factors universities look at:

No, an N6 National Certificate or N6 National Diploma is not equivalent to a Degree. The qualifications differ in NQF Levels and as a result, are not equivalent. These are the NQF Levels for the above-mentioned qualifications:

QualificationN6 National CertificateN6 National DiplomaDegree
NQF LevelNQF Level 5NQF Level 6NQF Level 7

Depending on your qualification, you will have different career options when you complete your N6. Below are the two relevant N6 Qualifications:

  1. N6 National Certificate
  2. N6 National Diploma

N6 National Certificate

After you have completed the N6 National Certificate, you can do the following:

  • Find entry-level employment
  • Get your N6 National Diploma after completing your 18 months of work experience
  • Continue your studies at Matric College and earn another National Qualification

N6 National Diploma

After you complete your N6 National Diploma, you can choose from these options:

  • Find entry-level employment

Continue your studies at Matric College and earn another National Qualification

You can complete the following qualifications after a National Diploma:

  • An advanced Diploma in the same field of study
  • A Diploma course in a different field of study

The following three factors will influence your chances of becoming a Business Manager:

  1. Education
  2. Skills
  3. Work experience

Education

Even though education is not the only way to obtain a Business position, it does make life easier. Business Management courses equip you with the skills and knowledge you will need when you find your dream job.

Skills

For you to succeed as a Business Manager, you should have skills that come naturally to you. While it is not necessary to have these skills in order to become a Business Manager, it does help if you already have them. This also simplifies the process if you wish to pursue a career in business or become a Business Manager. You need the following skills:

What Business Management is about - Matric College

If you do not possess these skills, you can learn them through our Business Management NATED course.

Work Experience

In addition to skills and education, work experience provides you with a clear indication of what you will have to do in a Business Management role. You will be more likely to find employment and have a greater skill level as you gain more work experience.

NOTE:
There are specific hiring requirements for each company. Some companies consider your educational background. Others consider your work experience. Find out what the company requires before applying.

Yes, Business Management is a good career. Here are a few reasons why:

It Is A Scarce Skill Qualification

Scarce skill qualifications are in demand and people that have these skills are in demand. These students are highly employable and will earn more money.

You Will Learn Many Skills 

Along with managing people and a business, you will learn the following skills:

  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Financial accounting skills
  • Human resource management skills
  • Marketing skills
  • Operation management skills
  • Project management skills

The Skills You Learn Can Be Transferred To Other Fields

It means exactly what it says, it is a skill that can be transferred. Since you have acquired so many skills, they can be applied to almost any job.

Yes, Business Management is in demand. Many employers value it as a scarce skill. Here is why scarce skill qualifications have a high value:

  • Companies need employees with scarce skill qualifications 
  • Having these skills increases the chances of finding employment, which in turn strengthens our economy
  • You can make a decent living

Yes, Business Management does pay well. The following factors can affect a Business Manager’s salary:

  • The educational background you have
  • Work experience
  • Positions you apply for

Educational Background

Your educational background determines whether you will be hired and paid well by a potential employer. You have a very good chance of getting hired and getting paid well if you complete a course that gives you practical training like our National Qualifications (NATED courses).

At Matric College, we offer National Qualifications and ICB Qualifications. Our programmes build on each other. To start the next course, you must complete your first course.

Work Experience

The more experience you have, the better your chances of getting a good salary. Here is what your salary will look like depending on your work experience:

  • Entry-level
  • Intermediate level
  • Senior-level

Position

The position you apply for can also determine your salary. Below are two Business Management positions and their salaries:

Business Management PositionAverage salary monthly
Team LeaderR 28 000
Business ConsultantR 23 775

Business Managers work between 40 and 60 hours a week on average. The demands of the business often require flexible hours and overtime. In return, Business Managers earn well and enjoy the benefits of being a Business Manager.

R 25 896 per month

The average salary for a Business Manager is R 25 896 per month in South Africa.

The salary will be determined by the following factors:

  1. How much experience do you have?
  2. The education you have received
  3. The position you have applied for
  4. The employer’s expectations

ICB Business Management Courses

Each of our ICB courses builds on the previous course. Therefore, you must complete each course for each programme step by step. The following diagram explains how the ICB Business Management Programme works.

Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate Office Administration - Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate Financial Accounting - Business Management: ICB National Diploma

After completing the last course which is the Financial Accounting – Business Management: ICB National Diploma you can further your studies with any of our other ICB Programmes.

Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate

SAQA ID: 48736
Course Credits: 120 
NQF Level: 4
Qualification Title: Small Business Financial Management
Qualification Type: ICB National Certificate
Course Duration: 9 – 12 months

Entry Requirements 

Course Subjects 

You need to complete and pass the following three subjects for the Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate:

  • Business Management 1
  • Bookkeeping To Trial Balance
  • Business Literacy

Here is what you will learn in each subject:

  • Business Management 1

Students will learn the fundamentals of managing a business in this subject. As you progress through this course, you will learn more about running a business.

  • Bookkeeping To Trial Balance

In this subject, you will learn how to balance accounts. You will be able to check every transaction in a business.

  • Business Literacy

You will learn about the accounting, financial, marketing, and operational functions of a business in this subject.

Office Administration - Business Management ICB National Certificate

SAQA ID: 23619
Course Credits: 240
NQF Level: 5
Qualification Title: Office Administration – Business Management
Qualification Type: ICB Higher Certificate
Course Duration: 9 – 15 months

Entry Requirements 

Course Subjects 

You have to complete the subjects for the previous course to complete the Office Administration – Business Management ICB Higher Certificate. You only have to complete five subjects:

  • Office and Legal Practice 
  • Business Management 2 
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations 
  • Financial Statements 
  • Human Resources Management and Labour Relations 

Here is what you will learn in each subject:

  • Business Management 2

You will learn how to manage a business in this subject. As you progress to the next course, you will learn more about running a business. The next course will also include this subject. 

  • Office and Legal Practice

You will learn the basics of how to run an office and the basics of a legal practice office in this subject. Legal Practice covers topics such as:

  • Dealing with rules, policies, and customs
  • The practice of law in general
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations

Students who take this subject will gain a better understanding of the appears marketing aspects of a business. Additionally, they will learn how to manage the image of a business.

  • Financial Statements

In this subject, you will learn how to record, manage, and present financial activities in a business.

  • Human Resources Management and Labour Relations

As a manager, you will discover the importance of working closely with employees. In addition, you will learn how to deal with workplace problems.

Financial Accounting - Business Management: ICB National Diploma

SAQA ID: 20366
Course Credits: 280 
NQF Level: 6
Qualification Title: Financial Accounting – Business Management
Qualification Type: ICB National Diploma
Course Duration: 12 – 36 months

Entry Requirements 

Course Subjects 

You have to complete the subjects for the previous course to complete the Financial Accounting – Business Management ICB National Diploma. You only have to complete five subjects for this course:

  • Office and Legal Practice 
  • Business Management 2 
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations 
  • Financial Statements 
  • Human Resources Management and Labour Relations 

Here is what you will learn in each subject:

  • Business Management 3

This subject will teach you how to run a business. It is the final and most comprehensive understanding of the subject.

  • Financial Management and Control

It will teach you how to direct and control the use of finances in a business.

  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks

In this subject, you will learn about different standards of accounting, whether they are national or international. As a result, you will be able to provide consistent financial reporting.

  • Research Theory and Practice (by short dissertation, topic: Business Management)

The following is your research theory for Business Management. You will choose what topics to discuss about Business Management and why they are important to you.

ICB Business Management is one of the Programmes that are offered by ICB. Courses in this programme include:

  1. Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate 
  2. Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate
  3. Financial Accounting – Business Management: ICB National Diploma

This programme is designed to give students the skills and knowledge to:

  • Own and operate a business
  • Managing a team within a business
  • Establish your own business (Be an entrepreneur)

ICB Qualifications are designed to provide students with affordable and credible business courses. Matric College offers the following three ICB programmes:

Yes, ICB Courses are recognised nationally and internationally. See below for more information.

Are ICB Courses Recognised In South Africa On The NQF?

Yes, ICB’s qualifications are recognised in South Africa and are listed on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

In South Africa, the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) identifies a set of guidelines and principles that are used to measure and record educational achievements across all provinces, countries, and sectors. The following table summarises all ICB qualifications and their NQF levels:

QualificationNQF Level
General Certificate: ABET Level 4 / Grade 91
Elementary Certificate: Grade 102
Intermediate certificate: Grade 113
National Certificate: Senior Certificate (Amended) / National Senior Certificate / National Senior Certificate for Adults / Matric Equivalent Certificates4
Higher Certificate5
Diploma & Advanced Certificate6
Bachelor’s Degree & Advanced Diploma7
Honours Degree & Postgraduate Diploma8
Masters Degree9
Doctoral Degree10

The ICB Business Management Programme consists of 12 subjects. They are all extremely important and provide you with all the knowledge you need to succeed in Business Management. Throughout the programme, the following subject appears frequently and can be considered the main subject:

  • Business and Office Administration 1 
  • Business and Office Administration 2 
  • Business and Office Administration 3

How ICB Courses Are Assessed

Yes, you can study a Business Management Programme without a Matric. To apply, you only need a Grade 11 Certificate. Applicants who do not have a Grade 11 Certificate can apply for the ICB Bridging course (Junior Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate) with your Grade 10 Certificate.

Here’s where you should go once you complete your ICB studies:

Get Entry-Level Employment

For most ICB students, finding a job is the first step. After completing any of our ICB courses, you can find a job. All of our ICB courses are recognised and accredited. 

Further Your Studies With ICB In The Same Programme 

For example, if you completed the Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate Course. Then the next step would be to complete the Business Management Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate course. 

Further Your Studies With ICB In Another Programme

You are not only limited to the Business Management Programme. You can also further your studies in another Programme. Here are the other Programmes you can study at Matric College:

  1. ICB Financial Accounting
  2. ICB Office Administration

Yes, you can apply for credit for previous work experience or studies with ICB. Work experience and study qualifications completed within 5 years of starting an ICB course or programme are recognised through a process known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Credentials for previous studies are awarded if the qualification has a South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) ID and is recognised on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

It Is Important To Note That Credit Exemptions Are Not Guaranteed.

ICB will direct FASSET to print your certificate once your results have been reviewed and your Qualification approved for graduation. Upon completing FASSET’s process, your Certificate will be sent to Matric College. The Certificate will then be sent to you by courier.

Small Businesses need financial management for several reasons:

  • This is a reminder of what the Small Business goals are
  • It allows small businesses to see and understand their profits
  • A small business can use Business Management to set prices and plan inventory
  • Business Management affects the profitability of a small business
  • Financial decisions can affect a business in various ways

A Higher Certificate in general refers to study programmes that are primarily vocational in nature. This means that the course will focus on the practical skills you will learn to improve your performance at work.

As far as the ICB Office Administration – Business Management course is concerned, a Higher Certificate indicates that the student knows more than the basics of Business Management. It indicates an Intermediate level of understanding.

In other words, the student can obtain an advanced certificate to further their studies. As part of the ICB Business Management Programme, you can complete a Diploma course in the Business Management Programme, Office Administration Programme, or at a university.

NOTE:

Universities have their own admissions requirements and separate requirements for each of their courses.

E.g. you may gain admission to the university, but not the course you want to pursue.

A Diploma in Financial Accounting can either be at NQF Level 5 or NQF Level 6. This is determined by the number of credits earned. 

The Diploma in Financial Accounting equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to begin a career in accounting. This course is also a stepping stone to becoming an accountant.

*Remember that there are many steps you need to take before you can become an Accountant.

No, you cannot become a Chartered Accountant with a Diploma in Accounting. You must complete a Chartered Accountant Degree. An Accounting Diploma can help you achieve your goal of becoming a Chartered Accountant. You can apply to a university for a Diploma course and then for a Chartered Accountant Degree course.

NOTE:
Each university has its own entry requirements and separate entry requirements for its courses.

Yes, a Diploma in Financial Accounting is useful. The skills you learn in a Diploma in Financial Accounting can be applied to any industry because they are transferable. Throughout the course, you will develop analytical skills and learn how to deal with common workplace scenarios.

The main differences between the two Diplomas are the purpose and exit-level outcomes. Despite this, both Diplomas are on the same NQF Level, which is 6. It does not mean they are equivalent to one another.

Here are the main differences between these two Diploma’s:

 National N DiplomaNational Diploma
Course DurationBetween 6 months and 4 yearsBetween 1 and 3 years
Designed byThe Department of Higher Education and TrainingThe College or University
ComponentsHas both a practical and theoretical componentOnly has a theoretical component
Awards achievedYour awards are broken down into parts. N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, and N6You only get one award or qualification

In both industries, compensation is good. Your salary depends on the following factors:

  • Educational background
  • Level of experience
  • The position you apply for

NOTE:
There are different hiring criteria at each company. Despite the above factors, the employer still has the final say in who he/she hires. The employer can also decide how much they would like to pay you.

As an example, one company may pay its Loan Consultant R 20 000 per month while another may pay an Assistant Accountant R 15 000 per month.

The company may not be concerned with the factors above, but rather with what the company can afford to pay its employees.

Here are the many benefits of studying an ICB Business Management course at Matric College:

  • We offer distance learning courses: You can study and work
  • Our distance learning courses are affordable: You can pay for them on a monthly basis 
  • Our distance learning college allows you a lot of flexibility: As a result, you can choose when and how you want to study
  • There will be a high demand for your skills: This means that you have scarce skills. These particular skills are needed by almost every business in South Africa
  • Strengthen and develop your organisational skills: This course generally requires you to be organised and have the ability to manage a group of people well

Our Accreditation

SAQA

SAQA stands for South African Quality Assurance. The primary responsibility of SAQA is to ensure the implementation of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). All of our Business Management Courses have SAQA ID numbers. This means the courses are NQF-recognised. Using the SAQA ID numbers provided, you can verify that our courses are accredited by using the SAQA search engine.

DHET

DHET stands for the Department of Higher Education and Training. It is one of the government’s educational departments. The DHET oversees universities and post-secondary schools. Our NATED exams are administered by the DHET, meaning that the courses are accredited and recognised by employers.

ICB

ICB stands for the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. They are an independent external examination body for business courses.  ICB does not provide study material, however, they have more than 500 registered training providers who do offer their courses. Matric College is registered with ICB, and all of our ICB Courses are registered with ICB. Therefore, all of our ICB courses are accredited.

QCTO

Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is responsible for managing the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF). The course is designed for anyone wanting to complete a trade or occupation, develop and certify national occupational qualifications, and, if appropriate, develop and certify vocational skills. Our ICB Courses are accredited by the QCTO.

Why Choose To Study Business Management Via Distance Learning

The following are reasons why you should study Business Management via distance learning:

Study At Your Own Pace

Distance learning allows you to study at your convenience. There are no fixed deadlines for assignments. You can submit your assignments before registering for the exam as long as you do so before the deadline.

Study A Scarce Skill

A Business Management Qualification is one of the scarce skill qualifications that we have in South Africa. The skills are in demand because employers need them. Students who have completed NATED Business Management or ICB Business Management courses can expect to earn a good salary and become highly employable.

High Demand Statistics

Make A Payment That Suits Your Needs

Students at Matric College are encouraged to voice their opinions on a payment plan that is unique to them. We offer the following options:

  • Advance payments:  This payment option allows you to pay for your studies in full
  • Split payments: You can pay half of the total amount at the beginning of the year, and the other half at the end of the year if you choose this option
  • Monthly payments: This payment options lets you pay a fixed instalment every month
  • Unique payment method: You can choose a payment method that works for us both. Discuss this with any of our supportive and friendly course experts

Work And Study

As a distance learning college, we communicate with our students through online tools such as email and WhatsApp. All of our courses take place through distance learning. This means you can work and study as you will not have to attend physical classes or scheduled online classes. Submit your assignments through email for our NATED Courses and through the ICB Student Portal for our ICB Courses.

Career Opportunities With A Business Management Qualification

Here are the career opportunities with our NATED Business Management Courses:

  • Business Manager – R 30 000 per month 
  • Retail Store Manager – R 12 500 per month 
  • Supply Chain Manager – R 40 000 per month 
  • Team Leader – R 28 000 per month

A Business Manager is a supervisor who leads and oversees a business or a department’s employees and operations

Responsibilities 

  • Supervises the work of other employees
  • Manages the hiring, training, and evaluation of new employees
  • Meets the financial goals of a company or department

Retail Store Managers are responsible for the day-to-day operations of retail stores. All employees in the store report to the manager. Retail Store Managers report to a district/area or General Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Motivating and managing a team
  • Recruiting and training employees
  • Ordering and tracking stock

Supply Chain Managers are involved in every aspect of a business supply chain, from raw material purchases to production.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement an overall supply chain strategy
  • Work with the Sales, Operations, and Customer Service teams
  • Provide solutions for improving supply chain processes

An effective Team Leader provides guidance, instruction, direction, and leadership to a group of individuals with the goal of achieving a key result or a set of aligned results.

Responsibilities

  • Managing the daily activities of the team
  • Motivating the staff in the business to achieve certain goals
  • Creating and implementing a timeline to achieve goals

Here are the career opportunities with our ICB Business Management Courses:

  • Accounts Assistant – R 12 500 per month 
  • Administrative Clerk – R 12 500 per month 
  • Data Capturer – R 12 500 per month 
  • Payroll Clerk – R 13 125 per month

Account Clerks maintain creditor and debtor accounts, perform routine paperwork, calculate and investigate the costs of labour, materials, overheads, and other operating costs.

Responsibilities 

  • Keeping financial records up-to-date 
  • Reporting financial information 
  • Getting bank statements resolved

An Administrative Clerk is responsible for general office clerical duties, such as customer service, basic word processing, data entry, filing, and organising.

Responsibilities 

  • Greet and make clients and visitors feel welcome by answering their questions 
  • Assist the accounts department with “accounting” duties
  • Verify invoices and payment records

A Data Capturer is responsible for entering and storing data according to their employer’s requirements

Responsibilities

  • You must prepare, 
  • Examine,
  • Capturing data and organising it

Benefits Of Studying At Matric College

We offer excellent opportunities for students who are interested in distance learning. Distance learning is different from attending classes in person or taking scheduled online classes. Busy students will benefit from distance learning. Here is why you should study with us:

  • We offer unique payment plans
  • You can study and work
  • Set up your own study schedule
  • Get tutor assistance from us
  • Our friendly support team checks in on your progress

The best course for Business Management depends on your needs as a student. We have the following Business Management Courses:

 Here are some factors that can influence your decision:

  • What are your interests?

Your career-related dreams must match that of your choice in studies. For example, if you want to start your own Educare business then a Business Management course will give you the skills you need to run your own business.

  • What are your abilities?

What are your capabilities and does that match your interests? For example, if you have good ideas to start your own business. This means that you have the creativity of someone that wants to start a business. This, however, has to go hand in hand with what you can do. If it does not match up, you can complete a formal qualification that will equip you with the necessary skills to start your own business.

  • Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

Do you see yourself managing your own business or managing a business of a company? Either route can determine whether or not you should consider a Business Management course.

  • Which tertiary institution matches your needs?

If you are currently working and would like to study without it affecting your livelihood, then choose a college such as Matric College. It is the perfect option for you. We are a distance learning institution. This means that you do not have to attend any physical or scheduled online classes.

Business Management Courses can take between 6 – 36 months to complete depending on the course that you complete.

Here is how long our NATED Business Management courses take:

  • One NATED course can take between 6 – 12 months to complete
  • Two NATED courses can take between 12 – 24 months to complete
  • Three NATED courses can take between 18 – 36 months to complete

Here is how long our ICB Business Management courses take:

  • One ICB Course can take between 9 – 12 months to complete
  • Two ICB Courses can take between 12 – 24 months to complete
  • Three ICB Courses can take between 24 – 36 months to complete

No, it is not hard to study Business Management. If you have a genuine interest and passion in the world of business then you will pass any of our Business Management Courses.

The main subjects you need to study in Business Management are as follows:

  • Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship

No, you do not need Maths to study Business Management. Having the basic knowledge of Mathematics does assist you when you complete a Business Management course. Most of the time Business Managers work with the finances of a business.

Yes, you can study Business Management without Maths at Matric College. For our NATED Courses, you can study with any Matric Pass Level. With our ICB Courses, you can study with a Grade 10 certificate.

You can become a CEO by completing a Degree in Business, alternatively, you can become the CEO of your own business or work your way up to the CEO position in the company you are working for. Most  employers look at the following factors:

  • Your education background
  • You work experience
  • How you are as a professional
  • How you interact with other staff members
  • The skills you have
  • Your willingness to grow and learn new things

The most useful Degree depends on the field of study you choose to go into. Each person has their own preferences. Here are some of the Degrees that are in demand:

The best degree to get depends on what is in demand and what you enjoy doing.

No, Business Management does not have a board exam.

Here is a table with all of the highest-paying jobs in the business field:

PositionSectorAnnual Salary
Group CFOBanking and Financial ServicesR 2 – R2.5 million
HR Director/ExecutiveHuman ResourcesR 1.8 – R3.2 million
Group Treasury ManagementAccounting and FinanceR1.8 – R2.5 million

Author: Jesmé Africa
Editor: Amy Venter
Date Published: March 16, 2022

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