Business Management courses is a great choice if you want a wide variety of choice in your working life. It allows you you an immense range of opportunities in your career, from running your business, to being a manager in any business, in any industry.
What is Business Management?
Business Management is one of the most useful fields of study. You will learn everything there is to know about starting, managing and running a business. These skills are essential if you ever want to strike off on your own or start a company with someone else.
But business management skills aren’t solely for your own business. The skills and knowledge you will learn here will be very important for your career. You will learn a lot about how a company operates, how the employees are managed. You will also learn some vital skills in Human Resource Management (HR).
Business Management courses will also help you refine your computer skills and literacy. This is to make sure you are on top of the game when it comes to digital technology in business. You will also learn a lot about business strategies, commerce, legal practice, and team management.
All these make you highly employable. The best part is that you are employable in just about any industry. All businesses need to be able to operate successfully, and manage their staff.
Why are Business Management Courses Important?
Business Management courses are important because they train the next generation of business owners and operators. Skills Academy knows how vital it is to ensure that people are trained in the best way possible. Business management can also serve as a baseline for any industry you might be interested in. You will always need to know how a company works, no matter the field you work in.
You help a company develop goals to prosper, help them plan more effectively. A business manager is a fantastic asset to any business or company. Without them, some of the core functions of a business will slow down or falter. They are the oil in the gears, making sure it all runs as smoothly as possible.
What Will I Learn?
When you study business management courses, there are a lot of different areas you will focus on. These are split up into a few main categories:
- Human Resource Management (HR)
- Communication, and Sales.
In accounting, you will learn all about the financial side of a business. How to balance the books, make sure everything is budgeted for, plan ahead for any potential issues.
Entrepreneurship, of course, is all about the business itself. How to successfully form a business plan, start a business, and run it for maximum profit. HR will deal with your staff and employees. How to manage your teams, working with other departments, as well as how to resolve any conflict or issues.
Communication is all about the company’s internal and external voice. Internal deals with how different departments cooperate and work together, while external deals with your suppliers and manufacturers, as well as your public image. Lastly, sales deal with managing and operating effective transactions with your clients as well as your factories.
What Business Management Courses are There at Skills Academy?
Skills Academy offers two accredited Business Management Diplomas:
- NATED Business Management National Diploma
- ICB National Diploma: Management Accounting (Business Management stream)
NATED National Diploma in Business Management
The NATED Business Management National Diploma is fully accredited. It is accredited by the QCTO, and examined by the Department of Higher Education and Training.
The qualification is split up into three certificates, each building on the work of the previous one. This also means that you get an accredited certificate at each level of your course. Which means you can be applying for your dream job very early on in your studies, and getting the practical experience towards your diploma.
Once you have successfully passed all three certificates (N4, N5 and N6) you will receive your National Diploma after one and a half years of practical.
NATED N4 Business Management National Certificate
The N4 Business Management National Certificate lays the groundwork for Business Management as a whole. You will learn all the basics in this 12-month course, ensuring you have the right core concepts.
You will do the following subjects:
- N4 Management Communication
- N4 Introductory Accounting
- N4 Entrepreneurship and Business Management
- N4 Computer Practice
It is recommended that a distance learning student should not try to write more than 2 subjects per exam sitting, so these four subjects should take you one year to complete.
NATED N5 Business Management National Certificate
Next up is the N5 Business Management Certificate which continues the progress you made in the N4 certificate. This programme expands more into public relations and sales management, covering more core concepts of business management in general.
Your subjects will be:
- N5 Entrepreneurship and Business Management
- N5 Sales Management
- N5 Public Relations
- N5 Computer Practice
The course is also 12 months long and will prepare you for the last certificate.
NATED N6 Business Management National Certificate
The N6 Business Management course is the last step towards getting your National Certificate. Once you have completed this level you only need one and a half years experience to convert your N6 Business Management National Certificate to a National Diploma.
You will learn more about Cost and management accounting, while also refining the information and skills you picked up in the previous two courses. It is also 12 months long, and is the last part of your theoretical studies.
Your subjects will be:
- N6 Entrepreneurship and Business Management
- N6 Sales Management
- N5 Cost and Management Accounting
- N6 Public Relations
NATED N6 Business Management National Diploma
Remember that you can start your practical at any time. This means that if you can find a relevant internship when you first start studying you can complete your practical while you do your theory.
Do remember that you will need to fill in log books that you will receive from your college to note your practical hours and tasks completed. This will be signed off by your work place.
ICB Business Management Diploma
The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) accredited courses are a really great option for anyone who does not have matric. With as little as a Grade 9 you can start on an ICB qualification, which takes you two levels past matric to a National Diploma.
How ICB qualifications work
The ICB qualifications really are a great option. Not only are the known for the high quality of the course material and qualification. But you also get to gain many qualifications on your way to your diploma. If you study your degree you get one qualification at the end of years of studies. For distance learning students this is usually 10 years.
However, with ICB you get your first qualification after only a year of studies!
This is because you get various qualifications built one on top of the next to take you through the course.
ICB Business Management Diploma
The ICB Business Management course is in reality mostly an accounting course. It is the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers after all. The qualification you will receive at the end of your studies is ICB National Diploma in Financial Accounting (Business Management Stream).
This is made up of the following qualifications:
- ICB national Certificate: Small Business Financial Management
- ICB Higher Certificate: Office Administration
- ICB National Diploma: Financial Accounting
Sign up with Skills Academy
As with all Skills Academy courses, these programmes are offered via Distance Learning. You get the opportunity to study from home while you work and live a busy life. You also have the power to study at your own pace. This means you can finish these courses in a shorter amount of time if you want to. As long as you put in hard work and dedication, you will succeed.
Register today and take your first step into the rest of your life!
Last Updated:August 6, 2019