The foundation of this course lies in Entrepreneurship. The candidate that would make a success of this course and a career in Business Management is the person that is motivated to start their own business. They have tenacity (the “bulldog-mentality” of not letting it go), endurance and the will and enthusiasm to succeed.
The National N-Diploma: Business Management includes the N4 – N6 Certificates that enable students to use the business skills and knowledge learned to pursue a career in Entrepreneurship, run their own businesses, or work in retail, wholesale or generic management environment.
What will I be qualified as once I’ve completed this course?
- Entrepreneurship / start and run your own business
- General Management
What will I be able to do?
- Draw up a business plan in order to start your own business
- General management roles within any industry, but mostly the Wholesale and Retail industry
- Sell products and services
In which industries will I be able to work?
The variety of industries in which you could work is very wide. All industries need people to sell their products and/or services. Most candidates find positions in Wholesale and Retail, but also in the Insurance and Banking Industry. The ultimate would of course be to start your own small/micro enterprise and build that up so that you could become the employer of people.
What could I do to further improve my skills and my chances of furthering my career?
Achieving the necessary entry requirements at academic level during this course will enable you to continue studying in a business-related field of study. This can be done by completing your National N-Diploma at a TVET College, or studying towards a specific business qualification at an institution of Higher Education, such as a University or University of Technology, based on your academic achievements meeting their specific admission requirements.
What will I be studying during this course?
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT N4 (6 MONTHS)
- Management Communication N4
- Introductory Accounting N4
- Entrepreneurship & Business Management N4
- Computer Practice N4
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT N5 (6 MONTHS)
- Entrepreneurship & Business Management N5
- Sales Management N5
- Financial Accounting N4
- Computer Practice N5
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT N6 (6 MONTHS)
- Entrepreneurship & Business Management N6
- Sales Management N6
- Financial Accounting N5
- Computer Practice N6
Note: After completing the N6 Certificate, students need to complete 18 months of practical experience in their area of study to obtain a National N-Diploma.
What do I need to have completed before I can apply to study this course?
Grade 12 or an equivalent qualification
Candidates are expected to pass a short literacy (English) assessment before acceptance into this course. The medium of teaching in this course is English and students must be able to speak and write English.
- 6 months per level full-time (3 semesters to complete up to N6 level)
- 18 months practical experience
- Enrolment in January and July