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 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 a 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
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
•Public Relations N5
•Computer Practice N5
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT N6 (6 MONTHS)
•Entrepreneurship & Business Management N6
•Sales Management N6
•Cost and Management Accounting N5
•Public Relations 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
(Part-time – Crawford Campus only)