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Business Management Courses

Would You Like To:

  • Learn how to communicate professionally in a business environment.
  • Learn how to manage people, processes, and your finances.
  • Gain the basic skills you need to
    run a business (or business unit) successfully.

Why Choose Our Course?

  • You can complete your course from the comfort of your own home.
  • You can ask an industry-expert tutor for help if you get stuck with your coursework.
  • You will gain valuable skills in business management.
  • You will be able to choose whether you want to pay your course fees upfront or in monthly instalments.

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Short Learning Programmes

These courses increase your knowledge and develop your skills in relation to the topic that you choose to study. While the short learning programmes are non-accredited, they will give you some of the background you need to take up a role in business management, or to increase your efficiency in your current role.

Short Learning Programmes (Endorsed by the IIE)

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Educational Management Development Programmes

Education managers are often faced with the challenge of having to respond effectively to regulatory requirements that govern both the management of schools as well as the teaching and learning processes. Individuals therefore need to equip themselves with the necessary skills and knowledge to respond to such requirements effectively.

This range of programmes is ideally suited to educators who are either already in management positions within the teaching environment, or educators aspiring to move into management positions in future.

At Oxbridge Academy, we offer the following educational management development programmes via distance learning:

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Occupational Certificates

These formal qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), and are accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). Occupational qualifications are associated with a trade, occupation or profession resulting from work-based learning and consisting of knowledge unit standards, practical unit standards, and work experience unit standards.

National Qualifications (N4-N6) Leading To Diplomas

The N4 – N6 courses are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). These formal qualifications prepare you for a career in business management, and focus on equipping you with the skills that you need to succeed in the workplace. If you have completed your N6 level and can provide evidence of 18 months of relevant practical experience, you may be eligible to apply for – and receive – a National Diploma.

National Certificate: N4 Business Management
National Certificate: N5 Business Management
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 66929
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N4 Business Management
National Certificate: N6 Business Management
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 66995
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N5 Business Management
National Certificate: N4 Farming Management
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 66829
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: Matric with Computers (CAT/IT) or Introductory Certificate with Introductory Computer Practice N4
National Certificate: N5 Farming Management
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 66914
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N4 Farming Management
National Certificate: N6 Farming Management
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 66993
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N5 Farming Management

What Are Some Of The Things I Can Learn By Studying A Business Course?

While the main focus of business studies is on economics and management, it is important to note that business courses are interdisciplinary in nature. This means that you will learn about a wide range of topics, which may include anything from basic accounting to the role of psychology in marketing.

 Some of the topics that are frequently covered in business management courses include the following:

  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Communication
  • General Management Principles
  • HR and Labour Relations
  • Finance
  • Public Relations
  • Sales and Marketing

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

When you study a business management course, you will also acquire a broad range of transferable knowledge and skills, which may include:

  • An understanding of how organisations work
  • Critical and analytical thinking skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Digital literacy
  • Financial literacy

Transferable skills are skills that you can use in any career or working environment. By studying a business management course, therefore, you will be able to build a solid foundation from which you can develop your career – without limiting yourself to the business environment.

What Career Opportunities Are Available In The Business Field?

Business is a broad field covering many different roles and responsibilities, and studying business management prepares you for a wide variety of careers in this field.

The careers you will be able to pursue will depend on factors such as:

  • Your qualifications
  • Your training or specialisation in a particular area of business
  • Your level of financial skills
  • Your leadership abilities

These are only a few examples of the factors that influence your career choice within the field of business. Other factors that you need to keep in mind when choosing a career include your personal interests, your preferred working environment, and your broader skill set.

Here Are A Few Examples Of Business Management And Related Careers:

Keep in mind that you may need to study towards additional qualifications, or write additional exams, before you will be considered for many of these positions)

  • Accountant
  • Admin Assistant
  • Banker
  • Business Analyst
  • Buyer
  • Claims Analyst
  • Compliance Officer
  • Customer Service Consultant
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Manager
  • General Manager
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Insurance Broker
  • Loan Officer
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Sales Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Small Business Manager
  • Tax Consultant

Just like in any other field, you will need to start out in a junior position in the business world, and then work your way up from there. Experience is one of the most important factors that employers will look at when hiring managers and other senior staff members.

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