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A business management course can help you 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.


A business management course can help you 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.

The business management courses at Oxbridge Academy:

At Oxbridge Academy, you have the opportunity to study your business management course via distance learning. This means that you can improve your knowledge and skills while maintaining a full-time job.
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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 Programme endorsed by The Independent Institute of Education (IIE)

This course is also non-accredited, but is endorsed by The Independent Institute of Education (IIE).

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.

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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.

The programmes listed below are endorsed by the South African Council for Educators (SACE). Registered educators can build towards credit on their Continuing Professional Teacher Development (CPTD) accounts by earning professional development (PD) points upon completion of these programmes.

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:

Find out what our business students have to say about their experiences with Oxbridge Academy:

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Thank you Oxbridge Academy for giving me this opportunity to learn more about administration. I improved my specialities and gained more skills, now I can express myself to other posts. Thanks for your support.

– Millicent Maqanda

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
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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 business-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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  • Business law: Also referred to as commercial law or mercantile law. Business law refers to all the laws and regulations that apply to businesses and the manner in which businesses conduct their activities.
  • Digital literacy: The ability to use digital technology for a variety of purposes, such as sending and receiving messages, recording data, accessing information, performing calculations, creating reports, and producing multimedia content. Digital literacy also incorporates knowing how to use digital technology safely and in an ethical manner.
  • ISO International Organization for Standardization. The ISO, which is based in Switzerland, develops International Standards that aim to ensure the quality, safety, and efficiency of products, services, and systems globally.


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