Available Business Management Courses

Our Business Management courses are the best way to develop your skills and knowledge in managing a successful business. If you have dreams of working in the business sector, our NATED and ICB Business Management courses will help improve your employability.

NATED Business Management Diploma Course

The NATED Business Management Diploma course consists of four course studies, designed to help you achieve your National N Certificates, and National N Diploma. These courses are namely:

Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate

Course Summary

Course Name:
Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate
Certificate Type:
National N Certificate
Course Level:
NQF level 05, N4
Duration:
12 months

The Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate is the first course in your NATED Business Management programme. This course is designed to provide you with all the foundational knowledge and skills you would need to pursue a successful career in Business Management.

Course Information:

Course NameBusiness Management: NATED N4 National Certificate
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
Examinations

Management Communication N4 Internal Exam
Management Communication N4 External Exam

Introductory Accounting N4 Internal Exam
Introductory Accounting N4 External Exam

Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4 Internal Exam
Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4 External Exam

Computer Practice N4 Internal Exam
Computer Practice N4 External Exam

Award TypeNational Certificate: N4 Business Management
Award Issued By

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

SAQA ID66871
NQF Level05
Course Duration6 to 12 months
Credits60
Entry Requirement

Matric Certificate:

Amended Senior Certificate
OR
National Senior Certificate

Business Management: NATED N5 National Certificate

Course Summary

Course Name:
Business Management: NATED N5 National Certificate
Certificate Type:
National N Certificate
Course Level:
NQF level 05, N5
Duration:
12 months

The Business Management: NATED N5 National Certificate is the second course in your NATED Business Management programme. This course is designed to expand on the knowledge and skills you have acquired in your N4 National Certificate course, as well as introduce you to new study fields.

Course Information:

Course NameBusiness Management: NATED N5 National Certificate
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
Examinations

Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5 Internal Exam
Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5 External Exam

Sales Management N5 Internal Exam
Sales Management N5 External Exam

Public Relations N5 Internal Exam
Public Relations N5 External Exam

Computer Practice N5 Internal Exam
Computer Practice N5 External Exam

Award TypeNational Certificate: N5 Business Management
Award Issued By

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

SAQA ID66929
NQF Level05
Course Duration6 to 12 months
Credits60
Entry Requirement

National Certificate: N4 Business Management

Business Management: NATED N6 National Certificate

Course Summary

Course Name:
Business Management: NATED N6 National Certificate
Certificate Type:
National N Certificate
Course Level:
NQF level 05, N6
Duration:
12 months

The Business Management: NATED N6 National Certificate is the third course in your NATED Business Management programme. This course focuses on completing all the knowledge you have gained during your previous studies, and prepares you for the workforce.

Course Information:

Course NameBusiness Management: NATED N6 National Certificate
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
Examinations

Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6 Internal Exam
Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6 External Exam

Sales Management N6 Internal Exam
Sales Management N6 External Exam

Cost and Management Accounting N5 Internal Exam
Cost and Management Accounting N5 External Exam

Public Relations N6 Internal Exam
Public Relations N6 External Exam

Award TypeNational Certificate: N6 Business Management
Award Issued By

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

SAQA ID66995
NQF Level05
Course Duration6 to 12 months
Credits60
Entry Requirement

National Certificate: N5 Business Management

Business Management: NATED N6 National Diploma

Course Summary

Course Name:
Business Management: NATED N6 National Diploma
Certificate Type:
National N Diploma
Course Level:
NQF level 06, N6
Duration:
18 months

The Business Management: NATED N6 National Diploma is the last course in your NATED Business Management programme. During this course, you will apply all the skills and knowledge you have gained during your studies, by completing practical training.

Course Information:

Course NameBusiness Management: NATED N6 National Diploma
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
Examinations

No examinations will be written as this is a practical training course. Instead, you must complete all relevant tasks, according to your National N Diploma: Business Management: Logbook

Award TypeNational Diploma: N6 Business Management
Award Issued By

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)

SAQA ID67036
NQF Level06
Course Duration18 months
Credits180
Entry Requirement

National Certificate: N6 Business Management

ICB Business Management Course

The ICB Business Management course consists of three course studies, designed to help you achieve your ICB National Certificate, Higher Certificate, and National Diploma. These courses are namely:

Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate

Course Summary

Course Name:
Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate
Certificate Type:
ICB National Certificate
Course Level:
NQF level 04
Duration:
12 months

This foundational course is designed to introduce students to areas such as bookkeeping and accounting. The Small Business Financial Management course is your first step towards a reputable ICB qualification.

Course Information:

Course NameSmall Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
Examinations

Exam opportunities available to you:

  • 3 Assignments
  • 2 Tests
  • Final Examination
Award TypeICB National Certificate
Award Issued By
  • FASSET will issue your National Qualification
  • ICB will issue your Programme Completion Certificate
SAQA ID48736
NQF Level04
Course Duration12 months
Credits120
Entry Requirement

Grade 11 certificate or an equivalent certificate

Office Administration - Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate

Course Summary

Course Name:
Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate
Certificate Type:
ICB Higher Certificate
Course Level:
NQF level 05
Duration:
26 months

The second course in ICB Business Management is designed to build upon the knowledge obtained in the previous course. You will also cover more administrative knowledge and skills related to running a business effectively.

Course Information:

Course NameOffice Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
Examinations

Exam opportunities available to you:

  • 3 Assignments
  • 2 Tests
  • Final Examination
Award TypeICB Higher Certificate
Award Issued By
  • FASSET will issue your National Qualification
  • ICB will issue your Programme Completion Certificate
SAQA ID23619
NQF Level05
Course Duration26 months
Credits240
Entry Requirement

Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate

Financial Accounting - Business Management: ICB National Diploma

Course Summary

Course Name:
Financial Accounting – Business Management: ICB National Diploma
Certificate Type:
ICB National Diploma
Course Level:
NQF level 06
Duration:
36 months

The final ICB Business Management course will educate you on how to implement and maintain different management systems at a corporate level. 

Course Information:

Course NameFinancial Accounting – Business Management: ICB National Diploma
AccreditationThe Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
Examinations

Exam opportunities available to you:

  • 3 Assignments
  • 2 Tests
  • Final Examination
Award TypeICB National Diploma
Award Issued By
  • FASSET will issue your National Qualification
  • ICB will issue your Programme Completion Certificate
SAQA ID23619
NQF Level06
Course Duration36 months
Credits280
Entry Requirement

Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate

NATED Business Management Subjects

The NATED Business Management Diploma course will cover a range of subjects in each of the courses you take. For each course, you will study a total of four subjects. The difficulty of each subject will vary depending on your course level, and will become more advanced as you progress in your studies.


Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate Subjects

  • Management Communication N4
  • Introductory Accounting N4
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Computer Practice N4


Business Management: NATED N5 National Certificate Subjects

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5
  • Sales Management N5
  • Public Relations N5
  • Computer Practice N5


Business Management: NATED N6 National Certificate Subjects

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6
  • Sales Management N6
  • Cost and Management Accounting N5
  • Computer Practice N6


Business Management: NATED N6 National Diploma Subjects

This course is a practical training course, so there will be no subject requirements. During this course, you will complete all National N Diploma: Business Management: Logbook tasks.

ICB Business Management Subjects

The ICB Business Management course will cover a range of subjects in each of the courses you take. For each course, the number of subjects studied will vary. The more advanced you go in your studies, the more in-depth your understanding will get.


Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate Subjects

  • Business Management 1 (BMT1)
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • Business Literacy (BUSL)


Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate Subjects

  • Office and Legal Practice (OLPR)
  • Business Management 2 (BMT2)
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • Financial Statements (FNST)
  • Human Resources Management (HRLR)


Financial Accounting – Business Management: ICB National Diploma Subjects

  • Business Management 3 (BMT3)
  • Financial Management and Control (FMCL)
  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks (FRRF)
  • Research Theory and Practice (by short dissertation; topic: Business Management) (RTAP)

What Will I Learn In A Business Management Course?

For each Business Management course, your learning outcomes will differ. Each course taken will equip you with the necessary skills for your career, and will vary based on your subjects taken.


Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate Outcomes

  • Communication
  • Introductory Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  • Computer Practice


Business Management: NATED N5 National Certificate Outcomes

  • Communication
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  • Sales Management
  • Public Relations
  • Computer Practice


Business Management: NATED N6 National Certificate Outcomes

  • Communication
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  • Sales Management
  • Public Relations
  • Computer Practice


Business Management: NATED N6 National Diploma Outcomes

  • Communication
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  • Sales Management
  • Public Relations
  • Computer Practice


Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate Outcomes

  • Preparing yearly budgets
  • Recording business transactions
  • Preparing financial statements
  • Calculating gross pay and deductions
  • Calculating VAT and tax returns


Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate Outcomes

  • Calculating VAT
  • Preparing tax returns
  • Effective Communication
  • Recording business transactions
  • Setting up business plans and objectives
  • Compiling business strategies


Financial Accounting – Business Management: ICB National Diploma Outcomes

  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Tax regulations
  • Understanding the nature of law
  • Financial Management
  • Internal auditing
  • External auditing
  • Accounting theory and practice
  • Corporate governance

Benefits Of Having A Business Management Qualification?

Having a NATED or ICB Business Management qualification will provide you with many benefits, as it validates your knowledge and experience in your studies. These credentials will ensure hiring employers look favourably upon you, when applying for a job.


Career Opportunities In Business Management

Having a Business Management qualification will allow you to choose from a variety of career fields within Business Management. The careers you will be able to pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Analyst
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Financial Accountant
  • Business Consultant
  • Accounting Officer


Salary Expectations

The predicted monthly salary for the various positions in Business Management are as follows:


Role And Responsibilities

For each of the various Business Management careers, the duties you will be assigned to complete will differ. Largely, your roles and responsibilities will be determined by your choice of career, as well as your position within the company, and your employer.


Business Analyst Roles And Responsibilities

  • Budgeting
  • Planning
  • Pricing
  • Creating business analysis
  • Analysing and provide business requirements


Payroll Administrator Roles And Responsibilities

  • Calculating payable hours
  • Managing timekeeping systems
  • Providing information on a company’s payroll
  • Preparing review reports


Public Relations Manager Roles And Responsibilities

  • Overseeing media releases
  • Improving and maintaining relations with media and influential people
  • Analysing and reporting on media coverage
  • Organising promotional events


Financial Accountant Roles And Responsibilities

  • Preparing financial reports
  • Ensuring taxes are paid
  • Evaluating financial operations
  • Recommending financial practices
  • Overseeing financial accounts


Business Consultant Roles And Responsibilities

  • Meeting with clients
  • Organising business projects
  • Collecting client information
  • Analysing business reports
  • Producing business plans


Accounting Officer Roles And Responsibilities

  • Managing company investments
  • Evaluating data records
  • Developing accounting policies
  • Coordinating with legal advisors
  • Supervising financial reports

NATED Business Management Curriculum

For each course in your NATED Business Management studies, you will handle the study of four subjects. For each subject, you will be required to complete two assessments, as well as write an internal and an external examination.


NATED Business Management Assessments To Be Completed

During your NATED Business Management studies, you will cover the following assessments:


Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate Assessments To Be Completed

  • Management Communication N4 Assessment 1
  • Management Communication N4 Assessment 2
  • Introductory Accounting N4 Assessment 1
  • Introductory Accounting N4 Assessment 2
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4 Assessment 1
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4 Assessment 2
  • Computer Practice N4 Assessment 1
  • Computer Practice N4 Assessment 2


Business Management: NATED N5 National Certificate Assessments To Be Completed

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5 Assessment 1
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5 Assessment 2
  • Sales Management N5 Assessment 1
  • Sales Management N5 Assessment 2
  • Public Relations N5 Assessment 1
  • Public Relations N5 Assessment 2
  • Computer Practice N5 Assessment 1
  • Computer Practice N5 Assessment 2


Business Management: NATED N6 National Certificate Assessments To Be Completed

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6 Assessment 1
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6 Assessment 2
  • Sales Management N6 Assessment 1
  • Sales Management N6 Assessment 2
  • Cost and Management Accounting N5 Assessment 1
  • Cost and Management Accounting N5 Assessment 2
  • Public Relations N6 Assessment 1
  • Public Relations N6 Assessment 2


Business Management: NATED N6 National Diploma Assessments To Be Completed


NATED Business Management Exams

Your NATED Business Management examinations will consist of both an internal and external examination for every subject taken. This means that you will write a total of 24 examinations, over the span of three years, during your N4 – N6 National Certificate studies.

ICB Business Management Curriculum

Your ICB curriculum will vary according to the course you take. For each course, you will be required to complete various assessments, and must gain a minimum grade of 60% to pass.


ICB Business Management Assessment To Be Completed

Your ICB Business Management assessments will consist of three assignments, two tests, and a final examination for every course taken. In order to sit for your final examination, you must complete both your course tests. Your tests can be done at any time during the course of the year.

You must register for your course assessments on the ICB Student Portal. Once you have registered, you will gain access to ICB MACCI, a digital platform where you will be able to see your test results. You can also apply for your PoE and final exams through the platform.


ICB Business Management Assignments To Be Completed 

Your ICB Business Management courses will consist of the following assignments and tests to be competed:

  • Formative Assignment 1
  • Formative Assignment 2
  • Formative Assignment 3
  • ICB Test 1
  • ICB Test 2


Your first two assignments will be completed online, while the third and final assignment should be downloaded from your digital
Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) and completed offline. All assignments and tests must be completed before taking your final examination. 

If you fail to submit your assignments before your final examination, you will not be allowed to write.


ICB Business Management Exams

Your ICB Business Management examinations will take place at the end of your study module, and will account for 70% of your course grade. Therefore, you will need to complete your course assignments before taking your final examinations, in order to pass your course.

If your PoE is incomplete by the time of your final exams, you will be excluded from the exam opportunity and will have to redo certain subjects or the entire course.

Why Choose To Study With Bellview Institute of Distance Learning?

Choosing to study through Bellview Institute of Distance Learning will provide you with a range of advantages and benefits, as we prioritise giving students the best possible experience. View our benefits.

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Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Business Management Facebook Group

You can join our Business Management Courses Facebook Group if you are interested in learning more about our Business Management courses. There, you will be able to engage with our staff and fellow students. Our Facebook group is also the perfect place to ask any questions you might have, and stay updated on all our course information.

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Application Process

There are a variety of ways to apply for our Business Management courses with Bellview Institute of Distance Learning. You can choose to:

  • Call us on our toll-free line at 080 039 0027
  • Contact one of our qualified course specialists
  • Call or WhatsApp us: 065 656 9818


How Do I Study For NATED Business Management?

To study our NATED Business Management Diploma course, you will need to:


Once you have successfully completed your
Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate course, you can study further, by registering for the Business Management: NATED N5 National Certificate, and repeating the process.


How Do I Study For ICB Business Management?

To study our ICB Business Management courses, you need to:

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Once you have successfully completed your
Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate course, you can study further, by registering for the Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate, and repeating the process.


When Can I Start Studying Business Management?

Bellview offers all Business Management courses for you to study, so you can start your NATED or ICB Business Management studies at any time. All you need is to have the necessary documents, and meet all course entry requirements. Registrations are open throughout the year.

Frequently Asked Questions

To start the first NATED Business Management course, you will need to have a Matric Certificate, the National Senior Certificate or the Amended Senior Certificate is sufficient.

To start the first ICB Business Management course, you will need to have a Grade 11 Certificate or Equivalent. The ICB will also accept you into the Business Management programme if you have completed and gained a Bookkeeping: ICB National Certificate.

NATED Business Management courses are accredited by The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO).

ICB Business Management courses are accredited by the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB).

The NATED Business Management course will take 54 months to complete, while the ICB Business Management course will take up to 60 months to complete.

When it comes to careers the world of business management is growing more than any other field in the world today. With the need for well-trained business managers rising there are many different careers to choose from. 

For example when you complete your Business Management course through Bellview Institute of Distance Learning the following careers await you:

  • Office Manager
  • Office Administrator
  • Business Manager
  • Market Manager
  • Sales Executive
  • Business Analyst
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Public Relations Manager

Those who are in Business Management positions have one of the highest average salaries of the major occupation groups. This can range anywhere from R 110 000 to R 625 000 per year.

No, you do not need Matric to study Business Management. The ICB offers Business Management courses that you can start using only a Grade 11 Certificate.

Yes, Business Management is a good career choice, as studying in the field of Business Management will broaden your understanding of various aspects within a business, increasing your employability, and allowing you to pursue a range of well-paying jobs. With a Business Management qualification, you will also have the skills necessary to start your own business.

Although there is a financial component in Business Management (e.g. when working with finances, going over transactions, etc.) it is not the main component of Business Management.

Both ICB and NATED courses are recognised internationally. You can use these qualifications to apply for careers or further your studies wherever you go.

A Business Management Diploma is on an NQF level 06.

Some good skills to have as a Business Manager include:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Mentorship skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Strategic thinking skills
  • Communication skills
  • Delegation skills

The Quality Council of Trades and Occupation (QCTO) accredits NATED courses and qualifications.

Studying any subject is not hard at all, if you are willing to put in the time and effort you can pass any course you choose to study.

If you want to study towards a NATED Business Management Diploma you will need a Matric Certificate.

Economics and business management are the main focus of a Business Management course. However, you will also cover finance, HR and marketing

Management can be divided into the following categories:

  • Managerial Management
  • Executive Level Management
  • Supervisory Management

NATED courses are recognized by the Quality Council of Trades and Occupation (QCTO), which ensures that these courses meet the internationally set educational standards.

If you have a Business Management qualification, these are the jobs that you can do:

  • Sales Associate
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Sales Manager

Some business management courses have maths included, although maths is not the main focus. The accounting courses like financial accounting and managerial accounting have some maths.

The NATED Business Management Diploma course, as well as the ICB Business Management course have a total of 12 subjects each.

If you are interested in being a businessman, you can study courses in the following departments:

  • Marketing
  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Administration

Business Management courses give students the basic skills and knowledge needed to build a career in managing a business successfully. Students will learn the skills that are necessary to be efficient and productive in the business environment.

A Business Manager might have the following duties:

  • Train staff
  • Supervise employees and other staff
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Oversee all company operations
  • Implement strategies

If you want to study Business Management, you can apply at Bellview Institute of Distance Learning. We offer NATED and ICB Business Management courses.

Yes, you can. Maths is not a requirement when you want to study Business Management at Bellview Institute of Distance Learning.

To study a NATED Business Management course, you will need to have a Matric Certificate. To study an ICB Business Management course, you will need to have a Grade 11 Certificate or an Equivalent.

If you are interested in building a successful career in the Business industry, you can apply for our Business Management courses. We offer the NATED and ICB Business Management courses. 

To get more information on the costs of our Business Management courses, contact any of our course specialists.

Yes, business management is a good course to study. There are various career paths you can follow when you have a Diploma in business management. Which is why studying business management would be beneficial for you.

Yes, NSFAS does fund NATED Business Management courses. However, they do not fund our NATED Business Management course because we are a private institute. We also offer various payment options that will help make paying your course easier.

Author: Ashley Roskruge
Editor: Connor Bergsma
Date Published: June 10, 2022