The main objectives of Business Management are to teach individuals the necessary skills and tools, to professionally, efficiently, and effectively manage a successful business. 

These tools and skills are used to gain and handle resources in the operational or marketing setting. 

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning is accredited to offer the following general management qualifications:

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Why should I study Business Management?

  • Business Management is a scarce skill. It is highly sought after in South Africa. Every business needs these skills yet qualified employees having these skills are very rare.

  • Earning potential is what every employee values in the modern world. Finishing one of our accredited courses ensures that you earn exactly what you should, as a qualified graduate.
  • Easy to gain employment when starting in the business world with the necessary qualifications. This guarantees that you are more likely to get your ideal job.
  • Success is guaranteed when you use all the skills and tools you will gain from our coursework. From setting up a new business, maintaining an already established business, or growing a business with new ideas and strategies. Our courses will allow you to do that and more.

You will gain knowledge surrounding the following areas related to business management. These skills cover a broad view of how to build an entire business from the ground up. Managing a business means managing employees. 

A well-trained Business Manager will be able to motivate employees and improve employee performance. They will create and use new strategies to enhance the overall business performance. 

When completing an accredited Business Management course from Bellview Institute of Distance Learning, you will be able to handle any situation a business may face. Our courses assure you that you will rise above them to maintain perfect business standards.

Our Business Management course is designed to teach you both theoretical and practical business skills. These will help you when used in any business. When you apply these skills and tools to any business you will be able to maintain and improve on any business structure. 

Business Management skills include:

  • Project management
  • Technological skills
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Management Communication
  • Introductory Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  • Computer Practice
  • Sales Management
  • Public Relations
  • Cost and Management Accounting

Business Management – An Accredited National Qualification

Business Management Is a Nationally Accredited Technical Education Diploma (NATED) course. These courses are created by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

These qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). This means that the courses are accredited and qualifications are held in high regard.

Our Accreditation

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning is accredited by the QCTO and ICB to offer the Business Management National Qualifications

Business Management: NATED: 01-QCTO/SDP290618-2616

Business Management: ICB: 301089

Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) Accreditation

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Pty. Ltd. Accreditation Number: 01-QCTO/SDP290618-2616

NATED Business Management Courses

Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate

SAQA ID number: 66871

Qualification Title: National Certificate: N4 Business Management
Qualification Type: National N Certificate
Originator: Department of Education
Course Credits: 60
NQF Level 05

Instructional Offering: 

  • Code 4090304: Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Code 4010164: Financial Accounting N4
  • Code 4010154: Introductory Accounting N4
  • Code 5140364: Management Communication N4
  • Code 6030204: Computer Practices N4
  • Code 6030154: Computerised Financial Systems N4
  • Code 6030134: Introductory Computer Practice N4
  • Code 13030094: Mercantile Law N4
  • Code 22020034: Economics N4

Business Management: NATED N5 National Certificate

SAQA ID number: 66929

Qualification Title: National Certificate: N5 Business Management
Qualification Type: National Certificate
Originator: Department of Education
Course Credits: 60
NQF Level 05

Instructional Offering: 

  • Code 4110455: Labour Relations N5
  • Code 4090325: Sales Management N5
  • Code 4090315: Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5
  • Code 4010185: Cost and Management Accounting N5
  • Code 4010175: Financial Accounting N5
  • Code 5070035: Public Relations N5
  • Code 6030175: Computerised Financial Systems N5
  • Code 6030165: Computer Practice N5
  • Code 13030105: Mercantile Law N5
  • Code 22020095: Economics N5

Business Management: NATED N6 National Certificate

SAQA ID number: 66995

Qualification Title: National Certificate: N6 Business Management
Qualification Type: National N Certificate
Originator: Department of Education
Course Credits: 60
NQF Level 05

Instructional Offering: 

  • Code 4110486: Labour Relations N6
  • Code 4010196: Cost and Management Accounting N6
  • Code 4010216: Financial Accounting N6
  • Code 4090336: Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6
  • Code 4090346: Sales Management N6
  • Code 5140296: Marketing Communication N6
  • Code 5070046: Public Relations N6
  • Code 6030186: Computerised Financial Systems N6
  • Code 6030196: Computer Practice N6

Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) Accreditation

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Pty. Ltd. Accreditation Number:  01-QCTO/SDP290618-2621

ICB Business Management Courses

Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate 

SAQA ID number: 48736

Qualification Title: National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management
Qualification Type: National Certificate
Originator: SGB GET & FET Business, Commerce and Management Studies
NQF level 04
Course Credits: 120

Instructional Offering/Exit Level Outcomes:

The qualifying learner will be able to:

  • Record business transactions, produce quotations and invoices the and prepare reconciliation statements as per organisational requirements and recognised bookkeeping practice
  • Calculate Value Added Tax and prepare returns as required by legislation
  • Calculate gross pay, statutory deductions and prepare IRP 5s as required by legislation
  • Prepare and interpret final accounts as per organisational requirements
  • Calculate the cost of a product and distinguish between fixed and variable costs, carry out break-even analysis and calculate the selling price of a product
  • Calculate working capital for an organisation
  • Prepare a business plan and a budget for a small business
  • Communicate effectively in the workplace

Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

The learner who acquires this qualification should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Make payments as per organisational requirements
  • Calculate Value Added Tax using the current rules and rates of VAT
  • Calculate gross wages from time records
  • Make adjustments for stock evaluation, depreciation, and bad debts
  • Calculate the level of the working capital required in the business
  • Draw up financial business plans

Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate

SAQA ID number: 23619

Qualification Title: Higher Certificate: Office Administration
Qualification Type: National Higher Certificate
Originator: Institute of Administration and Commerce
NQF level 05
Course Credits: 260

Instructional Offering/Exit Level Outcomes:

  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Economics
  • Human Resources Management
  • Labour Relations
  • Management
  • Law
  • Business and Office Administration

The learner who acquires this qualification should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to allocate and apportion overheads to calculate rates of recovery
  • Use these rates to calculate recoveries, and know how to treat under- or over-recoveries
  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare budgets resulting in the budgeted income statement and balance sheet
  • Demonstrate the ability to flex a budget
  • Evaluate the necessary capital budgets
  • Identify revenue and cost curves and demonstrate the ability to highlight the marginal revenues and costs
  • Compute prices using cost-plus or other strategies
  • Produce a cash flow statement from information available
  • Identify the components of working capital and determine strengths and weaknesses in policy, which they could use to prepare a new policy
  • List the types of capital and costs of debt
  • Demonstrate the ability to calculate the marginal cost of capital
  • Discuss the effects of financial leverage
  • Explain the different forms of finance available and choose optimum components

Financial Accounting – Business Management: ICB National Diploma

SAQA ID number: 20366

Qualification Title: National Diploma: Financial Accounting
Qualification Type: Advanced Certificate
Originator: The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers Pty Ltd
NQF level 06
Course Credits: 280

Instructional Offering/Exit Level Outcomes:

  • Competence in all areas of Financial Accounting
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Understanding and applying tax regulations in the field of personal and business taxation
  • Understanding of the nature of law and the role of law within which an accountant operates
  • Competence in all areas of Financial Management
  • Demonstrates an understanding of internal and external auditing processes
  • Understanding of Information Systems in business
  • Demonstrates understanding of the key marketing and management theories, concepts and, techniques operating within business organisations
  • Understands and applies sound accounting theory and practice
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of Management Accounting control systems
  • Understanding of Financial Accounting on the Regulatory Framework
  • Knowledge of corporate strategy

Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

The learner who acquires this qualification should be able to demonstrate:

  • Ability to expertly read financial statements
  • Analytical skills to have clear insight into a business financial health
  • Create and evaluate financial statements 
  • Understanding and the ability to implement Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Ability to evaluate and efficiently calculate Return of Investment (ROI)
  • Skill to expertly express yourself in the language of finance by using the correct terminology

Department Of Higher Education And Training

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning has been awarded a distance learning Exam Number by the DHET Exams division: 01999921101199995016

What Is Business Management?

Business Managers are responsible for the daily operations of a business. They handle the day-to-day running of a business. Business Managers need to keep a positive and healthy work environment for employees to perform at their best. 

Proper Business Management means that you will be able to create and use effective marketing strategies to improve profits and decrease costs. You will be creating a budget and assuring that every department of your business follows that budget. Where needed you will make changes to it for the best outcome for your company.

Being a Business Manager your goal is to help every employee achieve their top performance levels. You might be asked to train new employees and help in the onboarding process. When a Business Manager does his/her job correctly then every other employee works more efficiently and becomes more productive.

Business Management aims to:

  • Improve skills for good communication in a business environment
  • Teach students how to assign tasks to staff and to track progress
  • Teach students to organise a business according to specific needs
  • Educate students on how to improve a business using strategic planning
  • Aid employers in the teaching of junior staff through training and supervision
  • Help increase productivity by making decisions based on the business needs

What Will I Learn?

Students will learn how to use and improve various management-related skills. These include strategic planning, task distribution, and communication skills.

Skills you will learn include:

  • Ways to improve company profits
  • The effective management of employees
  • How to improve team efficiency
  • The drafting of a budget
  • Overseeing a budget per year
  • How to create business strategies
  • Organising business records
  • How to deal with correspondence

Our Business Management Courses

Offering only the best in Business Management courses, Bellview is accredited by the ICB and QCTO and our Business Management is in a class of its own. Combining the knowledge of our instructors and tutors with the practical experience that is needed for Business Management. When you enroll with us you are sure of success.

If you are interested in Business Management, enroll with Bellview Institute of Distance Learning, where we offer two study programmes in Business Management. These programmes are made up of various courses.

ICB Business Management

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) offers courses in the fields of business and financial management. These courses are internationally recognized. Qualifications given by the ICB get preferential treatment by employers.

The ICB Business Management study programme is broken down into the following courses:

Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate

Entry Requirements

To apply for the National Certificate course in Small Business Financial Management, you must:

  • Have a Grade 11 certificate or equivalent certificate
  • Be able to read and write in English

Subjects

The following subjects will be covered during the ICB National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management course:

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

Course Duration

The National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management takes 12 months to complete.

Award Type

Upon completion, you will receive the National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management (NQF Level 4).

Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate

Entry Requirements

Here are the requirements for the Higher Certificate course in Office Administration:

  • You must have an ICB National Certificate in Small Business Financial Management
  • Be able to read and write in English

Subjects

The following subjects will be covered during the ICB Higher Certificate: Office Administration course:

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

Course Duration

The ICB Higher Certificate: Office Administration course takes 26 months to complete.

Award Type

Upon completion, you will receive the Higher Certificate: Office Administration (NQF Level 5).

Financial Accounting – Business Management: ICB National Diploma

Entry Requirements

To apply for the ICB National Diploma in Financial Accounting you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must have completed the ICB Higher Certificate in Office Administration
  • Be able to read and write in English

Subjects

The following subjects will be covered during the ICB National Diploma: Financial Accounting course:

  • Introduction to Business English
  • Business Management 1 (BMT1)
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
  • Business Literacy (BUSL)
  • Office and Legal Practice (OLPR)
  • Business Management 2 (BMT2)
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
  • Financial Statements (FNST)
  • Human Resource Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)
  • Business Management 3 (BMT3)
  • Financial Management and Control (FMCL)
  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Framework (FRRF)
  • Research Theory and Practice (by short dissertation, topic: Business Management) (RTAP)

Course Duration

The ICB National Diploma: Financial Accounting will take 36 months to complete.

Award Type

Upon completion, you will receive the National Diploma: Financial Accounting (NQF Level 6).

NATED: Business Management Courses

The following National Qualification courses in Business Management provide all the tools you need. These tools will help you succeed in the planning, implementation, and management of a business. 

Our NATED Business Management study programme is made up of 4 different courses:

Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate

Entry Requirements

For the National Certificate: N4 Business Management the following are the requirements that you need to meet to apply:

  • A Matric Certificate or equivalent
  • The ability to read and write in English

Subjects

The following subjects will be covered in National Certificate: Business Management (N4)

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

Course Length

N4 National Certificate: Business Management takes 6 to 12 months to complete.

Award Type

N4 National Certificate: Business Management (NQF Level 5).

Business Management: NATED N5 National Certificate

Entry Requirements

For the National Certificate: N5 Business Management the following are the requirements that you need to meet to apply:

  • An N4 National Certificate in Business Management
  • The ability to read and write in English

Subjects

The following subjects will be covered in National Certificate: Business Management(N5)

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

Course Length

N5 National Certificate: Business Management takes 6 to 12 months to complete.

Award Type

N5 National Certificate: Business Management (NQF Level 5).

Business Management: NATED N6 National Certificate

Entry Requirements

For the National Certificate: N6 Business Management the following are the requirements that you need to meet to apply:

  • An N5 National Certificate in Business Management
  • The ability to read and write in English

Subjects

The following subjects will be covered in National Certificate: Business Management(N6)

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N6
  • Sales Management N6
  • Cost and Management Accounting N6
  • Public Relations N6

Course Length

N6 National Certificate: Business Management takes 6 to 12 months to complete.

Award Type

N6 National Certificate: Business Management (NQF Level 5).

Business Management: NATED N6 National Diploma

Entry Requirements

You need to complete your N6 National Certificate: Business Management qualification to apply for your N6 National Diploma: Business Management.

Subjects

All N4, N5, and N6 Business Management subjects need to be completed to start with the final section of your NATED course.

To receive your National Diploma: N6 Business Management you will have to complete your practical work experience. This practical experience means that you will need to complete a period of practical work in the desired field you have chosen. This can be done either as an apprenticeship at a certain business or the alternative is to work while you study, which is why distance learning is so ideal.

Course Length

The practical work experience takes 18 months to complete.

Award Type

National Diploma: N6 Business Management (NQF Level 6).

Career Opportunities With a Business Management Qualification

The list of possible career options is endless once you have obtained one of our Business Management qualifications, such as:

  • Office Manager, average monthly salary: R 27 600
  • Office Administrator, average monthly salary: R 8 816
  • Business Manager, average monthly salary: R 22 838
  • Market Manager, average monthly salary: R 25 475
  • Sales Executive, average monthly salary: R 11 759

See below for a more detailed description of each of the careers above.

Office Manager

Office Managers take responsibility for ensuring that any office environment runs smoothly. They use their skills to optimise an office setup efficiently.

Role And Responsibilities Of An Office Manager

Being an Office Manager means that you will need to fulfill a certain role and several responsibilities. Expect the following to be part of your duties.

  • The setting up and finalizing of schedules
  • Ensuring that every department meets their KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators)
  • Maintaining employee morale
  • The hiring and interviewing process
  • Aid new staff members by providing training during the onboarding process

Expected Salary Of An Office Manager

An Office Manager is expected to earn about R331 200 per year. This works out to a monthly salary of roughly R27 600.

This will be subject to your employer and your experience level.

Office Administrator

Seen as the face of the company, an Office Administrator works on the front line. Taking calls and taking care of clients, they run the day-to-day operations of the company.

Roles and Responsibilities of an Office Administrator

Being an Office Administrator means that you will need to fulfill a certain role and several responsibilities. Expect the following to be part of your duties.

  • The filing of documents
  • Doing daily necessary research
  • Communicating with all department heads
  • Taking calls and making bookings
  • Ensuring that tax documents are completed and up to date
  • Emailing of clients

Expected Salary Of An Office Administrator

An Office Administrator is expected to earn about R105 792 a year. This works out to roughly R8 816 per month.

This will be subject to your employer and your experience.

Business Manager

A Business Manager is a specifically trained expert at building, maintaining, and growing profitable businesses. They are charged with overseeing all departments of a business. Most importantly they make sure that targets are met across all departments.

Roles and Responsibilities of a Business Manager

Being a Business Manager means that you will need to fulfill a certain role and several responsibilities. Expect the following to be part of your duties.

  • You will need to hire, onboard, and train new employees
  • The setting of monthly targets per department
  • Assuring that every department meets their KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators)
  • Making sure that both the company goals and expected profits are met.

Expected Salary Of A Business Manager

A Business Manager earns about R274 056 per year. This works out to roughly R22 838 per month.

This is subject to your company and your level of experience.

Marketing Manager

A Marketing Manager is in charge of every marketing aspect of a business. They are responsible for a company’s voice and its brand. Promoting the products and services of a business improves the brand of a company.

Roles and Responsibilities of a Marketing Manager

Being a Marketing Manager means that you will need to fulfill a certain role and several responsibilities. Expect the following to be part of your duties.

  • The development of strategic marketing plans
  • Managing the Social Media accounts of a company
  • Create and execute successful advertising campaigns
  • Keep within the budget available for marketing
  • Report back on the progress and success of all marketing campaigns
  • Implement effective SEO (Search Engine Optimization) strategies

Expected Salary Of A Marketing Manager

A Marketing Manager is expected to earn about R305 700 per year. This works out to roughly R25 475 per month. 

This is subject to your level of experience.

Sales Executive

A Sales Executive works to show and offer new products and services to current and potential customers. Being a Sales Executive requires you to also do customer research.

Roles and Responsibilities Of A Sales Executive

Being a Sales Executive means that you will need to fulfill a certain role and several responsibilities. Expect the following to be part of your duties.

  • The setting of sales goals for the sales department
  • You will need to analyse sales reports
  • Reach sales objectives
  • Prepare budgets
  • Be able to forecast sales
  • Plan an increase in profits and a decrease in expenses

Expected Salary of a Sales Executive

A Sales Executive is expected to earn about R141 108 per year. This works out to roughly R11 759 per month.

This is subject to your base salary and commission structure.

What are the Benefits of Studying At Bellview Institute of Distance Learning

There are many benefits when enrolling with Bellview Institute of Distance Learning. We are a highly accredited college that offers courses for career-driven individuals. These benefits include:

  • Study from the comfort of your home: Bellview Institute of Distance Learning allows you to study from anywhere. You can study right from home within your comfort zone.
  • Career-specific courses: All of our courses are designed to get you the career you want easily. 
  • Career Building: Enrolling with us guarantees that you will be able to immerse yourself in a whole new skill set. With these skills, you can build a career in whatever field you choose. Offering practical and theoretical training, you will have the opportunity to hone your career-based skills.
  • Study and work at the same time: One of the best benefits of studying with us is that you can work and study at the same time. Our course schedule is designed to be adjustable enough for you to easily manage both a career and studying.
  • Easy application: At Bellview Institute of Distance Learning, we have many different channels for you to use when you want to get in touch. You can apply online, phone our landline (0800 39 00 27), or speak directly to one of our course specialists when choosing the right course.

Why Choose To Study A Business Management Course Via Distance Learning

When considering your educational future, studying via distance learning could be the perfect option to match your needs. Here are some of the benefits of distance learning:

  • Work from home: Seeing as you do not need to attend face-to-face classes, with distance learning, you can study from home
  • Setting your own pace: With distance learning, you can define when and where you want to study. Studying at your own pace means that you only need to be ready when you have your examinations
  • Work as you study: When choosing distance learning you can, work while you study, you will be able to make money while studying.
  • Budget-Friendly: There is no need to plan out a budget for traveling costs seeing as how you study from home. This will save you a lot of money
  • Promotion opportunities: If you choose to study and work at the same time, you are constantly improving your skill sets. Using these tools could easily help you gain a higher position in your current job
  • Cheaper Studies: Distance learning makes your studies a lot cheaper. At Bellview Institute of Distance Learning, you will study credible and high-quality courses at a much lower cost, because there is no need for payments to physical facilities

Frequently Asked Questions About Business Management Courses

What Subjects Do You Study In Business Management?

Although every Business Management course is not the same, each course needs to offer a set of subjects to enable students to gain the most from what they learn. At Bellview Institute of Distance Learning we focus on the following:

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

How Long is a Business Management Course?

Distance learning with Bellview makes the duration of your course one of the most flexible experiences possible. Our Business Management course is broken down into either 6 or 12-month academic semesters. 

The way you choose your subjects determines how long it will take you to complete your course. Thus it can take you 18 to 36 months to complete depending on your own choice. 

When choosing to complete your Business Management course with Bellview you are given the advantage of completing both your practical and theoretical elements at the same time. Distance learning allows you to do so in 6 months, where students in a classroom are only able to complete this in 12 months.

What Career Opportunities Are There with A Business Management Qualification?

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

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