Our ICB Business Management Courses

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning is accredited and registered to offer these ICB Business Management Courses:

Business Management is a very versatile career path that is necessary in any type of business. Having a reputable qualification in Business Management will fully prepare you for entering the business world and levelling up in your career field.

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

ICB Business Management Subjects

The ICB Business Management programme consists of various different subjects. Each course has its own set of learning objectives, starting off with foundational knowledge and progressing to a more in-depth focus on the aspects of Business Management.


Small Business Financial Management: ICB National Certificate

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


Office Administration – Business Management: ICB Higher Certificate

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


Financial Accounting – Business Management: ICB National Diploma

  • 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 ICB Business Management?

Upon finishing your ICB Business Management programme, you will be able to:

  • Apply critical skills of Business Management, such as leadership, computer skills, interpersonal communication, and critical thinking skills
  • Improve implemented management systems and implement new systems in the business
  • Assess different managerial practices to maximise their outcome
  • Communicate effectively with employees, managers, business owners, and the public
  • Determine new procedures to improve market quality and perspectives


Benefits Of Having A Business Management Qualification

Gain An Internationally Recognised Qualification

The ICB Business Management programme meets the required educational standards on an international level. This means that your ICB qualification can be used to apply for related careers anywhere in the world.


A Variety Of Career Options

A reputable Business Management qualification will open the door to many career opportunities. Business Management involves having a wide skill set, so you can choose any industry to apply your new-found knowledge and skills. Your earning potential and job security will also increase due to these skills.


Work While You Further Your Studies

Since the ICB Business Management courses are part of Distance Learning programmes, you can complete your studies from home and choose a full-time or part-time job that suits your schedule. You can improve your skills as you gain practical work experience and receive an income.


Develop Your Scarce Skills

Scarce skills or critical skills are in high demand in a variety of work fields. Employers will also be more likely to hire someone with a scarce skill set, as their valuable set of skills can be used in many business careers. You will also find it easier to work your way up in your career with a scarce skill set.


Learn How The Business World Functions

Being a part of the business world involves being active in business operations. You will soon notice what it takes to be a successful business and how to keep a business profitable. This knowledge and involvement is also beneficial for those who want to start their own business. 


Career Opportunities In Business Management

With a wide skill set, Business Management is associated with a wide range of career opportunities. Some career opportunities in the field of Business Management include:

  • Business Consultant
  • Financial Accountant
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Accounting Officer
  • Sales Assistant


Salary Expectations

With many career opportunities in the field, those with a qualification in Business Management are very likely to find a high-paying job. Since you can improve your skills and gain work experience, you can also move up in the business world.


Role And Responsibilities

The ICB Business Management programme has a variety of subjects, and since the application of these subjects are wide, you will be able to apply your skills and knowledge in various different career fields:


Business Consultant

  • Assessing current business procedures and suggesting improvements
  • Creating report templates to monitor the effectiveness of applied techniques
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of communication between different departments
  • Assessing customer service policies and application
  • Staying in close contact with main customers to explain new processes that will improve services
  • Submitting reports regarding the health of the company


Financial Accountant

  • Preparing reports on a monthly basis 
  • Conducting a variety of internal audits
  • Overseeing tax payments and ensuring compliance with tax regulations
  • Preparing budgets for various business projects
  • Reporting on accounting inconsistencies
  • Ensuring that the business keeps up with financial practices, policies, and regulations


Human Resource Manager

  • Planning different projects in the Human Resources department
  • Conducting job analysis for clear communication
  • Reviewing employee complaints to resolve issues and disputes
  • Hiring and training new employees to develop their skills
  • Designing thorough workplace policies
  • Monitoring employee performance
  • Maintaining and improving work culture


Accounting Officer

  • Reviewing and maintaining financial records
  • Ensuring that tax practices comply with accounting and tax laws
  • Preparing budgets on a regular basis
  • Monitoring profits and expenses for reports
  • Evaluating management systems, potential risks, and procedures to provide recommendations
  • Managing accounts and preparing financial statements based on this information


Sales Assistant

  • Managing the cash register
  • Greeting customers and showing them around the store
  • Ordering new stock when necessary
  • Helping customers to find the products they are looking for
  • Cleaning up the store and rearranging displays
  • Accepting product deliveries

ICB Business Management Curriculum

Once you have registered for the ICB Business Management course, you will be able to access the ICB Student Portal. You can find all your assessments, assignments, and final examination content on this platform. The assessments and assignments are specifically designed to prepare students for the final exam.


ICB Business Management Assessments To Be Completed
 

Every ICB course has two tests presented in a multiple-choice format. These tests are to be written online through the MACCI platform. Your marks will be released right after you have submitted your test.

Students have to choose when they will complete their tests, as long as they are submitted before their final exam opportunity. These tests count as thorough preparation for the final exam, so each test has a time limit. You can find all the necessary information stated in your Portfolio of Evidence (PoE).


ICB Business Management Assignments To Be Completed

Students will have to complete three assignments for each ICB course. These need to be completed before the final exam.

Your first two assignments will be online, and you will receive your marks right after submission. For your final assignment, you will need to download the file from your PoE and complete the assignment offline.

The assignment must then be submitted to your PoE as a single PDF file. You will be notified when your results are ready, since this assignment will be marked manually.


ICB Business Management Exams

There is a final examination for each ICB course. You will have to register for an exam date and venue. You can contact your training provider to assist you in finding an exam venue near you. If you fully complete your PoE with all the necessary information and assignments, you can write your exams at home.

If your PoE is not complete by the time of your final exam, you will not be permitted to write the exam and will need to redo your course. 

Students should note that past ICB exam papers are not made available as learning resources. This is because the ICB updates its course content each year. It would not be helpful for students to go through past exam papers, so ICB ensures that assignments and assessments found in the PoE cover all the necessary information students will need for their exam preparation.

Why Choose To Study With Bellview Institute of Distance Learning?

Students that choose to study with Bellview Institute of Distance Learning will receive various benefits. We prioritise giving students the best study experience possible with all the help they need.

NATED Financial Management

Meet Your Business Management Courses Tutors


Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Business Management Facebook Group

After registering for your ICB Business Management course with Bellview, you can join our Business Management Facebook group. This gives students a platform to connect with tutors and other students. You can use this group to ask questions, stay updated on your studies, and join discussions.

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Application Process

You can apply for your studies with Bellview by:

  • Call or WhatsApp us: 065 656 9818
  • Call us on our toll-free line at 080 039 0027


How Do I Study For ICB Business Management?

Once you have received your application confirmation, you can follow these guidelines to start your studies:

  • Complete your ICB student portal registration – You will find all the study materials and timetables on the ICB Student Portal. You can only access this material by registering and logging in to the portal with your student details.
  • Make sure your student information is correct – It is always good to double-check your student details to ensure that there are no errors. If you do feel uncertain about some details, you can contact your training provider for assistance.
  • Get your PoE ready – Your PoE consists of your administrative information, course materials, and documents. You will be expected to update your PoE accordingly as you continue your studies to qualify for the final exam.
  • Join Bellview’s Business Management Facebook group – It is important to stay updated on your studies, and interacting with fellow students will help you to feel more comfortable during your study experience.


When Can I Start Studying ICB Business Management?

The ICB does not provide training for its courses – students can receive training in the ICB course of their choice through a registered learning institution. 

In order to offer ICB course programmes, learning institutions must register with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). Bellview Institute of Distance Learning is fully accredited to offer the ICB Business Management course, so you can apply to start your course with Bellview.

Frequently Asked Questions

Each ICB Business Management course takes 12 months to complete. This means the entire ICB Business Management programme takes a total of 36 months to complete.

The ICB Business Management programme covers the following subjects:

  • 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 Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)
  • 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)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK (ACCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB)

Some careers in the field of Business Management include:

  • Business Consultant
  • Financial Accountant
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Accounting Officer
  • Sales Assistant

No, you do not need a degree to become a Business Manager. You can become a Business Manager with an ICB, CIMA, or NATED qualification. These reputable qualifications can get you into high-level career opportunities.

Some different categories within Business Management include:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Financial Management
  • Project Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Production Management

ICB Business Management courses are courses that provide students with qualifications in bookkeeping, accounting and business management.

You will need a grade 11 or equivalent certificate to start an ICB Business Management course.

The ICB Business Management Courses include:

  • Small Business Financial Management
  • Office Administration
  • Financial Accounting

 Yes, It is. However, that route is not recommended because the ICB does not offer any student support or graduation ceremony.

The average salary for a Business Manager is between R51 100 and R81 300 per month.

There are some mathematical elements to business management, but Maths is by no means the focus of this job. Business Management is more about taking care of the company’s affairs and making sure that the operations within are run smoothly.

Yes, the ICB courses offered at Bellview are accredited by the ICB and registered with the Department of Education and Higher Training (DHET).

Yes, it is. All ICB qualifications are internationally recognised.

Unisa will not directly give you credits for your ICB subjects. They will, however, evaluate your application on a Recognition for prior learning basis.

If you have obtained an ICB Business Management qualification, you can:

  • Apply for jobs in business management
  • Study further by applying for other Business management courses or another ICB programme.

If you want to register for an ICB course, you can do so through Bellview Institute of Distance Learning. We offer a range of accredited ICB courses.

These are some advantages of studying an ICB course:

  • ICB qualifications are nationally and internationally recognised
  • Learn scarce and valuable skills
  • You can start studying an ICB course with only a Grade 10 Certificate

Author: Karla Nortier
Editor: Connor Bergsma
Date Published: June 10, 2022