Lead the pack, motivate and coordinate your way to success with a Diploma in Business Management
Why this course is perfect for you?
Are decision-making and problem solving skills your forte? Do you thrive on seeing daily operations running smoothly? If you answered yes to these questions, then a Diploma in Business Management could be your stepping stone to obtaining your dream job.
Business Management refers to the activities associated with running a company, such as controlling, leading, monitoring, organising and planning. This diploma prepares you for a career in a business management environment where you will be able to perform business-related activities as well as management duties effectively. You will cover a diverse range of modules like Business Communication, Financial Accounting, Principles of Marketing, Human Resources and Project Management, just to name a few.
This comprehensive and versatile qualification will open doors to unlimited career opportunities. As a qualified business professional, you will not only be equipped with the foundation to becoming an entrepreneur, you will also gain an advantage among competition so that you can climb that corporate ladder and reach your career goals.
Why study with Damelin?
As soon as you join the Damelin family, you become part of a network of students, lecturers and friends, who will assist and support you during this exciting journey in your life. Our courses are designed to make your learning as comfortable as possible, with facilities that allow you to build your career in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our lecturers will provide all the support and guidance you require, so you leave Damelin with an unforgettable campus experience.
How to get in?
Registering for the Diploma in Business Management is simple. We have various touch-points for your convenience. Simply call, email, fill in an online enquiry form, or pop into one of our 17 campuses nationwide, where one of our consultants will gladly assist you.
- A Grade 12 Certificate with admission to diploma studies
- An achievement rating of 3 (40% - 49%) in 4 recognised 20 credit bearing subjects
- Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
- English at grade 12/NQF level 4 or equivalent
- Age Exemption (23 years or older):
- At least five years post-Secondary School experience in the field in which the student wants to study and
- Proof of English language proficiency and
- National Senior Certificate or equivalent
- Mature age applicants, 45 years and older without a school leaving qualification, may apply for conditional exemption.
- Foreign Students whose first language is not English, may be required to provide proof of proficiency in English prior to admission to the programme
Time you will spend on the course
The programme duration is 3 years on a full-time basis, or 4 years on a part-time basis. Tuition is face to face and is scheduled per campus. Programmes are offered during the week on a full-time and part-time basis. Part-time tuition is scheduled as per the stipulated planner. A year planner and academic calendar is available at the start of the year with dates and times of classes and campus activities to help you plan your schedule.
Course content and modules
You will cover these modules during the duration of your diploma.
YEAR 1: SEMESTER MODULES
*Indicates subjects that need to be completed in the sequence stipulated.
Business Management 1A (Management Principles)*
Business Management 1B (General Management) *
Principles of Marketing
Financial Accounting 1A
** You have an opportunity to complete the EUC entrance exam. If you pass, you will be awarded credits and will not be required to attend classes for this module.
YEAR 2: SEMESTER MODULES
Business Management 2A (Entrepreneurship)*
Principles of Microeconomics*
Principles of Human Resource Management
Business Management 2B (Operations Management) *
Principles of Macroeconomics*
YEAR 3: SEMESTER MODULES
Business Management 3A (Change Management)*
Principles of Project Management
Business Management 3B (Strategic Management)*
Work Integrated Learning**
**160 hours of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is required to complete this course. WIL is a programme that helps students apply what they’ve learned in a real work setting while earning credits for their qualification.
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Materials to stay ahead
A list of prescribed textbooks will be made available at the start of the course. You will also receive an electronic version (e-guide) of this course. Textbooks are excluded from the course fee.
Careers you’d be great at
- Business Administrator
- Corporate Communications Manager
- Marketing Manager
- Sales Manager
- Project Manager
- Customer Relations Manager
- Human Resources Manager
- General Manager
The strength in your qualification
Full-Time and Part-Time I SAQA ID: 67300 I NQF Level: 6 I Credits: 360 I Course Type: National Qualification