Advanced Certificate in Management (ACM)

Advanced Certificate in Management (ACM)

The Advanced Certificate in Management is an intermediate, post-school, higher education qualification designed to equip the student with the skills necessary to function in the varied management contexts relevant to South African businesses.

About

Many organisations today face the challenge that, although most employees are technically sound at what they do, their overall contribution to organisational performance is undermined by a limited appreciation of how individual roles fit into the organisation’s value chain. The Advanced Certificate in Management (ACM) enables the student to maximise the benefits of sound technical and cognitive leadership. The Advanced Certificate in Management is an intermediate, post-school, higher education qualification designed to equip the student with the skills necessary to function in the varied management contexts relevant to South African businesses. 


Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key aspects of employment relations and the core labour legislation impacting on the employment relationship
  • Apply the principles of strategic leadership, and be able to analyse emerging political, economic, technological and social trends that are vital to good strategic decisions
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts, tools and techniques of project management
  • Demonstrate global corporate citizenship through application of the principles contained in the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

 

CAREERS

The Advanced Certificate in Management is designed to produce employees who are able to work in the different management functions needed by most businesses.

This qualification provides an “intermediate level of higher education knowledge”, and ensures that the qualifying student is able to “[apply] such knowledge and competence in an occupation or role in the workplace” (HEQF).

The programme is therefore suitable for:

  • a person who wishes to enter a middle management position, or
  • a person who has achieved another qualification in an applied area of practice or a non-vocational area and seeks a more business-oriented qualification, or
  • an employed person wishing to enhance, develop or formalise his/her skills and knowledge with a qualification in this area.

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Requirements

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

A knowledge, comprehension and application of the English language at NQF Level 4 (Grade 12 or equivalent level) is required.

 

IT REQUIREMENTS

Minimum system requirements:

  • Reliable broadband Internet access
  • Firefox/Internet Explorer/Chrome web browser
  • Microsoft Word
  • PDF Viewer
  • Ability to scan and upload documents
  • Email/Cellphone for notification and communication.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The minimum admission requirement is a Higher Certificate in a relevant field, or equivalent. In addition, students should be employed in a business environment (of any kind), whether full‐time or part-time, or have access to such an environment for the purposes of practical learning assessments. A letter to this effect from an employer should accompany the application.

Key Information

MODULE DESCRIPTIONS

Finance for non-financial managers FNFM01-OS – bridging course

This short course introduces you to basic financial management principles and empowers you to better understand the financial aspects of business and management decisions. The purpose of the course is to enable people with no financial background to understand finance and its associated terminology. It will enable you to do the basics such as understand and analyse financial statements, complete basic cash and capital budgeting, manage working capital, make valid pricing decisions, and assess project progress and returns. Applicants who meet all admission requirements except for Accounting will be required to take the bridging module Finance for non-financial managers FNFM01-OS.

Financial Management 1 FINM02-6

This module introduces students to the fundamentals of financial management. It explores the purpose of financial management, the role of the financial manager, and the interaction between financial management and other disciplines. The module equips students with the necessary tools to analyse financial statements, appraise investment opportunities, identify appropriate sources of funds for a business, and manage working capital in a business. Financial Management 1 FINM02-6 provides the foundation for further studies in corporate finance and other related modules.

Integrated Business Strategy IBST02-6

This module addresses the fundamentals of strategy, how to apply effective strategic leadership, and why global events and trends are important to South African organisations. Students will explore emerging political, economic, technological and social trends that are vital to good strategic decisions. The module further covers the nature and process of strategic management, strategic intent and analysis, as well as strategy development, formulation and implementation to enable students to engage analytically with the components of strategic management. This module also aims to introduce students to an integrated approach to management. Students will be required to engage with core areas (management and leadership, workplace relations, project management, financial management and one elected area of their choice) through additional case studies and scenarios. They will be required to write a well-substantiated report on a business context (this can be their current business context) that they assessed in terms of strengths and weaknesses (presenting possible solutions and justifying these).

Management and Leadership MALE02-6

The purpose of the module is to integrate and assimilate a variety of relevant management theories and practices in order to implement best practice within the work environment. The focus of this module is a practical application of management and leadership techniques to ensure that effective and efficient behaviours are utilised to improve management and leadership within a work environment and in so doing, improve performance within the work environment.

Workplace Relations WREL01-6

This module introduces the student to the key aspects of employment relations. It explores the main role-players in employment relations and exposes students to the core labour legislation impacting on the relationship. The module further covers the elements of collective bargaining and negotiation, industrial action and strike-handling, as well as strategy and policy decisions from an organisational perspective..

ELECTIVES (select two)

Global Corporate Citizenship II GCCI02-6

This module aims firstly to expose students briefly to the four basic principles contained in the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). These principles are fundamental to the conduct of business nationally and internationally. As it contains an advanced view on global corporate citizenship, students will be exposed to business and the advancement of peace, business for development, financial markets and corporate governance.

Marketing Management Practice PMAR01-6

The purpose of this module is to provide a holistic picture of the field of marketing management and the resultant marketing strategies that can be implemented to obtain a competitive advantage. The module provides more insight into the context of the contemporary marketing landscape and presents students with a structured approach to developing a marketing plan. Topics include an analysis of the marketing environment, market targeting and positioning, as well as strategies that can be implemented to obtain a competitive advantage.

Project Management BBAPM201

This module covers the applications of fundamental management principles in the management of projects. It runs along the well-known Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK). All the well-known knowledge areas and processes of project management are given detailed treatment. This is further reinforced by the extensive use of case studies and practical scenarios to bring theoretical concepts to life.

How to apply

Students need to complete the admission process and receive academic acceptance onto the programme before registering for modules (subjects or courses).

Admission:

*International students: please refer to the admission requirements for international students by clicking here .

Before applying, be sure that you:

  1. meet the minimum entry requirements as per the course programme brochure.
  2. adhere to the admission closing dates as per the course programme timetable.
  3. have all required documentation available as set out in the course programme brochure.
OR

Contact our student service centre at 086 999 0001 where a consultant will gladly assist you by completing your admission application on your behalf.

Upon successful admission, you will receive an acceptance letter via email as well as login details to access myMilparkmyMilpark, our online student environment.


Exemptions:

If you have completed a qualification at another accredited institution, you may be eligible for subject exemptions.

To apply for an Exemption:

  1. submit the relevant application if any of the modules you have completed previously (no more than 10 years ago) are similar to the modules on the qualification you are applying for.
  2. submit your original exemption application form together with originally certificated documents via post or hand delivery to Milpark.
Note: If you have previously completed a qualification at Milpark Education, you may also be eligible for subject exemptions, however these will be automatically granted on admission. No application is required.

Registration:

On successful admission, you can proceed with the registration of your semester modules.
*International students: please refer to the registration requirements for international students by clicking here .

To register, ensure that you:

  1. have received your login details to access myMilparkmyMilpark.
  2. adhere to the registration closing dates as per the relevant course programme timetable.

(You will be required to upload your proof of payment proof of deposit/EFT, bursary letter or credit card.)

OR

Contact our student service centre at 086 999 0001 where a consultant will gladly assist you by completing your registration application on your behalf.

Upon successful registration, a confirmation of registration letter will be sent together with your study material (where applicable).
All admission and registration information can be also viewed online on myMilpark .myMilpark .

Students need to complete the admission process and receive academic acceptance onto the programme before registering for modules (subjects or courses).

Admission:

*International students: please refer to the admission requirements for international students by clicking here .

Before applying, be sure that you:

  1. meet the minimum entry requirements as per the course programme brochure.
  2. adhere to the admission closing dates as per the course programme timetable.
  3. have all required documentation available as set out in the course programme brochure.
OR

Contact our student service centre at 086 999 0001 where a consultant will gladly assist you by completing your admission application on your behalf.

Upon successful admission, you will receive an acceptance letter via email.


Exemptions:

If you have completed a qualification at another accredited institution, you may be eligible for subject exemptions.

To apply for an Exemption:

  1. submit the relevant application if any of the modules you have completed previously (no more than 10 years ago) are similar to the modules on the qualification you are applying for.
  2. submit your original exemption application form together with originally certificated documents via post or hand delivery to Milpark.

Note: If you have previously completed a qualification at Milpark Education, you may also be eligible for subject exemptions, however these will be automatically granted on admission. No application is required.


Registration:

On successful admission, you can proceed with the registration of your semester modules.
*International students: please refer to the registration requirements for international students by clicking here .

To register, ensure that you:

  1. have received your login details to access myMilparkmyMilpark.
  2. adhere to the registration closing dates as per the relevant course programme timetable.

(You will be required to upload your proof of payment - proof of deposit/EFT, bursary letter or credit card.)

OR

Contact our student service centre at 086 999 0001 where a consultant will gladly assist you by completing your registration application on your behalf.

Upon successful registration, a confirmation of registration letter will be sent together with your study material (where applicable).
All admission and registration information can be also viewed online on myMilpark .myMilpark .

Registration:

*International students: please refer to the registration requirements for international students by clicking here .

To register, ensure that you:

  1. have received your login details to access myMilparkmyMilpark.
  2. adhere to the registration closing dates as per the relevant course programme timetable.

(You will be required to upload your proof of payment proof of deposit/EFT, bursary letter or credit card.)

OR

Contact our student service centre at 086 999 0001 where a consultant will gladly assist you by completing your registration application on your behalf.

Upon successful registration, a confirmation of registration letter will be sent together with your study material (where applicable).
All admission and registration information can be also viewed online on myMilpark .myMilpark .

All international students need to apply via the manual admission route and submit original certified documentation.

If the entry requirements for your chosen Milpark qualification is a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC), you need to obtain an exemption certificate from the Higher Education South Africa (HESA). Visit www.hesa.org.za for further information.

If the entry requirement for your chosen Milpark qualification is a prior undergraduate qualification, you need to obtain an equivalent certificate for foreign qualifications completed. Visit www.saqa.co.za for further information.

  1. Students enrolling via distance learning:
    • do not need to comply with any visa or residency requirements.
    • will conclude admission and registration processes at a distance.
    • will receive study materials via courier in their country of residence.
    • will receive support via distance methods.

    Note: Students are liable for additional costs in respect of courier and examinations.
    Please contact the student service centre 086 999 0001 for further information.

  2. Distance learning students who want to visit South Africa to attend a single short workshop or write an examination at a local venue, have to do so based on the normal visa/visiting requirements as stipulated by the Department of International Affairs (or Home Affairs).

    Note: Such a visit does not imply permission to remain in South Africa indefinitely based on registration at Milpark Education.

  3. Distance learning students are not allowed to provide a South African residential or postal address. Such registrations will not be concluded as the normal visa/study permit requirements have to be complied with as for contact/residential students below.

Contact learning

International students who do not have permanent residence in South Africa or who are not South African citizens need to follow the steps below:

Step 1

Consult their embassy/ Department of International Relations/ South African Embassy for specific prerequisites with regards to the legal requirements for registration with a South African academic institution.

Step 2

Obtain:

  • An official provisional admission letter from Milpark.
  • Proof of medical cover. The relevant South African law states:

"In terms of the Immigration Act No. 13 of 2002 as Amended and its Regulations, any prospective student to the Republic of South Africa, must provide proof of medical cover with a medical scheme registered in terms of the Medical Schemes Act, 1998 Act 131 of 1998."

  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover tuition fees, maintenance and incidental costs.
  • Proof of a cash deposit or bank guarantee equivalent to airfare or transportation costs to the student’s country of origin for repatriation purposes or forfeiture to the state should permit conditions not be complied with.
  • A medical certificate — a clean bill of health is required.

Step 3

Apply for a study permit by submitting Form 1 to the local Department of International Relations/South African Embassy.
The student will need to provide the embassy with an undertaking that they will leave South Africa on completion of her/his studies.

NB: Students should await the outcome of their application prior to making travel arrangements to South Africa.

Step 4

If a student is able to obtain a study permit on time, then they may continue with their application for full admission and registration for their selected modules.

NB: A certified copy of the International student’s passport together with a certified copy of a valid study permit must/will be kept in the student’s record file at Milpark Education. If a student is unable to obtain a study permit on time, then they must postpone their programme until the date on which they are in possession of a study permit.

 

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