The Short Course in Business Management offers the functional skills and knowledge in Human Resources, Marketing, Financial and General Management. The effective integration of these functional components of any organisation will provide the platform for shared goals and the resultant synergies.
This short course certificate programme offers comprehensive coverage of the necessary skills and knowledge required by committed staff aiming for an all round exposure to the important disciplines that make for a successful career in business.
Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent is recommended.
Upon successful completion of the study programme and internal assessments, candidates will be awarded the Short Course Certificate in Business Administration and Management by Milpark Business School.
Exit Level Outcomes
On completion of this course, the qualifying candidate will be able to:
Understand the functional units of an organisation and how they interact in a common system;
Perform basic management tasks including planning, organising, leading and controlling;
Collect, analyse, organise and effectively evaluate information in a business environment;
Work effectively as part of a team;
Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problemsolving contexts do not exist in isolation;
Understand the marketing orientation and process;
Use marketing instruments;
Plan and monitor a simple integrated marketing strategy;
Develop effective public relations;
Understand the financial function and use basic financial management tools to support decisionmaking;
Understand the operational management of a business;
Manage the human resources requirements and processes of an organisation;
Motivate staff and team members to optimise output.
Introduction to business management
The marketing function
The human resources function
The financial management function
Fundamentals of operations management
An integrated approach to assessment is applied. This includes individual and group formative assessments as well as an individual summative assessment. The practical nature of the course is emphasised in all assessments.
48 Hours / 12 Weeks
This short course is offered on a part-time basis. Lectures are scheduled on Saturdays from 8:30 to 12:30 per session. Final results of assessments will be released within 4 weeks of completion of the course. Students may be given a second and final opportunity to retake assessments in which they were initially unsuccessful.
Students who have successfully completed this short course certificate may articulate onto other short courses. Depending on the student’s academic background, other Milpark Business School whole qualifications may also be available to the student