Higher Certificate In Business Studies
(120 Credits)

Aim

The aim of this programme is to prepare potential business leaders either to develop their own businesses, or to improve their basic business skills, based on ethically defendable foundations that will benefit society.

Programme Coordinator

Thulani Dube graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree in Business Management from the University of South Africa (UNISA) where he earlier received a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Human Resources Management. His passion for human capital development further urged him towards a Higher National Certificate in Skills Development Facilitation through UNISA as well. Thulani brings experience from the business sector where he focused on areas such as sales, human resource management, customer care and administration.

Admission Requirements

A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational (with certificate pass).
A Matriculation Certificate or equivalent.
Mature age of 45 years can be admitted, determined by the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) portfolio provided.

Alternative Admission Requirements

A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with a diploma pass (or equivalent) combined with the results of the National Benchmark Test (NBT).
Mature age of 23 and over during the first year of studies and a National Senior Certificate (or equivalent). The conditions of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy for Access and the results of the NBT are determining factors for admission. Contact the admissions office regarding RPL.
Mature age of 45 years can be admitted, determined by the RPL conditions and the results of the NBT.

Time Commitment

One year full-time
Two years part-time
No evening classes
On campus and On-line
January and July intakes

Tuition Cost (click here)

Subjects

Leadership Studies

Business Ethics
Effective Business Communication
Personal Development in the Workplace
Project Management
Introduction to Project Management (for those with NSC certificate/diploma pass)

Business Studies

Accounting
Introduction to Economics
Introduction to Marketing
People Leadership, Management and Administration Information Skills
Research and Study Skills
Academic Skills and English (for those with NSC certificate/ diploma pass)
Business and Information Technology
Practical Business Plan

Please click here for module descriptions and credits.

Accreditation

Registered as Cornerstone Institute (RF) NPC with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997, Registration Certificate No 2001/ HE08/006; NQF 5; SAQA ID 73349.