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Business Management Certification


This course offers more than business concepts, it equips learners with valuable skill sets in accounting software packages, project management skills and using computer applications proficiently.


The course will also equip learners in the principles of all aspects of how businesses and organisations work, from management to operations. Graduates will be able to holistically grasp and effectively converse at all levels in a business and offers a balanced business approach to solving problems and supporting senior management in decision making scenarios.


Additional research was done to establish the skills that you will need to increase your starting salary, whether you work here in South Africa or in the UK. You will find these skills listed in the salary and skills section.


The course is both theoretical and practical in nature and includes an Internship module whereby students will be able to work in a company or organisation during studies. This can often be an opportunity for students to display their learned skills and “get a foot in the door”.


Features and Benefits


  • Through our myWay learning methodology, a unique and modern approach to blended learning we deliver our programmes via flexible study method options including class based sessions and blended learning for online student.
  • For online students, we ensure that you are supported by technology and people throughout your academic journey. We focus on a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms, at home exercises, activities and project-based assignments bundled with fully developed video lectures, all managed by our student learning platform.
  • Industry experienced lecturers
  • Our programmes are practical in nature that prepare the student for the working environment and suitable salary expectations.
  • Get a 1-week Internship / Work Integrated Learning opportunity

Admission Requirements:

  • Students are expected to have passed matric or the equivalent (this requirement can be waived in special circumstances).
  • Although subject choice will not detract from qualification entry, the subjects Mathematics, Accounting, Business Studies and English are an advantage.
  • Students should be able to use basic computer applications and thus should have basic computer literacy.
  • If this is not the case proof of training in basic computer literacy will be required to be eligible for this course.

Salaries & Skills


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  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    Full Time 

    • 10 months (5 Sessions/Week, 3:00 hours each, class times are between 08:30 – 12:00
    • All hours are achieved via your study duration at the institute and project-based assignments. 


    *Sessions will be grouped together to lower cost of traveling, however, in some cases classes may not follow this convention and schedules are subject to change. 



    • Online = 10 Months (Online live Q&A classes, once/week, 17:00 - 18:00) 
    • Hours are obtained through a combination of live virtual Q&A sessions, pre-recorded video lectures and project-based tasks. 
  • Career Options

    • Junior Business Administration and Management
    • Business Administrator
    • Business Manager
    • Marketing Assistant
    • Junior Project Manager
  • Study Kit

    Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain:


    • Free WIFI (10GB/Month, On Campus only).
    • Electronic study guides and textbook for online students.
    • A prescribed textbook list and a recommended reading list will be issued to face to face students.
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter, and Getting Started Guide.
    • Access to our myAcademy student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets. 

What you get

This certification is designed to provide the student with multiple certificates, both
locally and internationally recognised by industry for maximum employability.

On completion the student will get: 


  • Business Management certificate
  • Operations Management certificate
  • Financial Management certificate
  • Business Management Essentials certificate 
  • Essentials of Project Management certificate (PMI, Project Management Institute) 
  • Sage Payroll 
  • Sage One Accounting 


* Please note that external modules may change in wording and institution based on
availability and relevance of the module.

Our Learning Methods

At AIE, The Academic Institute of Excellence we understand that that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques. This is influenced by many factors including, circumstances, location, field of study and learning preference. It is for this reason that we have developed our myWay learning methodology, a unique and modern approach to blended learning that encompasses multiple delivery methods, involving our three main channels.

Full Time

Reach your full potential through our myWay Instructor-led or Mentorship based classes combined with interactive lessons, practical assignments and in-field experience, combined with our blended platform to make up a full day or selective days within a week.

Part Time

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.


We have re-defined online learning. Our myWay Online Learning ensures that the student is supported by technology and people throughout his academic journey. We focus on a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms, at home exercises, activities and project-based assignments bundled with fully developed video lectures, all managed by our student learning platform.

Career Video

Watch this video to understand a day in the life of a Business Manager.

Important Notes

Please note that start dates and timetables are subject to change

Operations Management certificate:

  • Business Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Communication
  • Human Resource Management

Financial Management certificate:

  • Introduction to Business Maths 
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Business Accounting
  • Introduction to Tax
  • Sage One Accounting
  • Sage One Payroll
  • Introduction to Quickbooks and VIP
  • Small Business Finance
  • Micro and Macro Economics

Business Management Essentials certificate:

  • Microsoft Applications
  • Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Computer Essentials ( Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook,
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Internship / Work integrated Learning


Where applicable, students who successfully complete the external certification requirements will be granted additional certifications.

    No dates have been specified for this course.
    Please contact The CAD Corporation for more information and dates on this course.
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