Requirements To Study Business Management Courses

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Business management courses are for those who hope to be involved in an administration function at any organisation or business. Those hoping to study business management will find the basic requirements below.

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Business Management Courses Requirements

A business management qualification allows individuals to expand their knowledge of the world of entrepreneurship. Students will gain a good understanding of how a business operates and gain valuable skills in marketing, finance and strategic management.

What Is Business Management Course

Courses will include topics such as business and legal practice, financial management, research methods in commerce, computer literacy, and global business strategy. These topics prepare students for their roles in administration when they graduate. 

Business management can be studied at universities, TVET colleges, and private colleges. While these institutions may all offer similar courses, their admission requirements may differ in some ways. 

Business Management Requirements

The basic requirements to study business management at a university are as follows.

High School Subjects Needed to Study Business Management

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Degree endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning and with at least 50% in Mathematics, OR
  • A Senior Certificate (SC) with matriculation exemption (or qualify for the exemption from the Matriculation Board) and with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning and with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in Mathematics, OR
  • Any Higher Certificate offered in the College of Economic and Management Sciences, OR
  • Any Diploma obtained in the College of Economic and Management Sciences.

The basic requirements to study business management at a TVET College:

  • Grade 12 certificate or an equivalent qualification (an average of 45% or higher), OR
  • N4 Level in the specific programme, OR
  • N5 Level in the specific programme.

The basic requirements to study business management at a private college:

  • A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with appropriate subject combinations and levels of achievement, OR
  • An equivalent NQF level 4 qualification with proven proficiency in English, OR
  • A Higher Certificate; an Advanced Certificate or Diploma, OR
  • It is possible in some cases, to gain entry into the programme based on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Students are reminded that each institution will have its own admission requirements. Therefore, students need to ensure that they meet the admission requirements for the institution that they are applying to. Admission requirements can be found on institution websites.

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