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If you’re looking for a career in the field of management, a Higher Certificate in Business Management (HCBM) may be just what you need.


IN THIS ARTICLE:

  • Why pursue a Higher Certificate in Business Management?
  • What does a Higher Certificate in Business Management entails?
  • Which is the best fit for you – generalist, banking or retail?
  • Accreditation of these business management programme

Why pursue a Higher Certificate in Business Management?

This foundational business management programme provides the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to start climbing the ladder in a broad range of industries. From honing your leadership and decision-making ability to learning the latest techniques for managing people and projects, a higher certificate in management can open doors to exciting new career opportunities.

Obtaining a Higher Certificate in Business Management can give you an advantage over your peers when it comes to job hunting, as well as equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the workplace. This programme will provide you with insights into the latest trends and technologies used by top companies. You will gain knowledge in financial management, customer service, product development, and marketing, and be able to demonstrate your proficiency in these areas

What does a Higher Certificate in Business Management entails?

This programme equips you with a foundational understanding of business management, emphasising practical knowledge so that by the time you graduate, you can apply the concepts you have learnt. 

At Regenesys Business School you can pick from one of three higher certificate business management programmes – the generalist Higher Certificate in Business Management, or the specialised Higher Certificate in Business Management: Credit Banking and the Higher Certificate in Business Management: Retail Management. 

Each higher certificate programme consists of six modules, and takes a year to complete. You will be required to complete a variety of assessments during the course of your studies, and must attain an aggregate of at least 50% for each module to earn your certificate.

What are the business management course requirements?

While the focus of each business management programme differs, the requirements to enrol in them are the same: they can be completed by anyone who has a national senior certificate and basic computer skills. 

Successful completion of the HCBM programme opens the door to a bachelor’s degree via the business management courses at Regenesys Business School, specifically the Regenesys Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), or – should you elect to continue on a specialised path – with a BBA in retail management or banking.


Which is the best fit for you – generalist, banking or retail?

If you are not yet sure which career path to take, here’s a little more detail to help you choose.

Higher Certificate in Business Management

The generalist Higher Certificate in Business Management imparts the fundamentals of business management, including finance, accounting, marketing, and human resources. It will equip you to take on a junior leadership role in any organisation, provided you have some work experience. 

Among the roles you can consider with this qualification:

  • Business administrator 
  • Administrative supervisor
  • Marketing administrator
  • Business analyst
  • HR officer
  • Business manager’s assistant
  • Compliance administrator

For more information on how to enrol in this programme as well as its cost, click here.

Higher Certificate in Business Management: Credit Banking

The credit banking HCBM is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to handle financial operations, also at a junior management level. You will emerge from this programme with a fundamental understanding of financial markets, banking systems, and regulatory frameworks, and prepared to handle the challenges of the ever-changing financial sector landscape.

This qualification will equip you to take on these roles, among others:

  • Credit analyst
  • Loan officer
  • Collections officer
  • Branch manager
  • Credit controller
  • Banking relationship manager

For more information on the HCBM: Credit Banking, click here.

Higher Certificate in Business Management: Retail Management

The HCBM in retail management covers topics such as marketing, customer service, operations, inventory control, marketing strategy, and financial planning, as well as regulations governing retail, giving you the tools to excel in the retail field. 

The HCBM in retail will ready you for junior management posts in:

  • Retail management
  • Merchandise planning
  • Visual merchandising
  • Sales 
  • E-commerce

And as a:

  • Marketing co-ordinator, among others.

For more information on the HCBM: Retail Management programme click here.

Accreditation of these business management programmes 

The HCBM programmes offered by Regenesys Business School are one-year business management courses accredited by the Council on Higher Education, as required under the Higher Education Act, No 101 of 1997, amended. Regenesys is registered by the Department of Higher Education and Training, the statutory body that governs tertiary education in South Africa.

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Neo Webb

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