New op­por­tu­ni­ties in the higher ed­u­ca­tional sphere in­clud­ing a two year diploma!

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The term “busi­ness man­age­ment’ is broad based and im­plies ac­tu­ally many skills and job op­por­tu­ni­ties. It sounds great though when you are in ma­tric and you de­cide to go and study Busi­ness Man­age­ment, but look into the var­i­ous ar­eas of the job well and find your niche. “There are quite a va­ri­ety of fields to spe­cialise in,” says Kerry Da­mons, Mar­ket­ing Man­ager of Bos­ton City Cam­pus & Busi­ness Col­lege.

“This ex­plains the ex­ten­sive range of busi­ness man­age­ment cour­ses to choose from. From credit man­age­ment to in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy man­age­ment, you are sure to find a busi­ness man­age­ment course that will suit you and your ca­reer goals”

Da­mons ex­plains that Busi­ness Man­age­ment in­volves many learned skills and also many as­pects of an or­gan­i­sa­tion. “In short, busi­ness man­age­ment in­volves run­ning an or­gan­i­sa­tion. You may be do­ing tasks such as con­trol­ling, lead­ing, su­per­vis­ing, or­gan­is­ing and plan­ning of projects, busi­ness deals as well as manag­ing staff”

Dif­fer­ent job op­por­tu­ni­ties open up when you study busi­ness man­age­ment cour­ses. De­pend­ing on the type of busi­ness man­age­ment cour­ses you study, you could ap­ply for a po­si­tion in:

Busi­ness Man­age­ment stud­ies have a ten­dency to im­prove job se­cu­rity, be­cause you be­come ver­sa­tile within an or­gan­i­sa­tion. “. Busi­ness man­age­ment is one of those fields where, no mat­ter how many cut­backs are made, or­gan­i­sa­tions will al­ways re­quire the skills of a busi­ness man­ager to keep the busi­ness up and run­ning. Busi­ness man­agers usu­ally fall into a higher salary bracket be­cause of their ver­sa­til­ity that lends to them be­ing ac­tive man­agers.

How do you de­cide on which as­pect of Busi­ness Man­age­ment to spe­cialise in? When choos­ing a busi­ness man­age­ment course, make sure you choose a field you are pas­sion­ate about. If you have a head for num­bers, a ca­reer in fi­nance man­age­ment would be per­fect.

The fol­low­ing are the new Bos­ton qual­i­fi­ca­tions ac­cred­ited by the SABPP:

• Higher certificate in Mar­ket­ing Spe­cial­i­sa­tion Sport Higher Certificate in mar­ket­ing Spe­cial­i­sa­tion Tourism Higher certificate in Par­ale­gal • • • • • • • • Prac­tice

Hu­man Re­source and em­ployee re­la­tions

Higher certificate in Mar­ket­ing Spe­cial­i­sa­tion Dig­i­tal mu­sic

Higher certificate in Busi­ness Man­age­ment Prac­tice Higher certificate in Mar­ket­ing Prac­tice

Higher certificate in Com­merce in Gen­eral Man­age­ment

Diploma in Com­merce in Pub­lic Re­la­tions (two year min­i­mum study)

Higher Cer­tifi­cates usu­ally sig­nify that you have at­tained a ba­sic level of higher ed­u­ca­tion knowl­edge and com­pe­tence in a par­tic­u­lar field or oc­cu­pa­tion and are ca­pa­ble of ap­ply­ing knowl­edge and com­pe­tence in an oc­cu­pa­tion in the work­place. They are pri­mar­ily vo­ca­tional, or in­dus­try ori­ented. (Hence the stand out qualification of Dig­i­tal Mu­sic!). They pro­vide the ba­sic in­tro­duc­tory knowl­edge, crit­i­cal think­ing skills and prac­ti­cal tech­niques in the cho­sen field of study. Af­ter ob­tain­ing the Higher Certificate, grad­u­ates may en­rol for a Diploma or de­gree at Bos­ton.

What will these qual­i­fi­ca­tions give you? Da­mons ex­plains that grad­u­ates will leave with the nec­es­sary knowl­edge and prac­ti­cal skills which may in­clude :

• Op­er­ate ef­fec­tively in the work­place us­ing a num­ber of Win­dows-based end-user ap­pli­ca­tions

• Ap­ply prin­ci­ples of pub­lic re­la­tions and in­te­grated com­mu­ni­ca­tion prac­tice

• Demon­strate busi­ness and event man­age­ment skills

• Iden­tify the needs of so­ci­ety

• Demon­strate an un­der­stand­ing of busi­ness ethics

• Project man­age var­i­ous as­pects of the busi­ness in­clud­ing the strat­egy and bud­get within an or­gan­i­sa­tion

Learn­ers wish­ing to ap­ply for one of the new ac­cred­ited pro­grammes must meet the en­try re­quire­ments, the min­i­mum be­ing a na­tional se­nior certificate, and a suc­cess­ful ap­pli­ca­tion!

Da­mons con­tin­ues that Bos­ton will ap­ply, on be­half of the Learner, to the SABPP for ver­i­fi­ca­tion of the Learner ’s re­sults. On suc­cess­ful ver­i­fi­ca­tion the Learner will be is­sued a so­cio-eco­nomic higher certificate or in the case of the Diploma: Com­merce: Pub­lic Re­la­tions SAQA ID 21068, NQF Level 6, 240 cred­its from SABPP.

The South African Board for Peo­ple Prac­tices (SABPP) is a Qual­ity As­sur­ance Part­ner (QAP) of the Qual­ity Coun­cil for Trades and Oc­cu­pa­tions (QCTO) and is reg­is­tered as a Pro­fes­sional Body by the South African Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Au­thor­ity (SAQA).


While fur­ther study op­tions are en­cour­aged, these will be based on ap­pli­ca­tion and eval­u­ated in­di­vid­u­ally. These will in­clude RPL to­wards any Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Pro­gramme. Since each sub­mis­sion is in­di­vid­u­ally eval­u­ated, nei­ther ad­mis­sion nor ad­vanced place­ment is as­sured.

Lastly, Da­mons says you should do some in­tro­spec­tion and see if you the right per­son­al­ity traits for Busi­ness Man­age­ment. These in­clude:Good math skills, strong time man­age­ment skills, good com­mon sense, a strong de­sire for or­ga­ni­za­tion and ef­fi­ciency, ex­cel­lent com­mu­ni­ca­tion/sales­man­ship, creative prob­lem solv­ing, lis­ten­ing skills, ne­go­ti­a­tion skills, lead­er­ship skills and ethics.

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