Define and achieve strategic business objectives in the areas of leadership, finance, customer satisfaction and problem-solving.
On this 8-week business management course you’ll gain a holistic understanding of business functions and develop a more integrated business management strategy to ensure your business’s success.
Guided by an experienced entrepreneur, you’ll learn about customer research survey design, and quality assurance - based on leading theoretical concepts and real-world case studies.Download course prospectus
What will set you apart
Upgrade your leadership toolkit with this business management course by learning to:
- Interpret financial statements, and compile and manage budgets
- Identify and leverage your competitive advantage using strategic business tools
- Make informed business decisions using creative problem-solving techniques and business management models
- Conduct competitor and market research to develop an impenetrable business strategy
This business management course covers everything from financial acuity to leading business managers toward sounder business strategy.
- Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
- Course Module 1: An introduction to business management and the business landscape
- Course Module 2: Management and leadership
- Course Module 3: Foundations of financial management and budgeting
- Course Module 4: Customer focus and market research
- Course Module 5: Competitive advantage: SWOT and other strategic tools
- Course Module 6: Marketing
- Course Module 7: Business innovation and creative problem solving
- Course Module 8: Quality assurance and sustainability
Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)
On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.
Your teaching team
At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.
CALVYN DU TOIT
Strategy Consultant and New Business Developer
This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.TAKE THE TEST
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WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?
You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.
If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.
WILL I HAVE THE TIME?
GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.
At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.
CAN MY EMPLOYER ASSIST WITH PAYMENT?
By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.
Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?
37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.
WHAT IS THE ONLINE CAMPUS?
The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.
On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.
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