UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN (UCT)

Start and Manage a Small Business online short course

Course starts in 4 days (Still accepting late registrations)

Course information

Registration Closes:
20 October 2017
Course Starts:
26 October 2017
Length:
9 weeks online
Effort:
7 hours per week
Price:
ZAR R12,900Options Available
University:
University of Cape Town (UCT)
Language:
English

Course Information

Registration Closes:
20 October 2017
Course Starts:
26 October 2017
Length:
9 weeks online
Effort:
7 hours per week
Price:
University:
University of Cape Town (UCT)
Language:
English

Introduction

Professionals often enter the world of entrepreneurship with limited knowledge on how to start a small business - which could explain why a high percentage of startups fail in their early years.

If you’re a budding entrepreneur wondering how to start a small business, first consider equipping yourself with the skills and tools needed to successfully manage a business in the South African context by taking an entrepreneurship course from UCT. In just 9 weeks, this course in how to manage a business, guides you through conceptualising a new business idea, to making your first sale and sustaining the growth of your enterprise.

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What will set you apart

This UCT online entrepreneurship short course will teach you how to start a small business by giving you the confidence to:

  • Generate and identify new business opportunities to capitalise on
  • Navigate the minefield of legal requirements for starting a business in South Africa
  • Develop a business plan that is best suited to your specific form of organisation
  • Understand the cornerstone of how to start a small business: accurate financial management

Course curriculum

This online short course in how to start a small business is designed to give you the flexibility to work when it suits you. You’ll receive continued support and guidance from an expert tutor and your Success Manager as you progress through the weekly modules in your own time.

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Introduction to the small business environment
  • Course Module 2: Identifying new business opportunities
  • Course Module 3: The legal environment
  • Course Module 4: Business planning
  • Course Module 5: Financing decisions
  • Course Module 6: Financial management
  • Course Module 7: Human resources
  • Course Module 8: Effective marketing for small businesses
  • Course Module 9: Management and growth

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town as recognition of the workplace-ready competencies you’ve developed over the 9 weeks of this online entrepreneurship short course, and use it to set yourself apart as a confident professional.

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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.

Readiness test

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.

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When do I start?

Our next available short course starts in 4 days. (Still accepting late registrations)

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