Business Management (Higher Certificate)

  • Convenient and appropriate avenue into business management studies
  • Develops skills to enhance productivity, effectiveness and better performance

1 Year
NQF Level 5
120 credits
Supported distance learning

About The Business Management Higher Certificate

The Higher Certificate in Business Management (HCIBM) from REGENT Business School provides an overview of the essentials of business management theory and practice. It is designed to provide a convenient and appropriate avenue into business management studies for those individuals whose objective is to gain employment or successfully climb the corporate ladder.

This certificate in business management is an excellent way for students to broaden their understanding of the intrinsic functions of business management such as finance, communications, and marketing. The course develops skills necessary to enhance productivity, effectiveness, and better performance in the business environment. 


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Who Should Attend

Higher Certificate in Business Management

  • Aspiring individuals whose objective it is to seek employment in the corporate world or who need the grounding to do a Bachelor’s degree.
  • People who wish to advance their careers, and have at least 2 A-levels at HSC.
  • People whose school qualifications are not in business management but have taken a position in the business world, and now realise that they want to further their career oppportunities in this employment sector.
  • Individuals who either work in or run small businesses and need information and skills so they can develop their ideas, and formulate strategies for the growth of this business.

Career Opportunities

Higher Certificate in Business Management

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Clerk
  • Office Administrator
  • Entrepreneur

Entry Requirements

  • 2 A Levels at HSC or
  • SC with working experience


  • Assignments (40%)
  • Examination (60%) 

Programme Structure

Duration: 1 year

Semester 1

  • Business Management
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Communication 

Semester 2

  • Financial Management
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
  • Marketing Management 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Higher Certificate in Business Management, the student should be able to have:

  • A foundation for a formal career path in management or commerce. 
  • The opportunity to gain admission to a Bachelor programmes on completion of the HCIBM.
  • A greater understanding of the various functions of management in a business environment. 
  • Knowledge that can be applied within an individual’s present career path in business that will boost their career, improve performance and set their career on the fast track.

Student Support

This programme is delivered through online learning and digital support.

The guide includes:

  • Compulsory readings
  • Self-study activities
  • Tutorial Letters
  • Assessment Exercises

In addition, students have access to:

  • Online Journals
  • Past examination papers
  • Supplementary learning materials available

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