Course Details

If you are financially-minded and have dreams to start, manage or develop a small/medium sized business, or want to help grow an established local company to a global enterprise, this is the study stream for you.

ICB Entrepreneurship Programme

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Every entrepreneurial venture needs someone who is financially savvy, and that’ll be you if you study this programme.

The specially-selected subjects in this programme are designed to give you the financial, accounting and commercial skills you’ll need to make your business a success. The course also covers strategy, technical knowledge, and personal skills.

The Foundation Level will give you a good grounding (and earn you the National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management). Keep studying to achieve the Intermediate and Advanced Levels, and their associated NQF qualifications.

This programme is ideal if you are:

  • Are dreaming of starting your own company someday
  • Have already started a business but realise you have gaps in your knowledge
  • Are thinking of partnering with a non-financial person in a new venture
  • Want to make sure your existing or future company runs efficiently.

For more details, please see the Unit Content under Modules below or contact us.


MODULES

FOUNDATION LEVEL
National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management

(NQF L4 – SAQA ID 48736)

Entry requirements:

  • Grade 11 (Std 9), NQF L3 or an equivalent.

Subjects:

  1. Entrepreneurship 1
  2. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  3. Business Literacy

Jobs you’ll be able to apply for:

You’re probably not interested in applying for a job if you’re studying this programme! If you’re not starting your own business, you could join a start-up or new business as their financial person.

What you’ll be able to do:

Understand what it means to be an entrepreneur in South Africa. Identify business opportunities, set up a new business. Understand the documents, processes and recording of financial transactions in the business. Communicate effectively with all stakeholders. Cost and price products and manage working capital. Manage business logistics. Work with SARS and other statutory bodies. Operate a personal computer.


INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
Higher Certificate: Office Administration

(NQF L5 – SAQA ID 23619)

Entry requirements:

  • National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management (must include the Entrepreneurship 1 subject).

Subjects:

4. Office and Legal Practice
5. Entrepreneurship 2
6. Marketing Management and Public Relations
7. Financial Statements
8. Human Resources Management and Labour Relations

Jobs you’ll be able to apply for:

You’re probably not interested in applying for a job if you’re studying this programme! If you’re not starting your own business, you could join a start-up or new business as their financial person.

What you’ll be able to do:

Lead a small/medium sized business. Manage your work schedule as an entrepreneur. Operate efficiently in an office environment. Apply law, marketing, PR and economic principles in business. Draw up and interpret financial statements and reports. Work efficiently with HR and labour relations. Apply local and global growth principles.


ADVANCED LEVEL
National Diploma: Financial Accounting

(NQF L6 – SAQA ID 20366)

Entry requirements:

  • Higher Certificate: Office Administration (must include the Entrepreneurship 2 subject).

Subjects:

9. Entrepreneurship 3
10. Financial Management and Control
11. Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks
12. Research Theory and Practice (by short dissertation; topic: Entrepreneurship)

Jobs you’ll be able to apply for:

Financial Accountant, Chief Financial Officer in an entrepreneurial environment, Business Consultant, Business Advisor, Accounting Officer (via SAIBA, if you meet their criteria).

What you’ll be able to do:

Work with a management information system at a corporate level. Prepare a business for internal/external audit. Apply principles of strategic intent and strategic thinking in a global entrepreneurial environment. Apply managerial finance and control principles in a commercial environment. Understand and stick to ethical principles. Manage and lead change in your business. Draw up and interpret financial statements and reports in accordance with IFRS.



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