The entrance criteria for this programme is Grade 10

For a company’s commercial to succeed, a good business management is required. you will learn the best practices about business and financial management, office and legal practice and research method in commerce

Colleges where you can study ICB Business Management

Skills Academy.          Matric College          TWP Academy

Foundation Level

National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management (NQF L4 – SAQA ID 48736, total credits: 120)

Duration: 9 months


  • Grade 11 (Std 9) or equivalent.

1. Business Management 1 (BMT1)
2. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
3. Business Literacy (BUSL)

What your job title can be
Assistant or administrator in human resources, office management, legal, administration, public relations, marketing, sales, customer relations. Junior Researcher, Junior Analyst, Sales Assistant.

What you will be able to do

Communicate effectively with the business stakeholders. Operate a personal computer. Demonstrate an understanding of the documentation, processing and recording of a business’s financial transactions. Cost and price products. Manage working capital and show that you know what it means to be a general manager.

Intermediate Level

Higher Certificate: Office Administration (NQF L5 – SAQA ID 23619, total cumulative credits: 240)

Duration: +15 months


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

4. Office and Legal Practice (OLPR)
5. Business Management 2 (BMT2)
6. Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
7. Financial Statements (FNST)
8. Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)

What your job title can be
Senior Office Administrator, Secretary, General Office Manager, Human Resources Manager, Labour Relations Manager, Field/Floor/Store/Department Supervisor, Customer Service Manager.

What you will be able to do

Manage your diary and work schedule as a manager. Operate efficiently as a general office manager of a business. Apply marketing, law, PR, and economics principles in business. Draw up and interpret financial statements and reports. Work efficiently with the HR and labour relations departments. Apply business growth principles for local and global expansion.

Advanced Level

National Diploma: Financial Accounting
(NQF L6 – SAQA ID 20366, total cumulative credits: 280)

Duration: +12 months


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

9. Business Management 3 (BMT3)
10. Financial Management and Control (FMCL)
11. Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks (FRRF)
12. Research Theory and Practice (by short dissertation, topic: Business Management) (RTAP)

What your job title can be
Financial Accountant, Accounting Officer (via SAIBA if you meet their criteria). Field/Floor/Store/Department Manager, Key Account Manager, Business Manager, Business Consultant, Business Advisor, Service or Sales Manager.

What you will be able to do

Work with management information systems at a corporate level. Prepare a business for internal/external audit. Apply principles of strategic intent and strategic thinking in a global business environment. Apply managerial finance and control principles in a commercial environment. Draw up and interpret financial statements and reports in accordance with IFRS.

What are the tasks of a business manager?

Managers are important in the business environment, their tasks are developing and implement budgets, motivating workers through incentives and positive feedback, assessing the performance of the department or company against the business’s goals and plans, ensuring that a company or department is on track to meet its financial goals, hiring and discipline for employees in their department, overseeing the activities of workers, hiring, training and evaluating new employees, ensuring workers have the resources to complete their work, ensuring the department complies with company policies and preparing reports for senior management. Here you can read more on Business Management courses. You can also read more on ICB on this page.

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Related ICB Courses

Matric College offers its students the opportunity to study from anywhere in South Africa, via distance learning making it possible for you to earn while you learn. Matric College was born of the belief that every person deserves the opportunity to achieve their Matric, no matter what their age. Matric College also offers various courses, both Accredited and Non-Accredited, to help students achieve their goals.

Matric Courses

No Matric? No problem! You can apply to do your Online Matric via distance learning at Matric College. After completing your Matric you will be able to study towards your dream career you always wanted. The Matric Courses on offer are:

ICB Courses

If you are looking to further your studies in the financial or business management field, the ICB courses are just what you are looking for. There are 3 study programmes offered to Matric College students and they are: