The lack of adequate management and business management skills in South Africa is one of the contributors to the high failure rate in the small, medium, and micro enterprises (SMME) arena. This IIE qualification will provide a very important and essential skill set to support national efforts to equip prospective business managers and entrepreneurs to produce better economic results. The qualification focuses on the financial, economic, and business management aspects of commerce, but includes important business-related modules to ensure a balanced perspective of modern corporate business to inform the environment within which the graduates must operate and to ensure a well-rounded qualification.

SKILLS YOU WILL DEVELOP 

 

The IIE Diploma in Commerce in Business Management equips students with core business principles and management skills to be able to work in and manage a small to medium-size enterprise. Students will acquire essential skills intended to enhance their careers. IIE graduates will learn how to make a meaningful contribution to the strategic growth of any business or one day manage their business enterprises.

 

POSSIBLE CAREERS

  • Office administrator
  • Office managers
  • Managers (variety of positions)
  • Administrative personnel
  • Business managers
  • Trainee Business Manager
  • Entrepreneur

 

DURATION

Full-time: This is a three-year full-time qualification offered by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) at IIE Rosebank College. Full-time lectures take place during the day on weekdays at the following campuses: Braamfontein, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria CBD, Polokwane, Pietermaritzburg, and Nelson Mandela Bay.

 

THE WEIGHT YOUR FUTURE QUALIFICATION CARRIES

The IIE Diploma in Commerce in Business Management is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 364-credit qualification on Level 6 (SAQA ID No:  84787). On successful completion you will receive a Diploma in Commerce in Business Management from The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), a leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa.

 

STUDY FURTHER WITH IIE PATHWAYS

The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) offers you the opportunity to start with a higher certificate and progress into a diploma or degree.  There are several pathways offered at IIE Rosebank College that enable access to higher-level qualifications.  Speak to the student advisor for more information. 


Minimum Admission Requirements EnglishNotes
NSC: Diploma with30% 
NC(V): Diploma pass with 40% 
SC: Endorsement -none with33.3% 
SC(a): Diploma passA minimum of 30% in LOLT in NSC/ SC(a) OR with a min. of 33.3% in SC.
InternationalA SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NSC L4 equivalence with 30% or equivalent in English.
Alternatively, a cognate Higher Certificate (or equivalent) or Advanced Certificate may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to diploma studies.If discipline not cognate at least 20% of credits must be academic literacy or numeracy related.
 
Senate Discretionary AdmissionsMature Age ExemptionCandidates must have attempted the Senior Certificate or equivalent, attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with three years' work experience and proven ability relating to the proposed programme as well as adequate communication skills; OR Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)Where candidates do not satisfy the formal admission requirements for this qualification, The IIE may consider an admission application in terms of the Credit Accumulation and Transfer, Recognition of Prior Learning and Qualification Completion Policy (IIE010).
USAf approved cognate foundation programmeCandidates who have completed an USAf approved cognate foundation programme from a registered and accredited provider may be admitted.
Transfer studentsCandidates who have successfully completed at least 120 credits on the first year of a cognate 3- year diploma may be admitted.  However, if a student completed less than 120 credits, the admission criteria on the NSC or equivalent or higher certificate or advanced certificate apply.
OQSF qualificationsCandidates with an OQSF Level 5 cognate qualification may be admitted, provided the OQSF qualification has at least 120 credits at NQF Level 5.
General Education Development (GED) - An USA qualification developed by the American Council on Education (ACE)Candidates with a GED qualification may be admitted if they have a SAQA Evaluation certificate with NSC L4 equivalence as well as  A score of at least 38 for Academic Literacy (AL) and a score of at least 38 for Quantitative  Literacy (QL).


 ​Candidates must have attempted the  Senior Certificate or equivalent, attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with three years’ work experience and proven ability relating to the proposed programme as well as adequate communication skills; OR Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration.

If you are an international student, you must ensure that:

  • you have an equivalent qualification to the aforementioned;
  • your equivalent qualification is e valuated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA);
  • you have a valid ​study visa issued in the name of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) that covers the duration of your studies.  ​


Industry

Commerce

Programme Type

Diploma

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Accounting 1A
  • Business Management 1A
  • Digital and Academic Literacy
  • Qualitative Thinking and Techniques
  • Accounting 1B
  • Business Management 1B
  • Introduction to Marketing Theory and Practice
  • Human Resource Management


  • Project Management
  • Business Management 2A
  • Economics 1A (Micro)
  • Financial Management 2A
  • Management 2B
  • Financial Management 2B
  • Economics 1B (Macro)

Work Integrated Learning 


  • Business Management 3A
  • Financial Management 3A
  • Risk Management
  • Industrial Relations
  • Business Management 3B
  • Financial Management 3B
  • Commercial Law
  • Work Integrated Learning 3

IMPORTANT INFORMATION   

To be awarded this qualification, a minimum final year mark of 50% for each module must be achieved.

 This factsheet is valid for the 2021 academic year only.

Free software is available to all registered IIE Rosebank College students. The software includes and is not limited to MS Excel, MS Project, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook, which come with Office 365 bundle. Students can access the software using their RCONNECT email address at FTP//10.118.180.17/.

 

PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS FOR BLENDED LEARNING

To get the best out of the blended learning experience, you will need a computer or laptop with WIFI, Windows 8.1 or higher, Intel Pentium 4 Processor or higher, 1Ghz Processor or higher, 4 GB RAM or higher, 3 GB of available disk space, and a screen resolution of a minimum 1280 x 800.

NB: this fact sheet is accurate at the time of publication.  The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) reserves the right to alter any of the content prior to commencement of registration due to changes in regulation, policy, market requirements or any other valid reason."