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FULL TIME PROGRAMME

IIE Diploma in Business Management & Entrepreneurship



Introduction to IIE Diploma in Business Management & Entrepreneurship


A successful business requires vision, leadership, and skilled personnel to plan, organise and control its development. If you're driven and focused with entrepreneurial flair and natural leadership skills, this Diploma is the springboard that will take you to the heights of the business world.

WHO IS THIS DIPLOMA AIMED AT?

If you are looking for an innovative introduction into the world of business then this qualification is for you. If you are interested in being an entrepreneur and managing your own business then choose this qualification. This Diploma equips students with core business principles and entrepreneurial skills to be able to work in and manage a small to medium size enterprise. Students not only acquire essential skills intended to enhance their own careers, they are also taught how to make a meaningful contribution to the strategic growth of any business or to one day manage their own business enterprises.

WHAT IS THIS DIPLOMA'S ACCREDITATION STATUS?

The IIE’s Diploma in Business Management and Entrepreneurship 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 260-credit qualification on level 5 (SAQA ID: 58671).

WHAT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS WILL I NEED TO STUDY THIS DIPLOMA?

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Higher Certificate admission- A minimum of at least 40% in three subjects, one of which is an official language at Home Language level; and minimum of at least 30% in three subjects with a minimum of 30% for English; OR
  • A National Certificate (Vocational) NC(V) with Higher Certificate admission – A minimum of 40 % in English on either First Additional Language or Home Language level, with a minimum of 30 % in either Mathematics or Mathematics Literacy, a minimum of 40% in Life Orientation and a minimum of 50% in four vocational subjects; OR
  • A Senior Certificate (SC) (without endorsement) or equivalent– A minimum of five subjects must be passed.

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

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

Other considerations
Mature Age Exemption:

  • Candidates must have attempted Senior Certificate, 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)

  • Candidates can demonstrate suitability for admission in terms of Senate’s resolution 6.6 of 20 October 2005 which allows for Senate’s discretionary conditional admission (if applicable).

HOW IS THIS DIPLOMA STRUCTURED AT VARSITY COLLEGE?

The Diploma in Business Management and Entrepreneurship is run over two years and consists of 23 modules including, Work-Integrated Learning and the Work Readiness Programme. The academic year runs from February to November. The modules are delivered on a full-time basis with lectures Monday to Friday. In addition to attending lectures you will be expected to spend time conducting your own research and working on assignments.

To gain the most from the blended learning experience and VC’s Wireless classrooms and campuses, students are required to BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) mobile device – netbook, laptop or tablet – to develop the necessary academic and digital literacies over the duration of this qualification.

WHAT MUST I PASS IN ORDER TO GRADUATE WITH THIS DIPLOMA?

In order to be awarded this qualification, you must have achieved a minimum final year mark of fifty percent (50%) for each module of the programme; and have met all the Work Integrated Learning requirements, where applicable.

WHAT QUALIFICATION WILL I OBTAIN?

When you graduate, you will receive a Diploma in Business Management and Entrepreneurship conferred by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: WHAT CAREER AREAS CAN I PURSUE ONCE I HAVE COMPLETED THIS DIPLOMA?

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Franchise Management
  • Small Business Management

In addition, it provides students access to higher education and to graduates of the programme an opportunity to further specialise in marketing or business.

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