IIE Diploma in Business Management and 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.
• 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
• 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.

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;
• Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Candidates 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).
Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of printing,
however, these may change. At the time of registration, please check that the entry
requirements have not changed.
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).
• Entrepreneurship
• Franchise Management
• Small Business Management

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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
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.