For those with the skills, drive and initiative, the business world is a place of great opportunity and reward. This Higher Certificate develops and provides students with a broad range of these essential business skills including communication, public relations, accounting, end-user computing and project administration.
If you are interested in obtaining a sound one-year management qualification and learning about the business environment then this is the qualification for you.
The IIE’s Higher Certificate in Business Principles and Practice (HBPP) 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 131-credit qualification on level 5 (SAQA ID: 71637).
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).
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.
If you are a foreign student, you must ensure that:
Students who successfully completed the Higher Certificate in Business Principles and Practice have the option to register for the The IIE Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication, Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management, The IIE Bachelor of Commerce degree or any of The IIE diploma programmes. Academic credit for some modules into the degree may be given. On completion of this Higher Certificate, students can continue into The IIE degrees with credits being transferred from certain of the HCBPP modules. Note: a minimum pass of 60% in Accounting 1A is required for credit awarded into the relevant degree.
The Higher Certificate in Business Principles and Practice is a one year programme and consists of 14 modules. The modules are delivered on a full-time basis with lectures from Monday to Friday. The Higher Certificate in Business Principles and Practice is run over two semesters, with final exams being written at the end of each semester. 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.
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.
When you graduate you will receive a Higher Certificate in Principles and Practice conferred by The IIE.
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*SLP: Short Learning Programme