Certificate in Business Management


The Certificate in Business Management (CBM) programme is designed specifically for students who are working and wish to develop a pathway towards higher level academic studies at university degree level. The CBM lays the perfect foundation for students to complete a degree in management by enabling them to acquire basic knowledge and skills in the core functions of Business Management.

Course Details

  • Duration : 06 Months
  • Awarding body : BMS
  • Intakes : February / June / November
  • Lectures : Saturdays / Sundays
  • Progression : Graduate Diploma in Management
  • Academic Year : 2019

Entry Requirements

Multiple entry routes are available . Candidates must be a minimum of 21 years of age and possess 2 years' work experience.

Module - Introduction to Management (IM)

Functions, skills and levels of management 
Definition of management, functions of management, organisational performance, managerial skills, managerial roles, and managerial levels in an organisation. 

Goal setting and organisational planning process 
Vision and Mission, Goals and Objectives, SWOT analysis, Market & Competitor analysis, Por-ter’s Five Forces Analysis, Ansoff ‘s Matrix 

Approaches to organisation structure 
Elements of structure, designing a structure; work specialization, departmentalization, chain of command, span of management, centralization and decentralization and formalization. 

Leader and a manager 
Organisational behavior, nature of leadership, leadership vs management, leadership traits, leadership styles, Impact of organisation culture on leadership, concept of motivation, motiva-tion theories; Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, Herzberg’s two factor theory .

Module - Marketing Principles (MP)

Concepts and scope of marketing 
An introduction to marketing: definitions and how it influences our daily lives, evolution of the marketing concept, Marketing orientation and its benefits, relationship marketing, overview of marketing environment and its impact on marketing activities 

Marketing mix elements 
Describe the concept and elements of the traditional and extended marketing mix, understand-ing the benefits of a co-ordinated and integrated marketing mix, product, pricing, place, promo-tion digital marketing mix. 

Segmentation, targeting and positioning 
Type of markets, concept of segmentation, bases of segmentation, criteria and its benefits eval-uating and selecting target markets and positioning 

Marketing research and consumer behaviour 
What is marketing Research and data collection methods, discuss the importance of buying behavior to marketers, stages of Consumer Decision making process

Module - Introduction to Managerial Finance (MF)

Introduction to Financial Accounting 
Key concepts and conventions that underlie financial accounting. Characteristics and objec-tives of Financial Accounting, the book-keeping process, introduction to Financial Statements (i.e. Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash Flows Statement, and, Equity Statement) 

Financial Statement Analysis and Interpretation 
Describe the role of accounting in providing financial information to users, conducting ratio analysis including horizontal and vertical analysis, basic interpretation of financial statements through ratio analysis. 

Introduction to management accounting 
Key concepts that underline management accounting, direct and indirect costs, variable, semi-variable and fixed costs 

Preparation of forecast and budgets 
Understand the usefulness of budgeting and the primary objectives of budget preparation, preparation of functional budgets. 

Module - Essentials of Human Resources (HR)

Introduction to HRM 
Personnel management and human resource management; role of human resource, factors influencing the HRM. 

Recruitment and selection 
Recruitment policies; recruitment process; recruitment methods, significance of employee se-lection; selection process