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Diploma in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations

Why study the Diploma in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations?

The IIE Diploma in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, is a three-year qualification for both school leavers and working professionals interested in studying the complexities of managing entrepreneurial and small businesses. There is a strong focus on application of skills and knowledge to start and manage sustainable entrepreneurial and small businesses as well as effective management within existing businesses.

This undergraduate qualification will enhance the skills set of school leavers as well as working professionals within private and government entities. The expansion of economies around the world, especially through entrepreneurship in all sectors, call for a focused and an increased training in entrepreneurship and enterprise development. In addition, the ever-changing economic conditions around the globe, makes it imperative for all individual citizens to have skills that can move nations forward. Economics around the world (both developed and developing) not only need more entrepreneurs, they need better entrepreneurs.

When completing this programme you will engage with several areas relating to entrepreneurship and small business operations including marketing, human resource management, project management, logistics and supply chain management, economics, law, leadership, communications etc. The diploma prepares you for entrepreneurship and various roles within a business across the corporate, governmental and non-profit sectors.

Programme Information

Mode of Delivery

The Diploma in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations is designed for both school leavers and working professionals and uses flexible teaching methods. These include compulsory face-to-face contact sessions, extensive online learning using the Learning Management System (LMS), case studies and projects to apply learning into practice.

Assessments

Continuous assessment is used, through challenging and innovative individual projects, case studies and assignments in each module as well as online exercises to be completed in the LMS, besides formative assessments.

Site of Delivery

The Diploma in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations is offered at the IIE MSA campus in Ruimsig.

Duration

3 years

Accreditation

Accredited by the CHE. Registration: NQF Level 6, SAQA ID 97818

Programme Code

DESB312

Intakes
  • Semester 1: February
Fees

Domestic/South African students are advised to pay 30% of their semester fee before enrolment and the balance by the published payment due date. Alternative payment arrangement can be applied for to pay each unit in full before the commencement date of the unit.

Payment dates are earlier if you are a commencing international student. This is to allow 6-8 weeks for your study visa applications to be processed prior to enrolment. To avoid delays obtaining a study visa, commencing international students must pay a 30% deposit before enrolling to allow 6-8 weeks for study visa applications and 50% balance on or before enrolment.

2019 Annual Programme Fee:

R44,651 (3,023.92 USD)

* Note that fees are subject to an annual change.

For more information regarding fees please visit the Fee structure

Students are responsible for the payment of their own transport and accommodation during the various intakes and its semesters, as well as for textbooks, computers or other devices to use the Internet.

Payment Methods

For more information on our payment methods visit https://www.iiemsa.co.za/pay-fees/

Find Out More

Telephone:
+27 11 950 4009

Email:
enquiries@iiemsa.co.za

Course Coordinator:

Ms Melanie Joubert

Telephone:
+27 11 950 4009

Email:
MeJoubert@iiemsa.co.za

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Admissions Criteria

Minimum Admission Requirements:

National Senior Certificate (NSC)
Diploma pass with English (40%) and Mathematics (40%) or Mathematics Literacy (60%)

National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V))
Diploma pass with English (40%) and Mathematics (40%) or Mathematics Literacy (60%)

Senior Certificate (SC)
Without Endorsement with English (40%) and Mathematics HG (40%) or Mathematics SG (50%)

Senior Certificate (Amended) (SC(a))
Bachelor pass with English (40%) and Mathematics / HG (40%)

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication, however, these may change.

International Students

An USAf Exemption Certificate to degree studies is required and meeting the relevant Maths and English requirements or requisite English test e.g. TOEFL, IELS.

Award

The Diploma in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations is awarded by the IIE . This qualification is on HEQSF level 6.

Applications

More information on applying for our entrepreneurship course can be found by visiting How to apply

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