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Qualification - Diploma in Business

Course CodeVBS025
Fee CodeDI
Duration (approx)2100 hours

This is a broad based course, designed to prepare anyone for the rapidly evolving modern business environment.

Most career opportunities today are in self employment and that generally means small business. Some small businesses grow to be big, but many remain small and yet also very viable.

You may undertake this course in order to start or improve your own business, or you may seek employment in another larger business. Whatever your future - this is a course to vastly improve your opportunities for success.


What Will I Learn?

Attitude is as important as ability in being succesful in business today - but to forge ahead you need to develop the right skills and knowledge and know how to apply them in a business environment. This professional business studies course  will help you to do just that.

Let our team of highly trained academics help and guide you through your studies and help you build a sound foundation in business, sales, marketing as well as ecommerce and a range of electives that will develop specialst skills and knowledge. Choose from a range of topic - see the list below and view a comprehensive outline for each unit.



Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Diploma in Business.
 Industry Project BIP000
 Bookkeeping Foundations BBS103
 Business Studies BBS101
 Ecommerce BIT100
 Legal Systems and Terminology BWR108
 Management VBS105
 Marketing Psychology BPS107
 Motivation VBS111
 Personnel Management VBS107
 Research Project I BGN102
 Entrepreneurship BBS204
 Business Planning BBS302
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 9 of the following 28 modules.
 Industry Project II BIP001
 Editing I BWR106
 Financial (Money) Management BBS104
 Html - Writing An Internet Website VIT102
 Industrial Psychology BPS103
 Sales Management BBS102
 Sales Skills VBS108
 Supervision I VBS104
 Workshop I BGN103
 Advertising and Promoting BBS202
 Bookkeeping - Applications BBS203
 Computer Servicing I VIT203
 Conflict Management BPS201
 Ethics BPS217
 Event Management BRE209
 Information Security BIT203
 Internet Marketing BIT204
 Operations Management VBS201
 Project Management BBS201
 Research Project II BGN201
 Research Project III BGN202
 Workshop II BGN203
 Business Coaching BBS304
 Multi Cultural Awareness BPS303
 Professional Practice For Consultants BBS301
 Statistics BSC304
 Technical Writing (Advanced) BWR301
 Workshop III BGN302

Note that each module in the Qualification - Diploma in Business is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


Do new opportunities excite you? Do you think you have what it takes to work in a small business environment but lack the qualifications? Or do you want to fast-track your career?

Success has its rewards and most of us want to have the opportunity to grasp those rewards. Whether it is for job satisfaction or just a willingness to learn and do the best possible job you can, this course will help you to gain those much needed skills and give you the confidence to forge ahead in your career or in setting up your dream business.


Why Study With ACS?

This course would be about three years of full time study at most colleges. Under our system however you have the ultimate in flexibility. Study where and when it suits you. Start whenever you like. Hit the course hard and fast, or take your time and study the modules you need when you need them and when you're ready. Our assignments are also designed to be relevant and flexible, to work in with your own workplace circumstances or career plans.Our academic staff take pride in their student support skills - we support our students by encouraging questions, by answering them promptly and by treationg each of our students as an individual with unique learning needs.

  • Distance education doesn't mean you're going it alone - you have tutor support every step of the way
  • Don't follow the crowd - develop uniqueness and skills unlike others in your field
  • Resources are extensive and under continuous revision
  • Study to suit your commitments - your education doesn't need to stop as life make demands
  • Our program design has less focus on assessment and more on your lifelong learning
  • Affordable study and payment options available
  • Our independence from government means we can offer courses suited exactly to employer needs and wants chance of business success.

Who Will Benefit from This Course?

  • Those already running their own small business but wanting to improve their skills and business opportunities.
  • Those working in business but without qualifications to enable them to move up in their career.
  • Those needing a sound understanding of the fundamentals of business and the new ways businesses operate these days.
  • School leavers looking to work in a small business environment.
  • Graduates finding gaps in their studies and qualifications.
  • Those looking to specialise in certain areas of business for example ecommerce.


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