Business Management Specialist

Business Management Specialist

The UCO Business Management Specialist programme is intended to familiarise you with the various elements that make a successful and effective small business manager.


Upon completion of this programme, you will be able to understand and apply the concepts involved in managing a business, evaluate the market place and identify business opportunities and generate and implement a successful business plan.  Basic computer skills are also taught in this programme.


Who should attend this course?

This Skills Development Programme is intended for:

  • Small Business Managers who would like to expand their knowledge in the foundations a business.
  • Acquire computer skills and skills to communicate effectively.


Future Possible Careers


  • Small Business Entrepreneur.
  • Management position in any business.


Developmental Learning Pathway

This programme is designed as the second entry-level qualification for the National Certificate in End User Computing.

After completing this Skills Development Programme, learners might continue with any of the following programmes:

  • Human Resources Skills Development Programme.
    • To gain more knowledge and experience on Human Resource issues.
  • Marketer Skills Development Programme.
    • To be able to better market your own business.




› The total number of Credits for this Qualification is 100.

› This is equivalent to 1000 Notional hours that need to be spent on this Qualification.

› This includes contact time, structured learning, workplace learning and self study (1 credit = 10 notional hours).

› More but not less time can be spent on this Qualification.

› None.

› UCO is provisionally accredited by Umalusi, Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training.


› All unit standard based courses are quality assured by one of the following Seta’s: MICT SETA, ETDP SETA or SERVICES SETA.


› Unit standard based courses will be followed by a SAQA Aligned Unit Standard ID number.


″Learners must be aware that Universal College also offers a few Provider Programs that are not unit standard aligned. The courses are quality assured by the provider.”

Provider Programmes
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Unit Standards

  • Concepts of Information & Comm Tech
  • MS Word Basic
  • MS Excel Basic
  • MS PowerPoint
  • Understand and Use Outlook
  • Understand and Use the Internet
  • Written Communication
  • Plan a new venture
  • Functions of market mechanisms
  • Manage General Admin
  • Negotiate a deal in an authentic work situation
  • Manage finances of a new venture
  • Manage Expenditure against a budget
  • Principles of pricing and costing
  • Finance a new venture
  • HR level 1
  • Plan strategically to improve new venture performance
  • Marketing SMMe’s
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