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Entrepreneurship

Are you…

Harvest Institute A small business owner or opening a small business?
Harvest Institute Determined to help a small business grow and increase profits?
Harvest Institute Driven to run your company’s operations economically?
Harvest Institute Looking to understand how finances influence a small business’s success?
Harvest Institute Keen to improve your small business’s chances of securing loans and finance?

This programme encompasses three learning areas (subjects) that lead you to becoming a Small Business Financial Manager.
Maybe you’ve started a business already, or are planning to soon, to contribute to the economy and create jobs.
Or perhaps your partner runs a business and you’d like to support him or her in it.
If you have entrepreneurial plans but need financial knowledge, the ICB’s Financial Management for Entrepreneurs Programme is perfect for you.
Because when it comes down to it, your business is all about the bottom line.

National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management

NQF L4 - (SAQA ID 48736)
TOTAL CREDITS: 120


DURATION: 9 months

Entry Requirements
Harvest Institute Grade 11 (Std 9), NQF L3 or an equivalent.

Subjects / Learning areas:

1. Entrepreneurship 1 (ENT1)
2. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)
3. Business Literacy (BUSL)

Jobs you'll be able to apply for:

You’re probably not interested in applying for a job if you’re studying this programme! If you’re not starting your own business, you could join a start-up or new business as their financial person.

What you'll be able to do:

Understand what it means to be an entrepreneur in South Africa. Identify business opportunities, set up a new business. Understand the documents, processes and recording of financial transactions in the business. Communicate effectively with all stakeholders. Cost and price products and manage working capital. Manage business logistics. Work with SARS and other statutory bodies. Operate a personal computer.

Higher Certificate: Office Administration

NQF L5 - (SAQA ID 23619)
TOTAL CREDITS: 240

DURATION: 15 months

Entry requirements:

National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management (must include the Entrepreneurship 1 subject)

Subjects:

4. Office and Legal Practice (OLPR)
5. Entrepreneurship 2 (ENT2)
6. Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)
7. Financial Statements (FNST)
8. Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)

Jobs you'll be able to apply for:

Harvest Institute Senior Office Administrator
Harvest Institute Secretary
Harvest Institute General Office Manager
Harvest Institute Human Resources Manager
Harvest Institute Labour Relations Manager
Harvest Institute Field/Floor/Store/Department Supervisor
Harvest Institute Customer Service Manager

What you'll be able to do:

Manage your diary and work schedule as a manager. Operate efficiently as a general office manager of a business. Apply marketing, law, PR and economics principles in business. Draw up and interpret financial statements and reports. Work efficiently with the HR and labour relations departments. Apply business growth principles for local and global expansion.

National Diploma: Financial Accounting

NQF L6 - (SAQA ID 20366)
TOTAL CREDITS: 280

DURATION: 9 months

Entry requirements:

Higher Certificate: Office Administration (must include the Business Management 2 subject).

Subjects:

9. Business Management 3 (BMT3)
10. Financial Management and Control (FMCL)
11. Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks (FRRF)
12. Research Theory and Practice (by short dissertation, topic: Business Management) (RTAP)

Jobs you'll be able to apply for:

Harvest Institute Financial Accountant
Harvest Institute Chief Financial Officer in an entrepreneurial environment
Harvest Institute Business Consultant
Harvest Institute Business Advisor
Harvest Institute Accounting Officer (via SAIBA, if you meet their criteria)

What you'll be able to do:

Work with management information systems at a corporate level. Prepare a business for internal/external audit. Apply principles of strategic intent and strategic thinking in a global business environment. Apply managerial finance and control principles in a commercial environment. Draw up and interpret financial statements and reports in accordance with IFRS.