Diploma in Business Management

Programme focus: Business administration design and practices. Business management functions, and principles for managing teams and business units. 

About the Diploma

The Diploma in Business Management opens doors to top managerial roles in marketing, finance, operations, human resources, and general management. The programme has earned recognition for shaping individuals into outstanding business managers equipped to excel in their careers.

Graduates of the programme have enjoyed remarkable success by leveraging their expertise in strategic, financial, marketing, information, human resources, and public relations management.

Upon completion of the program, students will have gained practical knowledge in key areas such as management processes, operations, marketing, finance, human resources management, and relevant legislation.

Register now for the BMT College flagship programme, and evolve into a highly proficient business manager. 

Why study this diploma?

The Diploma in Business Management is ideal for aspiring business leaders on a pathway to middle or top management. This makes the qualification perfect for business owners, business executives and administrators, and entrepreneurs. 

Career Opportunities

The Diploma in Business Management is our most versatile programme and prepares you for virtually any role in an organisation. Tailor your cover letter and CV to highlight your skills and knowledge about the specific role you are applying for. Some of the career opportunities for graduates of the Diploma in Business Management: 

  • Operations Manager: This role involves overseeing an organisation’s daily operations, improving efficiency, and ensuring that everything runs smoothly.

  • Business Analyst: Business Analysts are responsible for assessing an organisation’s business model and processes and making recommendations for improvement.

  • Project Manager: This role involves planning and coordinating projects to ensure they are completed in a timely fashion and within budget.

  • Marketing Manager: Marketing Managers oversee the promotion of a company’s products or services.

  • Human Resources Manager: This role involves developing and implementing HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall business strategy.

  • Sales Manager: Sales Managers are responsible for guiding and leading a team of salespeople in an organisation.

  • Financial Manager: A Financial Manager is tasked with overseeing the financial health of an organisation.

  • Business Development Manager: This role involves identifying business growth opportunities and building relationships with potential customers and clients.

  • Supply Chain Manager: A Supply Chain Manager optimises and oversees a company’s supply chain processes.

  • Entrepreneur: With a solid understanding of business management, one could also start their own business, becoming independent and making their own decisions. 

Mode of Delivery

BMT College is an open distance education provider which allows you the flexibility to study from anywhere at anytime, empowering you to pursue learning opportunities while you work and continue with life. 

Stay connected with your learning community on our Virtual Campus from anywhere in the world.

Flexible schedules and no exams let you balance studies with work and other responsibilities.

Entry Requirements

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (matric) as certified by Umalusi,
  • With an achievement rating of 3 (Moderate Achievement, 40-49%) or better in four recognised NSC 20-credit subjects.


  • an equivalent qualification as evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) based on work experience. 
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) based on age exemption (older than 23 years)

Diploma Structure

First Year

Ease into the Diploma in Business Management, with the option to change your learning pathway to Human Resource Management after the first year. 
The first year consists of eight modules with a multiple-choice assignment each.
In addition, you will complete four longer format assignments in your own time to pass the first year and continue with the second year. There are no sit-down, timed exams! Read more…

Second Year

The second year of the Diploma in Business Management introduces you to the core business management functional areas: human resources, marketing, operations, and financial management. 
Each of the eight modules consists of a multiple-choice assignment. Four longer format assignments are completed at your own pace before the due dates to ensure your access to the third and final year. 
There are no sit-down, timed exams! Read more…

Third Year

The third and final year is the last step in achieving this sought-after qualification. As a BMT College Diploma in Business Management graduate, you will also automatically qualify for the Advanced Diploma in Business Management (NQF level 7). 
The final year consists of eight multiple-choice assignments, four longer format assignments and a project. 
The final panel interview sets you up to graduate in style and receive your qualification at our official annual ceremony. Read more…

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