Diploma on Business Management & Administration

Pan Africa Skills & Consulting Ltd
Blended study mode
Brunei House, 3rd Floor I Witu Road off Lusaka Road P.O. Box 16481 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
1 year
Jun 04 - Jun 04 2020

Course Description

Success in business today depends on much more than just the ability to produce or sell products.  A modern business manager or administrator must also be proficient in managing finance, business resources, accounts, human resource, purchasing, marketing, stock control, office organisation and control, computerisation, communications, and very much more.  This Program is designed to train existing, new and future managers to run businesses successfully, and provides the foundation for any successful career involving business, management or administration; it is essential for anyone seeking administrative or managerial posts, and for people running businesses or in management positions.
Mode of study: Distance learning
Course Intake : Ongoing!

Course Outline

  • Business objectives, planning and forecasting in business, the business plan; competition, location, knowledge, skills, market potential. 
  • The business environment: public, private and trading enterprises; sole-proprietors, partnership firms, limited liability companies, the board of directors. 
  • Capital and the financing of businesses, sources of capital, share issues; revenue, income, expenditure, overheads. 
  • The importance of working capital, its components and management; cash and funds flow. 
  • Starting or taking over a business - factors to investigate and consider, research, competition, market potential, location factors, goodwill. 
  • Business organisation, structure, expansion, delegation, re-organising. 
  • Communications: internal and external, vertical and horizontal, channels, effect on employees, managers and customers. 
  • Budgeting, budgetary control, limiting factors; sales, production and other sub-budgets, the master budget. 
  • Pricing policy and factors effecting prices set. 
  • Credit: types and purposes, credit limits, credit control, bad debts; discounts: trade, quantity, others.  
  • Management of personnel: recruitment, job analysis, advertising, selecting, inducting, training, controlling, remunerating.  
  • Motivation, human resources, discipline, counselling, resignations, retirements. 
  • Stock control, the stores department, costs in maintaining stocks, stock levels, stock records, stock-taking. 
  • Purchasing, buying, choosing suppliers, ordering, negotiating. 
  • Selling, sales and marketing management, market research, advertising, publicity and sales promotion, pricing policy. 
  • Office management, delegation of responsibility; structure, charts; control and standards; communication. 
  • Production management: market, technology and manpower factors; production methods, factories, machinery and equipment; costing, standard costs, variance. 
  • Financial accounting and records, bookkeeping, manufacturing and trading and profit & loss accounts, the balance sheet, ratios and analysis. 
  • Office organisation and control, layout, data, records, the office environment; health and safety in the workplace, O & M Studies.
  • Computer programs and systems, IT, security, office machinery and equipment, word processing.

Admission Requirements
University Degree or
Diploma or
KCSE C- and above

Price: KES 63,200

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