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1 - 3 Years




Higher Certificate in General Management

Cost and Management Accounting

Faculty of Commerce

SAQA ID 100811


Credits 120

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1 - 3 Years




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This Certificate is the first of a new generation of Advanced Skills Development programmes. It provides students with an informed understanding of general management, together with a range of academic skills and competencies. The qualification reflects the needs of the general management sector, both now and in the future. It will include working as a leader in the context of a medium-sized enterprise or a business unit within a larger organisation.

It is specifically designed for the student who wishes to:

  • Pursue a management career in areas such as business, marketing, finance and personnel management.
  • Gain the knowledge and skills required to recognise and exploit business opportunities.
  • Acquire a broad-based education for a lucrative career in business and commerce.
  • Acquire a business qualification of high academic standard.
  • Secure a basis for further development in Business and Management Sciences.
  • Demonstrate the awareness of general management skills which can be used to build further management-related competencies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, evaluate and solve routine and new problems within the managerial environment
  • Demonstrate the ability to execute medium-sized projects as a project manager.
  • Demonstrate the ability to account c to a project manager of large projects.

Once the student is declared competent, they may continue into further general management competence and complexity or into management within a medium / small organisation or of their own organisation.

Career Options

Students could pursue a career as a/an:

  • Business Owner
  • Middle-Level Manager
  • Administrative Clerks / Management (medium-size business)
  • Workshop Supervisor
  • Trainee Manager
  • Operations manager

Admission Requirement

The minimum entry requirement is a National Senior Certificate or equivalent.

For full details on minimum requirements, contact the College.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) processes and Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT) are articulation mechanisms. The institution reserves the right to conduct a formal assessment for purposes of CAT. An evaluation will be conducted to recognise prior learning. This evaluation may or may not be based on a form of formal assessment and can include a portfolio of evidence submission. These mechanisms are in line with the HEQSF as envisaged in the NQF Act 67 of 2008 and the CHE “Policies on the Recognition of Prior Learning, Credit Accumulation and Transfer, and Assessment in Higher Education” published by the CHE in August 2016.

The final approval for applications in respects of CAT and RPL is subject to academic vetting in terms of applicable legislation and institutional policies.

Enquire at your nearest Lyceum Branch Office for more information regarding the awarding of subject credits (Credit Accumulation and Transfer – CAT) towards Lyceum Qualifications.


Assessments consist of two assignments (formative assessment) and a final examination (summative assessment) for each subject. The two assignments consist of an online multiple-choice (MCQ) assignment and an application-based assignment.

NB: Make sure you upload assignments before the submission date in the required format. Assessments that are not submitted onto the portal (myClass) will not be accepted.

Your final mark for each subject will be calculated as follows:

Assignment contributes 60% towards the final mark

Examination contributes 40% towards the final mark

NB: Lyceum does not allow students to bank assignment marks. Students must complete assignments for the academic cycle in which they wish to write exams.

Cycle 1 constitutes a cohort of students whose modules were registered between 1 April and 30 October.

Cycle 2 constitutes a cohort of students whose modules are/will be registered between 1 November and 31 March.


Upon successful completion of your programme, you will receive a certificate depicting: – Bachelor of Commerce in Management and an academic transcript. These documents will be issued at the annual graduation ceremony, couriered to the nearest branch or posted to you, provided that your account is in order.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they meet all the programme requirements before a qualification can be issued.

Module Outline


Management Principles and Techniques (WIL)

Business Communication

Human Resources Management 1

Business Law

Quality Management

Electives | Select One

Cost and Management Accounting 1


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