Diploma in Small Business Management

Management and Governance strive to instil entrepreneurial skills in our graduates to support their academic

talents. Therefore ongoing entrepreneurial exposure will be presented via successful local business people and

other entrepreneurial experts. Students and staff are encouraged become members of the various professional

and institutional bodies.

Career opportunities

Learners will get hands-on exposure to managing a business, marketing the business, understanding

financials, business strategy and running operations.

 Purpose of the qualification

The ability to compete in a vibrant economic environment is the key for business success. This qualification presents

any entry to the world of business that answers to the key challenges faced by businesses in the economy. The

qualifying learner will have the competence to apply essential business strategies, principles and techniques to

start a small, medium or microenterprise and to ensure its effective functioning.

Exit level outcomes of the programme

Learners will be able to:

  • Understand entrepreneurship.
  • Identify and evaluate business ideas.
  • Comply with the legal requirements for running a small business.
  • Determine the appropriate structure for a business.
  • Effectively manage the money for a small business.
  • Draft business plans for sustainability.
  • Find and keep customers.
  • Support a business using information technology.
  • Apply effective general business management.

Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits

For Admission Rules see the section on Admission Requirements above. In addition the Department will consider

courses done at other Tertiary Institutions for exemption, in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the

University subject to the following criteria.

If a student wishes to graduate from WSU but decides to enrol for one or more programme courses at another

university, then the student must lodge a written application (through the HOD to Dean of Faculty) before

registration at the other Institution. Students must take note of the institutional rules which state that:

  • Not more than 50 % of the courses in the qualification will be exempted in this way.
  • All exit level courses must be done at WSU.