Entry Requirements
  • All candidates must be above 21 years of age and should fall into one of the following categories;
  • a) Completed G.C.E. O/Level examination with credit passes in Mathematics and English with a minimum of 04 years of work experience.
  • b) Have a minimum of two passes in G.C.E. A/Level examination in any subject stream with a minimum of 02 years of work experience.
  • c) Have more than 04 years work experience with recognized work based learning.
Course Details
  • Awarding body : BMS
  • Intakes : February / June / November
  • Lectures : Saturdays 2pm - 5.30pm or Sundays 9am - 1pm
  • Progression : Graduate Diploma in Management
  • Academic Year : 2017
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Certificate in Business Management

Certificate in Business Management (CBM) programme is designed specifically for students who are working and wish to develop a pathway towards higher level academic studies at the university degree level. CBM lays the perfect foundation for students to complete a degree in management by enabling them to acquire the basic knowledge and skills in the core functions of Business Management.

A list of programme Structure

  • Introduction to Management
  • Marketing Principles
  • Managerial Finance
  • Essentials of Human Resources

Introduction to Management (IM)

Functions, skills and levels of management
Definition of management, functions of management, organisational performance, managerial skills, managerial roles, and managerial levels in an organisation.

Goal setting and organisational planning process
Vision and Mission, Goals and Objectives, SWOT analysis, Market & Competitor analysis, Por-ter’s Five Forces Analysis, Ansoff ‘s Matrix

Approaches to organisation structure
Elements of structure, designing a structure; work specialization, departmentalization, chain of command, span of management, centralization and decentralization and formalization.

Leader and a manager
Organisational behavior, nature of leadership, leadership vs management, leadership traits, leadership styles, Impact of organisation culture on leadership, concept of motivation, motiva-tion theories; Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, Herzberg’s two factor theory .

Marketing Principles (MP)

Concepts and scope of marketing
An introduction to marketing: definitions and how it influences our daily lives, evolution of the marketing concept, Marketing orientation and its benefits, relationship marketing, overview of marketing environment and its impact on marketing activities

Marketing mix elements
Describe the concept and elements of the traditional and extended marketing mix, understand-ing the benefits of a co-ordinated and integrated marketing mix, product, pricing, place, promo-tion digital marketing mix.

Segmentation, targeting and positioning
Type of markets, concept of segmentation, bases of segmentation, criteria and its benefits eval-uating and selecting target markets and positioning

Marketing research and consumer behaviour
What is marketing Research and data collection methods, discuss the importance of buying behavior to marketers, stages of Consumer Decision making process

Introduction to Managerial Finance (MF)

Introduction to Financial Accounting
Key concepts and conventions that underlie financial accounting. Characteristics and objec-tives of Financial Accounting, the book-keeping process, introduction to Financial Statements (i.e. Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash Flows Statement, and, Equity Statement)

Financial Statement Analysis and Interpretation
Describe the role of accounting in providing financial information to users, conducting ratio analysis including horizontal and vertical analysis, basic interpretation of financial statements through ratio analysis.

Introduction to management accounting
Key concepts that underline management accounting, direct and indirect costs, variable, semi-variable and fixed costs

Preparation of forecast and budgets
Understand the usefulness of budgeting and the primary objectives of budget preparation, preparation of functional budgets.

Essentials of Human Resources (HR)

Introduction to HRM
Personnel management and human resource management; role of human resource, factors influencing the HRM.

Recruitment and selection
Recruitment policies; recruitment process; recruitment methods, significance of employee se-lection; selection process