University of Stellenbosch Business School

Business Leadership and Management (Online)

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About the course

Master a strong business acumen through course content that refines your business knowledge, enhances your industry-related skills and equips you with the values and attitudes necessary to build, lead and scale a successful business. On completion you will have developed the competence to confidently integrate various business management disciplines within the context of internal and external challenges facing your organisation.

What will I learn?

  • The ability to analyse and improve overall business effectiveness
  • Gain an understanding of modern management and leadership approaches
  • Understand key financial and economic concepts and their relevance to the business environment
  • The role of marketing and its role in achieving organisational goals
  • The role of financial management and budgeting in relation to business effectiveness

Course breakdown

  • Week 1 - Orientation
  • Week 2 - General Business Management
  • Week 3 - Leadership and Management
  • Week 4 - Leading and Managing People
  • Week 5 - Basic Financial Management - Key Concepts and Principles
  • Week 6 - The Business Environment and Economics
  • Week 7 - Marketing Management
  • Week 8 - Operations Management
  • Week 9 - Entrepreneurship
  • Week 10 - Assignment Module

Who should attend

This course is ideal for those who want to gain a thorough, holistic understanding of a business and how the various operations within a business work together strategically, operationally and financially.

This course is ideal for:

  • Small to medium size business owners
  • Managers who need to understand the bigger business context
  • Entrepreneurs who need to understand all aspects of starting, running and scaling a successful business

Trust the experts

Erika Botha

Erika has extensive experience in training, development as well as hands-on management and leadership. She completed a Business Communication degree, a B.A. (Hons: Industrial Sociology) at the North-West University (previously known as the Potchefstroom University), and an M.B.A. through UNISA Sc...


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