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If managing businesses, whether a small business or a department within a larger corporation, is a career you’d like to progress in, look no further than our business management course. Developed by professionals with years of experience, this online course covers a range of topics to ensure that your career in management has a strong foundation.

Explore our course breakdown below or enrol now to get started.

  • Course Outline

    When you enrol on our business management courses online, you will complete the following units of study:

    1Establishment Procedures

    Aims to teach the student how to select appropriate procedures for the establishment of a business

    2Management Procedures

    Teaches the student how to select appropriate procedures for the management of a business

    3Communication in Business

    How to develop procedures for communicating with suppliers and customers of a small business

    4Problem Solving

    How to develop procedures for addressing problems in a business

    5Staff Management

    Looks at how to plan the management of staff in a business


    Learn how to develop strategies for managing production in a business or department within a larger organisation.

    7Financial Management

    How to carry out different financial management tasks used in business or department within a larger organisation

    8Marketing Techniques

    Evaluation of marketing techniques used in business

  • How Will You Benefit?

    There are many benefits associated with gaining a business management diploma via our online course. For example, you will:

    • Gain a headstart in your business management career
    • Study an industry-recognised course that has been designed in conjunction with business professionals
    • Avoid wasting time and money travelling to classes, spending more time learning instead
    • Fit your studies in around your schedule
    • Have a personal tutor who can help you when you need it
    • Get a 10% discount when you pay for the course upfront. Alternatively, a weekly interest-free payment plan is available to spread the cost

    Start your new career journey in business management by enrolling on our course today!

  • Career Prospects


    Wondering what you can do with a business management diploma? Once you’ve completed our online course, you have plenty of options — it’s just a matter of choosing the path you want to take.

    You may wish to work for an already established business, assisting a specific department in order to help the organisation reach its overarching objectives and goals. Should you wish to be your own boss, you could use your knowledge to start up your own business. Working for yourself certainly has its advantages (and challenges), but the information you gain with a business management course will provide you with the tools you need to succeed.

    Other options include opening a retail store or seeing an opportunity in a franchised business.
    The beauty of our course is that it will prepare you for a budding career in business, no matter what sector or industry you wish to work in. There are plenty of opportunities across a whole range of sectors, from fast food restaurants to carpet cleaning services, airport kiosks to vehicle repair shops. They’re almost countless and so the future is bright for business managers.

    Opportunities with a business management diploma

    Upon completion of our course, you could become one of the following in an industry of your choice:

    Business Advisor
    Whether you plan to work for an organisation or go self-employed, being a business advisor involves providing advice, support and coaching and imparting your knowledge to other businesspeople.

    Business Development Manager
    Your main job in this role would involve building strong relationships with both potential and existing customers, suppliers and partners in order to grow the business.

    Data Analyst
    If analysing data and mathematics are your forte, then a data analyst position could be right for you. The role involves using business data to identify areas for improvement.

    Insurance Underwriter
    An underwriter helps to assess the risk of insuring a person, item or company and the likelihood that a claim will be made. They may also be required to write insurance policies.

    Project Manager
    A project manager is generally in charge of a small team that is working on a specific business project. It would be your job to identify how you will complete the project and to ensure it is carried out successfully.

  • Course Levels Explained


    With our business management course, you will gain a Diploma, a qualification that recognises the graduate’s capacity for initiative and judgement across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organizing others in the workplace.

  • Prerequisites

    There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into our business management course. So what are you waiting for? If you want to dive into a business management career, enrol on our online learning programme today to get started.

  • Course Length

    It takes on average 24 weeks for a student to complete our business management course.

    However, as you are able to study at your own pace and do the course in your own time, this time period isn’t definitive and can absolutely change to suit you. Students have up to three years to complete our courses, so you could choose to finish within the six-month average or take a little longer.

  • Study Mode: Online Learning

    If you don’t want to spend time and money commuting to classes to gain your diploma in business management, you’re in luck. Our course can be fully completed online thanks to distance learning (also known as correspondence learning). This means you can log on to learn whenever you can fit it in and take the course at your own pace, without worrying about keeping up with other students.

    As well as being readily accessible, our course has also been designed to keep you engaged and is full of interesting and useful content. Our aim is to create a learning experience that is fun and enjoyable.

  • Recognition & Accreditation

    This course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC).

    It has been designed, and is tutored by, industry professionals who have years of experience, helping you to access the career of your choice within a suitable time frame.

  • Already in the Profession or Industry?

    If you already have a successful career in the business management industry, use our course to develop your existing knowledge and skills. This may help you to gain a promotion, get some extra recognition from your employer or simply improve upon the knowledge you already possess.

    Should the course be connected to your current work activities, the fees could be claimed as a tax deduction.

  • What Do I Get?

    All the materials you need to complete our online business management course are included in the course fee. Once you enrol, you will receive:

    • All required study materials and course notes
    • Assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
    • A tutor who will answer all your course and career questions and provide guidance.

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive:

    • A graduation certificate officially recognising your successful completion of studies and qualifications as a business manager
    • Transcripts indicating the units completed
    • A letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
    • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification (for example: John Smith, DipBusMgmt)
    • Job search assistance: discover more about our Graduate Career Services Programme
  • Cut Off Date

    Friday, 29th September 2023 is the next enrolment cut off date. Places are limited, in demand and entry into the course is on a first come first served basis.

    Your enrolment is processed and acknowledged within 24 hours of the Institute receiving your application. You can expect to receive your course within days of enrolling. When you start your ICI course it’s at your own pace and you determine when you finish.

    Don’t miss out. Enrol today!

Course Investment & Payment Plans

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How do I get started?

Click on one of the Enrol Now buttons above and you could be working on your first lesson – and towards a new career – in a matter of days!

How Does Online Studying Work?

As an ICI student, you’ll be able to train at home in your spare time, learning in the easiest possible way. There are no classes or lectures to attend, and no need to leave your job or change your schedule.

How does it work?
Enrol, Study at Home, and Graduate

ICI is committed to the successful completion of your course. The typical ICI student experience goes like this:

  1. The Enrolment Process
  2. Begin Your Studies
  3. Getting Help When You Need It
  4. Getting Assessed
  5. Graduation
1The Enrolment Process

Select the course that interests you. The International Career Institute website offers course overviews, course outlines, course fees, student testimonials, and information on career services for graduates.

When you are ready to enrol in a program, simply complete the online enrolment form, or call our toll-free number to speak with an enrolment adviser.

2Begin Your Studies

On enrolment students receive a welcome email and letter with instructions on how to login into your course and access your course and tutorial support. You will not be required to purchase any further materials. Courses are divided into modules with assessments located at the end of these modules. Assessments (written assignments) are based on what you have been learning about. No exams are involved.

Study at your own pace

One of the many great benefits of our courses is their modular format creates an easier and more effective way for you to learn. And with no need to follow a fixed timetable, you get to study and submit assignment for each module at your own pace.

3Getting Help When You Need It

Your courses are designed so that you can study independently. However, if you have a question about anything in your course, just contact one of our industry based tutors. Contact details are provided in your welcome email and letter. Your tutors are industry professionals who are ready to answer any questions about the course, assessments and industry for which you are training for.

4Get Assessed

At the end of modules you are asked to complete assignments. With no fixed assessment dates ICI students can submit their assessments at any time. This allows students to progress through the course at a pace that suits their needs. Assignments can be submitted via the student portal or email directly to the tutor.

Your assignments and projects will be graded on the following scale:

Grading scale
Lesson Grade (%)Letter EquivalentRating
100 - 80AOutstanding level of achievement
79 - 60BHigh level of achievement
59 - 50CSatisfactory level of achievement
49 - 40DMarginal level of achievement
0 - 39FFailed to complete course requirements

You must pass all modules and achieve a minimum of a C or higher in all studies to graduate. Should you not pass an assignment you are able to retake assessments as many times as you need (free of charge) in order to improve your results. Full tutorial support is available to guide you towards successfully completing your course.


Graduates of the Institute are eligible for assistance under the Graduate Career Services Program which includes assistance in job searches (by career and region), preparing cover letters, tips on interviewing, and much more. As part of your graduation package, we offer a Certified Professional Resume Writer free of charge to help you compose your resume. All graduates receive a certificate of completion at the relevant level (Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma / Executive Diploma), transcripts and a letter of recommendation.