Higher Certificate Business Management (HCBM)

Higher Certificate Business Management (HCBM)


The Higher Certificate Business Management programme will assist you if you are considering a management career, are new in the business environment, or if you are working in business and would like to progress to management.
This qualification could offer further career opportunities by broadening your understanding of general business administration and management practices, so you are able to start and effectively manage a business.

General information

The Higher Certificate in Business Management (HCBM) provides fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding to prepare you for a career in management. This programme assists individuals considering a management career, or those who are new to the business environment, or those working in business and would like to progress to management.

Duration: 1 year (12 months)


NQF level 4 qualification (eg Senior Certificate) or at least 23 years old and two years’ work experience* and Basic computer skills
* Subject to an RPL process


The HCBM is an NQF level 5 (120 credits), one-year qualification that develops generic management competencies and prepares students for employment in junior to middle management positions. It is offered over a minimum period of one year and a maximum of two years.

 Core Modules 

Fundamentals of Business Management

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

Fundamentals of Financial Management

Principles of Marketing

Electives: Choice of Two (Based on student numbers)

Information and Communication Technology

Project Management

Retail Management

Credit Management

Quality and Customer Service Management

Fundamentals of Sales Management

Negotiation and Conflict Management

Fundamentals of Operations Management

Each module requires the successful completion of an assignment and an examination. The emphasis of the module assessment is on the practical application of theory.


Since business education involves putting theory into practise, we have assembled a world-class faculty team with exceptional industry experience. Each member will inspire you with the results of their research initiatives and experience-based insights into the best global management practices which are necessary for succeeding in emerging markets. Through our exposure to multiple industries, we can share best practices, demonstrate what works and what does not.

Career impact

Regenesys will help you optimise your career potential. Our friendly career office team assists in all aspects of getting you ready to climb the corporate ladder to achieve your dreams.


As part of the BPM programme, you get to understand your interests, values, strengths and weaknesses, which is the first step to success in career planning. Self-assessment tools are available to determine your optimal career path and identify your goals.

Career Counselling / Coaching

Individual sessions with our counsellors/coaches are available upon request. These sessions are useful to help you to clarify your goals and develop personalised ‘job-search’ strategies.

Work readiness

Workshops and training resources on topics ranging from CV writing and interview skills, to business etiquette and networking to prepare you for your job search are available upon request. Mock interviews can also be arranged to prepare you for real interviews.

Leadership Conversations

Our Leadership Conversations can link you to top business and industry leaders and show you which industries and areas are more likely to interest you.

Company Presentations and Recruitment Talks

When companies are invited to make presentations on their businesses and recruiting practices, this is a great way to learn more about different industries and specific company cultures.

Networking and Alumni Events

Having individual contacts and being in the right place at the right time often leads to job opportunities. Students are encouraged to attend off-campus networking events to meet professionals from a variety of industries. Our Alumni Committee also organises informal social functions that bring alumni and students together.

Career Events

Regenesys offers access to career events for interested individuals and organisations.

Getting Started

Check that you meet the entry requirements below and then:

Choose your modules from the Structure section

Choose your start date below

Choose your payment method from the Fees sectionA registration fee of R1000 is required to process your application.

Please note that MBA, international and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) students are also required to take our RMAT test for an additional fee of R250. Therefore, the total registration fee for these students is R1250.”

Submit documentation (registration form, CV, copy of ID document, certified copy/copies of highest qualification/s, proof of payment)

Entry Requirements

NQF level 4 qualification (eg Matric exemption) and basic computer skills. Students who complete the Regenesys HCBM may be considered for admission to the BBA.


Exemptions for BBA modules may be considered in accordance with the academic rules and regulations

These must be approved by the Registrar on submission of the required information

Choose your Start Date

Regenesys has two major intakes per year: January and July

Please consult your Business Development Executive for the alternative options

Documentation Requirements

Your completed registration form or you can complete our online application

A certified copy of your highest qualification

A copy of your Identification Document (ID)

A copy of your CV, which should include details of all of your work experience

Proof of payment of the registration fee so that the letter of acceptance can be processed.

Our bank account details for the registration fee are:
Regenesys Management (PTY) Ltd
First National Bank
Rivonia Branch
Branch Code: 250355
Account Number: 620 846 509 20

Digital Marketing Certificate

As a registered student in the Business School or Public School, you will gain access to our interactive online portal where you will learn, or enhance, new digital skills required to stay relevant in today’s tech-driven world.

At the end of the two-month programme, you will also walk away with six highly valued certificates, including:

• Certificate in Digital Marketing and Management
• Facebook Blueprint Certificate
• Google AdWords Fundamental Certificate
• Google Display Advertising Certificate
• Google Video Advertising Certificate
• Microsoft (Bing Ads-accredited Professional Certificate)

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