Business Administration Courses - Oxbridge Academy

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION COURSES

Would you like to:

  • Learn more about the fundamentals of business practice?
  • Learn how to communicate effectively in a business environment?
  • Learn more about data processing?
  • Improve your office administration skills?

At Oxbridge Academy, you can enrol for a business studies course to sharpen your business administration skills and to prepare yourself for a successful career in the business world.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION COURSES

Would you like to:

  • Learn more about the fundamentals of business practice?
  • Learn how to communicate effectively in a business environment?
  • Learn more about data processing?
  • Improve your office administration skills?

At Oxbridge Academy, you can enrol for a business studies course to sharpen your business administration skills, to improve your business knowledge, and to prepare yourself for a successful career in the business world.

The list of business administration courses that you can choose from includes the following:

Short Learning Programmes

These non-credit bearing skills courses are designed to equip you with fundamental knowledge and skills in business administration, and to equip you with some of the basic skills that you need to succeed in the business office environment.

ICB Qualifications

The formal ICB qualifications are recognised in multiple countries worldwide, and are designed to prepare you for a successful career in office administration or office management. Oxbridge Academy offers the following ICB course in office administration:

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I enjoyed studying with Oxbridge Academy and gained much knowledge from the course. The service delivery was excellent, the Student Advisors and Assistants were professional and did their work in a quality way. You supported me all the way.

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What are the benefits of studying a business administration course at Oxbridge Academy?

By studying a business administration course via correspondence at Oxbridge Academy, you will be able to:

  • Complete your course in your own time from home (even if you have a full-time job).
  • Access academic support from a qualified tutor via telephone and e-mail.
  • Pay for your course in affordable monthly instalments.
  • Access an online Student Portal, where you can view study material and study tips, upload your assignments, view your results, and check your account balance.

What will I learn when I study a business administration course at Oxbridge Academy?

The field of business administration covers a wide variety of business functions, ranging from basic administrative tasks to managerial activities. When you study a business administration course, therefore, you will learn about many of the aspects that make up a successful business, including office practice, data processing, communication, HR, marketing, and finance. The business administration courses at Oxbridge Academy are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to become an effective and efficient office administrator.

 

Depending on which course you choose to study, you may cover the following subjects:

  • Fundamental Business Skills
  • Business Practice
  • Office Practice
  • Office Data Processing
  • Office Communication
  • Bookkeeping
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Business Law and Administrative Practice
  • Human Resource Management and Labour Relations
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations

What career options are available in business administration?

There are many career options to choose from, as all types of organisations require the help of business administrators to ensure that their operations run smoothly and efficiently. Depending on their levels of seniority, business administrators may be responsible for tasks such as ordering office supplies, drafting budgets, preparing reports, managing internal communication, supervising junior office staff, and generally overseeing day-to-day business operations.

 

Some of the job titles that you may come across in the field of business administration include:

  • Accounts Administrator
  • Admin Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Benefits Administrator
  • Business Development Officer
  • Communications Officer
  • Contract Administrator
  • Data Capturer
  • General Manager
  • HR Administrator
  • Information Officer
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • Office Manager
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Public Relations Officer

What skills do you need if you want to work in business administration?

To be successful in a business administration role, you will need the following general skills:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Numerical skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Computer skills
  • Strategic thinking skills
  • Problem solving skills

The specific skills that you need may vary from one job to another, as different types of organisations have different needs. Most employers will also look at whether you have the right characteristics to fit in with their organisational culture.

Ready to develop your skills in business administration?

 

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Glossary:

  • Data processing: The conversion of raw data into usable information (often by a computer).
  • ICB: Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. The ICB is a professional body responsible for ensuring the quality and credibility of bookkeeping, accounting, office administration, and financial management training in South Africa.
  • NQF: National Qualifications Framework. The NQF is a system used to give national recognition to the knowledge and skills gained by learners/students when they complete certain courses or training programmes. Each nationally recognised qualification is linked to one of the eight levels of the NQF, making it easier for students, employers, and academic institutions to compare the academic levels of different qualifications.