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5 reasons to study a business management course
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5 Benefits of Studying Business Management Courses

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By Kendall Behr - Copywriter for Optimi

Imagine a course that lets you work in any industry you are interested in! You do not need to – business management is exactly that!

Have you heard the stereotype that business management is boring and basic? Well, let us help you bust that myth and get excited about a course that gives you the skills to know the ins and outs of business! Optimi College’s Business Management courses are among our most popular for a reason: Business Management courses teach skills that are increasingly becoming more vital in the workplace, both locally and globally. Here are the top 5 reasons to study business management:

  1. A toolbox of key business skills

Optimi College has 3 business management courses available, both short courses and accredited courses. These courses teach something called transferable skills. Transferable skills are skills that are useful in various roles and industries. This means that you are not confined to one niche in the industry and are a valuable employee. These skills include:

  • Problem-solving
  • Creative thinking
  • Strategic thinking
  • Organisation
  • Leadership
  • Project management
  • People management

Not only are you a valuable employee that can contribute to the growth of a company with these skills, but you are poised to make a successful entrepreneur too! Whether you want to start your own business or climb the corporate ladder, business management skills will help you make a success of your dreams.

  1. Lots of career options

Business management courses are versatile and can be transferred into any industry, meaning that you have a much wider pool of options for careers once you have finished your studies. This means that you can study business management through a distance learning institution like Optimi College while working in your current position to help strengthen your chances of a promotion as a manager, or it will allow you to pivot into another industry entirely.

The good news is that if you are a school leaver wondering where you would like to build your career, business management is a smart choice because you can study something that gives you a wide array of options. ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) Business Management courses can lead to employment in South Africa. Here are some careers you can pursue:

  • Business Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Office Manager
  • Account Manager

Every industry needs people to perform bookkeeping and accounting for them, meaning that you could find a position in an industry that excites you while offering valuable skills.

  1. Know the secret to a successful business

Always wanted to start a side hustle and secretly hoped it would turn into a successful business. While successful businesses do not appear like magic, with the right knowledge and skills to manage a business and its accounts correctly, you would have the skills to work for yourself rather than needing to balance on the corporate ladder.

This means that studying business management is an excellent option both for beginners, like school leavers with big dreams, and late bloomers who have decided to remake themselves. Want to know if business management courses will work for your vision? An educational planner can help you figure it out! Contact one now!

  1. Networking and building your platform

Studying business management will give you the opportunity to learn from others who understand what your aspirations are. Whether you study full-time or are a part-time student, you will be able to network with valuable connections that can help you further your career or simply learn trade secrets.

Optimi College offers both options, giving our students the flexibility, they need to complete their studies. You can study from anywhere in South Africa with our distance learning options, or you can attend classes at our modern campus.

  1. Combine and conquer

Interested in marketing, baking, working with people or want to be able to work remotely from your home? Whatever your interests, you can combine them with the practical skills you need to get a position in your passion. If you love people, you could work with the payroll division of human resources at a people-focused company. If you would rather have your dog for company, you can do the accounting for a firm in Johannesburg while you are on your couch at home. Business management really is a very wide field to enter that gives you your pick of options.


Want to know more about Optimi College’s courses and options? Head to our website, or contact an educational planner: