Certificate in Small Business Management

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Learn how to effectively manage a small business

You’ll gain fundamental business management knowledge and skills to help you be successful. You’ll learn how to develop a business plan and set up the right business structure, plus gain an understanding of financial reporting and taxation requirements, and grasp the principles of marketing and social media. This online course is ideal for those starting or managing a small business.

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Duration & Course Level

~140 Hours | 6 Months Access

Study in your own time, at your own pace. Students generally complete one module per-week.

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Obtain Your Dream Career

Be awarded with an industry and employer recognised certificate of achievement on completion of this course.

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How you'll benefit

  • Gain essential skills to start or manage a small business.
  • Get a qualification to add to your CV.
  • Developed by successful business owners.
  • The Career Academy is an official Xero and MYOB Education Partner – receive updated course content and tips and tricks on how to succeed.
  • Learn online, at your own pace, with tutor support by phone and email.
  • Flexible online study – work at your own pace in your own time. We can work around you!

Course Modules

The Certificate in Small Business Management comprises the following 11 modules;
  1.  Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals
  2. Financial Statements
  3. Understanding GST
  4. Fundamentals of Income Tax
  5. Understanding Key New Zealand Business Legislation
  6. Employment Law & Introduction to Payroll
  7. Marketing and Social Media
  8. Budgeting, Forecasting, and Cashflow Management
  9. Financial Statement Analysis
  10. Accounting with Xero
  11. Accounting with MYOB

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Why The Career Academy?

We’re an internationally recognised online education provider, who partners with industry to deliver you the latest and most up to date content. We have almost 15 years experience in online education and help change the lives of over 20,000 students every single year.
  • Upskill and be awarded with an industry and employer recognised certificate to help you reach your potential & earn more.
  • You’ll receive unlimited tutor support from experienced professionals
  • Flexible online learning so you can study whenever and wherever you want
  • Get free access to the career centre who will review and improve your CV to help you succeed
  • 83% of our graduates say our qualifications improved their ability to get a new job or promotion

Receive Unlimited Tutor Support

Our professional tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. They’re committed to providing exceptional online course support and personal tutoring to help you succeed.

Be Awarded With An Industry Recognised Certificate

Upon successful completion of your course, you’ll be presented with a Professional Certificate. This is an industry recognised certificate which will go a long way to helping you get a new job or promotion.

100% Money Back Guarantee

After enrolling, you’ll receive an 14-day cooling off period (or trial period). If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee.

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A Course Consultant will be in touch to provide you with all information you need.

They will also be able to help with any questions regarding your enrolment process, course fees or how online study works.

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Frequently Asked Questions​

There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites to enrol into this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and follow the prompts. 

This course takes approximately 140 hours, and you’ll have up to 6 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon the completion of this course, you can obtain a job as a Manager.

Employers also constantly approach The Career Academy looking for students and employers also advertise jobs in the Career Centre (available once you enrol). You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

This qualification is Internationally recognised. Our qualifications are highly sought after by employers around the world and accredited by global industry bodies such as ICOES.

Your course will be delivered through our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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