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  • Improve your employability
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Take the first step towards a rewarding career in management

The sky is the limit
  • Are you looking for a course which gives you an introduction to the field of professional management?

Prospective Careers:

  • Advertising Agent
  • Area Manager
  • Auditor
  • Banker
  • Bookkeeper
  • Branch Manager
  • Cashier
  • Caterer
  • Credit Controller
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Inventory and Store Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing
  • Merchandise Planner
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations Practitioner
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Salesperson

What the students say...

Sheba Khose
This qualification gives me the necessary skills to benefit any company I might work for and make me a valuable asset


Who will issue your certificate?

Once you’ve completed your study with Speciss College and passed the exams, you’ll be awarded the IAC Certificate in the subjects of your choice - see details in the paragraph headed "The syllabus" below. That’s the second rung of the ladder of IAC qualifications. The third is the IAC Higher Certificate level.

Set your future in motion with IAC, the Institute of Administration and Commerce! These qualifications are recognized, respected and affordable, so they give you access to improved employment prospects and further learning opportunities

Employers throughout Southern Africa recognise and acknowledge the IAC qualifications, because IAC has built up, since its establishment in 1927, a reputation for excellence and academic rigour.

The University of Zimbabwe offers direct entry to the second year of their Bachelor of Accountancy Degree programme (BAcc) for students who have successfully completed the Institute's Diploma in Financial Accountancy. The University of Zimbabwe also accepts IAC graduates with the required post graduate experience to its MBA programmes.

IAC is recognised internationally for membership purposes by equivalent professional bodies. An IAC diploma is the start of a great future for you!



Entry requirements for this course

To register for the IAC Certificate course, you need passes in 2 “A” level subjects plus 5 “O” level subjects including English Language. If you choose to study the finance subjects, you must also have “O” level Mathematics or Accounts.

Alternatively, you need passes in 5 “O” level subjects plus another acceptable professional qualification. Please talk to our Director of Studies: Business School.
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What you will learn

Your choice of subjects will depend on the Certificate you wish to obtain. You can choose whether to major in General Management, Marketing Management, Human Resources Management, Financial Accounting, Cost & Management Accounting, Corporate Management (Company Secretaryship), Purchasing and Materials Management, Public Relations, or Office Administration.

Please discuss these options with our Director of Studies: Business School or view the full details on the IAC website. You can find the link on the Resources Menu.

What exams will you write?

Exams are held in May and October each year. You must register for your exams at IAC. Information on the exam fees can be obtained from the IAC website.

In addition to registering with Speciss College for your tuition, you must also register as a student member with the Institute of Administration and Commerce (Zimbabwe). Please visit their office at:
IAC Zimbabwe
No 6 Meredith Drive
Eastlea, Harare
Tel: 730770 or 251301/2
Fax: 251304
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When and where are the classes and what are the fees?

Lessons are offered at different times on different campuses, with some lessons being held during the day, and others in the evening or at weekends.

Often the same course can be studied at a variety of different times, so you can choose the one which is more convenient to you.

You’ll get your personal timetable when you register at Speciss College.


What about books and stationery?

You’ll need to bring your own notebooks and writing materials to your classes. For your convenience, we have a range of stationery items at the Speciss bookshops. The list of prescribed and recommended books is available on the IAC website. We strongly urge you to buy a copy of the prescribed texts.



Similar courses you should consider at Speciss

Similar courses which you can study at Speciss College include accounting, banking, management, marketing, finance, administration, purchasing, salesmanship and computer skills.


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