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  • Get a hands-on qualification at the Technical, Bulawayo or Chitungwiza Campus
  • Improve your employability
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Increase your earning power by developing into a senior manager

My aspirations
  • Would you like to aim at a senior position in the private or public business sectors?

Prospective Careers:

  • Salesperson
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Public Relations Practitioner
  • Area Manager
  • Auditor
  • Banker
  • Bookkeeper
  • Branch Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Economist
  • Cashier
  • Chartered Secretary
  • Credit Controller
  • Economist
  • Financial and Investment Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Insurance Industry
  • Inventory and Store Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Merchandise PLanner
  • Project Manager




Who will issue your certificate?

Once you have completed your study with Speciss College and passed the exams for Part A and Part B, you can apply for an Intermediate Certificate. You can then move on to Part C (Professional Programme 1). Once that has been successfully completed, you can apply for the Professional Programme 1 Certificate and then proceed to Part D. When you have completed all four parts, you will be awarded the Graduateship Certificate. You may then apply for membership of the Institute.

You can join the group of over 40 000 qualified Chartered Secretaries throughout the world through a qualification with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (Zimbabwe).

If you become a qualified member of the Institute, you will be entitled to describe yourself as a Chartered Secretary and may use the designatory letters FCIS (Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries) or ACIS (Associate of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries) after your name.

Membership of the Institute is widely recognised internationally, and is held in high esteem in the world business community.


Entry requirements for this course

To join the ICSAZ family and begin your progress to a senior management position, you need passes in 2 “A” level subjects, plus 5 “O” Level passes at Grade C or better. The subjects must be of an academic or commercial nature, and must include English Language and either Mathematics or Accounting.

Alternatively, you must hold the Institute of Business and Accounting Studies (IBAS) Diploma.

If you are at least 23 years of age, and have “O” Level passes in English Language and Mathematics/Accounts at Grade B or better, plus another 3 “O” Level subjects passed at Grade C or better, and at least three years experience in a commercial environment, you may be considered for mature entry at the discretion of ICSAZ.

Please talk to your Director of Studies, Business School.

Bring certified copies of your certificates with you when you come to Speciss College to register as a student!


What you will learn

The 5 subjects in the ICSAZ Part A syllabus are:

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Economics
  • Business Law
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Business Communication

You can see the syllabus in detail on the ICSAZ website. You can find the link on the Resources Menu.

What exams will you write?

Exams are held in May and November each year. You’ll register for the exams with ICSAZ. Information on the exam fees can be obtained from the ICSAZ website.

Please talk to the Speciss Exams Officer to find out when exam fees are due.

In addition to registering with Speciss College for your tuition, you must also register as a student with ICSAZ. Please contact their office at:
Dzidzo House
Corner Enterprise Road South and Londonderry Road
P O Box CY 172, Causeway
Tel: 702170 or 700555
Fax: 700624
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Students are strongly advised to be familiar with the rules and regulations contained in the ICSAZ Members and Students' Handbook.

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 ICSAZ 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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