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Enhance your chances of employment by learning valuable management skills

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  • Are you are looking for a general introduction to business skills?

Prospective Careers:

  • Salesperson
  • Advertising Agent
  • Banker
  • Bookkeeper
  • Branch Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Inventory and Store Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing
  • Merchandise Planner
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations Practitioner
  • Purchasing Manager




Who will issue your certificate?

Once you’ve completed your study with Speciss College and passed the exams, you’ll be awarded the Certificate in Business Administration. That’s the first rung of the ladder of this series of ZIM qualifications. The second is the Diploma in Business Administration (Part 2), and the third is the Diploma in Business Administration (Part 3).

The Zimbabwe Institute of Management (ZIM), which was established in 1957, is dedicated to the improvement of the standard of management in Zimbabwe, and to building up a reservoir of management skills which will be of lasting benefit to the country.

ZIM offers a number of courses leading from basic administrative and supervisory skills to higher diplomas in management and in business administration. Graduates may apply for registration with the University of Derby for their MSc in Strategic Management.

When you register at Speciss College for a ZIM qualification, you’ll take the first steps along your path to success!


Entry requirements for this course

To register for the ZIM Certificate in Business Administration, you must be at least 18 years old, and have passes in 5 “O” level subjects including English Language and Mathematics. If you are over 25 years of age, you may be granted entry at the discretion of the Zimbabwe Institute of Management. Please talk to our Director of Studies: Business Studies.

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


What will you learn? (the syllabus)

You will study 6 subjects, as shown below:

  • Economic Analysis 1
  • Commercial Law
  • Business Communication
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Administrative Office Management

You can see the syllabus in detail on the ZIM 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 must register for your exams at ZIM. Only students who have been registered as members of ZIM for at least 3 months are permitted to write the examinations.

Information on the exam fees can be obtained from the ZIM website.

In addition to registering with Speciss College for your tuition, you must register as a student member with the Zimbabwe Institute of Management at the following address:

Zimbabwe Institute of Management (ZIM)
34 Fereday Drive
Eastlea, Harare
Tel: 263-4-796509, 705291/2
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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 ZIM 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 banking, management, marketing, finance, administration, purchasing, salesmanship and computer skills.


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