UNISA Short Course in Basic Business Finance

UNISA Short Course in Basic Business Finance

University of South Africa Short Course in Basic Business Finance

Short Course in Basic Business Finance (71307)



The aim of the course is to equip students with the necessary knowledge, skills and values to practice sound basic financial management in their enterprises thereby empowering this sector of the economy and ensuring good small business governance.

Target group

Candidates requiring effective day-to-day financial management skills

Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification


Six months

Language medium


Tuition method

Distance education by means of a study guide, prescribed book, tutorial letters and assignments.

Kind of assessment

Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
Two assignments
Summative assessment:

Basic Business Finance (CBBF01W)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Basic business records
  • Financing capital requirements
  • The break-even analysis
  • Financial planning
  • Managing credit and inventories
  • Taxes and insurance


Course leader

Ms L Ngcobo DCom
Centre for Business Management
Office 3-117, A J H van der Walt Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 4083
Fax: 012 429 4086
E-mail: lngcobo@unisa.ac.za

Programme administrator(s)

Tel: (012) 352 4288 / 4170 / 4317 / 4383
Fax: 012 429 4150
E-mail: cbm@unisa.ac.za