Regent Business School


Regent Business School (RBS) was established to satisfy the increasing demand for management education in Southern Africa. RBS is registered as a private higher education institution by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in South Africa. In addition, the Council on Higher Education (CHE) has accredited RBS ‘programmes including its flagship Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA). RBS also has various other recognitions from various institutions. RBS offers a range of accredited programmes from higher certificate to the post graduate qualifications. The RBS distance and supported learning programmes provide a professional educational qualification that will equip the graduate with practical business knowledge to enable success in the highly competitive and global work environment. RBS is mindful of the need for its programmes to reflect leading international business practice. Study and support material include case study simulation of real business situations specifically designed to reflect cutting edge developments in the work situation and their impact on business practice.

RBS is strongly committed to developing business and entrepreneurial skills in Southern Africa while ensuring our students a competitive edge in a rapidly changing business environment.

Why choose REGENT Business School (RBS)

RBS has developed a series of programmes that are designed to provide individuals and organisations with the management competencies and critical skills necessary to build and sustain competitive advantages in a rapidly changing and complex business environment. RBS’s expertise has evolved through continuous research and development undertaken in delivering a range of local and international business and management education programmes.

As a specialised education and training provider of management related learning programmes, RBS has the capacity, systems and resources to deliver courses with the flexibility of onsite, offsite as well as web based teaching and learning. It is well known that successful companies make deliberate efforts to ensure that training of staff does not compromise production and business time. RBS delivers courses that are flexible and supported by a range of support facilities i.e. telephone support, face to face lectures, online and web support and virtual classrooms. This places organisations at the forefront of competitiveness having their staff trained and uplifted whilst still maintaining optimal productivity.

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Diploma in Financial Management (DIFM)

Online Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Durban Johannesburg + 1 more

The Diploma in Financial Management (DIFM) is a 2 year programme that provides an overview of the necessary skills, knowledge and techniques to manage finances in a public or business sector context. [+]

Course Introduction The Diploma in Financial Management (DIFM) is a 3 year programme that provides an overview of the necessary skills, knowledge and techniques to manage finances in a public or business sector context. The programme explores the complex challenges of financial management decision-making processes and deals with issues such as: budgeting; cash-flow projections; cost benefit analysis; financial statements with respect to balance sheets; income and expenditure statements; assets register; ratio analysis; business investment; financing decisions; current asset management; dividend and dividend policy. The areas of mergers and acquisitions are also explored. Prerequisite(s): National senior certificate with minimum Diploma admission or a relevant NQF4 qualification or equivalent; 'A' or 'O' level certificates. Outcomes On completion of this qualification, graduates will be able to: Obtain and assimilate knowledge appropriate to the practice of financial management in any organisation. Obtain professional and technical skills required in Financial Management. Evaluate financial and accounting concepts and principles and their application in solutions to practical finance problems Prepare financial statements of entities, including groups of companies, using relevant financial information, accounting techniques and standards; and to analyse and interpret such financial statements Use relevant financial techniques with cost information, for planning, decision-making, performance evaluation and control, within different business settings. Apply financial management techniques to issues affecting investment, financing, and dividend policy decisions of an organisation. Understand the general legal framework, and apply specific legal principles relating to business, including taxation legislation as applicable to individuals, single companies and groups of companies. Explain the process of carrying out the assurance (audit) engagement and its application in the context of the professional (audit) regulatory framework. Describe the organisational context of the financial manager and of the development of financial systems; to understand the need for the efficient use of resources within an organisation Programme Structure The duration of the programme is 3 years – 5 modules per year, comprising of 2 semester modules and 3 annual modules per year. Year 1 Business Communication 101 Mathematics of Finance 101 Financial Management 1 Economics 1 Financial Accounting 1 Year 2 Business Management 201 Introduction to Taxation 201 Financial Management 2 Managerial Accounting 2 Business Information Systems 2 Year 3 Ethics and Corporate Governance 301 Public Sector Finance 301 Financial Management 3 Commercial Law 3 Taxation 3 What will I gain from this programme? Graduates will be able to: Display knowledge of selected day-to-day management functions of a business Appreciate financial principles of accountability, cost-effectiveness, cost-efficiency and value for money Obtain employment in accounting firms and finance departments in the public or private sector Describe financial management terminology, concepts and principles Analyse and interpret financial management statements and reports such as balance sheet, income and expenditure [-]

Postgraduate Diploma

Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Management and Leadership (PG Dip EML)

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 South Africa Durban Johannesburg + 1 more

The Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management and Leadership (PG Dip EML) is a one-year [+]

The Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management and Leadership (PG Dip EML) is a one-year post graduate qualification that seeks to develop capacity in management and leadership in an educational management context. The focus of the programme is to improve the practice of management and leadership in the educational sector. The programme enables students with an education background to develop integrated and functional reflective competences in educational management. It is intended for educational managers and those aspiring to occupy managerial positions in educational institutions. The programme examines issues such as management principles, educational governance, leadership in education, financial management in educational institutions and the use of information technology in education. A person attaining the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management and Leadership will be able to: - Acquire academic and professional knowledge required for leadership of educational institutions - Apply management principles in an educational context - Administer financial resources in an educational institution - Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the functioning of an educational institution - Display knowledge of the provisions of relevant legislation relating to the governance of educational institutions - Be aware of the implications of information and communication technology - Articulate vertically onto the RBS MBA degree programme The entrance requirement for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management and Leadership is a Bachelors Degree and a recognised teaching qualification or equivalent or a recognised Bachelor of Education degree at NQF level 7. The programme consists of six modules offered over two semesters as follows: - Management Principles - Leadership in Education - Governance in Education - Using Information Technology - Financial Decision Making in Educational Management - Research in Educational Management Project [-]

Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDIPM)

Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg Durban + 1 more

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PG Dip Man) is a 1 year postgraduate qualification that enables learners with relevant work experience and appropriate qualifications [+]

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PG Dip Man) is a 1 year postgraduate qualification that enables learners with relevant work experience and appropriate qualifications to further develop their functional and reflective competencies in management, leadership and administration. The programme aims to develop an integrated conceptual understanding, synthesis and critical application of specialised qualitative and quantitative issues in management. The qualification is directed towards learners having relevant work experience and occupying middle and senior management positions and who have completed a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification. This qualification will enable learners to develop in-depth, discipline specific skills and applied competence in the private and public sectors that will provide opportunities for personal intellectual growth, more purposeful employment and making an enhanced contribution to society. The qualification will empower learners to solve problems in a focused way and to effectively manage and allocate resources, to communicate effectively and to contribute to knowledge and socio-economic transformation in a responsible and ethical manner. Persons completing this qualification will be able to: - Apply quantitative methodologies in making work-based decisions - Apply scientific enquiry and research methods - Display research skills in solving work related problems in the management of a range of organisations - Contribute towards the extension of knowledge on business management, leadership and administration - Display management and research skills - Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyse and solve Management and Commercial problems - Acquire an understanding of how to manage resources and processes in a business context - Contribute to the resolution of socioeconomic problems of a developing Southern Africa in an ethical and responsible manner - Contribute to regional and national goals by facilitating capacity building and human resource development - Articulate vertically onto the RBS MBA degree programme Modules to be completed: - General Management - Marketing Management - Economics - Financial Management - Operations and Innovation Management - Business Research [-]


Higher Certificate in Islamic Finance, Banking and Law (HCIFBL)

Campus Full time February 2017 South Africa Durban Johannesburg

Islamic banking and finance is the fastest growing sector in the Financial Services Industry, recording [+]

Why A Programme In Islamic Finance And Law? Islamic banking and finance is the fastest growing sector in the Financial Services Industry, recording annual growth rates in excess of 15%. In South Africa initiatives to facilitate Islamic Banking and Finance have been put in place. Tax laws have been amended with a view to attracting petro dollars from the Middle East countries. South Africa can be the hub of Islamic Banking in Africa. In addition there is increased interest in Islamic Banking and Finance in Africa and Islamic Law forms the basis of this. A programme in Islamic Finance and Law will contribute to human capital development in this field. What Will I Gain From This Programme?  The programme is designed to provide a sound understanding of Islamic Law and Finance. The course aims to equip participants with knowledge on a wide spectrum of Islamic Finance, Banking and relevant legal issues in order to enhance understanding of the practicality of Islamic Finance , Banking and Law in a secular state. There is a proliferation of Islamic Banks and Islamic windows in conventional banks in South Africa and throughout the world. Participants will have the basic knowledge and skills to enable them to have insights into the area of Islamic Banking, Finance and Law. The programme will be an enriching experience to those with and without Islamic (Shariah) knowledge and to candidates from various religious denominations. Programme Delivery  The programme will be delivered through a mix of lectures and independent study. Lectures will be facilitated by leading Islamic Finance and Law scholars. Students completing this programme will also be able to vertically articulate onto the RBS BCom Degree programme. Modules to be completed - Principles of Islamic Law - Islamic Banking & Finance - Islamic Family Law - Introduction to Principles of Islamic Law - Judicial System in Islam - Islamic Criminal Law - Islamic Medical Jurisprudence [-]