Business Operations

Business Operations

Course Code
Payment Options
Upfront & Payment Plans
Online & Correspondence
100 Hours

Business Operations VBS006

Are you looking for a career change?  or just want to learn a new skill?  The Business Operations program has been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks. Real-world exercises are used throughout the program. 

The aim of this course is to provide you with the building blocks for a successful career in business planning and operations. Covering topics such as business law, the money market, taxation, business plan writing and mistakes to avoid, it is a solid foundation, developed by highly qualified and experienced professionals.

  • Starter course for anyone who has not studied business before

  • 100 hours, self paced studies -Correspondence Course or Online Course

Lesson Structure

There are 6 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction

    • Business law

    • types of businesses

    • starting a business

  2. Finance

    • Liquidity

    • The money market

    • terminology

    • insurance

  3. Financial Records

    • Simple Bookkeeping procedures

    • cash flow

  4. Financial Management

    • Taxation

    • costing

    • budgeting

    • investing

  5. Business Planning

    • Overview

    • Improving results in business

    • Developing a 12 month business plan.

  6. Mistakes to avoid

    • Examples of things to avoid; lack of market research, problems with marketing, cash flow, attitude, etc

    • Profitability

    • Profitability ratios

    • Reasons why businesses fail

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


  • Define the business community, the types of businesses involved and the interaction which occurs between different businesses.

  • Explain the difference between goods and services based businesses.

  • Define a range of commonly used business terms.

  • Research and analyse business opportunities by studying activities in the business world.

  • Assess the feasibility of a business opportunity and allocate resources to this business.

  • Carry out the basic procedures of recording and interpreting financial records and statements including the cash book, balance sheet, profit and loss statement.

  • Explain liquidity and productivity

  • Calculate profit and determine assets

  • Calculate the real cost of labour in a business.

  • Determine pricing based on costs calculated for providing a particular service or product.

  • Develop a budget for a simple business operation.

  • Develop a simple 3 year business plan (real or hypothetical).



Here are just some of the things you will be doing:


  • Research business publications to evaluate current trends in small business

  • Prepare management reports for several businesses

  • Contact lending institutions to enquire about money market investment schemes

  • Prepare a profit and loss statement, a ledger statement and a balance sheet for a hypothetical business

  • Speak with the taxation department about business related tax issues

  • List the assets and liabilities in an existing business

  • Develop a budget for a simple business operation

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