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Certificate in Business Management

Learn how to effectively manage a small business 

You’ll gain fundamental business management knowledge and skills to help you be successful. You’ll learn how to develop a business plan and set up the right business structure, plus gain an understanding of financial reporting and taxation requirements, and grasp the principles of marketing and social media. This online course is ideal for those starting or managing a small business.

Giving you the skills to succeed in business

  • Gain essential skills to start or manage a small business.
  • Get a qualification to add to your CV.
  • Developed by successful business owners.
  • The Career Academy is an official Xero Education Partner – receive updated course content and tips and tricks on how to succeed.
  • Learn online, at your own pace, with tutor support by phone and email.
  • Flexible online study – work at your own pace in your own time. We can work around you!

Covering the following modules

  1.  Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals
  2. Financial Statements
  3. Fundamentals of VAT
  4. Fundamentals of Income Tax
  5. Fundamentals of Payroll
  6. Marketing and Social Media
  7. Budgeting, Forecasting, and Cashflow Management
  8. Financial Statement Analysis
  9. Accounting with Xero
  10. Accounting with Sage & Quickbooks

Course summary

Investment: €499 or from only €25 per week with our interest free payment plan. 

Duration: Study in your own time, at your own pace.  Generally students complete one module per week, each module taking around 10 hours

Start date: Get Instant access within 1 business day

Assessment: 10 modules / 10 assignments

Qualification information: On successful completion of this business training course, you will be awarded a certificate of achievement.

Duration: 140 hours Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.

Access time: Get access to your course for up to 6 months.


This Course is accredited by ICOES

The International Council for Online Educational Standards (ICOES) guarantees you a high standard of content with measurable outcomes from a reputable training organisation. ICOES is the accrediting body that monitors and continually develops the educational standards of online teaching institutions.

Receive unlimited support from experienced tutors!

Our professional tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed.

They’re committed to providing exceptional online course support and personal tutoring to help you succeed. Throughout your course, you’ll receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

Be awarded with an Industry & Employer Recognised Certificate

Upon successful completion of your course, you’ll be presented with a Professional Certificate by The Career Academy. This is an industry recognised certificate which will go a long way to helping you get a new job or promotion. You’ll also be given access to our exclusive Career Centre and be eligible for a free CV Review.

Ready to start learning?

1. Click on “Get Started Now”

2. Decide payment option – full payment or no deposit, interest free payment plan from only €25/week

3. Receive your course login details via email and start learning!

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