Who will issue your certificate?
Once you’ve completed your study with Speciss College and passed the exams, you’ll be awarded the IBAS Certificate in Business and Accounting Studies. Then you can progress to the Intermediate Diploma level of this qualification.
IBAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Zimbabwe (ICSAZ).
Standards are set and maintained by ICSAZ, which does this with other bodies including the Zimbabwe Institute of Management.
As is well known, ICSAZ has the highest standards of professional excellence and maintains consistent examination standards.
A qualification with IBAS leads to career opportunities in the private and public sectors. It gives you a firm grounding in the basics of business and accounting.
When you enrol for an IBAS course, you can be confident in the knowledge that you are laying a solid foundation for the rest of your career.
Entry requirements for this course
To join the IBAS family and move into the business world, you need five O Level passes, including English Language and Mathematics/Accounts.
Students who do not meet the normal entry requirements may be registered at the discretion of IBAS provided they have at least two years commercial working experience. An applicant should submit a letter from an employer as proof of relevant working experience for consideration together with the application.
What you will learn
The 9 subjects in the IBAS Certificate in Business and Accounting Studies syllabus are:
- Business English
- Basic Accounting
- Business Methods
- Introduction to Quantitative Techniques
- Business Economics
- Introduction to Law
- Introduction to Computers
- National and Strategic Studies
- Entrepreneurship Skills Development
You can see the syllabus in detail on the IBAS 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’ll register for the exams with IBAS. Information on the exam fees, which are payable at least 6 weeks before the exam, can be obtained from the IBAS website.
In addition to registering with Speciss College for your tuition, you must also register as a student with IBAS. Please contact their office at:
32 McChlery Avenue, Eastlea
P.O. Box CY 172
Tel: 263-4-721454 / 702170 / 700553
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 IBAS website. We strongly urge you to buy a copy of the prescribed texts.