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IBAS-Business and Accounting Studies Intermediate Diploma PDF Print E-mail

Open the door to an improved career by adding a recognised qualification to your CV

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  • Do you want to learn basic skills to help you understand the commercial world?

Prospective Careers:

  • Advertising Agent
  • Area Manager
  • Auditor
  • Banker
  • Bookkeeper
  • Branch Manager
  • Cashier
  • Caterer
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Inventory and Store Manager
  • Insurance Industry
  • Marketing
  • Merchandise Planner
  • Project Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Salesperson

What the students say...
Albertina Matiyenga (Student)
One of the reasons I appreciate this IBAS qualification is that they provide
students with a free library to help with their studies.

Giles Tumbwi
This highly rated qualification is internationally recognised and is highly sought after so it will ensure that I get a good position in the job market



Who will issue your certificate?

Once you’ve completed your study with Speciss College and passed the exams, you’ll be awarded the IBAS Intermediate Diploma in Business and Accounting Studies. Then you can progress to study the IBAS Diploma in Business and Accounting Studies.

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 must have the IBAS Certificate in Business and Accounting Studies or a Certificate in Accounting issued by a recognised institution at the discretion of IBAS.



What you will learn

The 9 subjects in the IBAS Intermediate Diploma in Business and Accounting Studies syllabus are:

  • Business Communication
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Information Technology
  • Business Law
  • Managerial Economics
  • Research Methods
  • On the Job Training (OJET)

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:
Dzidzo House
32 McChlery Avenue, Eastlea
P.O. Box CY 172
Tel: 263-4-721454 / 702170 / 700553
Fax: 263-4-700624
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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.



Similar courses you should consider at Speciss

Similar courses which you can study at Speciss College include banking, management, marketing, finance, administration, purchasing, salesmanship and computer skills.

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