The Lowdown: Business Management

Have you ever fancied a career as a business manager? Do you think you have the drive and motivation to succeed? To become a business manager there are a number of personal qualities that are very important in order to effectively fulfil the role of a leader. Working in the role of a manager can be a very challenging and highly rewarding position to fulfil. If you would like to become a manager, you may decide you would like to study a distance learning programme in Business Management to develop your existing knowledge and skills set.

Top 10 Personal Qualities

  • Excellent communication – both written and face to face
  • Self-Motivation
  • Knowledge of industry
  • Versatility
  • Discipline and focus
  • Organisation
  • Team player
  • Customer service
  • Conflict resolution abilities
  • Leadership skills


As a Business Manager, you can expect to be in charge of a number of tasks. Duties can vary between industries. Some areas you can find yourself in charge of include:

  • Managing your own work and delegating to others
  • Effectively managing finance
  • Recruiting staff
  • Managing performance
  • Disciplining staff


There are a number of distance learning providers who offer a course in Business Management. It offers very flexible working hours, which means that you will be able to fit your studies around work, and other commitments you may have. This course is best suited to single mums who may struggle for time when it comes to gaining a qualification. It may also appeal to people who work part time who have a little bit of spare time to develop their knowledge and skills. This course will equip learners with an understanding of what it really entails to work in the role of a manager.

Learners will receive all the necessary learning knowledge and support needed to successfully complete this course. It is the ideal programme/career for individuals who have the drive and motivation to succeed. If you would like to pursue a career in this field and think you match the personal specification needed then why not pursue your dream career. This course will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge needed to become a respected business manager.


NCC Home Learning is a training provider, with more than 14 years of experience in offering quality distance learning programmes. They offer a Business Management course which enables students to learn at a pace convenient to you. It will equip learners with everything they need to know and help them to understand what it really entails to work in this position. Reasonably priced from £216, you can gain a greater knowledge and understanding of this job role. A distance learning programme is ideal for anyone who would like to study at their own pace and convenience. The suggested learning time for this course is 60 hours. This really is dependent on how much time you can personally put into the programme. The Business Management course is Level 2 and is approved by NCFE.

What learners thought…

At NCC Home Learning, there are a large number of satisfied customers. Here is what some of them thought of their experience:

‘My tutor always replied to my emails swiftly, and was very supportive during my studies.’

Timothy Smith, Surrey.

‘I found the learning materials very user friendly. Overall the course was interesting and worthwhile.’

Sarah Turner, Manchester.

‘I was able to work as normal and did not feel the need to leave my current job to complete my programme. This allowed me to learn whilst still earning an income.’

Mark Peters, London

Careers Prospects

There are a wide range of career paths you may wish to pursue as a business manager. With a large number of industries, you will have a wide choice to choose from. For example, catering and hospitality, and banking etc. Studying the Business Management course is perfect for individuals who would like to refresh their current knowledge of being a manager. Not only this, it is ideal for people who would like a change of career. The programme will provide you with good future prospects. You may decide you would like to progress on to further study and complete the Management Certificate QCF course. The opportunities are endless!

This article was written by Luis Jones from NCC Home Learning.


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