This course empowers you to recognise and match your own unique capabilities and characteristics with opportunities in the macro-environment. You are exposed to a basic business, financial and costing skills, marketing skills and team management knowledge, to ensure that a new business venture created is viable, sustainable and ultimately generates wealth.
Subject Matter Expert
Andrew Geddie is the CEO and founder of The Geddie Company, which consists of three operating divisions: an academic development division, a social media marketing division, and an SMME consulting division which offers an integrated approach to mentoring and coaching start-ups as well as established entrepreneurs. Andrew is also financial director of a tutoring company based in Johannesburg.
Andrew has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Rhodes University as well as a Master’s degree in Business Leadership from the Unisa School of Business Leadership.
He has gained extensive practical commercial experience in a variety of industries including wholesale, retail and manufacturing. He also has experience in materials development and has lectured both locally as well as in India and surrounding countries, and various countries in Africa.
Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.
The Online Academic Tutor who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offering advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.
Course and Technical Requirements
To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.
Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.
Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficult in accessing our course content.
How We Engage with Students
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules designed to be interactive and engaging:
- The programme is available to be viewed on smart devices and includes mobile, tablets and personal computers.
- Relevant case studies, articles and recommended reading are part of supplementary resources available.
- Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
- View a range of Introductory course videos by your Subject Matter Expert.
- Scheduled live webinars are included with the Online Academic Tutor.
- Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Academic Tutor via the discussion boards.
Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will be awarded with a Damelin Certificate of Completion.