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Business Studies

Office Administration is a Business Education subject concerned with the study of administrative principles, policies, procedures and technological competencies governing the modern office environment. The content and teaching strategies used reflect current trends in the modern office. The syllabus aims to provide students with knowledge, skills and attitudes for immediate access to entry-level positions such as administrative assistants, clerical assistants, receptionists, record management clerks, accounting clerks and factory and dispatch clerks and other related positions.

The syllabus adopts a practical approach, aimed at equipping students with the technical and professional skills to perform effectively, and for mobility as administrative support personnel within an organisation. Further, it seeks to nurture and improve students’ social and personal management skills and foster the development of a positive work ethic. In addition, the syllabus provides the foundation for students desirous of furthering their education in other related fields.

The syllabus is arranged in 12 sections, subdivided into specific objectives and corresponding content.

Section I Office Orientation
Section II Communication
Section III Recruitment and Orientation
Section IV Records and Information Management
Section V Reception and Hospitality
Section VI Meetings
Section VII Travel Arrangements
Section VIII Human Resources Management
Section IX Accounts and Financial Services
Section X Procurement and Inventory Management
Section XI Sales, Marketing and Customer Service
Section XII Operations, Despatch and Transport services




Principles of Business

Principles of Business focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of business activities. It provides a framework to assist in more informed decision-making by individuals in their role of producers or consumers. This syllabus provides opportunity for students to develop entrepreneurial and managerial skills necessary to survive and prosper in a local, regional and global dynamic business environment. It also engages students in conducting research which helps to improve their communication and critical thinking skills and creates an awareness of business ethics and social responsibilities.

The Principles of Business syllabus is arranged in into 10 sections.

Profile Dimension 1 – Organisational Principles

Section 1 The Nature of Business
Section 2 Internal Organisational Environment
Section 3 Establishing a Business
Section 4 Legal Aspects of Business

Profile Dimension 2 – Production, Marketing and Finance

Section 5 Production
Section 6 Marketing
Section 7 Business Finance

Profile Dimension 3 – The Business Environment

Section 8 Role of Government in an Economy
Section 9 Social Accounting and Global Trade
Section 10 Regional and Global Business Environment


Principles of Accounts

Principles of Accounts is a course of study that provides an introduction to the principles and techniques that accountants employ in measuring, processing, evaluating and communicating information about the financial performance and position of a business.

The course in Principles of Accounts helps students to develop an understanding of a range of theoretical and practical techniques used in accounting. It helps to develop skills that should enable them to participate more effectively and responsibly in today’s business environment, to improve the management of personal financial activities, such as, budgeting, savings and investment. In addition, this course prepares students for postsecondary and professional studies in accounting.

The syllabus is arranged in 14 sections consisting of specific objectives and related content.

Section 1 Introduction to Principles of Accounts
Section 2 The Classified Balance Sheet
Section 3 Books of Original Entry
Section 4 Ledgers and the Trial Balance
Section 5 The Preparation and Analysis of Financial Statements of the Sole-trader
Section 6 End of Period Adjustments
Section 7 Control Systems
Section 8 Incomplete Records
Section 9 Accounting for Partnerships
Section 10 Accounting for Corporations (Limited Liability Companies)
Section 11 Accounting for Co-operative Societies
Section 12 Accounting for Non-Trading (Non Profit) Organisations
Section 13 Manufacturing Accounts
Section 14 Payroll Accounting