University Short Courses

Credit Management 2

University Short Course

Credit Management 2

Fee: R10 340.00

Relevant fields of study: Finance

Offered by: Graduate Centre for Management (GCM)

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Ms. Amaal Orrie, Email: orriea@cput.ac.za, Telephone: 0214603690 /065 888 8208
The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) offers a three-part course for the Certificate in Credit Management based on the syllabus of the Institute of Credit Management (ICM).
The CPUT sets examinations for each of the three parts of the course. A certificate will be awarded to successful participants after completion of each part of the course.
Examinations are competency based and concentrate on the practical application, in a simulated work environment, of the theoretical aspects studied by the student during the course. The objective is to equip a student to perform at a specific job level and to test the performance level at the end of each part of the course, rather than to test for theoretical knowledge only.
The exit level of the first part of the course is at the level of a credit controller, the exit level of the second part of the course is at the level of a supervisor in credit control, and the exit level of the third part of the course is at the level of a credit manager.

 Advanced credit assessment and collection procedures on corporate and
consumer credit.
 Introduction to financial statements and ratio analysis.
 Introduction to the external environment with emphasis on legal aspects.
 Applied credit – law of contract, Credit Agreements Act.
 Administration of the account, different organisational structures in the credit
department.
 Corporate organisational structures, primary and secondary objectives, policies
and procedures.
 Credit insurance, securities, Credit Agreements Act, Usury Act, Magistrates
Court Act
 Exports.
 Transition from supervisor to manager.
Instruction comprises lectures, group discussions, case studies, project work, etc, with
regular assessment.
Every student receives a complete set of notes, which covers the particular syllabus, and
is updated continuously to reflect legislative and other changes. Experienced credit
managers present the lectures and ensure that students are able to apply the theory
in their work environment.
Each part of the course is offered once a semester, and two parts can therefore be completed in a calendar year. All progress tests and assignments completed by students will count towards the final mark for their course. The class fee includes registration for the examination. Examination entry will be refused to a student who has not complied with the sub minimum mark, based on continuous assessment during the course.
Fully qualified and knowledgeable credit controllers and credit manager are in demand by all businesses and can expect to be suitably rewarded. There is recognition by commerce and industry that in-house training of staff on systems and procedures requires to be supplemented continually, because of the dynamic changes in the environment. Existing practices and procedures need to be changed to comply with new demands by the market and new requirements from the legislature.
A qualification achieved through formal study, with wide recognition from prospective employers and based on a combination of theory and practical application, is indispensable for any person wishing to make a career in credit.
Control of, and ultimately the management of the accounts receivable function of a business, is recognised as a key element for business success. It improves cash flow, establishes sound relations with debtors, and minimises the risk of irrecoverable sales. Professional credit managers must be able to manage the full spectrum of assessment, administration and collections in any environment. They must also possess an in-depth knowledge of all laws which impact on credit services directly and to the transitions taking place in society and the changing needs and demands of the market.
Online only
Institute of Credit Management (ICM).

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Application Deadline: 2021-03-15

Course offered at: Online
Course lasts for: 16 Weeks (48 Hours)
Note about registration:
Credit Management 2 is presented on Saturday mornings . The classes will only commence there are 12-15 students per class.
Class times are: Saturdays, 09:00 – 12:00
Note about class dates:
Please note that this date is subject to change. The course will commence once there are enough students who have enrolled for the course.

Please note the course is not Credit bearing.

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