Our Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements for me to join this course?
Fill in the application and pay the registration fee. Once we've received proof of payment we will send you a link where you can do the mandatory online assessment, where we will gain more insights about your entrepreneurial make-up. The assessment forms part of your application process and will determine to a large extend whether or not you will be accepted onto the course.
How long does the course run?
The course is usually taking place one day per week for 12 weeks with practical research assignments from one week to the other. Sometimes we are offering an intensive course, where we spread the 12 days over four weeks.
It shis course offered online or in contact-class?
We offer both, online and contact courses. Please check our advertisement carefully to find out which option you are signing up for.
How do I make money in the course?
You will participate in the Money Making Exercise, where you will bring R100 and multiply this money weekly by actively engaging in some business ventures. If applied seriously, students could potentially make as much as R4000 or more from the R100 in the 12 weeks.
Can I pay in instalments?
We prefer if you pay upfront. However if for some reason this is not possible for you, we can talk about possibilities. Contact us. Please note: South Africans that are receiving the advertised scholarship are required to pay their portion in full before the course starts.
Do you offer scholarships?
For South Africans we do have a scholarship sponsorship (limited availability). The scholarship is however already worked into the price, thus the low fee advertised for South Africans.
How often do you run this course?
We are trying to run it at least once or twice a year, but it will depend on the current demand and also on the availability of course facilitators. Check regularly on our webpage for future dates.
Is the MBS an accredited course with SAQA?
No, the MBS course is not registered nor accredited with the South African Authorities (SAQA). It is however accredited with the University of the Nations International as extension studies and credits earned can be transferred into any of their programs.
Will I receive a business plan at the end of the course?
You will not receive a business plan from us, but throughout the course you will do the research required for a complete business plan. As you enter your data on our online platform you will, at the end of the course, be able to print your own business plan with one click.
Is there funding available for my business start-up?
We do not fund business start-ups and are not able to connect you with potential funders. Our approach is to teach you how to start your own business with out the need of third party funding. However should you decided to start a larger business that needs outside funding, you will have a business plan at hand that will help you in the process of finding investors.
Is this a Business As Missions Course?
The main aim of this training is not to equip missionaries with business skills, but to empower the people of our communities to sustain themselves through starting and running a successful micro business. Having sait that, we are teaching global business principles that apply to anyone in business. So if a missionary wants to learn these principles, they can.