Unisa Short Learning Programs (SLP)

By | April 2, 2016

Unisa Short Learning Programs (SLP)

Unisa Short Learning Programmes
Programme in Business Management (76759)
Purpose

Successful organisations don’t just happen – they are managed to be that way. To be successful under constantly changing circumstances needs skilled managers. In South Africa there is a great need for skilled managers, especially in the areas of managing resources, people, systems and technology. This programme was developed in such a way that learners get exposure to the various management principles and functional areas of management. Topics dealt with in this programme are Management Principles, Business Communication, Business Accounting and Finance, Self-Management, Human Resource Management Principles, Marketing Management Principles, Information Technology Principles and Credit Management Principles.

 

 

Target group

Entry and middle level managers in both public and private sectors

Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification or at least two years work experience in addition to a completed formal qualification

Duration

One year

Language medium

English

Tuition method

UNISA open distance learning lecturers communicate with students by means of study guides, tutorial letters, assignments and a study school.

Kind of assessment

Note:

Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies

Formative assessment:

Assignments

Summative assessment:

Examination

Management Principles (Compulsory) (PPBM01R)

HEQF Level of Module – 6
Credits of Module – 12

Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Introduction to General Management
  • The Evolution of the Management
  • Theory-Managing in a Changing Environment
  • Managerial Decision Making
  • Organisational Change
  • Goal Setting-Planning
  • Organisational Design
  • Authority
  • Power and Job Design
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Groups
  • Controlling
Business Communication (Compulsory) (PPBM02S)

HEQF Level of Module – 6
Credits of Module – 12

Syllabus/Content Topics
  • The Communication Model
  • Body Language
  • Multicultural Communication
  • Preparing to Interact
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Using Graphs and Equations
  • Persuasive Interaction
  • Using Internal Communication
  • Channels
  • External Business Communication
  • Ethics in Business Communication.
Business Accounting and Finance (Compulsory) (PPBM03T)

HEQF Level of Module – 6
Credits of Module – 12

Syllabus/Content Topics
  • The use of financial information in managerial decision making
  • Financial reports for management- financial statement analysis
  • Cost behaviour and profit
  • Volume decisions
  • Management control of costs and efficiency
  • Managing finance
  • Setting budgets
  • Achieving budgets- management of working capital
  • Investment alternatives and project evaluation
  • Finance sources and costs
  • Strategic decisions involving finance
Self Management (Compulsory) (PPBM04U)

HEQF Level of Module – 6
Credits of Module – 12

Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Understanding Self Mastery
  • Understanding and Developing your Mind Power and a Positive Mental Attitude
  • Self-Empowerment
  • Motivating and Communicating effectively
  • Presentation skills
  • Developing Superior Interpersonal Skills
  • Improving your Self Image and Self Esteem
  • Assessing your Management Potential
  • Achieving Personal Success and Meaning in your Life
  • Developing a Personal Life Plan
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Human Resource Management (Elective: choose any 2) (PPBM05V)

HEQF Level of Module – 6
Credits of Module – 12

Syllabus/Content Topics
  • The foundation and challenges of human resource management
  • Workforce diversity and regulatory challenges
  • Job analysis
  • Job design
  • Employee recruitment
  • Employee selection
  • Employee induction
  • Internal staffing
  • Performance appraisal and performance management
  • Employee training, management development and career management
  • Compensation systems and benefits
  • Health and Safety
  • Trade Unions
  • Collective bargaining and grievance procedure
  • Discipline, counseling and dismissal
Marketing Management Principles (Elective: choose any 2) (PPBM06W)

HEQF Level of Module – 6
Credits of Module – 12

Syllabus/Content Topics
  • The Nature of Marketing
  • The Marketing Environment
  • Market Segmentation
  • Market Targeting and Product Positioning
  • Market Information and Forecasting
  • Product Decisions
  • Distribution Decisions
  • Marketing Communication Decisions
  • Pricing Decisions
  • The Planning, Implementation and Control of the Marketing Strategy
Information Technology (Elective: choose any 2) (PPBM07X)

HEQF Level of Module – 6
Credits of Module – 12

Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Business information systems: an overview
  • Information systems in business functions
  • Information technology in business hardware
  • Information systems in business software
  • Information technology in business
  • E-commerce
  • Managers and their information needs
  • Systems development
Credit Management Principles (Elective: choose any 2) (PPBM08Y)

HEQF Level of Module – 6
Credits of Module – 12

Syllabus/Content Topics
  • The Origin and Development of Credit and Banking
  • Functions of Financial Institutions in Southern Africa
  • Development Institutions and the Structure of the Southern African Economy
  • Introduction to Credit and Credit Terminology
  • Credit Function of an Organisation
  • Introduction to Credit Instruments
  • Corporate Credit-Consumer Credit-Cooperation between Credit and other Departments
  • The Credit Supervisor and Credit Policy
  • Basic Principles of the Law of Contract
  • Forms of Business Ownership
  • The National Credit Act
Course leader

Prof M Coetzee PhD (Human Resource Management)

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Centre for Business Management

Office 3-083, A J H van der Walt Building, UNISA

Tel: 012 429 4488

Cell: 082 341 9671

Fax: 086 682 9268

E-mail: coetzm@unisa.ac.za / pbm@unisa.ac.za

 

Programme administrator(s)

 

Tel: (012) 352 4288 / 4170 / 4317 / 4383

Fax: 012 429 4150

E-mail: cbm@unisa.ac.za

Web: www.unisa.ac.za/cbm