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SCHOOL OF ENTERPRISE & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

SCHOOL OF ENTERPRISE & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

COURSES

Introductory Course For Business Management Only

Business Management N4 - N6

Financial Management N4 - N6

Human Resource Management N4 - N6

Marketing Management N4 - N6

Subject Descriptions (Management Courses)

Management Assistant N4 - N6

Subject Descriptions (Management Assistant)

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR MANAGEMENT

COURSES

• With a Grade 12/Std 10/equivalent qualification, the learner will

enrol on the N4 level

• Only Business Management students enrol for the Intro N4 course

• Accounting at Grade 12 level is compulsory for the Financial

Management course

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

•A ll National Examinations are conducted in June and November

of each year.

•T he N6 certificate can be converted into a National Diploma

once a student has acquired 18 months relevant practical

experience monitored at an approved place of employment.

•T he pass requirement is a minimum of 40% per subject.

 

WHERE TO STUDY THESE COURSES

•I ntroductory course (Business Management) - Parktown Campus

•B usiness Management - Parktown Campus

•H uman Resource Management - Parktown Campus

•M arketing Management - Parktown Campus

•M anagement Assistant - Parktown Campus

•F inancial Management -ParktownC ampus

INTRODUCTORY COURSE FOR

CURRICULUM 

• Introductory Computer Practice

• Introductory Entrepreneurship

• Introductory Communication

• Introductory Personnel Management

 

Management Courses

• The duration of each level (i.e. N4 - N6) is six months

This course is devised to enable students to gain an

insight into the effective functioning of small businesses.

 

PERSONALITY TRAITS

The successful Business Management student must be interested

in developing creative & innovative skills to identify business

opportunities.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Many opportunities exist in small businesses, for example, cafes’,

restaurants, shops and supermarkets, where students can apply

their knowledge to enter into the business world.

 

CURRICULUM

• Introductory Accounting N4

• Entrepreneurship & Business Management N4, N5, N6

• Management Communication N4

• Computer Practice N4, N5, N6

• Public Relations N5, N6

• Sales Management N5, N6

Financial Management

N4- N6

The focus is on accounting. The curriculum concentrates on

the management of the financial affairs of an organisation and

on concluding their studies, students will have the ability to

analyse financial and statistical information, check accounts and

provide financial advice. Students will also have a thorough

knowledge of Pastel Accounting and Pastel Payroll packages.

 

PERSONALITY TRAITS

Accountants must enjoy working in a numeracy environment.

They should have an enquiring, analytical mind, and be able to

work logically, consistently and accurately, even when under

pressure.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

There is a big demand for accountants and bookkeepers in the

job-market. Financial Management graduates will have

access to various clerical and administrative positions.

 

Business Management

This course is devoted to acquiring, developing, utilising and 

maintaining an effective workforce.

The successful Human Resource Manager must have people skills,

including tact, patience, understanding and persuasiveness.

Communication skills are important for interviewing, discussions

with staff, negotiations and training. Human Resource officers should

also have good writing skills in order to compile accurate reports.

Many opportunities exist in various fields.Graduates will be

equipped to join Human Resource departments, present in

most medium to large organisations, and can specialise as

recruitment officers, consultants, labour relations personnel, etc.

 

• Computer Practice N4, N5, N6

• Personnel Management N4, N5, N6

• Entrepreneurship & Business Management N4

• Management Communication N4

• Personnel Training N5, N6

• Labour Relations N5, N6

 

PERSONALITY TRAITS

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CURRICULUM

CURRICULUM

 

•Management Communication N4

•Computerised Financial Systems N4, N5, N6

• Entrepreneurship & Business Management N4, N5, N6

•Financial Accounting N4,N5,N6

•Cost & Management Accounting N5, N6

Marketing Management

The purpose of marketing is to identify and satisfy customer

needs. It consists of tasks and decisions aimed at distributing

goods and services to consumers so that the objectives of the

business, consumer and society are achieved.

 

Marketing managers should be good communicators, think clearly

and be persuasive. They need to be good listenersand beable to

understand other people’s point of view without losing sight of

the original objective. Numeracy is a fundamental requirement

as they use figures to analyze sales and market research data

in planning and pricing. It is also an advantage to be creative,

enthusiastic, pay attention to detail and have sound judgement

in order to initiate and carry out specific projects.

Most industrial and commercial organisations have their own inhouse

marketing departments responsible for the broad spectrum

of marketing activities. A number of opportunities also exist in

advertising agencies, market research and sales organisations.

 

• Computer Practice N4, N5

• Marketing Management N4, N5, N6

• Entrepreneurship & Business Management N4, N5

• Management Communication N4

• Sales Management N5, N6

• Marketing Communication N6

• Market Research N6

 

PERSONALITY TRAITS

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CURRICULUM

Subject Descriptions

(Management Courses)

COMPUTERISED FINANCIAL SYSTEMS (CFS)

N4: Setting up a set of accounts, capturing source documents

and processing information.

N5: Payroll entries, pay slips, spreadsheets Excel.

N6: Financial statements and budgeting on Pastel, Advanced Excel

spreadsheet.

 

COMPUTER PRACTICE: MS OFFICE PACKAGE

N4: Theoretical knowledge of system programmes and computers;

Word Processing; Spreadsheets.

N5: Advance theory; Word Processing, Spreadsheets and

Database programmes.

N6: Extensive theoretical knowledge and advanced Word

Processing graphics, labels, styles, etc.

 

N5: Concepts, principles, procedures and elements of costing, e.g.

material, labour and manufacturing overheads; double entry with

special attention to an integrated system; financial statements

of a manufacturing concern.

N6: Job, contract and standard costing; cost control and decisionmaking;

budgets and budget control.

Intro N4 & N4: All aspects of planning to start a small business are

studied, as well as the nature of the different types of businesses.

At the end of the course, you will be able to draw up your own

business plan.

N5: The management of business operations, leadership, planning,

organising and control.

N6: An overview of start-up possibilities in business, strategic

growth and competitive advantage.

N4: Departmental accounts and cash flow statement.

N5: Partnership, financial statements, stock control, insurance

claims, interpretation of annual statements.

N6: Companies and CloseCorporations, cash flow statements,

credit agreements and internal auditing.

N5: An introduction to Labour Law, with specific reference to the

history of labour in SA, labour legislation and the structuring of

labour in the workplace.

N6: Provides specific insight into collective bargaining, negotiations,

settlement of disputes and the drawing up of relevant

documentation.

N4: The two main components are communication theory and

business correspondence.

N6: This deals with the systematic gathering, recording and

analysis of data about problems relating to marketing goods and

services.

 

COST & MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

LABOUR RELATIONS

MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION

MARKET RESEARCH

 

MARKETING COMMUNICATION PERSONNEL TRAINING PUBLIC RELATIONS SALES MANAGEMENT

 

N6: It is concerned with the underlining principles of advertising,

including the planning and execution of the advertising process

and the entire promotional strategy that could be followed.

Advertising agencies and those organisations that control

advertising, are some of the interesting aspects that are studied.

N5: Aspects of training and development in SA, e.g. management

of training, adult learning, training methods, presentation skills,

organising meetings and workshops, are studied.

N6: The design, presentation, evaluation and management of a

training programme.

N5: A comprehensive overview of the basic principles of PR.

Topics include: the nature of PR, task of a PR person, designing

a PR programme, corporate culture, image and identity.

N6: Printing, media, advertising, exhibitions, seminars, special

events, crisis management, sponsorships, social responsibility

and research.

N5: Learners will be introduced to the total sales process from

initial contact with the customer to final delivery of the product

and/or service.

N6: Studying the organising, recruitment, selection and training of

a sales force; sales compensation, sales evaluation, etc .

Management Assistant N4 - N6

The job of the Management Assistant is one of the most important

tasks in the effective functioning of organisations. Key duties

include efficient communication by means of compiling and typing

letters, memos and other documentation, and over the telephone

or in person.

Well organized, orderly, attention to detail, accuracy, tact and

diplomacy.

 

PERSONALITY TRAITS

At junior level, a secretary is engaged in typing, sorting mail,

photocopying, filing and other administrative duties. Related

occupations include Administrative Assistant and Receptionist.

Communication N4, N5, N6

Computer Practice N4, N5, N6

Information Processing N4, N5, N6

Office Practice N4, N5, N6

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES CURRICULUM COMPUTER PRACTICE (MS OFFICE SOFTWARE)

N4: A theoretical background on all aspects of a

computera nd basic commands of a system softwarep ackage are

dealt with. Word Processing (MS Word)a ndSp readsheets (Exce) l

are included.

N5: This focuses on more advanced levels of the package studied

in N4, with the inclusion of the database programmeA ccess.

N6: Advanced theory and advanced word processing, e.g.

loadingp rogrammes using graphics and styles, labels, etc.

 

COMMUNICATION

N4-N6: This subject is designed to prepare learners to

become effective communicators in the workplace. Learners are

able to speak and write better at the end of this course. In

addition, interesting topics such as decision-making, conflict

resolution, problem solving, time management, multi-cultural

communication, etc. are studied.

 

INFORMATION PROCESSING (MS OFFICE)

N4: Typing Technique and Word Processing (25 - 30 wpm)

N5: Typing Technique and Word Processing (35 - 40 wpm)

N6: Typing Technique and Audio Transcription (45 - 50 wpm)

Speed and accuracy development, display of all kinds of business

documents, an introduction to dicta-phone typing

and manipulation of the software program, are a few aspects that

are practised.

 

OFFICE PRACTICE

N4: Career opportunities and all duties and skills of the

Management Assistant are covered.

N5: General secretarial administrative duties.

N6: Functions and duties of a secretary and qualities required for

career advancement, to the level of personal assistant.

Subject Descriptions

You should not be late or absent for any of your classes.

An acceptableexplanation must be given to your lecturer as soon

as possible as to why you were late or absent. If you arrive late,

you are expected toapologize and take your seat quietly

without disrupting the class.Action will betaken if:

›You are absent for unacceptable reasons for more than 20% of

any term;

›You are absent for more than three days at once;

›Your attendance shows a pattern of decline;

›Your absences show a pattern, e.g. Every Monday morning;

›You regularly arrive late without good reason.

If your attendance and/or punctuality provide cause for concern

you willhave to follow one of thecourses of action outlined below:

1. You and your Lecturer will have a discussion where you will

set goals and create an action plan to help you attendmore

regularly and punctually;

2. Your Student Support Officer will make contact with you to

discuss what help you need to improve your attendance and

punctuality;

3. If you still fail to meet the required standards of attendance and

punctuality then the College may take disciplinary action.

The learner must complete all scheduled assessments (tests, norm

tests, projects, examination, etc) as per instructional offering

requirements.

A term mark will be calculated as per assessment plan per

instructional offering.The learner must obtain a minimum term

mark of 40% in each subject to qualify to write the final

examinationthat contributes 60% of the total mark.