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Programme in Numerical Skills for Business

The Programme in Numerical Skills for Business (qualification code 70114) will be offered again in both semesters of 2016, for repeaters as well as for new registrations. Students successfully completing the Programme will be deemed to comply with the mathematics prerequisites for admission to all Bachelor's degrees in the College of Economic and Management Sciences (CEMS). In order to register for a degree, prospective students will also have to meet the statutory and language requirements for admission. Undergraduate students who have been denied permission to re-register because of insufficient progress with their degree, may also do Numerical Skills in order to be readmitted via the SLP route.

If you have passed Numerical Skills for Business and are using this Programme for admission to a degree at Unisa, please indicate so clearly on your application form!

Die Program in Sakesyfervaardigheid word weer in beide semesters van 2016 aangebied (slegs in Engels), vir herhalers en ook vir nuwe registrasies. Studente wat die Program suksesvol voltooi sal geag word te voldoen aan die wiskunde-toelatingsvereistes vir enige Baccalaureus-graad in die Kollege vir Ekonomiese en Bestuurswetenskappe (KEBW). Voornemende studente moet ook aan die statutÍre en taal-toelatingsvereistes voldoen alvorens hul vir 'n graad sal kan registreer.

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Background

The Programme in Numerical Skills for Business was offered in 2013 as a special measure to afford students not meeting the mathematics requirements for admission to a degree the opportunity of starting to study towards a degree in 2014 by completing the Programme in 2013. As of 2014, students not meeting mathematics and/or other admission requirements will be referred to a Higher Certificate offered by Unisa. However, the Executive Committee of Unisa's College for Economic and Management Sciences has approved the use of the Programme to satisfy the mathematics prerequisites for admission to all Bachelor's degrees in the College. Students who have partially completed the Programme will also be able to claim the following exemptions for the College of Economic and Management Sciences Higher Certificate. If a student has passed both INUMS0Y and INUMS0L, he/she should be exempted from having to do BNU1501. If a student has passed INUMS0Y, INUMS0L and INUMS0M, he/she should be exempted from having to do QMI1500.

Students having completed the Programme no later than December 2015 are also be deemed to satisfy the mathematics requirement for admission to degrees in the College of Accounting Sciences (CAS) at Unisa, provided they start in 2016.

Undergraduate students who have been denied permission to re-register because of insufficient progress with their degree, may also do Numerical Skills in order to be readmitted via the SLP route.

Curriculum

The Programme comprises four modules: INUMS0L, INUMS0M, INUMS0N and INUMS0Y. In order to receive a certificate, students have to successfully complete all four modules. All four modules are offered in both semesters and students may take more than one semester to complete the Programme. The Programme is offered in English only, using Unisa's distance learning method. There are no classes and the assessment is through assignments and an examination in each module. Please choose your examination centre with care when submitting your application!

Registration for 2016

All registration information will be collected using our new online form. No faxed, e-mail or posted application forms will be accepted. Please complete our online form to apply for registration in 2016.

Tuition fees

The programme consists of four modules costing R1 650,00 each with a total cost of R6 600,00 in 2016 for local students. Payment in full is required before registration will be finalised. Details of the levies for foreign students can be found on the registration form and should be added to the amount due. Students should make payment in the way prescribed by the registration form.

Registration dates

First semester
Up to 31 January 2016 (late registrations to 14 February)

Second semester
To be announced

Contact

If you have any questions, please e-mail the Centre for Decision Sciences on nums@unisa.ac.za or phone us on 012 433 4703.

Payment

As soon as we receive your registration form and proof of payment, we will process your registration on the Unisa student system. Once your registration is completed, you will be notified on your mobile via SMS and via e-mail that you have been registered.

The reference on your payment MUST be in the following format: INUMS student number followed by a space and the allocation number, e.g., 77800000 3455X74764.

Cash deposits:

(No cash or cheques will be accepted at the Unisa offices. Cash can, however, still be paid into the bank account of the University at any Standard Bank branch in South Africa.)
Beneficiary: UNISA STUDENT DEPOSITS
Bank: Standard Bank
Account number: 096R
Branch code: 010645
Reference: INUMS student number 3455X74764

Electronic fund transfers:

Unisa is a preselected beneficiary (select from your bank's list of preapproved beneficiaries). Reference: INUMS student number 3455X74764

Credit card payments:

(Credit cards are restricted to Visa and MasterCard) The preferred method of payment for national and international students is via the Unisa website. The web payment link is as follows: https://registration.unisa.ac.za/info/payment/index.html.

Debit card payments:

Debit cards can be used to pay at the Unisa offices.

Corporate clients/bulk payments:

Beneficiary: UNISA
Bank: Standard Bank
Account number: 096R
Branch code: 010645
Reference: 3455X74764 COMPANY NAME

NB: If the tuition fees for more than one student is made in one payment, a list of students with student numbers and amounts should accompany the proof of payment and be e-mailed to: nums@unisa.ac.za

Foreign students:

Beneficiary: UNISA
Bank: Standard Bank
Account number: 096R
Branch code: 010645
Swift code: SBZAZAJJ
Reference: INUMS student number 3455X74764

NB: Proof of payment must be e-mailed to nums@unisa.ac.za. The e-mail subject should be "Payment" followed by your student number. Please note that proof of payment will only be accepted via this e-mail address. Proof of payment sent to another address or sent to a fax number will not be accepted. As soon as we receive your proof of payment, you will be registered and your study material will be sent to you.