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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 2014, 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. 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 semeters van 2014 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.

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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. There were no plans to offer the Programme in Numerical Skills from 2014 since students would not have been able to use it to access formal Unisa programmes.

In November 2013 however, the Executive Committee of Unisa's College for Economic and Management Sciences reconsidered the matter at the request of the Centre and approved the use of the Programme to satisfy the mathematics prerequisites for admission to all Bachelor's degrees in the College.

We are therefore now able to offer the Programme in 2014 for students who were unable to complete it in 2013 as well as for new registrations. Students who have partially completed the programme will (as of 2014) be able to claim the following exemptions for the College of Economic and Management Sciences Higher Certificate. If a student has passed both INUM0Y and INUMS0L, he/she should be exempted from having to do BNU1501. If a student has passed INUM0Y, INUMS0L and INUMS0M, he/she should be exempted from having to do QMI1500.

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 2014

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 for the second semester of 2014.

Tuition fees

The programme consists of four modules costing R1 250,00 each with a total cost of R5 000,00 in 2014 for local students. Payment of at least R600,00 per module for local students (R2 400,00 for the entire programme) 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 minimum payment. Students should make payment in the way prescribed by the registration form.

Registration dates

First semester
9 December 2013 to 31 January 2014

Second semester
17 June 2014 to 18 July 2014

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.