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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

International Business - INT4801
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to introduce students to International Business management and its dynamics as a strategic approach for businesses that operates across international borders. This paper provides insight into the complexity of international business operations and why the study of international business environments is of essence for any manager that operates in the international business context. This module covers the processes involved in identifying international business opportunities, and how to exploit same in a strategic manner. It is a module that prepares potential global managers for the challenges of operating internationally. It exposes students to various fields of business management such as Human resources, marketing, strategic management, finance, and accounting. It also touches on some aspects of sociology, IT and a host of other issues that influence the conduct of business globally.
Sustainability and Greed - SUS1501
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma,Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The overarching purposes of this signature module will be to remind commerce students of their personhood and to present them with a primer to a lifetime of critical thinking. These objectives will be pursued by: a) introducing students to selected ethical traditions; and b) providing them with opportunities in the form of “case studies” to apply these to contemporary social themes including sustainability and greed.
Business Management IB - MNB1601
Under Graduate Degree,Advanced Certificate Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MNB1501 or MNB101D
Purpose: The aim of this module is to provide insight and an understanding of the individual functional areas of business management which ultimately form a synergistic whole that directs the business towards its goals. These functional areas are human resources, marketing, finance, operations and purchasing and supply. This module will provide the foundation for learners’ further study in the functional areas of a business.
Quality Management Systems III - QMS301Q
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree,Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 15
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of Quality Management Systems III is to provide the knowledge and skills for the understanding and requirements for the implementation of ISO management systems. The contents relate to ISO quality management systems, environmental management systems and health and safety management systems.
Explosives IIIA - EXP3701
Diploma Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Utilise primary high explosives, secondary high explosives and propellants appropriately according to their properties and performance.
Supply Chain Alignment - MNP3702
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MNP2602 or MNP203G
Purpose: People credited with this module demonstrate insight in the application of tools and strategies to align organisations in supply chains.
Strategic Management - MNG4801
Honours,Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to build on the existing strategic management knowledge of postgraduate students. This module provides insight into the building blocks of strategic management and the interrelatedness of these building blocks. It covers the formulation, implementation and control of strategic plans and also affords students with the opportunity to evaluate and develop a strategic plan.
Quality Management IA - TQM1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the whole module is to apply quality management principles when supervising staff in the working environment. This module is primarily intended for members in the explosives industries who are in the middle to senior management position in the police, military, labour and commercial industry. Apply quality management principles in the working environment.
Management IIA - MND2601
Diploma,Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module, in the broader context of the Diploma in Management, is to enable the student to explain and apply the principles of management with special emphasis on the management functions of planning, organising, leading and control. Qualifying students will be competent in: applying selected management principles and techniques; and exploring and applying various decision making techniques in a variety of decision making conditions.
Corporate Entrepreneurship - MNE3702
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MNE2601 or MNE202V
Purpose: To empower learners with the competencies (knowledge, values and skills) necessary to optimally utilise Entrepreneurship as a way to economic wealth and growth. Learners will be empowered with the necessary competencies such as knowledge, values and skills to be entrepreneurial at different of management in a corporate environment. Successful learners will be able to act as change agents, ensuring that business entities not only have the competitive edge through new products, service and processes, but are also more effective and efficient. Entrepreneurial companies will contribute to employee satisfaction and retention. Learners credited with this module will have the ability to develop their entrepreneurial skills, so that they have the potential to become efficient and effective employees and managers in a business environment.
Quality Techniques IV - QLT401Q
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 15
Module presented in English
Purpose: To introduce students to more advanced statistical techniques used in quality management and to provide a basis for quality management system implementation. Thus, viewed from the broad perspective of the BTech degree in quality, the aim of this module is not to teach the student to be a statistician, but rather to show the student how to apply more advanced statistical techniques in an environment where quality is the order of the day. This module will also teach the student the techniques of statistical process control, reliability testing and acceptance sampling.
Business Management IB - BSM1602
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree,Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Business functions in a small business, management functions in a small business, management functions and business functions in perspective and management techniques.
Contemporary Management Issues - MNG2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Pre-requisite: MNG2601 or MNG2016
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to provide students with the necessary competencies (knowledge, values and skills) to explore the role of the manager in the contemporary organisation which functions in a business environment characterised by major, ongoing change. The traditional management functions of planning, organising, leading and control are re-examined in the context of the dynamic business environment of the 21st century where managers face new and unique challenges.
Administrative Management IIIA - ADB3701
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: ADB2601 & ADB2602 or ADB242R
Purpose: The purpose of the learning is to familiarise the learner with the field of general management, including the management functions of planning, organising, leading, and control. Qualifying learners are able to manage an administrative section by making use of these functions.
Technology and Innovation - MNE3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MNE2601 or MNE202V
Purpose: To enable students to gain insight into the scientific method, technology, creativity, invention and innovation, engineering and entrepreneurship; historical background of technology and innovation; information revolution (information and telecommunications technology, information society, technology management, knowledge management); technology and innovation in business (quantum and incremental innovation, business incubation, technology transfer), and technology for Africa.
Risk Management II - RSM271Z
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 30
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: RMN111Z
Purpose: To equip the student to understand and apply occupational risk control measures.
Management Practice IV - MGP437U
Diploma,Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with the competence to discharge the responsibility of a manager. Students are introduced to the importance of management, by relating management theory to management practices.
Supplier Relationship Management - MNP3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MNP2601 or MNP202F
Purpose: People credited with this module demonstrate insight in the management of relationships with suppliers and other members of the supply chain.
The Management of Organisational Change and Renewal - ORG4801
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to provide students with the necessary competencies to manage change. The 21st century has brought with it major changes in the expectations that society has of organisations. Together with globalisation and major technological innovation it has even changed the way industries are configured. This module explores the role of the manager in "new" organisations. These organisations develop in response to the major, ongoing change in the business environment and differ from traditional organisations in terms of structure, technology, strategy and relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Students are specifically empowered to (a) evaluate the challenges facing "new" organisations and their managers (evaluate when change is needed), (b) plan a(n) change/intervention (planning in good as well as bad times); (c) organise the organisation to fit the planned change; (d) lead and implement the change in an organisation; and (e) control / set the change.
Quality Management IB - TQM1502
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to apply quality techniques and configuration management in the working environment. This module is primarily intended for members in the explosives industries who are in the middle to senior management position in the police, military, labour and commercial industry.
Management IIB - MND2602
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MND2601
Purpose: The purpose of this module, in the broader context of the Diploma in Management, is to enable the student to explain and apply the principles of management with specific focus on organising and controlling management functions, information management and communication, leadership and motivation theories.
Safety Management III - SMN301S
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 30
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: Pre: SPP201S
Purpose: To empower the student with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be able to manage a safety management program.
Management IIIA - MND3701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MND2602 or MNG241Y
Purpose: The purpose of this module, in the broader context of the Diploma in Management, is to provide the student with graduate-level knowledge, applied competence and skills relating to contemporary management issues. The emphasis is on understanding contemporary management issues that will prepare students to be employable managers, workers or entrepreneurs and contributors to society and the business community. More specifically this module will enable students to identify and initiate change to support growth and survival in a dynamic environment; analyse an organisations’ culture to create and maintain a new culture; and manage social issues in the enterprise by solving conflict and addressing ethical issues in the workplace.
Operations Management IV - OMN401M
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: OMN301M
Purpose: This module is intended to qualify the student/s as operations management practitioners and graduates at B Tech level. It empower the student with a more critical and intensive approach in solving the problems in the market place. It does provide the learner with skills to do research in order to enable them to do structured investigations before taking certain discussions. It is also intended to benchmark the industry practice instilled into the students with the market demand in terms of operations management ethics and considerations.
Project Management - PRO4801
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to give the student in-depth understanding of the project management philosophy and profession and to equip the student to be a project manager. The paper is also designed to direct the student’s study of the specific project management knowledge areas (based on the PMBOK) and the various project management processes and, with the help of practical examples and assignments, to enable the student to apply the skills the student needs in order to perform more effectively in project environments.
Adminstrative Management IB - ADB1602
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to introduce students to the field of administrative management function within an organisation. Students credited with this module will acquire the different skills needed to perform as an information manager within an organisation and the field of communication. Student will acquire the skills of being good communicators. Students will acquire the different skills needed to perform as an information manager within an organisation and be able to create and manage all forms communication processes.
Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management - MNE2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Pre-requisite: MNB1501 & MNB1601 or MNB101D & MNB102E
Purpose: The purpose of the learning is to empower students with the competencies (knowledge, values and skills) necessary to understand the uniqueness of the relationship between the entrepreneurship and small business, and through sound managerial, governance and entrepreneurial practices increase the odds that their owned business organisation will continue from generation to generation, contributing to job creation and economic wealth and growth. An additional purpose is to empower students to investigate alternative routes to start a business and also the uniqueness of the relationship between the family and its business. Students will also gain knowledge on how to develop their business idea into an opportunity that can be exploited by providing a successful product or service in the market.
Safety Principles and Practice II - SPP201S
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 15
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SPP101S
Purpose: Equip students to compile basic safety system standards and criteria, safety processes basic risk analysis, basic management reporting, basic programme development and co-ordination, practical training skills.
Management IIIB - MND3702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MND3701
Purpose: The purpose of this module, in the broader context of the management diploma, is to provide students with the necessary knowledge, applied competence and skills related to contemporary management issues and to prepare them to be employable managers, workers or entrepreneurs and contributors to society and the business community. Specifically, this module will enable students to understand the importance of strategic management; project management, the management of groups and teams in contemporary organisations.
Project Management - PRM3701
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MNB1601
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to obtain the fundamental theoretical knowledge and develop requisite skills of practical application of project management; including project management concepts, project planning and control tools and techniques for project success.
Supply Chain Management - SCH4801
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree,Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: People credited with this module demonstrate insight into the supply chain management approach from vision to implementation
Adminstrative Management IIA - ADB2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ADB1501 & ADB1602 or ADB121S (BSA1501 & BSA1602 or BSA111P only applicable to NDOFM, NDCML, 98217 & 98317)
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge and skills to become an invaluable asset to any organisation in the field of administrative management. This module will introduce the learner to quality administrative management, productivity, workflow, office procedure and the role of information systems in administrative management.
Management IB - MNG1602
Diploma,Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MNG1502 or MNG1M14
Purpose: Managing within the new economy to obtain a competitive advantage, the changing role of the operational manager, operational planning, organize operational resources, monitor and control operation resources, operational decision-making and problem-solving, teams and performance, self management and industrial relations.
Statistical Quality Techniques III (Not Offered from 2014) - SQT301Q
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 15
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce the student to the various basic statistical techniques used in quality management and to provide a basis for quality management system implementation. Thus, viewed from the broad perspective of the BTech degree in quality, the aim of this module is not to teach the student to be a statistician, but instead, to show the student how to apply basic statistical techniques in an environment where quality is the order of the day. The student will be able to perform basic statistical techniques and to present data professionally so that it can be used to make important quality management decisions. This module focuses on basic statistical methods for application in the quality industry. It is important to note that this module is all about UNDERSTANDING and APPLYING concepts and techniques, NOT merely memorising facts.
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management - MNE3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MNE2601 or MNE202V
Purpose: The purpose of the learning is to empower learners with the competencies (knowledge, values and skills) necessary to understand the uniqueness of the relationship between the entrepreneurship and small business, and through sound managerial, governance and entrepreneurial practices increase the odds that their owned business organisation will continue from generation to generation, contributing to job creation and economic wealth and growth. The purpose of the learning is to empower learners with the competencies (knowledge, values and skills) necessary to optimally utilise the small business as a way to economic wealth and growth.  Learners will investigate the uniqueness of the relationship between the family and its business. They will discover the competencies necessary for sound managerial, governance and entrepreneurial practices. Their newly acquired competencies should increase the odds that their small business organisation will continue from generation to generation, contributing to job creation, personal fulfillment and economic wealth.
Project IV: Module 2: Research Project - PRT4M2Q
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 15
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of Project IV is to provide the learner with knowledge and the ability to select a topic relating to a quality problem from the 16 topics provided in this tutorial letter. The topic is researched by finding information from books, articles, journals, Internet, newspapers, interviews, papers, publications etc. This information will relate to the topic and to the problem statement. The researcher will set a list of objectives, which will lead to the expected outcomes of the study. A research method is selected known as a quantitative technique. Quantitative technique: When using this method, a questionnaire is prepared relative to the research problem, the research question, the research objectives and the literature study. This questionnaire is sent out to selected groups of respondents to answer. The respondents will complete and return the questionnaires to the researcher for analysis. The results of the analysis are used to identify a list of findings and a list of recommendations to conclude the study.
Adminstrative Management IIB - ADB2602
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ADB1501 & ADB1602 or ADB121S BSA1501 & BSA1602 or BSA111P (Applicable to NDCML, NDOFM, 98217 & 98317)
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip the student with the relevant knowledge and skills to become an invaluable asset to any organisation in the field of administrative management. Specifically, this module will provide the student with necessary knowledge and skills to manage the administrative activities of an office by focusing on total quality management, productivity, workflow and office procedures; information systems; the virtual office; and the green office.
Quality Planning and Implementation IV (Not Offered from 2014) - QPI401Q
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 15
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module  is to provide the knowledge and skills  for the understanding and requirements for the implementation of quality systems.
Administrative Management IA - ADB1501
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the learning is to introduce the learner to the field of administrative management within an organisation. The learner will know what the function of administrative management within an organisation entails, will be able to create and manage office systems and will be aware of the different skills needed to be an information manager.
Business Management IIA - BSM2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Pre-requisite: BSM1501 & BSM1602 or BSM1M1P & BSM1M2P
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to give the student a general understanding of the internal functions of the business. Qualifying students will be able to interpret a financial statement, understand the impact of credit management and understand corporate governance principals in general.
Production and Operations Management - MNO2601
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MNB1601 or MNB102B
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide students with a sound understanding of the role and functioning of production and operations management, selected design, planning and control tasks and responsibilities of production and operation managers and productivity management with regards to the management of operations in organisations.
Administrative Management IIIB - ADB3702
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: ADB2601 & ADB2602 or ADB242R
Purpose: Qualifying students will be competent in applying techniques to plan and chair a meeting, solve problems as well as manage an administrative section by taking cultural diversities and ethical issues into account. Students will also be competent in dealing with possible risk and safety issues present in an administrative environment within organisations.
Family Business Management - MNE3704
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students to gain insight into the family of today, interfacement of family business with family life, types of family businesses, family roles and relationships, special features of family business management, the process of leadership succession, transfer of ownership.
Safety Management IV - SMN401S
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 30
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SMN301S
Purpose: To provide the student with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be able to act as a safety consultant/expert.
General Management - MNG2601
Advanced Certificate,Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Purpose: The purpose of the module, in the broader context of the BCom degree, is to provide learners with detailed knowledge, applied competence and skills related to general management principles. In particular, the aim is to enable learners to understand the management functions of planning, organising, leading and control, thus preparing them to be employable managers, workers or entrepreneurs and contributors to society and the business community.
She Management III - TMA301P
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Apply Safe, Health and Environmental (SHE) management principles when providing leadership and managing staff. Social Environmental Studies.
Entrepreneurship II (Module 2): Human Resource Management for Entrepreneurs - ETP2M2E
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 15
Module presented in English
Purpose: General introduction, understanding yourself and the individual employee, the South African Legislative framework, preparing to staff your organisation: recruitment, selection and orientation, leading and motivating people for performance, developing a small business, the South African labour relations system, managing labour relations in South Africa.
Supply Chain Management - MNP2602
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MNB1601 Co-requisite: MNP2601
Purpose: People credited with this module demonstrate the knowledge of a modern integrated approach to the management of the supply of materials and services to organisations and insight into the impact of this approach to certain related areas.
Entrepreneurship IIIA - ETP3701
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: ETP2601 or ETP2M1E
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to demonstrate the importance of a strategic approach to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. Furthermore, it will help students to acquire basic understanding of Entrepreneurship and to develop an understanding of general entrepreneurial concepts. This module will prepare students to start their own businesses in South Africa. It will also provide a foundation for all later modules in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. The module will develop student’s expertise and abilities in the fields of Business Management and Entrepreneurship
Production and Operations Management - MNO3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MNO2601
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to equip learners with knowledge and skills related to the theoretical concepts and practical skills of the strategic role of production and operations management; including further aspects with regard to the design, planning and control, and improvement of the production/­operations management system in organisations.
Explosives IV - EXP4801
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Test and evaluate explosives and explosive filled items, supervise and lead people in an environment where explosives and explosives filled items are handled.
Operations Management I - OMN101M
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is intended to provide and lay a theoretical foundation to the first year student/s by exposing them to the fundamentals, concepts, terms and expressions of operations management as used in the industry. Their newly acquired knowledge and competencies should enable them to proceed with the module in the next level.
Entrepreneurship IIIA - ETP301E
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 32
Module presented in English
Purpose: Introduction to small business and entrepreneurship: strategic entrepreneurship, the nature and development of entrepreneurship, the entrepreneur; entrepreneurial process: creativity and business opportunity, window of opportunity, business plan, resource requirements and legal and related aspects, getting started, financial and entrepreneurial venture and networking and support; alternative routes to entrepreneurship: entering the family business, buying a franchise and the business buyout; post-startup challenges: managing growth, growth strategies and options, business failure and turnaround measures, harvesting and exiting the venture, international business opportunities and e-commerce and the entrepreneur; corporate venturing: intrepreneurship.
Operations Management II - OMN201M
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree,Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: OMN101M
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide a more versatile approach to operations management through the use of the first year module. This is a second year module providing a more in-depth knowledge and understanding into the concepts already learnt in the previous module. It is also intended to improve the competency level of the student/s in advancing to expert practitioners of the discipline.
Entrepreneurship IIIB - ETP3702
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: ETP2601 or ETP2M1E
Purpose: The purpose of the learning is to empower learners with the competencies (knowledge, values and skills) to be entrepreneurial within different levels of management in either their own businesses or in a corporate environment. This unit standard will be useful to learners who want to develop and manage their own entrepreneurial business enterprise; and / or a section of a department in an existing business / or share expert knowledge. Successful learners would be able to act as change agents ensuring that business entities not only have the competitive edge through new products, services and processes, but lead to companies being more effective and efficient. Entrepreneurial businesses will contribute towards employee satisfaction and retention. They will discover the competencies necessary for sound managerial, governance and entrepreneurial practices. Their newly acquired competencies should increase the odds that their small business organisation will continue from generation to generation, contributing to job creation, personal fulfillment and economic wealth.
Total Quality Management - MNO3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MNB1601 or MNB102E
Purpose: The primary purpose is to obtain an understanding and application of the holistic approach to managing quality. This implies managing the complete range of “hard” and “soft” components for quality which includes all the teachings, methods and tools to prevent errors (waste) and improve performance internal and external to the organisation.
Research Project in Business Management - HRBUS83
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMEMS80
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to equip students with the competencies required to plan, execute and write an acceptable academic research proposal in Business Management. Students will be able to gather, analyse, evaluate and apply knowledge and reason and debate in written format a specific topic, recognising existing research on the topic and integrate appropriate research methodologies in Business Management.
Risk Management I - RMN111Z
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: To equip the student with the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding of risk management, that is, the management of events which can result in losses.
Explosives IB - EXP1601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is primarily intended for members in the explosives industries who are in the middle to senior management position in the police, military, labour, health and safety and commercial industry. The explosive industry is a fast growing and highly technological industry which is continually subject to significant changes and renewal. This brings about specific risks and control considerations with a major impact on the different sectors in the industries. On successful completion of the module, students will be able to apply and use the elementary explosive technologies during manufacturing and other processes in an explosives environment. Students credited with this module will be able to supervise manufacturing processes and solve management problems on middle to senior management level in the explosives environment.
Operations Management III - OMN301M
Diploma,Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: OMN201M
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to qualify the student/s as operations management practitioners and graduates at diploma level. It will enable the student/s to apply the knowledge acquired in the intervention and solving of organisational problems to the benefit of all stakeholders. It is also intended to benchmark the industry practice instilled into the students with the market demand in terms of operations management ethics and considerations.
Entrepreneurship Practice III - ETP3703
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MNB1501
Purpose: The Entrepreneurship practice (Experiential Learning) is based on the compilation and presentation of a Business Plan. The learner researches the viability of a business idea and plans the implementation of this viable business idea. An oral examination is conducted by way of presenting a Business Plan before a panel. The panel members include the examiner, the moderator, representative from a financial institution and an expert in the field of the proposed enterprise. The panel members evaluate the Business Plan and allocate marks based on the presentation and the contents of the Business plan. This course is done at the third year level. The rationale behind this course is to enable the learner to utilise the theory learnt during the course of the first and second year levels top produce a practical and applicable planning document for the establishment of a viable business.
Environmental Management - MNO3704
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MNB1601 or MNB102E
Purpose: The primary purpose is to obtain an understanding of the management of human and business endeavour within the complex reality of environmental, economic and social imperatives. This includes the application of environmental management principles within the applicable governance requirements as well as sustainability principles and the application of business management principles in order to manage the impact of environmental factors on business organisations.
Information Management - IMA4801
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to introduce students to the management of information. This paper combines information and management. It makes students with computer science background to understand management and students with business management background to understand information systems (IS). It also provides an insight on where IS fit in the overall management levels.
Safety Principles & Practice I - SPP101S
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Understand the historical synopsis, safety as a science and an art, the philosophy of safety, hazard identification, incident investigations, reporting of incidents, safety reporting, basic safety training, safety propagation.
Explosives II - EXP2601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Utilise primary high explosives, secondary high explosives and propellants appropriately according to their properties and performance.
Production and Purchasing Management II - PAB242S
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of PAB242S, in the broader context of the Baccalaureus Technologiae: Business Administration qualification will be to introduce students to the production and purchasing function in the broader strategic management context, to enable students to understand the working of the production and purchasing function in organisations as well as some of the most important production and purchasing activities.
Explosives Industrial Practice III - EXI3701
Diploma Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Introduction; systems analysis and design; performance improvement programmes; computerisation.
Strategic Sourcing - MNP3701
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MNP2601 or MNP202F
Purpose: People credited with this module demonstrate insight in the strategic management of the procurement function in organisations that follows an integrated approach.
Business Management IA - BSM1501
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma,Higher Certificate,Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Entrepreneurship and the profile of the entrepreneur, small business management, business ideas and servicing a niche market, feasibility study, assessment of risk, business plan, establishment of a business, legal issues in the establishment of a small business.
Business Management IIB - BSM2602
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Pre-requisite: BSM1501& BSM1602 or BSM1M1P & BSM1M2P
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to give the business student a general understanding of the internal functions of the business, the interrelationships between and among the different functional areas as well as the influence of the external environment on the business.
Quality Management and Techniques - MNO2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MNB1601
Purpose: The three spheres of quality are quality control, quality assurance and quality management. There are differing perspectives on quality and this unit module will clearly explain quality management in terms of conventional quality control and TQM. Quality has developed into the most competitive weapon and organisations adopt quality as a strategy or a way of managing the future. TQM is far wider in its application than ensuring or controlling product or service quality. QM is inherent part of production and operations management. The primary purpose of this module is to provide students with an understanding of quality theory and for them to obtain an application of quality management in terms of quality control, quality assurance and quality management. This implies managing and utilizing the teachings, methods and tools to prevent errors (waste) and improve performance internal to the organisation.
Administrative Practice III (Experiential Training) - ADP3701
Diploma Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: ADB2601 & ADB2602 or ADB242R
Purpose: This module will enable the learners to apply the theory or knowledge they acquired during their studies of administrative management I, II, and III. It will also afford the learner with an opportunity to function in a working environment. The module provides hands-on experience of office administration, and will also enable learners to advise any employer on how to set up his or her office environment
Strategic Planning IIIA - MNG3701
Advanced Diploma,Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MNG2601 or MNG2016 (Not applicable to BTCRM, BTCOR, BTEXP, BTMAN, BTSMN, BTTOU & BTAGM & 98235)
Purpose: Students who complete this module can critically evaluate the competitive strategic choices of a business and can explain the complexity of these processes in dynamic and changing environments.
She Management IIA - TMA3601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to interpret and apply risk management principles and safety and health requirements. The qualifying learner will have the competence to implement risk management actions and safety and health principles.
Explosives I - EXP1501
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Apply explosives technologies and skills to supervise limited production processes and to perform routine tasks in an explosives environment, select the correct type of explosive or combination of explosives for a particular application, select and combine the appropriate explosives accessories for prescribed applications, utilise and maintain standard services and measuring apparatus in explosives plants.
Entrepreneurship Practice III - EPC301E
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree,Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The Entrepreneurship practice (Experiential Learning) is based on the compilation and presentation of a Business Plan. The learner researches the viability of a business idea and plans the implementation of this viable business idea. An oral examination is conducted by way of presenting a Business Plan before a panel. The panel members include the examiner, the moderator, representative from a financial institution and an expert in the field of the proposed enterprise. The panel members evaluate the Business Plan and allocate marks based on the presentation and the contents of the Business plan. This course is done at the third year level. The rationale behind this course is to enable the learner to utilise the theory learnt during the course of the first and second year levels top produce a practical and applicable planning document for the establishment of a viable business.
Safety Management IIA - MNO2603
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MNB1601
Purpose: The primary purpose of this module is to provide students with a sound understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of safety management and for them to obtain an understanding and application of management of safety in the interactive reality of organisations. Students also need to develop competencies (knowledge, skill, norms and values) in analysing the structure and functioning as well as judging the appropriateness of and adapting safety management control measures and programs to meet the efficacy requirements of managing daily business operations and disasters.
Business Management IIIA - BSM3701
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: BSM2601 & BSM2602 or BSM201P (NOT applicable to 98683)
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with the necessary competencies (knowledge, skills and values) so that they can perform the necessary tasks and roles as a manager at all levels of management and in any function of a business. Students will furthermore be equipped to apply the processes inherent to the functions of marketing, human resource management, and purchasing and supply chain management.
Strategic Implementation and Control IIIB - MNG3702
Under Graduate Degree,Advanced Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: MNG3701
Purpose: Students who complete this module can critically evaluate the choices in implementing strategy, and think strategically when making recommendations on strategy implementation in practical situations. Students will also be able to identify and critique strategic control measures.
She Management IIB - TMA3602
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to interpret and apply health and safety related legal requirements as well as health and safety management system requirements in an explosives environment. The qualifying learner will have the competence to implement legal requirements and management actions in compliance with OHSAS 18001.
Explosives IA - EXP1502
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is primarily intended for members in the explosives industries who are in the middle to senior management position in the police, military, labour, health and safety and commercial industry. The explosive industry is a fast growing and highly technological industry which is continually subject to significant changes and renewal. This brings about specific risks and control considerations with a major impact on the different sectors in the industries. On successful completion of the module, students will be able to apply and use the elementary explosive technologies during manufacturing and other processes in an explosives environment. Students credited with this module will be able to supervise manufacturing processes and solve management problems on middle to senior management level in the explosives environment.
Entrepreneurial Skills - ETP2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Decision-making skills, creativity and innovation, problem solving, goal-setting (business and personal), negotiation, communication, assertiveness skills, interpersonal skills, cognitive skills (lateral thinking), transferable skills, practical application of skills, action orientation, change management orientation, networking and time management.
Work Study - MNO2604
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MNB1601
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to ensure that a qualified student is able to select and apply a range of intervention techniques and strategies at the operational and tactical levels in organisations, in commerce and industry, resulting in optimizing productivity and the quality of work life. A typical role could be that of a work study practitioner who has been empowered in the field of Work Study and is able carry out complete work study investigations and make recommendations for improvements to management.
Business Management IIIB - BSM3702
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: BSM2601 & BSM2602 or BSM201P
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students to function mainly as tactical (functional) managers in any organisation. The qualifying student will be competent in applying selected management principles and techniques, and in supporting and implementing strategies, policies and procedures. Students will also be able to deal effectively with contemporary issues on a tactical (functional) level. These issues are specific to the student’s chosen organisation and include tactical/functional opportunities or problems that may arise within the marketing, human resources, or purchasing and supply management functions within that organisation.
Global Business Environment - MNI3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MNG2601
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce students to Global Business management and its dynamics as a strategic approach for businesses that operates across international borders. This paper provides insight into the complexity of business operations across international borders and the essence of international business environments in the international business context. This module covers the processes involved in identifying international business opportunities, and how to exploit same in a strategic manner. It is a module that prepares potential global managers for the challenges of operating internationally. It exposes students to various fields of business management such as Human resources, marketing, strategic management, finance, and accounting. It also touches on some aspects of sociology, IT and a host of others issues that influence the conduct of business globally.
Advanced Operations Management - AOM4801
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to provide students with a different view of the specialist academic study field known as operations management (OM). This includes a specific integrated focus on goods and services from a value chain perspective. This perspective provides the key driver for all business activities. Students are again exposed to some of the “traditional” topics taught in OM but also some of the more advanced concepts, techniques and application of contemporary OM.
Business Management IA - MNB1501
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to establish a foundation for the study of business management; and to develop the learner's understanding of the concept of strategic management and of the specific management tasks (planning, organising, leadership, control). This will enable qualifying learners to develop basic business plans that reflect an entrepreneurial approach to maximising the use of resources. These business plans are of the type that could be used for seeking funding from financing institutions.
Human Resource Management for Entrepreneurs - ETP2602
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: General introduction, understanding yourself and the individual employee, the South African Legislature framework, preparing to staff your organisation: recruitment, selection and orientation, leading and motivating people for performance, developing a small business, the South African labour relations system, managing labour relations in South Africa
Purchasing Management - MNP2601
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MNB1601
Purpose: People credited with this module are able to demonstrate the knowledge of the field of purchasing management, and will have insight into the purchasing function’s role in organisations, the management of the function, processes, procedures and systems within the function and organisation.
Entrepreneurship IV (Option I) - ENT401I
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 15
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to empower students with the competencies (knowledge, values and skills) necessary to optimally start and manage their enterprise as a way to economic wealth and growth. Students will investigate the uniqueness of the relationship between the deferent functions of a business and the environment that it operates in. They will discover the competencies necessary for sound managerial governance. The course culminates in the student being able to build a professional business plan of their intended enterprise.
Corporate Citizenship - MNN3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: MNB1501, MNB1601
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide learners with the necessary competencies to analyse the development of and rationale for global responsible business behaviour against a historical, sociological and economical background. Successful students will be able to apply the key terms, concepts, and theories related to the multifaceted field of corporate citizenship. The implementation of corporate citizenship initiatives will be evaluated, and the role of the African context in corporate citizenship examined. Considering the increasing international emphasis on corporate citizenship, the module is of value to the individual, potential employers, as well as society at large.
Explosives Project IV - ESJ4801
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Apply appropriate skills and knowledge to conduct a limited research project.
Management IA - MNG1502
Higher Certificate,Baccalareus Technologiae Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: A general outline of management, management functions, leadership and teamwork, interpersonal skills.
Entrepreneurship II (Module I): Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Skills - ETP2M1E
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree,Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: BSM1501 or BSM1M1P (Not applicable to BTAGM)
Purpose: Decision-making skills, creativity and innovation, problem solving, goal-setting (business and personal), negotiation, communication, assertiveness skills, interpersonal skills, cognitive skills (lateral thinking), transferable skills, practical application of skills, action orientation, change management orientation, networking and time management.