The course is presented by the Department of Marketing and Communication Management in collaboration with the Department of Auditing.
The team of lecturers of the Internal Auditing Educational Partnership (IAEP) programme of the Department of Auditing are: Mrs Philna Coetzee (IAEP programme coordinator), Ms Ané Louw (IAEP programme administrator), Mr Rudrik du Bruyn, Mrs Ronel de Kock, Mr Cobus Janse van Rensburg, Mrs Mpho Masete, Mrs Kato Plant and Mrs Naomi Wilkinson, in collaboration with Dr Jana Slippers (course responsible lecturer) of the Department of Marketing and Communication Management.
The need for developing the business communication competencies of internal auditors at tertiary level has been identified by the Advisory Board of the University of Pretoria Internal Auditing Educational Partnership (IAEP) programme. Effective communication skills are critical within the internal audit profession. Internal auditors should have excellent verbal and written communication skills. The IAEP Advisory Board therefore suggested the introduction of a business communication course at postgraduate level for internal auditing students.
A task force consisting of academia and internal audit practitioners was established to investigate the structure and content of such a business communication course. This led to the introduction of the BKM 780 semester course in 2007 exclusively developed for the BComHons in Internal Auditing learners.
The fact that this course addresses a learning need makes the BKM 780 unique. It influence, motivate and inspire student learning over a sustained period of time and can be replicated. It is also based on exceptional and innovative instructional practices that respond to the teaching and learning challenges within the UP learning environment and beyond.