|07220025||Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences|
|Duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 120|
|Dr PDG Conradie|
A relevant bachelor’s degree and/or appropriate prior learning.
The Department of Business Management reserves the right not to present the programme during a specific period or to limit the number of candidates admitted.
In calculating marks, General Regulation G12.2 applies.
Subject to the provisions of General Regulation G.26, a head of a department determines, in consultation with the Dean
Subject to the provisions of General Regulation G.220.127.116.11, the subminimum required in subdivisions of modules is published in the study guides, which are available from the head of department concerned.
Minimum credits: 125
This module consists of two main sections. A theoretical framework of information and knowledge management will be addressed in section one. Section two covers the enablers of information and knowledge management. These include: leadership, corporate culture, organisational learning, strategy, laws and policies, measurement and information technology.
Objective of the module:
The purpose of the module is to develop the management and leadership skills of students so that they can make effective decisions where amongst others; ethics, motivation, innovation and change aspects of a typical business enterprise are concerned.
• Managers and managing;
• Ethics, social responsibility and diversity;
• The manager as decision maker;
• The manager as a planner and strategist;
• Managing organisational structure;
• Organisational control and culture;
• The manager as a person;
• Groups and teams and
This module, Strategic management, analyses the combination of competitive moves and business approaches that organisations can employ to please customers, achieve organisational objectives and compete successfully in a dynamic business environment.
*Only for BComHons Communication Management students
The objective of this module is to provide a conceptualisation of the role of corporate communication in the strategic decision-making process. It also addresses the overlapping and complementary areas of communication management with other fields of study in the management sciences.
Some of the topics that you will be introduced to are:
* The corporate communication manager's contribution to strategic management
* The role of communication management in the identification and management of strategic issues in the internal, task and macro environment of the organisation
* The positioning and introduction of a corporate communication strategy
* How the strategic management of communication can assist in achieving corporate goals such as innovation (by creating a culture of creativity), productivity, rationalisation, a new corporate culture, and global competitiveness
* The crucial role of communication management in identifying and managing strategic stakeholders and problematic publics
* The responsibility of corporate communication in identifying and changing asymmetrical worldviews in the organisation
* Important research in the field
* The experience of and relationships with top management.
Module evaluation is continuous and includes individual class tests, group presentations, projects and participation in class discussions.
This module will focus on the role and responsibility of auditors for the review of Integrated Reporting process and the control environment. To gain a strong understanding of assurance processes and the ability to apply AA1000AP and AA100AS principles in the context of regulatory and statutory requirements. To impart required competence to understand materiality from identification and prioritisation and to become a credible assurance practitioner – including basic interviewing techniques, reporting on findings and monitoring corrective action.
This module offers knowledge and skills in best practice corporate responsibility tools and standards ensuring a strong understanding of stakeholder engagement, integrated reporting and the ability to apply reporting guidelines with improved strategic capabilities in the field of integrated reporting and enable participants to develop, validate and communicate their competence in a systematic manner improve stakeholder confidence in the expertise of integrated reporting.
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