|07220032||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.126.96.36.199, the subminimum required in subdivisions of modules is published in the study guides, which are available from the head of department concerned.
Minimum credits: 120
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.
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 offer 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.
This module incorporates the learning outcomes of the International Integrated Reporting Council <IR> Competency Matrix. These practically oriented learning outcomes are supported with strong theoretical foundations in social and environmental accounting literature. After completing this module, students will firstly illustrate basic technical integrated reporting competencies, and secondly, the ability to critically analyse the quality and rigour of integrated reports.
This module will focus on the role and responsibility of assurance providers for the assurance of Integrated Reports. To accommodate non-accounting students, the module will firstly investigate the basic principles of auditing before applying these principles in a sustainability assurance environment. Finally, the challenges that integrated reporting poses to assurance providers will be investigated from practical and academic perspectives.
*Only for Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Management Sciences Option: Integrated Reporting 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.
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