|07240282||Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences||Department: Business Management|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 120||NQF level: 08|
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Registration for a second field of study
With reference to General Academic Regulation G23, a student who has already completed a bachelor of honours degree at this or another university, may, with the permission of the Dean, register for another degree, subject to the regulations applicable to the field of study in question and to any other stipulations the Dean may prescribe on the condition that there shall be no overlap in the course content of the first degree and the second degree. Such a concession may be withdrawn by the dean/deans if the student does not perform satisfactorily.
Recognition of modules
Subject to the provisions of General Academic Regulation G26, a head of department determines, in consultation with the Dean when the honours examinations in his/her department will take place, provided that:
The head of the department determines:
Supplementary examinations (if granted) cover the same subject matter as was the case for the examinations.
A student may not enrol for the same module more than once, unless the dean has approved a second enrolment based on an application supported by a valid reason or motivation. Also refer to General Academic Regulation G18.3.
NB: Full details are published in each department's postgraduate information brochure, which is available from the relevant head of department. The minimum pass mark for a research report is 50%.
Subject to the provisions of G26, the subminimum required in subdivisions of modules is published in the study guides, which are available from the relevant head of department.
Minimum credits: 120
The purpose of this module is to develop a corporate communication strategy for a real client.
The purpose of this module is to guide students through the process of developing a corporate communication strategy which will be presented to a panel of lecturers and representatives of the client.
The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the scope and theoretical foundations of the field of corporate communication.
The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the field of communication management, to differentiate between contexts, sectors and specialisation fields. The pursuit of communication excellence forms the foundation of all efforts and requires and understanding of key organisational requirements. The contribution of professional associations (global, regional and national), as well as the place of professional ethics are also investigated.
The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the nature and the role of research in a business enterprise so that they will be able to conduct and utilise research.
The purpose of this module is to guide students through the process of planning a small-scale academic research study in the field of Business Management, collecting and analysing empirical data, and presenting the findings of the study in the form of a research article. Students will be guided to develop a research proposal for the research study during the first semester. During the second semester, students will be guided to collect and analyse the required data and to write a research article. Students will only be allowed to continue with the execution of their research projects (i.e., with the collection and analysis of data and the writing of a research article) during the second semester, if they have obtained a progress mark of at least 50% and passed the final research proposal at the end of the first semester with a sub-minimum mark of 50%
1 lecture per week during the first semester and ad hoc workshops during the second semester
The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the field of development communication
• The building blocks of a development communication;
• The nature and different approaches to corporate social responsibility;
• Different role players in the development arena.
Contemporary issues like the UN’s sustainability development goals (SDG’s);
The purpose of this module is to investigate global, regional and local issues in development communication and emphasises corporate social responsibility (CSR) as an avenue to address these issues. The roles of the private and public sectors, as well as non-governmental organisations in society will be evaluated. Different stages and models of CSR will be discussed to see how corporations can strategically plan their CSR programmes to contribute to the achievement of development and business goals.
The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the value creation role of communication for organisations
The purpose of this module is to explore how communication specialist function in different roles and thus contribute to the overall success of the organisation. Knowledge of key issues such as reputation, crisis management, organisational communication, the digital environment, diversity, transformation and leadership are pivotal for communication specialists who aspire to function at a managerial level.
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