|07255287||Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences||Department: Business Management|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 180||NQF level: 09|
Due to capacity constraints, there is not an intake of new students for every degree each year. It remains the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the degree they wish to apply for, will indeed be offered. In addition to the fields of specialisation, options are offered under the various specialisation fields, eg MPhil Accounting Sciences with an option in Fraud Risk Management, which enables the candidate to make a selection and expand specific focus areas within the existing fields of specialisation.
1. Relevant honours degree
relevant postgraduate diploma (PGDip)
2. A cumulative weighted average of at least 60% for the honours degree or postgraduate diploma
A candidate, before or on submission of the mini-dissertation, must submit at least one draft article for publication in a recognised academic journal.
Dissertations/mini-dissertations, curricula and modules
Refer to General Academic Regulations G37, G38 and G39.
The degree programme requires that a dissertation be submitted in a field of study selected from the fields covered in the honours degree.
Information on modules, credits and syllabi is available, on request, from the relevant head of department/Postgraduate Committee.
A module in Research Methodology is compulsory in all programmes. The Dean may, on the recommendation of the relevant head of department/Postgraduate Committee, waive the prerequisites.
Article for publication
Refer to General Academic Regulation G39.13.
In order to be awarded a postgraduate degree/diploma with distinction, a student must meet the following criteria:
Minimum credits: 180
Strong emphasis on market research, quantification of the market but also a basis for academic publications and a doctorate.
Key principles and concepts of strategy and strategic management; competitive strategy; emergent and deliberate strategy; formulation of strategy; analysis of the external and internal environment; stakeholder analysis; competitive advantage; shareholder value; strategy and performance; hyper-competition; corporate and business level strategy. An advanced strategic management simulation that is online and interactive to apply strategy principles, and to foster team collaboration.
The focus is on advanced concepts of strategic management. Concepts that drive the frontiers of strategic management in practice, academia and research are explored. Such as: Advanced concepts in strategy; Strategic Liabilities; Blue ocean strategy; Turnaround / Renewal; Mergers; Acquisitions; Emergent vs deliberate strategy; Entrepreneurial strategy. “Strategy as practice” is important as focus area and approach. A deeper level of understanding is sought combined with integration of all venture functions and selected subjects.
The strategy as practice approach drives this course. The selected approach is that of the consultant to the venture. Students are required to identify a company where the project is executed. Focus is on analysis through research, formulation through interactive facilitation and implementation through processes. Finally a review of the benefits to the venture is done post execution.
This module equips the student to conduct independent research by executing a research project on a relevant topic, of which the findings are reported in an academic article.
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