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Programme: MPhil with specialisation in Leading in New Economies

Code Faculty Department
07254022 Gordon Institute of Business Science Department: Gordon Institute of Business Science
Credits Duration NQF level SAQA ID
Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 180 NQF level:  09 SAQA ID:  12157

Programme information

The degree comprises the writing of a dissertation and coursework.
Full particulars of the degree programme are contained in a brochure which is available from the departmental website.

Admission requirements

  1. Relevant honours (or equivalent) degree
    or
  2. Relevant postgraduate diploma

Additional requirements

Refer to General Regulation G.55.
NB:  All modules are compulsory. Candidates must pass all the modules, including the dissertation, to qualify for the MPhil degree.

Other programme-specific information

  1. The minimum pass mark for each prescribed course is 50%, provided that a subminimum of 45% has been obtained in the examined component.
  2. A candidate who has failed more than two courses may not continue with their studies for the degree, except with the approval of the Dean.

Minimum credits: 180

Students need to select 4 electives of 6 credits each.
Students must contact the Faculty Administration to establish which electives are being offered.

Core modules

  • Module content:

    This module helps students to conceptualise a research design. It covers how the choice of a research design relates to the chosen analytic method (Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research or Mixed Methods). Students are expected to relate the business challenge to the research design and to justify the selection of a given design for a given problem. The objectives of the module are to help students: make informed decisions about their research design; and understand the implications of selecting a given research design in particular around the questions that can be answered.

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  • Module content:

    This module aims to provide students with a history of industrial revolutions and how contextual or technological disruptions impact business strategies. The focus will also be on potential impact to countries, but climate changes and other macro-issues include migration and inequalities.

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  • Module content:

    The aim of this module is to consider a set of themes that are key to developing an understanding of the current macro-environment of business and its forces, influences and consequences. Although the specific content of the module will vary according to events and dynamics currently being experienced, the underlying tools of analysis allow the students to develop a fuller understanding of how to analyse the most important dynamics that are at play in the macro-environment of business at any time, and thus to identify the implications for their businesses and prepare their businesses for change.

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  • Module content:

    This module aims to expose students to the systemic logic and underlying mechanisms of various new economies including Green, Digital, Circular and Shared Economies and any other emergent economies. This will equip them with the ability to articulate systemic effects of these economies on organisations and discern the necessary responses for effective organisational leadership.

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  • Module content:

    This module will offer offers students a holistic insight into the process and skills of making strategic decisions in the context of new economies. Armed with an array of strategic options, students must be able to evaluate the adequacy of a given strategy, using deterministic, stochastic, financial and ethical decision-making capabilities.

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  • Module content:

    Students must submit a mini-dissertation on an approved topic.

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The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of students to familiarise themselves well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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