|Head of Department||Dr MVM Ndlovu|
|Telephone||(0)31 907 7267|
|Department Secretary||Hlengiwe Meyiwa|
|Secretary Telephone||(0)31 907 7522|
This department will create mature graduates, armed with the tools to become successful entrepreneurs or influential employees wherever they work. By fostering a culture of learning, discipline and respect amongst our students, we aim to produce graduates who are not only placed in good jobs, but are actively sought after.
To equip the best of disadvantaged students with the relevant practical knowledge of business and marketing in order for them to have successful, fulfilling careers and contribute to the economic growth of the province and country.
- Select the best disadvantaged individuals to be students in the programme.
- Employ well-rounded, inspirational graduates with industry experience.
- Retain our best employees and build a good team.
- Incorporate vocational guidance in order to share best practices and inspire the best behaviour.
- Expose our students to case studies, Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and community engagement.
- Maintain our programme, keeping it up to date and relevant.
- Develop new programmes as dictated by the industry.
- Assist in the placement of graduates with Co-operative Education.
- Provide our newly employed graduates with both moral and skills support.
- Establish good relationships with a range of employers to facilitate Work Integrated Learning (WIL).
PURPOSE OF THE COURSE
To teach and train the best disadvantaged individuals to become highly skilled, astute and honest marketers of products, services and business concepts.
All prospective students must have a minimum of 20 points in the National Senior Certificate characterised by the following criteria:
- English passed at level 5 (First additional language) or level 4 (Home language).
- Subjects passed at levels 2 and 1 are excluded from the counting of these points.
- Life Orientation is excluded from the counting of these points.
- Satisfaction of other requirements for further selection.
LIST OF SUBJECT EQUIVALENCES
Business Information Systems (ERBSSS8) is equivalent to End-User Computing I (EUCM010); Financial Accounting I is equivalent to Accounting for Marketers I.
DURATION OF STUDY
- Marketing I
- Marketin II
- Marketing III
- Communication: English I
- Economics I
- Accounting for Marketers I
- Personal Selling I
- Consumer Behaviour I
- End-User Computing I
- Quantitative Techniques I
- Mercantile Law I
- Advertising & Sales Promotion I
- Marketing Research III
- Sales Management III
All subjects must be passed with at least 50%.
In order to practice the skills required to speak in public effectively (taught in Personal Selling and Advertising & Sales Promotion) students are required to present in front of an audience. Students will also be trained to analyse case studies in Marketing II, Marketing III, Consumer Behaviour I, Marketing Research III, and Sales Management III.
WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING
This is currently not a compulsory component of the programme. However, prospective employers are being approached in order to build relationships so that Work Integrated Learning (WIL) can be incorporated into the programme and made compulsory in the near future.