Study Management Sciences

FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES                                                                                  

Management Sciences is concerned with developing and applying models and concepts that help to illuminate management issues and solve managerial problems.  The faculty offers National Diplomas in Accounting, Cost and Management Accounting, Public Finance & Accounting, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Office Management & Technology, and Public Management.

Qualifications and CAO codes for the Faculty of Management Sciences      

 

Qualification Minimum requirements CAO code Duration
Accounting

English Home Language 3

English First Additional Language 4,

Accounting 4

Mathematics 3 OR

Mathematics Literacy 4

MN-M-AC3

3yrs

Cost and

Management

Accounting

English Home Language 3

English First Additional Language 4,

Accounting 4

Mathematics 3 OR

Mathematics Literacy 4

MN-M-CM3

3yrs

Public Finance and

Accounting

English Home Language 3

English First Additional Language 4,

Accounting 4

Mathematics 3 OR

Mathematics Literacy 4

MN-M-PF3

3yrs

Human Resource Management

English Home Language 3

English First Additional Language  4

Mathematics 3 OR

Mathematics Literacy 4

MN-M-HR3

3yrs

Marketing

English Home Language 4

English First Additional Language 5

Mathematics 3 OR

Mathematics Literacy 4

Accounting 3

MN-M-MK3

3yrs

Office Management & Technology

English Home Language 3

English First Additional Language 4

Any other 5 accredited subjects

25 points

A pass in typing or Computer Studies will be an added advantage

MN-M-OT3

3yrs

Public

Administration

English Home Language 3

English First Additional Language  4

Any other 5 accredited subjects

25 points

MN-M-PA3

3yrs

Career opportunities

National Diploma: Accounting, Cost & Management Accounting

Cost Accounting is part of Management Accounting, which establishes budgets, standard costs and actual costs of operations, processes departments or products in an organisation or enterprise. Cost Accounting includes the analysis of variances, profitability or social use of funds. Costing data provided by the cost accountant serves as a managerial tool for planning, controlling and decision-making.

The National Diploma Cost and Management Accounting is geared to provide students with a thorough understanding of the principles, techniques, methods and practice of Cost Accountancy, as well as the use of cost information for planning, control and decision- making. Cost information is used for the preparation of reports required by management for such purposes as the formulation of policies, planning and controlling activities, decision-making, disclosure of information to external entities and employees.

National Diploma: Human Resources Management

The human resources practitioner or manager has an important role to play in ensuring that an organisation has a suitably skilled and efficient work force. The diploma qualifies students for a range of HR occupations in the areas of recruitment, employee benefits, talent development & management.

 

National Diploma: Marketing

Marketing involves researching consumer needs and formulating means to promote and supply products and services to meet those needs efficiently and effectively. The diploma qualifies students for a wide range of occupations in the areas of marketing, advertising and public relations.

 

National Diploma: Office Management & Technology

The course gives students the business and administrative skills and knowledge to understand how business operates and to administer an office efficiently.  Completing the diploma qualifies a student for administrative positions in any industry.

 

National Diploma: Public Management

The government provides many essential services to communities in South Africa, including housing, education, transport and the provision of municipal services through local government. A huge administrative infrastructure employing thousands of public servants organises the delivery of these services through the various government departments. The National Diploma: Public Management equips students with the theory and practical skills needed to administer and manage the provision of government services effectively and efficiently.