ADVANCED Management

EDUCATION FOR EXECUTIVES

ADVANCED Management

After that emphasises functional coordination or integration, participants will be able to gather, analyse and critically evaluate information to generate a firm understanding regarding company goals, the application of financial management principles as well as various strategy analysis, such as risk assessment, anticipated resistance and special tactics.

In order to understand the demands of high performance organisations participants will be able to investigate and evaluate market opportunities, an entrepreneurial strategy and skills as well as gain insight into the current labour environment in South Africa.

Participants will also be able to apply their knowledge by researching, compiling and presenting a professionally prepared business document offering solutions to practical integrated business related problems.

Admission Requirements:

Participants entering this Short learning programme on Advanced Management must have completed the National Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF Level 4 qualification and the NWU Middle Management course or equivalent.

Participants will also currently occupy at least a middle management position or be ready to be promoted to middle management. Participants will have at least (3) three years’ practical management experience. Participants must also be able to join an allocated syndicate group that would be able to function in a modern electronic environment.

Learning assumed to be in place
Participants entering this Short learning programme on Advanced Management will have through their work experience as middle manager acquired a fair level of knowledge and skills in the field of general management, human relations and the use of technology within the context of an organisational strategic setting.

Assessment:

Participants have to present a comprehensive strategic plan of an enterprise of choice to the director and panel of lecturers on the programme. To pass a module or the project assessment, a participant has to obtain a final mark of 50% (or more). To obtain the AMP cum laude (with distinction), the participant has to complete the programme within one academic block (12 months) and has to obtain an average of at least 75% for the seven modules and the integrated assessment project. The participants have to present a comprehensive strategic plan of an enterprise of choice to the director and panel of lecturers on the programme.

Method of assessment
Learning objectives will be accomplished through the following mix of methods and activities: self-study, analysis and discussion of actual cases; in-class individual and group assignments and exercises; and lectures and presentations. Participants are obliged to function as members, as well as leaders of syndicate groups resulting in continuous peer assessment and feedback. Continuous evaluation throughout each semester in the form of group discussions and skills checks. At the end of each semester, their ability to draw together, in a culminating fashion, all of the divergent elements of the experience, and to apply this to the challenging questions set in the paper, is tested in integrated open-book examinations. These examinations again, test their competence in identifying, evaluating and applying relevant information; refining this with their own developed intuition and insights, to arrive at reasoned, logical conclusions, recommendations and managerial decisions/actions. The participants have to present a comprehensive strategic plan of an enterprise of choice to the director and panel of lecturers on the programme.

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ADVANCED MANAGEMENT

Programme number
H03 100 1

Mode of delivery
Mixed

Target group
This Short learning programme on Advanced Management is suitable for managers in a middle management or top management position.

Programme Leader

Prof Christo Bisschoff

Prof Christo focuses his research on brand loyalty, business ethics and still researches his favourite topic, agricultural business management. He collaborates with his international network and also focuses on comparative intercountry research and obtained an NRF research rating in 2020.

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