PROSPECTUS 2014 PROSPECTUS Certificate Programmes Degree Programmes Honours Programmes Postgraduate Diploma

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    Certificate Programmes

    Degree Programmes

    Honours Programmes

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    04 - 13 Principals Message Introducing MANCOSA Vision & Mission Registration & Accreditation The MANCOSA Advantage Academic Support Access to You Admission Requirements

    Undergraduate Programmes14 - 21Certificate Programmes Certificate in Business Management 17 Certificate in Local Government and Development Management 19 Certificate in Management Studies 21

    22 - 33Degree Programmes Bachelor of Business Administration 23 Bachelor of Public Administration 25 Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management 27 Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management 29 Bachelor of Commerce in Information and Technology Management 31 Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain Management 33

    Postgraduate Programmes34 - 39Honours Programmes Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Human Resource Management 35 Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Marketing Management 37 Bachelor of Public Administration Honours 39

    40 - 43Postgraduate Diploma Programmes Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management 41 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management 43

  • PRINCIPALS MESSAGEMaking a career choice today can be a very challenging decision. In a globalised and competitive environment there is a need to raise the skills base in the workplace through the pursuit of appropriate qualifications from a reputable tertiary institution, the Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA).

    MANCOSA strives to ensure that our students develop valuable life skills and become independent and confident individuals. These life skills enable students to deal more confidently with challenges that confront them in the world of work.

    Our academics are committed to lead students through the journey of academic exploration by applying theory to practice. MANCOSA ensures that the programmes it offers are sufficiently rigorous to equip students with the values of hard work, commitment and sacrifice.

    Join the MANCOSA world of academic excellence where learning is both fun and a challenge to prepare you to succeed in a competitive working environment.

    We wish you well in your studies.

    Professor Y M KarodiaPrincipal

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    The Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) is a private higher education institution committed to the provision of affordable, accessible and accredited learning programmes. MANCOSA is a leading provider of business and management education programmes on the African continent and the Indian Ocean Islands through supported distance education.

    MANCOSA is renowned for academic excellence and cutting-edge insights in the delivery of education and training. A strong emphasis is placed on the application of theory to practice to ensure that learning is applied to real-life work situations. The emphasis is on personal development from both a professional and academic perspective.

    MANCOSA qualifications prepare students for a future filled with many challenges and exciting opportunities. MANCOSA is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and its programmes are accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) in South Africa.

    MANCOSAs qualifications are recorded on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Further, MANCOSA is registered and recognised by various regulatory bodies in other countries.

    The world is full of possibilities, your life can change......

    PG Dip Business Management

    Motlatsi Shale

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  • MISSIONMANCOSA endeavours to respond to the changing higher education demands of both public and private sectors in emerging economies through the provision of innovative education.

    VISIONMANCOSAs vision is to be a leading distance higher education provider that is responsive to the evolving education needs of emerging economies through a commitment to people, opportunity and quality.

    WHY CHOOSE MANCOSA ? MANCOSA provides high quality education; MANCOSA develops competitive and career-centred skills; MANCOSA provides an intellectually stimulating environment; MANCOSA connects students to a global gateway of knowledge; and MANCOSA programmes are responsive to regional, national and international needs.

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  • QUALITY ASSURED MANCOSA is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) with reg. no. 2000/HE07/003; MANCOSA programmes are accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE); and MANCOSA programmes are recorded on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

    MANCOSA is also: Accredited by the Mauritius Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) Recognised by the Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) Recognised by the Zambia Ministry of Education (ZME) Recognised by the Malawi Ministry of Education (MME) Registered by the Tertiary Education Council of Botswana (TEC)


    AFFILIATIONS/PARTNERSHIPSMANCOSA is affiliated with the South African Business Schools Association (SABSA), Association of African Business Schools (AABS), Business Schools Partnership Network (BSPN) and the National Association of Distance Education Organisations of South Africa (NADEOSA). MANCOSA is also a full member of the European Foundation for Management and Development (EFMD). MANCOSA has strong academic links with higher education institutions throughout the world.

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    FlexibilityStudying through distance learning means that there is little disruption to your personal life and full-time work schedule. MANCOSA programmes enable students to complete modules and assignments according to a flexible schedule. Should your job require extensive travel and extended working hours MANCOSAs supported distance learning programme is ideally suited for you.

    Affordability and AccessibilityMANCOSA is committed to providing affordable access to higher education through the provision of accredited and quality-management programmes.

    InteractiveThe use of a range of teaching methods including formal lectures, case studies, group- work and self-study exercises are core to the success of the programme you enrol on. All of these help to build skills and competencies which develop students managerial capabilities.

    Overall ExperienceOur programmes are designed and structured to stimulate you intellectually. The rigour of the programmes and the effort required to complete them successfully will ensure that you acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities to face the challenges of the business world.

    You have 3 choices in life 1.Give Up 2. Give in 3. Give it all you got

    Bachelor of Business Administration (Cum laude)

    Tina Lee Singh

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  • Distance education pays when you are with the right institution, choose MANCOSA to help you change your future.

    I studied BComHons (Human Resource Management)

    Robert Ronny Rabasimane

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    Workshops are held during weekends to support students in their studies. Students are given the opportunity to discuss key themes and perspectives in their modules. Guidelines are also given on how to prepare and submit quality assignments. These sessions also foster group interaction between academics and students in a supportive learning environment. Students are encouraged to discuss issues which are relevant and to seek clarity on important concepts in their studies.

    WORKSHOP 1These are held over 2 days (a weekend) and focus on orientation, academic requirements, group-work, tutor presentations and assessment preparation.

    WORKSHOP 2These are held over 2 days (a weekend) and focus on group-work, tutor presentations and

    assessment preparation.


    Study guides for each module include prescribed and recommended readings, practical assign-ments, assessment activities and tutorial letters. In addition, textbooks are prescribed to supplement these readings.


    MANCOSA academics have industry experience and expertise to ensure that students receive continuous support and guidance. Full-time academics are appointed in the various support centres to provide telephonic and email support to students.


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    Numerous additional workshops are held throughout the year. These are held over one day focusing on subjects such as maths, statistics and accounting. There is also a focus on assessment preparation.


    For students who prefer additional support, MANCOSA offers daily classes in selected regions. You may contact a student advisor for further details on these offerings.


    MANCOSA has its own fully-equipped libraries in most centres. It also has agreements with other institutions which grant MANCOSA students access to library facilities. All MANCOSA students have free access to the latest research and online journal articles via EBSCO HOST and EMERALD.


    A fully-fledged Student Support Centre provides students with comprehensive support on all aspects relating to their studies. Various forms of personal, telephonic and online support are available to registe