People Management in the New World of Work (10 credits)
The purpose of this module is to equip students with the knowledge to be able to manage the performance of others and to understand the key human resource management functions in digitally transformed organisations.
Competitive Strategy: Winning in the Digital Market Place (10 credits)
Setting and implementing a strategy is the focus of the module. You will be guided through the processes necessary to assess the economy, as well as competitors to formulate a winning strategy. Strategy without implementation is futile, therefore there is a strong emphasis on the steps necessary for the effective implementation of a strategy.
Accounting (5 credits) AND Financial Management (5 credits)
The purpose of this module is to teach students the principles of accounting and how accounting is used for management decision making in organisations.
Digital Technologies (10 credits)
The purpose of this module is to interpret the different dimensions of decision-making in an organisation by means of quantitative data analysis and attention to detail in order to describe and act upon risk and uncertainty in various business contexts. This module will examine these issues in the context of digital transformation technologies such as Web and Digital Communication, Programming, Information Support & Services, Network Systems pathways, artificial intelligence, The Internet of Things, data analytics, cybersecurity and cloud computing. The conceptual frameworks and how these technologies integrate in support of various different business platforms are assimilated, rather than the technical knowledge detail of each aspect.
Economics and International Business (10 credits)
The purpose of this module is to gain insight into the academic discipline of economics and international business. In addition, policy challenges that affect the world’s economies will also be examined.
Operations and Supply Chain Management in the Digital Age (10 credits)
The purpose of this module is to develop deep insight into contemporary operations and digital supply chain management, critical to promoting cost-effective and efficient businesses.
Contemporary Management A (5 credits) and Contemporary Management B (5 credits)
The purpose of this module is to challenge students to critically examine current business/management issues as they arise in South Africa within the context of the 4th and 5th Industrial Revolution and the new world of work.
Advanced E-Commerce Platforms for Entrepreneurship (10 credits)
The purpose of this module is to expose students to the realm of e-business and what is required to innovate and disrupt in the context of the 4th IR. It also provides students with an overview of digital innovation through the lens of customer experience management as defined by the quality of all of a consumer’s encounters with a digital company’s platforms, products, services, and brand.
Advanced Digital Marketing (10 credits)
The purpose of the module is to critically analyse contemporary and holistic marketing strategies in order to secure a sustainable competitive advantage, especially for growing businesses.
Leadership in the Digital Economy (5 credits) AND Ethics in the Digital Economy (5 credits)
The purpose of this module is to assist the students to understand the role of ethics in leadership within the context of the digital economy.
Consulting Skills (5 credits)
The purpose of this module is to provide students with business consultancy skills that are transferable into the business consulting profession, internal consultancy positions within organisations, and senior management roles.
Quantitative Methods and Data Analytics (5 credits)
The purpose of this module is to enable students to interpret the different dimensions of decision-making in an organisation by means of quantitative data analysis and attention to detail in order to describe and act upon risk and uncertainty in various business contexts.
Capstone Consultancy Project (50 credits)
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The purpose of this module is to illustrate critical thinking, problem-solving, collection and analysis of data and effective written communication aimed at analysing business dynamics in Africa and the compatibility thereof to own organisational setting. In addition, the Capstone Project will challenge the student to document their own learning journey throughout the completion of the project. Students will be required to document their insights and the value of these insights to business leaders as part of the Capstone Project.
International Elective A (10 credits)
The purpose of this module is to serve as a vehicle to grant credits to students who undertake their electives at partner Business Schools, i.e., a Memorandum of Agreement in place. The student completes his or her studies at a partner school and receives a mini transcript from the partner school for the courses he or she has undertaken.
Big Data & Data Analytics for Managers in the 4th IR (10 credits)
The purpose of this module is to prepare students for effective business intelligence, analytics, data science, and leadership roles by focusing on business acumen, data command, technology, and communication.
Entrepreneurship and Start-ups (10 credits)
The purpose of this module is to analyse traditional and contemporary business development theories, strategies, and tools aimed at new business development in existing or start-up organisations.
Negotiation Skills (10 credits)
The purpose of this module is to equip students with an essential framework that forms the basis of any type of negotiation and its consequent employment in the business environment. The module will deal with key negotiation principles in practice, while also observing and delivering critique on others during simulated negotiation settings. This approach specifically aims to build the student’s confidence and develop their ability to negotiate more successfully.
Blockchain Applications for Business
This module is designed to explain the fundamentals of blockchain technology and how it works at a high level. Students will build an awareness of blockchain technology instruments and how they can be used to process products such as cryptocurrency transactions across an open and distributed ledger. The module will also provide students with sufficient basic knowledge of blockchain, in order to determine how the technology can support business operations.
Disruptive Technologies for Industry Sectors
This module deals with an analytical review of historical disruptive technologies to date and societal/market transitions. Using case study tools, students will be able to map a desired future sustainable transition, with its accompanying future technology applications for various industry sectors, such as agriculture, manufacturing, financial services, and transport, etc.
Developing Authentic Leadership
The purpose of this module is to assist students to become authentic leaders. To do this, they will first need to know themselves and then practice being themselves. Authentic leaders have to have high levels of self-awareness and this module will promote this through 360-degree feedback and group work aimed at soliciting feedback from peers.