Evidence-Based Management

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Evidence-Based Management

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 5
  • Overview

    Course outline:
    This course is intended to furnish students with the main intellectual skills required in the study and practice of business at all levels. The focus is on the development of
    critical reasoning skills, in particular the skills involved in assessing the quality of evidence available, and efficiently communicating justified conclusions reached on the
    basis of that evidence. More broadly, the course focuses on analysing and constructing logical arguments, researching problems, understanding and articulating competing
    viewpoints, and forming independent judgements about contentious issues of policy and practice. The approach of the course is centred on case studies and controversies
    in areas of special relevance to understanding commercial activity as occurring within particular social and political environments, and on how those environments affect
    our ability to make rational decisions.

    DP requirements: Submission of all coursework assignments. Achieving a weighted average of at least 40% for all coursework.

    -Coursework: 50% (consisting of weekly assignments, 6 written tutorial assignments at 5% each, and 6 multiple choice questionnaires at 4% each)
    -Final examination: 50%. A sub-minimum of 40% must be achieved in the final examination. First semester students who qualify are permitted to write their

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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