Principles of Business Management
University of the Western Cape
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
BCom (3year), BCom(Acc)(4 year) ? none; BAdmin (from 2015), BCom 4-yr, Non-EMS
students IEB131, IEB133 or IEB134
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units15
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
At the end of the module students will be able to describe and demonstrate an understanding
· the nature of the business enterprise and its constituent components
· the process of establishing a business in South Africa
· the internal and external environment within which businesses operate
· the requirements of successful entrepreneurs/ship.
· the principles of managing the main functional areas
· the basic management principles such as planning, organizing, leading and controlling
· the dynamics of working and completing tasks in a group
· Overview of the business enterprise as a system
· Historical development of the field of Management.
· External and internal business environment
· Establishing a business.
· Principles of managing the main functional areas ? marketing, employment
relations/human resources, operations and finance
· Functions of management ? planning, organising, leading, controlling
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.