Principles of Business Management

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Principles of Business Management

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BCom (3year), BCom(Acc)(4 year) ? none; BAdmin (from 2015), BCom 4-yr, Non-EMS
    students IEB131, IEB133 or IEB134

  • 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
  • Overview

    Main Outcomes
    At the end of the module students will be able to describe and demonstrate an understanding
    of :
    · 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
    Main Content
    · Overview of the business enterprise as a system
    · Historical development of the field of Management.
    · External and internal business environment
    · Entrepreneurship.
    · 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

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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