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Academic Literacy (HALP1181) This module teaches you how to survive the academic world, from the challenges you will face in the digital sphere, to the cultural differences you may encounter during your studies and career. Through this module, you will enhance your skills in academic reading and writing, and be introduced to key approaches you can take to effectively prepare for your examinations.

Advertising 1 (HADV11615) serves as an introduction to advertising, and as such provides students with a foundational understanding of various advertising principles and strategies, applicable to the advertising and marketing environments. Topics covered in this module range from an introduction to the discipline, to the different media vehicles employed by advertisers to communicate the attributes of products and services to consumers. The forms of media addressed within the module include traditional media, such as print, broadcast and outdoor media; as well as new media, such as online advertising. The module provides an understanding of what the creative process entails, and provides the student with an overview of the key role players within the advertising workflow. The module concludes with an overview of the financial impact of advertising, and the alignment of advertising with reference to specific target markets.

Advertising 1 (HADV1181) This course of study introduces you to the world of advertising, from print media to in-store advertising and websites. You will learn how advertising affects societies and economies, as well as the distinct benefits of both traditional and new media.

Advertising 2 (HADV2161) provides the student with a comprehensive understanding of the field. The module covers concepts and principles at an intermediate level, introducing students to the practical, day-to-day elements of advertising. Students will receive an introduction to advertising research methods and techniques, with the purpose of understanding the discipline from both the advertising and consumer perspective. The module also provides insight into the commercial relationships that are formed, and the regulations that govern advertising in South Africa.

Advertising 3A (HADV3A161) allows for the application of prior knowledge in terms of advertising planning and implementation. The module commences with a discussion of the role of advertising within the Marketing programme. This then leads on to a discussion of the requirements for the development and management of an advertising campaign, the process of setting objectives for such a campaign, determining reach and frequency, the preparation of budgets, and account planning. The module also provides insight into the relationship between advertising messages and objectives, the creation of a client brief, the identification of key role players within the advertising process, and finally an overview of the creative side of the discipline.

Advertising 3B (HADV3B161) develops an understanding of visual communication within the contemporary context of advertising. The role of the copywriter is analysed in terms of the creation of impactful copy for a variety of media formats. The module also explores the process and production routes to follow when producing traditional and contemporary advertising media. Finally, the module explains the process for evaluating the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.

Applied Psychology (HAPS181) this course of study shows you how to take psychology from theory to practice, while teaching you important principles of research and its methodologies. Both the body and the mind will be examined, and the relation between human consciousness, emotion, personality and creativity will be explored.

Applied Psychology 1 (HAPS1161/HAPS11615) introduces students to the basic principles and concepts of psychology. Students will gain a critical understanding of key psychological theories, such as the biological basis of behaviour, the human nervous system, and the concepts of personality, learning, memory, thinking and intelligence. Furthermore, the module equips students with psychological competencies that will enable them to apply acquired knowledge, insight and reasoning in understanding, and explain human behaviour in different contexts. The module enables students to express an informed opinion on psychological principles and processes, and demonstrate relevant skills in interpreting different behaviours, as well as dealing with real-world problems.

Applied Research (HAPRD161) provides students with an understanding of the relationship and application of theories and principles to the solution of problems. The module introduces students to basic research methods; the formulation of research problems; the conduct of research; and finally, the assessment of the validity and reliability of research and consultancy studies.

Auditing 1 (HAUD1161) introduces students to the foundational principles and concepts used within the auditing profession. The module looks at the purpose of the auditing process, and the techniques and procedures used therein. With the aid of a risk-based approach, the module unpacks the auditor’s decision-making process when assessing risk, and looks at the audit approach / strategy in relation to identified risks. Finally, the module analyses techniques for gathering, summarizing, analysing, and interpreting the date presented in financial statements, and the procedures used in verifying the fairness of the information.

Basic Accounting 1 (HBAC1161) provides students with a basic understanding of accounting, within the fields of financial management, and cost and management accounting.

Basic Finance and Budgeting 1 (HBFB1161) introduces students to the basic principles and skills of financial management.

Brand Management (Introduction) (HBRD1181) this course of study introduces you to brand management in South Africa. In this module, you will be taught how a brand manager makes important decisions to build up brand equity, and which brand strategies are best suited to different markets.

Brand Management 1 (HBRD1161/HBRD11615) serves as an introduction to branding, and as such provides students with a foundational understanding of the basic concepts and principles of brand management. Topics covered in this module include the history of brand management, what it entails, and how to effectively manage and ensure the sustainability of a brand. In addition to this, the student will learn about brand positioning and auditing, along with the roles and duties of a brand manager, and brand advertising. Finally, the module provides an overview of South African brands, with a focus on corporate and political branding.

Brand Management 2 (HBRD2161) provides the student with a comprehensive understanding of the field, covering concepts and principles at an intermediate level. The module provides students with a deeper understanding of brand identity and positioning, and introduces the student to the practicalities of brand management and brand culture creation. Students are instructed in the different methods of brand management, with the purpose of understanding the discipline from both the brand and consumer perspective. The module further provides insight into the commercial relationships that are formed, and the regulations that govern branding.

Labour Law and Industrial Relations 2 (HLLW2161) provides students with an understanding of the individual and collective rights of employees in South Africa. The module provides an overview of both industrial relations and labour law, and the corresponding legislative and judicial decisions that underpin them; equipping students with a sound comprehension of the legal compliance requirements within the South African workplace.

Labour Law and Industrial Relations 3 (HLW3161) equips students with the legal knowledge and practical application of selected legal aspects pertaining to Human Resource Management.

Management Accounting 1A (HMAC1A161) provides students with a foundational understanding of management information systems, effective management of the different financial cycles in a business, and the roles of ethics in management accounting.

Management Accounting 1B (HMAC1B161) provides students with a foundational understanding of the skills associated with cost classification, the effective implementation of material and inventory management methods, the calculation and analysis of labour costs, and the allocation of business overheads.

Management Accounting 2A (HMAC2A161) provides students with a basic understanding of the concepts and principles related to cost classification, job costing, process costing, and contract costing.

Management Accounting 2B (HMAC2B161) provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the subject. The module covers marginal and absorption costing, budgeting, standard costing, and the use of spreadsheets and data in cost and management accounting.

Management Accounting 3A (HMAC3A161) equips students with the necessary competencies for determining and accurately calculating cost to company, product pricing and evaluation of divisional performance. The module is designed to facilitate the acquisition of critical competencies by introducing the student to management accounting decision-making tools such as: relevant costs, linear programming, expected value theory and decision trees, pricing policy and transfer pricing, divisional performance evaluation, cost of capital and leverage, and capital structure.

Management Accounting 3B (HMAC3B161) provides students with an opportunity to understand the theory, methods and techniques relevant to management accounting, and the practical application thereof. The main appraisal techniques employed in this module include payback period, net present value, and internal rate of return. The module also focuses on the evaluation of different sources of financing.

Marketing Management 1 (HMKT1161/HMKT11615) serves as an introduction to marketing, and as such provides students with a foundational understanding of the discipline. The module supports further specialization in the field of marketing and associated subjects, such as Brand Management. Topics covered within the module include, marketing as a discipline, the marketing environment, insights into buyer behaviour, organizational buying, marketing research, market segmentation, market competition, brand building, product stratagem, service realities, pricing deliberations, integrated marketing communication, personal selling and sales promotions, and the global marketplace.

Marketing Management 1 (HMKT1181)This course of study will introduce you to vital knowledge regarding strategic marketing within traditional and digital markets, which is a function that plays an important role in the success of a business. Some of the areas you will focus on include the marketing environment, mass communication and public relations.

Marketing Management 2 (HMKT2161) provides students with an understanding of the extent to which consumer behaviour dictates marketing activity, in a world where markets vie to meet the demands of an increasingly fragmented and niche playing field. To this end, students will examine the development of consumer behaviour in the marketplace, from different disciplinary perspectives spanning the social sciences. Students will build on theoretical insights already gained from marketing principles, and critically evaluate and apply psychological, social and cultural concepts to marketing decision making.

Brand Management 3 (HBRD3161) with its potential for financial gains, is deemed vital to an organization’s business strategy. The purpose of this module is to develop an understanding of the importance of brand equity, including how it is built, measured and managed. The module further demonstrates how to leverage brand equity, with the aim of maintaining one’s competitive edge. Finally, the module explores new and interactive communication tools relevant to brand creation, management and evaluation.

Business Communication 1 (HBCM1161) enables students to gain insight into the various tools, skills and requirements of effective business and academic writing. The module prepares students for the corporate world of work, by providing guidelines and instructions on the formulation and correct execution of various business documents, including e-mails, reports and proposals. On completion of this module, students will be able to produce effective business communication documents, and cite and reference sources.

Business Management 1 (HBMN1161) introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of general management.

Business Management 1 (HBMN11615) provides students with a sound understanding of management skills.

Business Management 1 (HBMN1181) This course of study aims to teach students the skills to coordinate the various parts and functions of a business, in order to make them run smoothly. In this module, you will learn how every business function requires a different set of skills, and how a business can flourish by balancing the interests of people, profit and the planet.

Business Management 2 (HBMN2161) provides students with a comprehensive understanding of strategic management. The module enables students to develop a strategic plan for a company, within the context of strategic selection. The module further equips students with a practical understanding of the strategic management process, including developing a strategic vision and mission statement, setting long-term objectives, constructing strategies to achieve objectives, and implementing, monitoring, and evaluating strategies. Finally, the module looks at how to manage and lead strategic change within an organization.

Business Management 2 (HBMN21615) The purpose of this module is to acquire the foundational concepts in Business Management, by developing a detailed understanding of the relevant business functions in a small business, underlying theoretical knowledge of the appropriate activities of the functional areas and be able to apply it to the business practice.

Business Management 3 (HBMN3161) provides students with an understanding of the importance of international business to the organisation, and achievement of its overall mission and vision. It further assesses the manner whereby the organisation formulates strategies to derive optimal benefits from international / global business relationships. 

Business Mathematics 1 (HBMTH1161) is a practical and comprehensive guide to the basic concepts and principles of Mathematics. The module provides students with a foundational understanding of business mathematics, graphs and functions, data usage and probabilities, and other current terminology and concepts within the field.

Business, Leadership, and Ethics for Accountants 3 (HBLE3161) the purpose of Business Leadership & Ethics for Accountants 3 is to introduce students to the importance of ethics and leadership within the commerce environment. It will be invaluable to those seeking foundational knowledge of the current terminology and concepts which this subject field has to offer. 

Commercial Law 1 (HLWC1181) This course of study introduces you to the fundamental principles of commercial law. In this module, you will learn about the legal framework that govern the formation and operation of businesses.

Company Law 1 (HCML1161/HCML11615) provides students with an introduction to the South African legal system. The module equips students with an understanding of the structure of South African laws, and various commercial legal concepts and principles.

Company Law 2 (HCML2161) provides students with a practical understanding of the rules and legislation that regulate companies, and how they go about doing business. The module introduces students to concepts, such as limited liability, legal personality, and the role that legislation plays in protecting individuals.

Computer Literacy 1 (Windows) (HCLP1171) equips students with a foundational understanding of Windows and computer terminology.

Computer Literacy 1 (Word Processing) (HCLT1171) equips students with a foundational understanding of Word processing and computer terminology.

Computer Literacy 1A (Intro to PC) (HCLT1A171) equips students with a foundational understanding of computers and computer terminology.

Computer Literacy 2 (Spreadsheets) (HCLT2171) provides students with the basic knowledge and skills required to understand, structure and apply spreadsheets.

Computer Literacy 2 (Word Processing) (HCLP2171) equips students with a foundational understanding of Word processing and computer terminology.

Computerised Accounting 3 (Pastel) (HCLT3171) provides students with the basic knowledge and skills required to: install Sage Pastel Partner V14; create a new company; create and edit users, customers, suppliers and inventory master files; and correct errors and take on balances.

Counselling Introduction (HCOU1181) ) In This course of study, you will learn how to provide effective counselling, by encouraging a healthy counselling relationship, setting the right pace with a patient, and adhering to specific ethical standards. You will also be introduced to a range of tools such as reframing, challenging, probing and normalising situations.

Database Programming 2 (HDBP2161) provides students with an understanding of the practical concepts and principles relating to database design, development and implementation.

Economics 1 (HECO1161) is an introductory module that focuses on economic agent motivation, incentives and interaction. Microeconomics is a core of economic science, and provides for the analysis of factors that influence consumption and production choices. The module analyses the behaviour of individual consumers and firms, and the way they interact in the market. In addition to this, the module covers supply and demand, the determination of price and output in specific markets, and the interaction among different markets. Finally, an overview is provided regarding the rationale for, and impact of government intervention in markets.

English 1 (HENG1161) equips students with academic reading, writing and research competencies.

Entrepreneurship 1 (HENT1161) introduces students to the world of entrepreneurship, and to provide them with the basic skills needed to start their own business.

Entrepreneurship 1 (HENT11615) provides students with an understanding of the unique relationship between entrepreneurship and small business, through the application of sound managerial, governance, and entrepreneurial practices.

Entrepreneurship 2 (HENT2161) equips students with entrepreneurial management skills, along with an understanding of the importance of small and medium enterprises in the South African economy. The module introduces students to different forms of business ownership, the management of business growth, and the legal and technical requirements of starting a small business.

Entrepreneurship 3 (HENT3161) produces students who are able to demonstrate an integrated understanding of entrepreneurial processes, recognise opportunities, obtain financing, and manage the growth of new ventures. Students will be able to apply and evaluate the key concepts of entrepreneurship, and how it relates to other fields within the commercial world of business.

Event Management 1 (HEVM1161/HEVM11615) provides students with an understanding of the economic and socio-cultural significance and impact of destination events - at a local, regional and national level. The module analyses the different stages and strategies required for the successful organization and activation of an event. Finally, the module focuses on the event organizer’s legal responsibilities, with reference to the health and safety regulations when staging an event.

Event Management 2A (HEVM2A161) provides students with an understanding of the intermediate principles applicable to the creation and sustainability of events, the effective use of social media, and environmental health and safety issues relating to event management.  

Event Management 2B (HEVM2B161) provides students with an understanding of the intermediate principles applicable to the organisation of events, conference management, exhibition planning, fashion shows, weddings and other event categories. In addition to this, the module assesses the use of audio-visual systems, technological innovations, and the co-ordination / management of incentive travel. 

Event Management 3A (HEVM3A161) equips students with an understanding of resource procurement and negotiations, and event facilities construction when planning an event. The module further provides students with an understanding of the legal implications relating to event management, the different IT applications for events, as well as knowledge around event logistics and site operations. Additional topics covered include, crowd management, venues and facilities, and cultural festivals.

Event Management 3B (HEVM3B161) equips students with an understanding of different types of events, such as local government events, international event management, retail and promotional events, celebrity events, workshops and indabas. The module further provides students with an understanding of sponsorship proposals and management, organizational management, economic impact analysis, and the market demand for event managers.

Financial Accounting 1A (HFAC1B161) provides students with a fundamental understanding of financial accounting concepts, including the meaning of double entries, their effect on transactions, understanding subsidiary books, and the subsequent posting to the ledger. Students should be able to account for inventory, as well as have an understanding of the VAT system, and its effect on transactions.

Financial Accounting 1B (HFAC1B161) enables students to practically apply debtors and creditors functions, maintain the correct balance in the books of accounts, and be able to trace debtors and creditors balances in the financial statements. The module further provides students with an understanding of month-end procedures, through the completion of reconciliations. Finally, the module looks at payroll and PAYE administration.

Financial Accounting 2A (HFAC2A161) provides practical and comprehensive guide to those seeking foundational knowledge of current terminology and concepts which this international language of business has to offer. The purpose is to provide students with basic knowledge of financial statements, accounting of partnership and preparing the statement of cash flows.

Financial Accounting 2B (HFAC2B161) provide students to enhance their financial skills and come to terms with the processing of a wide variety of business transactions.

Financial Accounting 3A (HFAC3A161) provides students with a conceptual understanding of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The module covers the presentation of financial statements; property; plant and equipment; investment property; impairment of assets; intangible assets; inventories; provisions; contingent liabilities and assets; leases; financial instruments; and events after the reporting period.

Financial Accounting 3B (HFAC3B161) provides students with a conceptual understanding of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The module covers revenue; employee benefits; the effects of changes in foreign exchange rates; earning per share; income taxes; accounting policies; changes in accounting estimates and errors; statement of cash flows; consolidated financial statements; and the financial reporting requirements of the Companies Act of 2008.

Financial Management 1A (HFMN1A161) provides students with a foundational understanding of recording transactions up to a trial balance; the process of bank reconciliation; accounting for payroll; and methods for inventory management.

Financial Management 1B (HFMN1B161) enables students to practically apply debtors and creditors functions, maintain the correct balance in the books of accounts, and be able to trace debtors and creditors balances in the financial statements. The module further provides students with an understanding of how to prepare bank reconciliations, and account for and fulfil the statutory functions pertaining to payroll. Finally, the module looks at accounting for uncertainties, and the preparation of financial statements for sole traders.

Financial Management 2 (HFMN2161) Financial management 2 is a practical and comprehensive guide to the intermediate concepts and principles of financial management. The purpose of this module is to provide students with basic knowledge of the role of the financial manager, the interpretation of financial results and the depreciation and disposal of assets. Furthermore it provides students with an introduction to cost accounting, explores how inventory costs are controlled and illustrates the concept of labour and learning curve theory

Financial Management 3 (HGMN3161) The purpose of Financial Management 3 is to provide students with knowledge of overhead allocations, accounting for a manufacturing enterprise, job and batch costing, process costing, marginal and absorption costing and financial management techniques. Students are provided with opportunity to enhance their financial skills and come to terms with the techniques use to make financially sound decisions.

Financial Management for Accountants 1 (HFMD1161) introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of financial management; the role and environment of the financial manager; working capital and current asset management; short and medium term finance; financial management techniques; and derivative financial instruments.

HIV Care, Nutrition and Management 1 (HCNM1161) equips students with the knowledge and skills required for caring, managing and supporting persons affected by HIV and AIDS.

HIV Counselling (HHIVC1181 this course of study will introduce you to the appropriate skills necessary to effectively counsel individuals suffering from HIV/AIDS. Topics that are covered include HIV testing, ensuring antiretroviral adherence, and different approaches to problem-solving. You will also learn how HIV testing and living with HIV can affect people on a psychological level, and the best approaches to take when encountering suicide risks and losing a loved one to HIV/AIDS.

HIV Workplace Policy and Training 1 (HHWPT1161) helps students understand the negative impact HIV/AIDS has on the business sector, and identify strategies for minimising this effect.

Human Resource Development 1 (HHRD1161) introduces students to the concepts and principles of HR development – a contemporary discipline that considers employees a strategic asset, to be trained and developed for a competitive advantage. The module equips students with an understanding of the impact of labour market perspectives on training and development. A range of theories, tools, techniques, and approaches are presented, providing students with a firm grasp of the field. The module concludes with an evaluation of various training options and their benefits.

Human Resource Development 2 (HHRD2161) introduces students to the ever-evolving skills development landscape, and its impact on training and development within the workplace. The module unpacks the new skills development legislation, and its impact on workplace learning design, delivery, assessment, and evaluation. It further offers insight into the psychology of adult learning, motivation and performance, along with an analysis of training and development management from a human resource development strategic and value adding perspective. The module concludes with guidelines regarding the profession, ethics and standards, and continued professional development.

Human Resource Development 3 (HHRD3161) the course of study emphasises the core concepts of organisation development with a good balance between theory and application. Although the practice of organisation development is growing rapidly in South Africa and neighbouring countries, the lack of academic books on the subject for undergraduate students to serve as a foundation in this field poses a challenge. The aim of this module is to address this gap.

Human Resource Functions (HHRF1181) this course of study introduces you to the various components of human resource management in South Africa, including how to deal with different management strategies and leadership roles that are necessary for running an effective human resource department. You will also look at various performance management and recruitment strategies, which can assist you, when using what you have learned, in practice.

Human Resource Management 1 (HHRM1161) provides students with a detailed and applied understanding of the various aspects of human resource management in South Africa.

Human Resource Management 2 (HHRM2161) provides students with an understanding of advanced human resource management skills, thus enabling them to design and implement appropriate HR systems. The module covers, amongst other things, human resource planning, staffing, managing diverse and unique employees, staff motivation, leadership, managing rational capital, structural capital, culture and change, and performance management.

Human Resource Management 3 (HHRM3161) equips students with an understanding of the theory and methodology related to human resource management, and its application within the professional and academic context.

Industrial Psychology 1 (HIND1161/HIND11615) provides students with an introduction to the origins and evolution of industrial psychology. The module covers the various theoretical perspectives that underpin the psychological basis for the understanding of work behaviour and various organisational practices. Furthermore, students will gain a comprehensive and specialised understanding of the basic concepts of industrial psychology, such as organisational behaviour, career psychology, psychological assessments, personality, employee performance, and occupational health and employment relations.

Industrial Psychology 2 (HIND2161/HIND21615) provides students with a deeper knowledge and understanding of the field of industrial psychology. The module covers organisational dynamics, and their practical implications on workplace performance, employee productivity, and organisational effectiveness. In addition to this, students will be able to apply acquired knowledge and critically evaluate the implications of work group dynamics, psychological assessment techniques, human capacity development, workplace regulations and law, compensation, and scientific research processes.

Industrial Psychology 3 (HIND3161) provides students with an understanding of the importance of aligning Strategic Human Resource Management practices, with the organisation’s mission and vision, through the development of effective strategic human resources strategies, thereby enabling the organisation to achieve its strategic goals.

Integrated Marketing Communication 1 (HINT1161/HINT11615) introduces students to the principles and practices of Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC), along with an understanding of the managerial framework used within IMC planning. The module further allows for the integration of IMC elements with other fields, such as advertising, public relations, event marketing, social media, direct marketing, and sales – all with the aim of advancing an organization’s brand equity and success.

Integrated Marketing Communication 2 (HINT2161) critically evaluates the importance of integrated marketing communication (IMC) to the organisation, and the fulfilment of its overall mission and vision. The module further assesses factors influencing IMC and brand enhancement; and explains the process of constructing an IMC plan, critically evaluating both local and international IMC campaigns and strategies.

Integrated Marketing Communication 3A (HINT3A161) introduces value based IMC to the general marketing structure, and explore the need for organisations to incorporate new media tools within their IMC plan. The module also looks at new media planning, and discusses the challenges of new media IMC constructs.

Integrated Marketing Communication 3B (HINT3B161) introduces students to the advanced principles of IMC. The module explores social media channels and other digital platforms available to marketers, as well as how media sharing and mobile technology can be utilised within the context of IMC. The design of new media integration communication plans and the integration of traditional and new media into a single plan are also covered. In addition to this, the module explains how key IMC messages can be applied across various media platform. Finally, the module looks at the future of IMC, and the challenges it faces, with specific reference to global perspectives, and the behavioural foundations for marketing communication.

IT Systems Management 1 (HISM1161) provides students with an understanding of the importance of information systems within an organisation.

IT Systems Management 2 (HISM2161) provides students with an understanding of how information systems add value to an organization, within a global business environment.

Marketing Management 3 (HMKT3161) provides students with an integrated understanding of global strategic trends in service marketing, both from a local and international perspective. Students will examine the important issues facing service providers, and how to successfully implement and assess customer cantered strategies. In addition to this, the module looks at the integration of service marketing into the country’s economic performance. 

Marketing Research 3 (HMKR3161) focuses on an array of topics which include: an introduction to marketing research, an overview of the marketing research process, data collection methods and the marketing research proposal, observation in marketing research, marketing research (questionnaire design), sampling and sampling procedures, fieldwork, data analysis, research report writing and integration and analysis.

Media Law 1 (HMLW11615) introduces students to the basic principles of the South African legal system, and its application to the field of media. The module looks at statutory provisions and court judgements, providing students with practical insights into the relationship between the law and the media.

Media Law 2 (HMLW2161) introduces students to current legislation and terminology specifically relating to the field of media. The module places a strong emphasis on the intricate relationship between the law and media, with particular reference to concepts, such as access to information, protection of information, taxation, journalism, criminal law, and human rights and ethics.

Microsoft Project 1 (MSP1161) provides students with a fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Project.

Praxis N2 (N+) (HPRXN2161) provides students with an understanding of database design and development. Student will be equipped with the necessary skills required to create a database solution using Microsoft Access and SQL.

Praxis N3A (HPRXN3A161) this module is based on the international CompTIA certification Security+, which includes: Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities; Identity and Access Management; System Architecture and Design, and Risk Management.

Praxis S2 (MS Access & SQL) (HPRXS2161) equips students intending on pursuing a career in network administration with the knowledge and skills required to: troubleshoot, configure, and manage common network wireless and wired devices; establish basic network design and connectivity; understand and maintain network documentation; identify network limitations and weaknesses; and implement network security, standards and protocols. Students will also be introduced to emerging technologies such as, unifies communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies.

Praxis S3A (HPRXS3A161) focuses on the industrial/real-life application of material learned so far. Students will have the following three ways for engagement in this module: a) Project–the student will draft a proposal for a practical systems development project. b) Log Book –this will apply to students employed in a relevant capacity. c) Lab Simulations–the student will perform work in a simulated environment such as Oracle, SAP, Juniper, and Cisco.

Project Management 1 (HPRM1161/HPRM11615) provides students with a foundational understanding of project management from a business management perspective. The module equips students with an understanding of the project management processes, theories, methodologies, constraints, concepts, approaches, and tools. Further to this, students will learn about project feasibility, selection, estimations, and work breakdown. Finally, the module covers critical path identification and the preparation of Gantt charts.

Microsoft Project 2 (MSP2161) provides students with an advanced knowledge of Microsoft Project.

Network Systems 2A (HNTS2A161) provides students with a core understanding of, and the competencies required to install, configure, and troubleshoot Windows 10.

Network Systems 2B (HNTS2B161) provides students with a core understanding of, and the competencies required to install, configure, and troubleshoot Windows Server 2012 R2.

Network Systems 2C (HNTS2C161) equips students with the competencies required to administer a Windows Server 2012 R2 and Active Directory.

Network Systems 2D (HNTS2D161) enables students to configure advanced services within Windows Server 2012 R2.

Network System 3 (HNTS3161) this module is based on the international CompTIA certification Linux+. The module requires students to understand Command-Line Tools, configure hardware, administer network security, etc.

Praxis 1 (HPRX1161)  Praxis/Experiential learning is a process through which students develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting. Praxis/Experiential learning encompasses a variety of activities including undergraduate research and other creative and professional work experiences. 

Well-planned and assessed experiential learning programmes can stimulate academic inquiry by promoting interdisciplinary learning, civic engagement, career development, cultural awareness, leadership, and other professional and intellectual skills.

Project Management 2 (HPRM2161) is intended for students pursuing a career in project management, as well as other fields to which the principles of management can be applied. The purpose of this module is to guide students through the process of effective project management, from beginning to end. The module covers project planning, including the identification and solving of problems, project execution, and working with project teams. It further equips students with the knowledge and understanding of resource mobilisation, resource allocation, and identification of deliverables, assumptions and risks.

Public Relations 1 (HPR1161) provides students with an introduction to the theoretical concepts relating to public relations. The module equips students with an understanding of the nature and function of public relations, along with the processes of public relations planning, and reputation management.

Public Relations 2A (HPR2A161) provides students with an introduction to current public relations (PR) concepts and terminology. The module aims to equip students with an understanding of PR communication, project management, and the use of integrated communication.

Public Relations 2B (HPR2B161) the module is concerned with the planning, organising and executing of an effective public relations programme.

Sales and Promotion Practice 1 (HSPS1161) creates a comprehensive understanding of the sales and promotions processes within the marketing operations of an organisation. Organisations make use of media to transmit messages to the consumer, and consumers rely on media to receive information regarding an organisation’s offerings. These promotional practices support an organisation’s sales efforts, which is ultimately the responsibility of the sales manager. Sales managers in turn deal with unique management functions, such as sales forecasting, territory planning, and time management. The sales manager is thus a key contributor to the well-being of an organisation’s financial standing.

Sexuality and HIV Education 1 (HSHE1161) introduces students to the basics of human sexuality, reproduction, family planning and HIV. The module covers various relevant social issues, including prostitution and pornography. Finally, the module challenges students to reflect on and contribute to the debate on the introduction of HIV / AIDS awareness in the adult and formal education systems.

Socio-Economics 1 (HSEC1161/HSEC11615) provides students with an understanding of sociology and economics, and their influence on people and business. The module equips students with an in-depth understanding of societies, groupings, individuals, and systems dynamics, and the ways in which they interact and develop. The module covers both early and contemporary socioeconomic theories, allowing students to analyse the current status quo, with a view to transforming them into active participants within their local societies, but with a global awareness. 

Socio-Economics 2 (HSEC2161/HSEC21615) students will need to have a strong grasp of the fundamentals of sociology and the economy, and where the disciplines overlap. Students will encounter terms such as “growth”, “development”, “change”, “progress”, “reform”, and “inequalities” throughout the module, and will need to understand these terms in the socio-economic context.

Socio-Economics (Introduction) (HSEC1181) this course of study introduces you to the various contexts that relate to socio-economics, such as the divisions that exist between class and gender, and the roles that politics and the economy play in this respect. You will also learn how globalisation, terrorism, local crime and technological innovations shape the world in which we live today.

System Analysis & Design 3 (HSAD3161) after going through the module, students should be able to explain the concept of “a system”; explain the different phases of the system development life cycle; enumerate the components and tools of systems analysis; explain the components and tools used in systems design (including CASE).

System Development Project Management 3 (HSPM3161) This module applies the principles of project management to the specific environment of systems development as it aims to equip the students with the knowledge needed to apply knowledge, tools and techniques from the project management body of knowledge to these unique projects.

Systems Development 1 (HSYD1171) provides students with a comprehensive introduction to systems development and computer programming. The module focuses on the basic principles for the design and development of computer based programmes, using the programming language Java.

Systems Development 2A (HSYD2A161) focuses on equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge for the development of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) Solutions. The module makes use of Java in the NetBeans IDE to explore the key tools and techniques through which useful systems can be developed and tested, debugged, and ultimately deployed. Students will also learn how to interact with MySQL databases via Java applications.

Systems Development 2B (HSYD2B161) focuses on equipping students with a practical understanding of the tasks involved in effectively securing a commercial computer installation.

Taxation 1 (HTAX1181) provides students with a foundational understanding of income tax and capital gains tax, within the South African context.

Taxation 2 (HTAX2181) provides students with an understanding of the South African tax system, with a focus on how different entities are taxed, and providing tax advice, where applicable. The module integrates concepts covered in Taxation 1, such as gross income, exempt income, and special deductions. It further equips students with the practical knowledge of how to file a SARS tax return.

Technical Systems and Support 1(A+) (HTSS1171) provides students with a core understanding of, and the competencies required to install, configure and troubleshoot hardware and software solutions for Information Systems.

Workflow Management 3 (HWFM3161) The course is organized along the stages of the Business Process Management (BPM) life cycle. Learners acquire the skills to analyse organisational performance commencing as a progression viewpoint, restructure methods by means of value-focused procedures, project workflows and use them in BPM systems, simulate novel procedure strategies, and generate procedure analytics presentations using control panels.

Brand Management (Introduction) (HBRD1181) this course of study introduces you to brand management in South Africa. In this module, you will be taught how a brand manager makes important decisions to build up brand equity, and which brand strategies are best suited to different markets.

Event Management Basics (HEVM1181) this course of study will teach you how to plan and execute the perfect event. Tasks such as deciding on the location, theme and catering, as well as the outsourcing of other businesses, financial budgeting and marketing, will be discussed. You will also learn what makes an event successful, how to run it sustainably, and how you can position yourself in the event market, in order to stand out from the crowd.

Financial Accounting (HFAC1181) this course of study introduces you to the basics of financial accounting and payroll. In this module, you will learn how financial transactions progress through the bookkeeping cycle. Furthermore, you will be taught the basic principles governing the calculation of employees’ tax, as well as the processes involved in completing and submitting the related tax returns to the South African Revenue Services (SARS).

Fundamentals of Business Management (HBMN1181) This course of study aims to teach students the skills to coordinate the various parts and functions of a business, in order to make them run smoothly. In this module, you will learn how every business function requires a different set of skills, and how a business can flourish by balancing the interests of people, profit and the planet.

Human Resource Management and Functions (HHRF1181) this course of study introduces you to the various components of human resource management in South Africa, including how to deal with different management strategies and leadership roles that are necessary for running an effective human resource department. You will also look at various performance management and recruitment strategies, which can assist you, when using what you have learned, in practice.

 Industrial Psychology: An Introduction (HIND1181) This course of study module introduces you to the world of industrial psychology, and discusses both theoretical and practical aspects of psychology that relate to organisational issues. You will learn how employee behaviour is observed and measured in the workplace, as well as how to address conflicts and negotiations that occur between employees and the business.

Introducing Entrepreneurship (HENT1181) this course of study module will introduce you to the practical, legal and theoretical principles that are applicable to the entrepreneurial context in South Africa. You will learn how to start a business plan, set goals, manage conflict and network with others, and in so doing, make the best of your available opportunities and skill set.

Introducing Socio-economics (HSEC1181) this course of study introduces you to the various contexts that relate to socio-economics, such as the divisions that exist between class and gender, and the roles that politics and the economy play in this respect. You will also learn how globalisation, terrorism, local crime and technological innovations shape the world in which we live today.

Marketing Management (HMKT1181) this course of study will introduce you to vital knowledge regarding strategic marketing within traditional and digital markets, which is a function that plays an important role in the success of a business. Some of the areas you will focus on include the marketing environment, mass communication and public relations.

Sexuality and HIV Education: An Introduction (HSHE1181) this course of study provides you with an overview of human sexuality, reproduction and gender identity, with a specific focus on the transmission and prevention of HIV. You will learn about the different stages of pregnancy, how contraceptives work, and how society affects the way we see sexual activity.

 

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