Courses and Requirements – Management
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DEPARTMENT: ACCOUNTANCY
Diploma: Cost & Management Accounting\Financial Information Systems\Internal Auditing
B Tech: Cost & Management Accounting\Financial Information Systems\Internal Auditing
MTech: Cost & Management Accounting
Master of Management in Cost and Management Accounting
DTech in Business (Cost and Management Accounting)

Admission Requirements

  1. Diploma Courses (NQF 6)
  2. National Senior Certificate
Subjects Financial Info. Systems Cost & Man. Accounting Internal Auditing  

Age exemption:
Applicants of mature age (23 with grade 12 or 45 with incomplete schooling) who do not meet the entry requirements must submit a certificate of completion or conditional exemption from the DoHET.

NSC  Endorsement Eligibility for Diploma
Compulsory Subjects  

Level

English

Accounting

Mathematics OR

Mathematics Literacy

4

4

3 or

6

4

4

3 or

6

4

4

3 or

6

Remaining 3 Subjects (min. 3 per subject) 11 11 11

 

  • Requirements: NCV (4)

Not accepted as it does not include Accounting.

 

  • Requirements: SC

A minimum rating of E (40-49%) for HG and D (50-59%) for SG subjects. English and Accounting are compulsory.  Accounting must have a minimum rating of C on SG and D on HG.  A total of 25 on the Swedish scale is required for the Diplomas in Cost and Management Accounting and Internal Auditing and 26 for the Diploma in Financial Information Systems.

 

  • Requirements: N3-N6

A completed N6 in an Accounting related field. Exemption may be awarded for some equivalent diploma subjects.  The course must include Accounting.  Applied Accounting is not accepted.

 

  • Requirements: NASCA

Not accepted as it does not include Accounting.

 

  • Requirements: International qualifications

All international qualifications will be evaluated by the International Office based on the Swedish scale.

 

  • Transfers

Applications from students to transfer from other institutions will be dealt with in terms of the Recognition of Prior Learning and Continuation of Studies policies of VUT.

 

  1. BTech: COST AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING/ FINANCIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS/ INTERNAL AUDITING (NQF 7(

60% average for major (level 1-3) subjects of a completed ND with at least 300 credits for theory or equivalent qualification in COST AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING/FINANCIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS/ INTERNAL AUDITING.  The ND has to be in the same discipline as the intended BTech.

 

  1. MTech in COST AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING (NQF 8)

65% average for a completed BTech or equivalent qualification in COST AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING.  65% for Research Methodology on NQF 7 and Management Accounting.  Successful achievement of the Faculty selection criteria.

 

  1. Master of Management in COST AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING (NQF 9)

65% average for a completed PGD or equivalent qualification in COST AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING.  65% average for Research Methodology and Management Accounting.  Successful achievement of the Faculty selection criteria.

 

  1. DTech in Business – COST AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING (NQF 10)

A relevant master’s degree in a related discipline.  Approval of research proposal by FRIC Exco.

 

  1. PhD in Business Administration (NQF 10)

A relevant master’s degree in a related discipline. Approval of research proposal by Faculty Research Committee. 

  • CURRICULUM

Year 1

  • Accounting Aspects 1
  • Applied Communication skills 1
  • Auditing Aspects
  • Commercial Law for Accountants 1
  • Economics 1.

Year 2

  • Accountancy Technology 1
  • Applied Communication Skills 1
  • Auditing 1
  • Commercial Law for Accountants 2
  • Cost and Management Accounting 1
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Taxation 1.

Year 3

  • Accountancy Technology 2
  • Business Ethics
  • Cost & Management Accounting 2
  • Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Statistics 1
  • Taxation 2.

Instructional Offering BTech: Cost & Management Accounting:

Semester

  • Management Accounting 4
  • Financial Management 4
  • Financial Reporting 4
  • Business Strategy 1
  • Systems and Project Management 1
  • Research Methodology
  • Career opportunities

Through this course the student will be able to follow the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) qualification route. Career opportunities are available in the public and private sector

  1. Instructional Offering Diploma: Internal Auditing

Year 1

  • Accounting Aspects 1
  • Applied Communication skills 1
  • Auditing Aspects
  • Commercial Law for Accountants 1
  • Economics 1

Year 2

  • Accountancy Technology 1
  • Applied Communication Skills 1
  • Cost and Management Accounting 1
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Internal Auditing 1
  • Statistics 1

Year 3

  • Accountancy Technology 2
  • Business Ethics
  • Commercial Law for Accountants 2
  • Cost and Management Accounting 2
  • Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Internal Auditing 2
  • Information Systems 1

3.1   Instructional Offering BTech: Internal Auditing

Internal Auditing 4, Financial Accounting 4, Management Accounting 3, Financial Management 4, IS Auditing 4, International Law, Advanced Management Communication Skills, Research Methodology.

  • Career opportunities

Through this course the student will be able to follow the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) qualification route. Career opportunities are available in the public and private sector

  1. Instructional Offering Diploma: Financial Information Systems

Year 1

  • Accounting Aspects 1
  • Applied Communication skills 1
  • Auditing Aspects
  • Commercial Law for Accountants 1
  • Economics 1
  • Financial Information Systems 1

Year 2

  • Accountancy Technology 1
  • Applied Communication Skills 1
  • Auditing 1
  • Cost and Management Accounting 1
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Financial Information Systems 2
  • Taxation 1

Year 3

  • Accountancy Technology 2
  • Business Ethics
  • Cost and Management Accounting 2
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Financial Information Systems 3
  • Taxation 2
  • Instruction Offering BTech: Financial Information Systems

Financial Information Systems 4, Financial Reporting 4, Functional Management, Taxation 2, Financial Management 4, Research Methodology. 

4.2       Career Opportunities

Qualified candidates could easily be promoted from clerk to accountant to management. People in possession of this qualification are in demand in commerce and industry, the banking sector, insurance and the public service. They could also head the electronic data processing department using their management skills and programming knowledge.

 

  1. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to:

The Head of department: Accountancy Tel: (016) 950-9267; Fax: (016) 950-9576;
Vaal University of Technology e-mail: queenm@vut.ac.za website: www.vut.ac.za
Private Bag X021 Vanderbijlpark 1900

Admission and Financial Enquiries may be addressed to:

Call Center 0861 861 888
Tel: Tel: (016) 950-6940
Email admissions@vut.ac.za

DEPARTMENT HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Diploma: Human Resource Management
B Tech: Human Resources Management/Human Resources Development/Labour Relations Management
BTech: Business Administration
MTech: Human Resources Management/Labour Relations Management
Master of Management in Human Resource Management
MTech: Business Administration
D Tech: Business (Research based)
PhD in Business Administration
All these qualifications are accredited by the South African Board for People Practice

Admission Requirements:

  1. Diploma in Human Resource Management (NQF 6)

 

  1. National Senior Certificate/ National Certificate Vocational

 

Subjects Human Resources Management  

Age exemption

Applicants of mature age (23 with grade 12 or 45 with incomplete schooling) who do not meet the entry requirements in 1, 2, 3 or 4 must submit a certificate of complete or conditional exemption from the DoHET.

NSC/NCV(4) Endorsement Eligibility for Diploma
Compulsory Subjects Level
English

Mathematics

Mathematics Literacy

One other subject

4

3 or

4

4

Remaining 3 Subjects (min. 3 per subject) 9

 

  1. Senior Certificate

A minimum rating of E (40-49%) for HG and D (50-59%) for SG subjects. English and Mathematics are compulsory. A total of 24 on the Swedish scale is required.

 

  1. N6

A completed N6 in a management related field. Exemption may be awarded for some equivalent diploma subjects.

 

  1. NASCA

A completed National Senior Certificate for Adults with a minimum rating of 4 (50-59%) per subject except for English and Quantitative Literacy which should be rated a 5 (60-69%)

 

  1. International qualifications

All international qualifications will be evaluated by the International Office based on the Swedish scale.

 

  1. Transfers

Applications from students to transfer from other institutions will be dealt with in terms of the Recognition of Prior Learning and Continuation of Studies policies of VUT.

 

  1. BTech: Human Resource Management/Human Resource Development/Labour Relations Management (NQF 7)

60% average for major (level 1-3) subjects of a completed ND with at least 300 credits for theory or equivalent qualification in Human Resource Management/Human Resource Development/Labour Relations Management or relevant discipline

  1. BTech: Business Administration (NQF 7)

60% average for a completed ND or equivalent qualification in a business related field. Applicants with a non-business related qualification should have 1 year business related work experience.

  1. MTech: Human Resource Management /Labour Relations Management (NQF 8)

65% average for a completed BTech or equivalent qualification in HRM/LRM or related discipline. 65% for Research Methodology on NQF 7. Successful achievement of the Faculty selection criteria

  1. Master of Management in Human Resource Management (NQF 9)

65% average for a completed Post Graduate Diploma or equivalent qualification on NQF 8 in HRM or related discipline. 65% average for Research Methodology and Research Project is also required. Successful achievement of the Faculty selection criteria

  1. MTech: Business Administration (NQF 8)

65% average for a completed BTech or equivalent qualification in Business Administration or related discipline. 65% for Research Methodology on NQF 7. Successful achievement of the Faculty selection criteria.

  1. D Tech: Business (NQF 10)

A completed Master’s degree with a research component in the discipline.  Candidates intending to enrol for the D Tech: Business should possess a draft proposal according to VUT research proposal guidelines and undergo a selected based panel interview.

  1. PhD in Business Administration (NQF 10)

A relevant master’s degree in a related discipline. Approval of research proposal by Faculty Research Committee.

  1. CURRICULUM

DIPLOMA IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

First Year: Principles of Business Management, Supply Chain Management, Labour Law 1, Sociological Aspects, Workplace Psychology, ICT Skills, Micro Economics, Macro Economics, Applied Communication Skills

Second Year: Fundamentals of Human Resource Management, Workforce Planning, Financial Management, Project Management Principles, Introduction to Employment Relations, Employment Relations Practices, Introduction to Human Resources Development, Education, Training and Development Practices, Accounting Aspects, Descriptive Statistics

Third Year: Talent Management, Compensation Management, Education, Training and Development Management, Human Resources Development Interventions, Employment Relations Management, Business Communication, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Practice

B TECH: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Human Resources Management 4, Organisational Behaviour 4, Human Resources Development 4, Labour Relations 4, Strategic Management 4, Research Methodology 1.

B TECH: HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT:

Training & Development Strategies 4, Organisational Behaviour 4, Human Resources Development 4, Organisational Development 4, Project Management 4, Research Methodology 1.

B TECH: LABOUR RELATIONS MANAGEMENT:

Labour Relations Management 4, Organisational Behaviour 4, Collective Bargaining & Negotiations 4, Labour Economics 4, Advanced Labour Law 4, Research Methodology 1.

B TECH: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION:

Financial Management for Non-Finance Managers 4, Human Resource Practice 4, Logistics Management 4, Technology Management 4, Project Management 4 (1 semester), Marketing Management 4 (1 semester), Research Methodology 1.

M TECH: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: (Year 1)

Strategic Management 5, Organisational Dynamics 5, Project Management 5, Entrepreneurship 1 (1 semester), Research Methodology 1

M TECH: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: (Year 2)

Research project culminating in a mini-dissertation

  1. What are the functions of a Human Resources Practitioner?

Policy initiation and formulation, advising line managers on HR policy, liaison and negotiation with trade unions and seeing to the needs and welfare of both the organisation and the employees. Manpower planning, recruitment, selection, compensation administration, development and presentation of training courses and the maintenance of employee records. Monitoring the performance of line and other staff departments to ensure that they conform to established HR policy, procedures and practices.

  1. Career Opportunities

Human Resources Management offers a rewarding career as organisations in both the private and public sectors are experiencing in increasing need for people in this field.  Position on entry-level: Job analyst, Recruitment Officer, HR Trainee, Assistant HR Officer, ETD Practitioner, and Employment Relations Officer.

  1. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to:

Head of Department

Department: Human Resources Management

Vaal University of Technology

Private Bag X021 VANDERBIJLPARK 1900 Tel: (016) 950-6872; Fax to e-mail: 086 614 1322 e-mail: rochelle@vut.ac.za website: www.vut.ac.za

Admission and Financial Enquiries may be addressed to:

Call Center 0861 861 888
Tel: Tel: (016) 950-6940
Email admissions@vut.ac.za

DEPARTMENT: MARKETING & SPORT MANAGEMENT
Diploma: Marketing/Retail Business Management/Sport Management
Retail Business Management/Marketing/Sport Management
BTech: Marketing
MTech: Marketing
Master of Management: Marketing
DTech: Marketing
 Doctor of Commerce: Marketing

Admission Requirements

  1. Diploma Courses (NQF 6) 
  1. National Senior Certificate/ National Certificate Vocational
Subjects Marketing Retail Business Management Sport Management  

Age exemption

Applicants of mature age (23 with grade 12 or 45 with incomplete schooling) who do not meet the entry requirements in 1, 2, 3 or 4 must submit a certificate of complete or conditional exemption from the DoHET.

NSC Endorsement

Eligibility for Diploma

Compulsory Subjects

Level

English

Mathematics

Mathematics Literacy

One other subject

4

3

4

4

4

3

4

4

4

3

4

4

Remaining 3 Subjects (min.3 per subject)

9

9

9

  1. Senior Certificate’

A minimum rating of E (40-49%) for HG and D (50-59%) for SG subjects. A total of 24 on the Swedish scale is required.

  1. N6

A completed N6 in a management related field. Exemption may be awarded for some equivalent diploma subjects.

  1. NASCA

A completed National Senior Certificate for Adults with a minimum rating of 4 (50-59%) per subject except for English and Quantitative Literacy which should be rated a 5 (60-69%)

  1. International qualifications

All international qualifications will be evaluated by the International Office based on the Swedish scale.

  1. Transfers

Applications from students to transfer from other institutions will be dealt with in terms of the Recognition of Prior Learning and Continuation of Studies policies of VUT.

  1. BTech: Marketing (NQF 7)

60% average for major (level 1-3) subjects of a completed ND with at least 300 credits for theory or equivalent qualification in Marketing or any other relevant discipline.

  1. MTech: Marketing (NQF 8)

65% average for a completed BTech or equivalent qualification in Marketing or related discipline.  65% for Research Methodology on NQF 7.  Successful achievement of the Faculty selection criteria. Marketing: A complete B Tech: Marketing or equivalent qualification. Draft proposal should be submitted for approval before registration. Prospective students must have obtained an aggregate of a minimum of 65% in the B Tech and must have passed Marketing Research IV, Excellent analysis skills.

  1. Master of Management: Marketing (NQF 9)

65% average for a completed Post Graduate Diploma or equivalent qualification on NQF 8 in Marketing or related discipline. 65% average for Research Methodology and Research Project is also required. Successful achievement of the Faculty selection criteria

  1. DTech: Marketing (NQF 10)

A relevant master’s degree on NQF 8/9 in a related discipline.   Approval of research proposal by FRIC Exco. : A complete M Tech: Marketing or equivalent qualification. Draft proposal should be submitted for approval before registration. Prospective students must have obtained an aggregate of a minimum of 65% in the M Tech. Excellent analysis skills. Candidates may be required to subject themselves to a colloquium to establish their understanding of their chosen topic and extent of research knowledge prior to approval and acceptance.

  1. Doctor of Commerce: Marketing (NQF 10)

A relevant master’s degree in a related discipline.  Approval of research proposal by FRIC Exco.

  1. CURRICULUM: DIPLOMA IN MARKETING)

1st year: Marketing I, Accounting for Marketers, English Online, Consumer behaviour, ICT Skills, Applied Communication Skills 1.; Personal Selling.

2nd year: Marketing II, Quantitative Techniques I, Mercantile Law, Economics I; Applied Communication Skills II.

3rd year: Marketing III, Sales Management III, Marketing Research III, Entrepreneurship; Applied Marketing Management (WIL); Integrated Marketing Communication

BTECH IN MARKETING:  Marketing IV, Market Research IV, Advanced Marketing Finance IV, Applied Marketing IV.

  • Core Syllabi

Marketing I: The marketing concept, The SA marketing environment, Market segmentation, the marketing mix.

Marketing II: International marketing, Service marketing, Direct marketing.

Marketing III: Strategy formulation process, SWOT analysis, Generic strategy options, Strategic changes. Marketing ethics.

Marketing IV: Strategic marketing, Market opportunity analysis, Formulating marketing strategies for specific situations, Implementation and control of marketing strategy, Marketing plan, Trends affecting the strategic role of marketing.

Applied Marketing IV: Types of industrial consumers, Product, price, distribution and promotion strategies, Industrial marketing research, Methods of Industrial Marketing.

Advanced Marketing Finance IV: Budgeting and budget control, Sales budget and control, Marginal costs, Break-even-analysis, Debtors, Financial ratios, Sales variance analysis.

Marketing Research III: The planning of a research project, Secondary data, Primary data, Questionnaire design and fieldwork, Sampling methods, Data processing and reports.

Marketing Research IV: Qualitative research, Scale Techniques, International research, Strategic marketing studies, Forecasting techniques, Specific research fields.

Consumer Behaviour: Models of purchasing behaviour, Decision making process, Individual and group factors, the SA consumer.

Integrated Marketing Communication: Planning of a promotion programme, execution and evaluation, measuring advertising efficiency, Types of promotion, Promotion budgeting.

Personal Selling I: The selling process, Sales organisation, Communication, Selling strategies.

Sales Management III: Selection and appointment of sales people, Training and remuneration of sales people, Sales planning and organisation, Sales budgeting.

Economics I: Economic systems, Macroeconomics: National income, Money and banking, International Trade, Price theory and marketing mechanisms, Types of markets.

Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship defined, the entrepreneurial mind-set, creativity & generating new business ideas, opportunity recognition and evaluation, entrepreneurial strategy and business start up

Applied marketing management (WIL): the concept of project management on a marketing application. A new subject with the emphasis now on project management application in the marketing environment

Accounting for Marketers: Cost accounting and price determination, Break-even analysis, Analysis and interpretation of financial statements.

Applied Communication Skills 1: The drafting of business letters and notices, Reports, agenda and minutes.

Applied communication skills 2. . PowerPoint presentations, Communication theory, Meetings and Interviews, Pronunciation making your dreams a reality, Your first step into the corporate world, Interpersonal skills, Good business etiquette and writing, Disability communication.

Quantitative Techniques I: Collection and presentation of numerical information, Trade calculations, Frequency distributions, probability and sampling, Time series analysis.

Mercantile Law: A brief review of the SA Law, General principles of law of contract purchasing, Law of exchange controls.

ICT Skills: Operating system concepts, Information organisation, Tele-communication PC hardware and software acquisition, Security, Practical: MS Dos, word processing, spreadsheets and graphics, record, file and database.

  • What are the functions of a Marketing Officer/Manager?

A marketing officer determines market trends and needs. Formulate marketing policy. This includes product, price, promotion and distribution policies. Control and co-ordinate marketing activities such as transport, storage, packaging promotions, etc.  Control and monitor marketing functions and activities and measure results.  Service – supply pre and post- purchase service to the customer, i.e. advice, warranties, etc.

  • Career Opportunities

Marketing Management offers a challenging and exciting career in both the private and public sectors.  There is a great demand for experts who can identify and utilize marketing opportunities.

Position at entry level: Junior Sales Consultant, Promotion Officer, Marketing Researcher, Distribution Controller.

Middle Management: Managers in charge of the various marketing functions. Brand Manager, Advertising.

Top Management: Marketing Manager.

 

  1. CURRICULM: DIPLOMA IN RETAIL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

1st Year: Retail operation management I, English Online, ICT Skills, Retail Business Management I, Consumer Behaviour, Applied Communication Skills 1. , Practical Accounting 1.

2nd Year: Retail Business Management II, Retail operation management2, Logistics II, Applied communication skills 2, Mercantile Law

3rd Year: Retail Business Management Ill, Retail operation management 3, Shopping Centre Management, Labour Relations I. Applied Retail business management ( WIL), Personal Selling, Entrepreneurship

2.1      Core Syllabi

Retail Business Management 1: Introduction to Retailing, Building relationships in retailing, planning in Retailing, Retail institutions, Store-based retailing, Web and non-store based retailing. Understanding consumers, Information gathering in Retailing, Trade area analysis, Site selection, Retail organizations and HRM, Financial management.

Retail Business Management 2: Retail research, Role of research in decision-making, The research process, Secondary data, Primary data, Self-administered primary data, Computer-aided data collection. Merchandise plans, financial merchandise management, Retail pricing, Establishing and maintaining retail image, Promotional strategy.

Retail Business Management 3: Buyer’s role in retail buying, planning the purchase, Additional buying responsibilities, Making the purchase.

Retail Operations Management 1: Nature of a retail business management, principles of management in retail, health, safety and housekeeping management, managing stakeholder relations, leadership, concepts and principles of self- management, legal and statutory requirements

Retail Operations Management 2: production process, value creation and productivity, process types- manufacturing and service management, HR management activities relevant to a manager of a retail business

Retail Operations Management 3: environment factors impacting on a retail business, types of management, basic strategic management, tactical management, business plan

Applied retail business Management (WIL); the concept of project management on a retail application.  Retailing 2 and Retail operation management 2 form the basic underpinning knowledge

Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship defined, the entrepreneurial mind-set, creativity & generating new business ideas, opportunity recognition and evaluation, entrepreneurial strategy and business start up

Mercantile law: A brief review of the SA Law, General principles of law of contract purchasing, Law of exchange controls.

Consumer behaviour 1: Purchasing behaviour, Consumer decision-making process, Individual and group factors.

ICT: Operating systems concepts, Information organization, Pc Hardware and software, security, Practicals: MS DOS, Word processing, Excel, spreadsheets and graphics, records, file and database.

Logistics 11: Introduction to logistics, Systems and market foundations, capacity foundations, Movement process, Performance foundation.

Personal selling: The selling process, sales organization, Communications, selling strategies.

Practical accounting: Cost and price determination, break-even analysis, basic accounting, Analysis and interpretation of financial statements. Shopping Centre Management: What is a shopping centre, Site selection, design principles, maintenance, Tenant mix, Insurance and safety management. Feasibility study, customer services, finance and administration, Presentation, Refurbishments, financial feasibility, centre promotion.

Applied Communications Skills 1: Drafting of business letters, notices, reports, agenda, minutes, Business communication.

Applied communication skills 2. . PowerPoint presentations, Communication theory, Meetings and Interviews, Pronunciation making your dreams a reality, Your first step into the corporate world, Interpersonal skills, Good business etiquette and writing, Disability communication.

  • What are the functions of a Retail Business Manager?

The Retail Business Manager determines all the activities in the sale of goods and services to the consumer. These activities include shopping centre management; purchasing; customer service, promotion and pricing.

  • Career opportunities

Retail Business Management offers a challenging and exciting career in the private sector. There is a great demand for experts in the retail business. This qualification also offers the opportunity to start your own business. Career opportunities include: Store Manager, Buyer, Category Manager, Brand Manager, Stock Controller, Merchandiser.

  • CURRICULUM: DIPLOMA IN SPORT MANAGEMENT

First year: Sport Management I, Sport and Physical Recreation Studies I, Marketing I, Public Relations I, ICT Skills, Sport Practical I, English Online, Applied Communication Skills 1.

Second year: Sport Management II, Sport and Physical Recreation Studies II, Marketing II, Sport Practical II, Consumer Behaviour I, Personal Selling I. Applied communication skills

Third year: Sport Management III, Sport and Physical Recreation Studies III, Sport Practical III, Entrepreneurship, Internship. An internship of 5 months must be completed. The Vaal University of Technology will provide assistance to students in securing placements for experiential training, but does not guarantee such placements. A practical mark will be earned through competitive participation in a sport of choice, biokinetic tests, organisational ability and exposure to 16 sporting codes where the rules and elementary coaching will be taught. For this reason a student must be medically fit to participate in sport.

3.1   Core Syllabi

Sport Management I: Background to sport in South Africa, Career opportunities in sport, Business knowledge, Programme planning, Tournament planning.

Sport Management 2: Club management, Inventory management, Purchasing management, Didactical aspects of coaching, Record keeping, financial aspects, Legal aspects.

Sport Management 3: Labour relations, Turf and facility management, Risk management, Tour management, Conflict management, Rules and the administration of sports are done in all three subjects

Sport and Physical Recreation Studies I: Physiological aspects, anatomical aspects and biomechanics

Sport and Physical Recreation Studies II: Psychological aspects, nutrition, the influence of steroids and other substances on the body, Recreation management.

Sport and Physical Recreation Studies III: Social structures and cultures, Sport psychology, Sport physiology.

Practical I: Specialisation in own sport, exposure to 8 other sports, biokinetic test, sports trauma, life skills.

Practical II: Specialisation in own sport, exposure to 8 other sports, biokinetic test, organising an event, public speaking.

Practical III: Biokinetic test, presenting a recreation program, swimming/lifesaving, job hunting skills.

Marketing I: The market concept. The SA marketing environment, Market segmentation, The marketing mix.

Marketing II: Influence of the marketing environment on the firm, market segmentation, the role of the consumer.

Public Relations I: Ethical considerations, public relations and the role of public relations.

ICT Skills: Computer Background, Theory, Practical – MS Dos commands and file management, Word processing, spreadsheets and graphics, record, file and database management programs, Applicable packages with respect to the field of study of the student.

Applied Communication Skills 1: Drafting of business letters, notices, reports, agenda, minutes, Business communication. Applied communication skills 2. . PowerPoint presentations, Communication theory, Meetings and Interviews, Pronunciation making your dreams a reality, Your first step into the corporate world, Interpersonal skills, Good business etiquette and writing, Disability communication.

Personal Selling: Aim of selling, buying and selling procedures, sales administration and negotiation skills.

Consumer Behaviour: Consumer decision making process, Impact of individual and environmental influencing variables, diffusion and adoption process.

Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship defined, the entrepreneurial mind-set, creativity & generating new business ideas, opportunity recognition and evaluation, entrepreneurial strategy and business start up

 

3.2  What are the functions of a Sport Manager?

The manager is responsible for the administration of a number of sport and recreation activities at a specific organisation. This includes purchases, tournaments, clubhouse management and financial matters.

  • Career Opportunities

Sport management offers a challenging and exciting career in both the private and public sectors. Sport managers are regularly required at government institutions, metropolitan substructures, industries, tertiary institutions and sport clubs.  As an alternative, candidates can also follow a marketing career or start their own sport enterprises.

  1. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to: 

The Head of Department

Department of Marketing and Sport Management

Vaal University of Technology, Private Bag X021 VANDERBIJLPARK 1900

Tel: (016)950-6890, 9620; Fax: 086 731 8700 e-mail: mahaliam@vut.ac.za website: www.vut.ac.za

Admission and Financial Enquiries may be addressed to:

Call Center 0861 861 888
Tel: Tel: (016) 950-6940
Email admissions@vut.ac.za

DEPARTMENT: LOGISTICS
Diploma: Logistics
B Tech: Logistics
Master of Management: Supply Chain Management
M Tech: Logistics
D Tech: Business
PhD: Business Administration

Admission Requirements:

  1. Diploma in Logistics (NQF 6)
  1. National Senior Certificate/ National Certificate Vocational
Subjects Logistics  

Age exemption

Applicants of mature age (23 with grade 12 or 45 with incomplete schooling) who do not meet the entry requirements in 1, 2, 3 or 4 must submit a certificate of complete or conditional exemption from the DoHET.

NSC/NCV(4) Endorsement  

Eligibility for Diploma

Compulsory Subjects Level
English

Mathematics

Mathematics Literacy

One other subject

4

3or

4

4

Remaining 3 Subjects (min. 3 per subject)  

9

 

 

  1. Senior Certificate

A minimum rating of E (40-49%) for HG and D (50-59%) for SG subjects. English and Mathematics are compulsory. A total of 24 on the Swedish scale is required.

 

  1. N3-N6

A completed N6 in a Logistics/Supply Chain Management related field. Exemption may be awarded for some equivalent diploma subjects.

 

  1. NASCA

A completed National Senior Certificate for Adults with a minimum rating of 4 (50-59%) per subject except for English and Quantitative Literacy which should be rated a 5 (60-69%)

 

  1. International qualifications

All international qualifications will be evaluated by the International Office based on the Swedish scale.

 

 

 

 

  1. Transfers

Applications from students to transfer from other institutions will be dealt with in terms of the Recognition of Prior Learning and Continuation of Studies policies of VUT.

 

  1. B Tech: Logistics (NQF 7)

A completed ND: Logistics or equivalent with an aggregate of 60% is required.

 

  1. M Tech Logistics (NQF 8)

65% average for a completed BTech or equivalent qualification in either Logistics or any other related discipline. 65% for Research Methodology on NQF 7. Successful achievement of the faculty selection criteria

 

  1. Master of Management in Supply Chain Management (NQF 9)

65% average for a completed PGD or equivalent qualification in Logistics/Supply Chain Management or any related discipline. 65% average for Research Methodology and Research Project is also required. Successful achievement of the Faculty selection criteria

 

 

  1. D Tech: Business (NQF10)

A completed master’s degree in Logistics or equivalent qualification. Draft proposal should be submitted for approval before registration.

 

  1. PhD in Business Administration (NQF 10)

A relevant master’s degree on NQF 8/9 in a related discipline. Successful achievement of the Faculty selection criteria.

L, (25 with Mathematical Literacy

  1. CURRICULUM: DIPLOMA IN LOGISTICS

First year: Accounting Skills l, Applied Communication Skills l, Business Management I, Costing & Estimating I, Purchasing Management l.

Second year: Applied Communication Skills ll, Purchasing Management II, Business Management II, Economics l, Commercial Law.

Third year: Applied Logistics, Procurement Management l, Entrepreneurship, Operations Management l, Economics ll.

 

 

BTECH LOGISTICS: Purchasing IV, Logistics IV, Business Management IV, Research Methodology.

 

  1. CORE SYLLABI

Business Management I: Introduction to business economics, functional division of the enterprise, the management function, the marketing function,

Business Management II: Corporate finance and business project management.

Operations Management 1: Production inputs and outputs, transformation process, efficiency and effectiveness, cost-benefit analysis, time, quality management, pricing, flexibility.

Business Management IV: Strategic Management, Contemporary Management Issues.

Commercial Law I: A brief overview of the South African Law, general principles of the law of contract, with special reference to purchase contracts, credit agreements and agency, insolvency, bills of exchange, lease, companies, close corporations, Labour Relations Act.

Applied Communication Skills: Verbal and non-verbal communication, reporting, public speaking, correspondence, the article, meeting procedures.

Costing and Estimating: Introduction to elements of cost, elements of cost, introduction to elementary accounts, absorption costing, marginal costing, cost-volume profit, analysis, budgeting, variance analysis, profitability of new projects, just-in-time accounting.

ICT Skills: computer background theory, historical background, concept definitions, operating system concepts, information organisation, telecommunications, background knowledge on various application packages, pc hardware and software acquisition, security.

Purchasing Management I: Purchasing’s role in business, relationship with other departments, procedures, forms and records, basic policies/planning, organisation, purchasing control, budgeting, purchasing ethics/public relations.

Purchasing Management II: Sourcing, quality, quality determination, right time, price, surplus materials.

Procurement Management I: Purchasing capital equipment, contract buying, retail buying, engineering and construction contracting, state and institutional purchasing, international buying, make or buy, negotiations, purchasing research, measuring purchasing management, total cost of ownership.

Purchasing Management IV: Strategic purchasing, evaluation techniques, staffing, advanced negotiation techniques, project purchasing, buying decision models, research, purchasing for small businesses, purchasing administration, supply dynamics, system design modelling, logistics, maneuverability, marketing, reporting techniques.

Economics: Economic systems, macro-economics, national income, money and banking, International trade, price theory and market mechanisms, types of markets

Research Methodology: Sampling, types of investigating, variance, non-design experimental procedures, methods of data collection, experimental designs, two-group designs, factorial designs, small-n-designs data analysis, the research process, the research problem, literature study, practical I.

Logistics Management I: General introduction to logistics foundations, system and market foundations, capacity foundations, movement process, foundations and performance foundations.

Applied Logistics: A. Logistics Operations Process, Managing products and services, Logistics process management, Logistics design decisions, B. Channel transaction and relationship management, Channel management, Channel decisions.

Logistics IV: A. logistics modelling, transport models, warehouse models, customer satisfaction, logistics research design, integrated logistical strategy.

 

  1. Career Opportunities

Logistics offers a challenging and exciting career in both the private and public sectors. There is a continuous demand for trained logisticians.

Position on entry-level: Junior Buyer or Order Clerk.

Middle Management: Senior Buyer, Assistant Logistics Manager.

Top Management: Logistics Manager, Transport Managers.

 

  1. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to: The Head of Department

Department: Logistics

Vaal University of Technology, Private Bag X021 Vanderbijlpark 1900 Tel: (016) 950 6883; Fax to e-mail: 086 612 8228; e-mail: elizabeth@vut.ac.za website: www.vut.ac.za

 

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