Business Studies A1

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UNIVERSITY OF ZULULAND



FACULTY OF ARTS


DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
SCIENCE



Business Studies A1


Course Outline



LECTURER: MR G.J. ZONDI



UNIVERSITY OF ZULULAND



FACULTY OF ARTS


2013



LECTURER: MR G.J. ZONDI

OFFICE





A2
-
47 SECOND FLOOR








CITY CAMPUS








RICHARDS BAY


e
-
mail:
gjzondi@webmail.co.za




1.

Module Title:


BUSINESS STUDIES A 1



2.

Module Code:


ACOM 122


3.

NQF Level:


6


4.

Credit Value:


16 credits


5.

Department:


Communication Science


6.

Fac
ulty:



Arts






AIMS OF THE MODULE


This module provides students with the skills to manage or start up a small business. It is
intended to provide students with an understanding of the relationship between business and the
public.


SPECIFIC LEARNING
OUTCOMES


At the end of this module students should be able to understand the following:


o

Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between a business and its environment;

o

Explain the different functions of an enterprise and

o

Demonstrate and underst
anding of enterprise culture and enterprise zone;


Demonstrate an understanding of the necessary requirements for starting and managing a small
business.


TYPE OF DELIVERY AND ESTIMATED NOTIONAL STUDY HOURS


Contact Study

Notional Hours

Self Study

Notional

Hours

Lectures

48 hours

Recourse Based

15 hours

Practicals

32 hours

Self directed

15 hours

Tutorial

00 hours

Assignment study

20 hours

Field trips

05 hours

Exam preparations

20 hours

Exam/Tests

05 hours

Other

00 hours

Total contact

90 Hours

Total
Self study

70 hours

Total Notional Hours

160 Hours



Assessment criteria against the specific learning outcomes for the module are assessed



The Students will:




Carry out markets surveys



Draw up a business plan;



Identify target markets;



Analyse the
feasibility of starting up a small business in their home town;



Document functions of an enterprise and



Document the requirements for starting and managing a small business.







COURSE WEEKLY OUTLINE

DATES/WEEKS


ACTIVITIES OF THE WEEK

COMPLETED/COMMENT


CONTENTS

Week 22
-
26/07/2013

The B
usiness

world

and Business Management





The role of the business in the society



Business involves human activities



Business involves production



Business involves exchange



Business involves profit


Week29
/07
-
0
2/08/2013

T
he role of business
in the society





Social responsibility



B
usiness ethics



C
onsumerism



E
nvironmental damage



A
ffirmative action


Week
0
5
-
08
/
08/2013

N
eeds and needs satisfaction





The multiplicity of human needs



S
ociety’s limited resources



N
atural
resources



H
uman resources



C
apital



E
ntrepreneurship


Week
12
-
17/08/2013

N
eeds and needs satisfaction


a cycle





T
he community



E
conomic system



T
he entrepreneur


Week
19
-
23/08/2013

The Main Economic System





The community and its economic system



The
market economy



The Command Economy



Socialism



Mixed Economies



The state and economic System



Final comments on different economic systems


Week

26
-
30/08/2013

The need
-
satisfying institutions of the market economy





Business organizations



Government
organizations



Non
-
profit
-
seeking organizations


Week
02
-
07/09/2013

The Nature of Business Management





The economics and business management as related
sciences



The purpose and task of business management



Is business management an independent science?



The interfaces between
business management and other
sciences.


Week

09
-
13/09/2013

Classifying the Study of material of business management.





General Management



Marketing Management



Financial Management



Production and operations management



Purchasing
management



Human Resources management



Public Relations Management.


Week

16
-
20/09/2013

The Role of Entrepreneurs and small
-
business owners in Society





The renaissance of entrepreneurship



Entrepreneurship in South Africa



The role of entrepreneurs and
small
-
business owners in
society



The small business



The entrepreneurial process


2 SEPTEMBER 13

2 OCTOBER 2013

TEST
1

TEST 2

Revision
01/10/ 2013
-
25
/1
0/2013


LECTURE TIME TABLE

Days

Venue

Time

Mondays

A2
-
75

09h30

Tuesdays

A2
-
75

09h30 (Double Period)

Fridays

A2
-
75

08h30 (Double Period)


Assignments

Assignment

You want become the most
progress entrepreneur in
South Africa, write a
business plan as requested
by the Small Enterprise
Development Agency
(SEDA) for the funding of
your business.


27 August 2013

12 September 2013



Prescribed book:

Introduction to Business Management


Editors: GS du Toit; BJ
Erausmus; JW Strydom


Lecturer:


GJ Zondi

Office:

A2
-
47

Telephone:

035
-
902 6946

E
-
mail:

gzondi@pan.uzulu.ac.za/

gjzondi@webmail.co.za
.