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BES3120: Perspectives on global business issues

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate – Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal datesfor the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Business and Economics

Coordinators(s)

TBC

Offered

South Africa

  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)

Prerequisites

Students must have completed the six compulsory core units (or equivalent), four 2nd level units and two 3rd level units.

Prohibitions

BEX3120, MGS3650 and MGX3650.

Synopsis

This is an interdisciplinary capstone unit for the Bachelor of Business Science program. It aims to help students integrate the diverse discipline knowledge and skills they acquired in prior studies and apply their learning to solve business problems. Students will identify innovative solutions to problems in a simulated experiential environment from a total organisation perspective. In the unit students are expected to bring together all the essential elements of running a business including strategic planning, leadership, ethical decision making, teamwork, cause and effect relationships between functional areas (research and development, marketing, production and finance), satisfying customer demands, and competitive analysis in a simulated learning environment. More specifically, students will learn the value of ‘focusing’ on the strategic implementation process, understand how decisions in one part of the business impacts other parts of the business, practice decision-making as a team across all key areas of a business, use the information from balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements to improve business decision making, analyse competitors’ performance and market positioning and build core competencies within the business to take a differentiation or low cost position in the marketplace.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. integrate prior knowledge gained from the degree to make business decisions
  2. critically evaluate the interrelationship of various functional areas of business taking into consideration the diversity of possible influences on the areas
  3. formulate and apply a framework for ethical decision making when dealing with an ethical dilemma in business
  4. demonstrate appropriate communication, collaboration, cooperation and related skills required to work effectively in team environments.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Frances Scholtz

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