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Diploma in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations

Why study a Diploma in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations?

The Monash South Africa (MSA) Diploma in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations is a three-year qualification for both school leavers and working professionals (WP) interested in studying the complexities of managing entrepreneurial and small businesses. There is a strong focus on application of the requisite skills and knowledge to start and manage sustainable entrepreneurial and small businesses, as well as effective management within existing businesses.

This undergraduate qualification will enhance the skills set of school leavers as well as officials within private and government entities. The expansion of economies around the world, especially those expanding through entrepreneurship in all sectors, calls for focused and increased training in entrepreneurship and enterprise development. In addition, the ever-changing economic conditions around the globe, necessitates that individual citizens have skills that can move nations forward. Economies around the world (both developed and developing) not only need more entrepreneurs – they need better entrepreneurs.

Programme Outline

The course comprises twenty-four (24) compulsory modules. Students will complete eight (8) modules per year if planning to study full-time or two (2) per term if studying in the working professionals’ cohort.

Multiple Intakes

The programme has four intakes per year. The programme will start on the following dates:

Mid-year Intake: July 2017 – to follow term timetable, with classes every second Saturday as per schedule

  • First Term: January
  • Second Term: April
  • Third Term: July
  • Fourth Term: October
Duration

3 years

Course Code

3685

Multiple Intakes

The programme has four intakes. The programme will start on the following dates:

  • First Term: January
  • Second Term: April
  • Third Term: July
  • Fourth Term: October

With classes every second Saturday.

Application Closing Dates

MSA must receive your application at least two weeks before the start of that particular intake.

Fees

Domestic/South African students are advised to pay 30% of their semester fee before enrolment and the balance by the published payment due date. Alternative payment arrangement can be applied for to pay each unit in full before the commencement date of the unit.

International students are advised to pay 80% of their semester fee 6-8 weeks before enrolment and the balance by the published payment due date due to study visa requirements.

2017 Annual Course Fee:

R 29 000

* Note that fees are subject to an annual change.

For more information regarding fees please visit the Fee structure

Students are responsible for the payment of their own transport and accommodation during the various intakes and its semesters, as well as for textbooks, computers or other devices to use the Internet.

Banking Details

Beneficiary: Monash South Africa Limited

Bank: First National Bank (FNB)

Branch: Cresta (254905)

Account number: 62062732485

Reference: Student number_ Surname

Payment Methods

The tuition fees are payable upfront via the following payment methods:

  • Direct deposit / Telegraphic transfer
  • Credit / Debit card facilities are available at Monash South Africa, Student Services Centre
  • NO CASH is accepted at Monash South Africa
  • Pay online via https://pay.msa.ac.za/

Please forward all Direct Deposit / Telegraphic transfer (swift message) proof of payment to Student Fees at: musa-fees@monash.edu or Fax: 086 629 6544

Find Out More

Telephone: +27 11 950 4009

Email: inquiries@monash.ac.za

Course Coordinator:

Mr Mazanai Musara

Telephone: +27 11 950 4245

Email: Mazanai.Musara@monash.edu

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Programme Information

Mode of Delivery

The Diploma in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations is designed for both school leavers and working professionals and uses flexible teaching methods. These include compulsory face-to-face contact sessions, extensive online learning using the Learning Management System (LMS), case studies and projects to apply learning into practice.

Assessments

Continuous assessment is used, through challenging and innovative individual projects, case studies and assignments in each module as well as online exercises to be completed in the LMS, besides formative assessments.

Site of Delivery

The Diploma in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations is offered at the Monash South Africa campus in Ruimsig, Johannesburg.

Admissions Criteria

To gain access to the Diploma in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, candidates should be in possession of a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum APS score of 24, English (3) and Mathematics (3) or Mathematical Literacy (5). Alternatively, a Higher Certificate or equivalent qualification will be considered.

The following additional entry requirements apply:

  • Applicants must be over the age of 24 and have at least one year's work experience
  • A detailed CV, including a reference letter from employers to validate above and support the application

International Students

International students’ qualifications will be assessed on an individual basis. When applying, students should submit certified copies of one of the above-mentioned qualifications as well as final grades in subjects undertaken.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

MSA adheres to national requirements for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and has an RPL policy and procedures in place. MSA thus allows for an educationally appropriate alternative access to the programme and may recognise the following:

  • Formal learning, such as a course offered by a professional body, enterprise, private educational institution, or by any other accredited provider recognised by MSA. These may include professional development or on-the job-training,
  • Experience of approximately three to five years working within the industry will be considered in conjunction with the academic record of the candidate based on the institutional policy of Recognition of Prior Learning.

RPL may be granted for admission to the programme where an applicant’s previous non-accredited formal study or informal learning is assessed as equivalent to the prerequisite qualification. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Similarly, work and practical experience will be considered in applications for Recognition of Prior learning.

Award

The Diploma in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations is awarded by Monash South Africa as a registered private higher education institution in South Africa. This qualification is on HEQSF level 6.

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