The Department introduces students to the field of Management. Lectures
are in the form of presentations and Q and A sessions. Student
presentations are incorporated in most modules as well. Most modules
requires semester and class tests, with some also requiring written assignments,
as well as group presentations. The department therefore follows the idea
of continuous assessments based on the class tests, presentations, assignments,
formal tests and examinations.
PURPOSE OF DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT (MIL)
To equip students with the skills to apply sound management principles, become
familiar with a whole range of subdiciplines in the management field and be
able to apply theoretical principles to effect changes in the
organisation. Critical thinking and environmental awareness is emphasised.
Introduction to Organisation and Resource Management 114
Provides a focus on the role of managers in the public sector by providing an
overview of the different functions within an organisation. Attention is
given to the unique nature of the public sector, the ethical foundations the
environment of the public sector as well as the management functions of the
General Management 144
An overview of the management environment; management environment; management
of diversity; planning skills; creative problem solving; strategic and
operational planning processes; organising skills; organising and delegation;
management of change; leadership skills; group and team development; power,
conflict and stress; control of human resources; control of financial
Logistics Management 214
The role of logistics in the economy and organisation; customer service;
logistics information systems; inventory management; managing materials flow;
transport warehousing; materials handling and packaging; purchasing; global
logistics; organising for effective logistics; methods to control logistics
performance; supply chain management; implementation of a logistics strategy.
Financial Management 244
An introduction to financial management with reference to the analysis of
financial statements and long-term financial planning. The valuation of
cash-flows, share and bonds. The analysis of capital budgeting and budget
control, short-term financial planning and management.
Project Management 314
Project management concepts; needs identification; proposed solutions and the
implementation of projects; The project manager, project team, types of project
organisations and project communication and documentation are analysed as part
of the personnel management function. Lastly, project planning and
control is studied as part of planning, scheduling, scheduling control,
resource considerations and cost planning and performance.
Strategic Management 344
An introduction to South African law as a set of guidelines for effective
public management. Attention is given to basic concepts of constitutional
law; general principles of administrative law; co-operative government and the
sources of administrative law; legal subjects and administrative acts; just
administrative action and control over administrative action.