Foundation Management Programme
Brief Description
The Foundation Management Programme aims at equipping delegates with the knowledge and skills to integrate and synergise organisational activities on the basis of a profound understanding of the value-chain perspective. This will enable participants optimise productivity, improve stakeholder relations, enhance service-delivery and customer satisfaction following a systematic approach in the workplace. The programme is anchored on key management principles but has a strong practical bias that aids critical management thinking, decision-making and successful implementation of initiatives in the work environment.
Learning Outcomes

On completion, participants will be able to:

  • understand the role of the organisation in the national and global economic space.
  • analyse the dynamic environment in which organisations operate.
  • formulate and implement befitting strategies for performance
  • apply creative problem solving techniques to workplace situations
  • motivate and lead workers to contribute meaningfully to organisational success.
  • design and effectively oversee different business functions.
  • make financially-sound decisions for business units or the organisation
  • appreciate and improve levels of customer service in an organisation
  • understand how to manage stakeholders.
  • understand and apply contemporary management thinking in the work context.
Course Content

The course covers the following:

Module 1: Business Management Fundamentals

  1. Economics and economic systems.
  2. Introduction to Business Management.
  3. Environmental Analysis.
  4. Strategy Formulation
  5. Strategy Implementation


Module 2: Core Functional Activities

  1. Fundamentals of the value chain and the supply chain
  2. Inbound Logistics Management.
  3. Production and Operations Management.
  4. Quality Management.
  5. Marketing Management.


Module 3: Supportive Functional Activities

  1. People Management.
  2. Motivation and Leadership.
  3. Communications Skills.
  4. Change and diversity Management
  5. Financial Management


Module 4: Contemporary Issues in Management

  1. Corporate Governance and Sustainability 
  2. Principles of stakeholder Management 
  3. Creativity and Innovation.
  4. Service culture.
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Entry Requirements
Prospective delegates should at least have a National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or equivalent qualification.
Course Number:
Catalogue and Category:
General Management and Leadership Development
Who Should attend:
This course is ideal for you if you are a first-level manager, imminent manager or anyone interested in developing business management competence.
Delivery Mode:
Contact Sessions
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