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Management Development Programme
Brief Description
The Management Development Programme provides you with the opportunity to develop your skills in order to perform your management responsibilities more effectively within a changing and competitive business environment. With this programme, you will acquire the requisite competencies to better deal with all functional and cross-functional business processes and operations. The programme specifically covers topics of the people side of business, the business environment (including economics, general management and marketing), financial management and planning, and the business value chain (including the day-to-day management of business operations). This programme is presented in partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing the programme, you will be able to:
  • Execute planning and control at a functional or project level
  • Contribute to the establishment of a learning management approach and culture
  • Participate in formulating functional and operational policies
  • Perform, supervise and assess basic cost accounting, interpret financial statements, prepare budgets and compute critical financial ratios
  • Identify and manage work stress, conflict and change
  • Apply situational and transformational leadership principles
  • Implement project management principles
  • Develop marketing plans and apply marketing management concepts and principles
  • Manage all human resource functions and industrial relations issues - Assess the financial effects of various transactions, quantify the costs of financing alternatives, and analyse typical financial statements at a unit level, and
  • Apply operations management principles to improve competitiveness.
Course Content
STUDY BLOCK ONE: PEOPLE SIDE
  • Organisational environment: manifested behaviour and people performance
  • Managing diversity and motivation
  • Human resources management, labour relations and planning
  • Training and development
  • Health and safety
  • Managing between and among people (groups and teams)
  • Organisational behaviour processes and interpersonal communication
  • Conflict, stress and change management
  • Leadership

STUDY BLOCK TWO: ENVIRONMENT

  • Economics
  • Economic systems
  • Functioning of markets
  • Business enterprises
  • Labour and microeconomics
  • General management
  • Evolution of management
  • Manager as person, planner and strategist
  • Contemporary issues
  • Marketing Basics of service marketing
  • Nature, importance and scope of marketing
  • Various elements of marketing strategy
STUDY BLOCK THREE: FINANCE
  • Analysing and understanding financial statements
  • Financial management and the financial planning process
  • Breakeven analysis and the time value of money
  • Capital budgeting and managing long-term assets
  • Working capital management

STUDY BLOCK FOUR: VALUE CHAIN

  • Concepts and principles of repeat operations
  • Day-to-day management of repeat operations
  • Concepts and principles of non repeat operations
  • Day-to-day management of non repeat operations
Entry Requirements
You should have a National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or equivalent qualification, with an additional three years formal education. Please submit a comprehensive copy of your CV with your application.
Course Number:
P000870
Catalogue and Category:
General Management and Leadership Development
Who Should attend:
You should preferably be appointed as/in the running to be appointed as a manager (with at least three to five years experience in your current role).
Delivery Mode:
Contact Sessions
Contact Days:
Total Notional Hours: