UNISA Short Course in the Introduction to Agribusiness Management
University of South Africa Short Course in the Introduction to Agribusiness Management
Short Course in the Introduction to Agribusiness Management (72621)Purpose
To target previously disadvantaged managers and beginners in these businesses who seek to expand their areas of knowledge to assist them in adapting to this fast changing discipline.
People managing small, medium and micro enterprises (SMME) without any formal academic training in agribusiness management.
Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification.
First semester: 28 November – 25 January
Second semester: depends on the Unisa second semester registration dates. For more information please visit www.unisa.ac.za/caes
UNISA open distance learning, largely based on printed material that is also available online on myUnisa and consists of a study guide, prescribed textbooks supplemented with tutorial letters and group discussions
Kind of assessment
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies.
Reflective and practical self assessment activities incorporated in the tutorial matter and assignments and assignment marks contribute to the year-mark and count 10% of the final mark per module
A two-hour exam per module
A sub-minimum of 40% has to be achieved in the examination
Introduction to Agribusiness Management (SCIAM01)Syllabus/Content Topics
- The concept and framework of agribusiness management and its objectives
- Financial statements in the respective agribusinesses of the participants or in simulated agribusinesses
- Financial statement analyses
- Agribusiness budgets
- Sources and procedures for credit application in South Africa
- Apply for credit for the agribusinesses that the students have already identified
B. Nkonki-Mandleni Dr.
Department of Agriculture and Animal Health
Block B, Office 333,Unisa Science campus
Tel: 011 471 2252
Mr L Phidza
Centre for Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Office B303, UNISA Science Campus
Tel: 011 471 3092