UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH BUSINESS SCHOOL - EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT

MBA Certificate of Readiness (CORe) online short course

Starts on 24 April 2017

Course information

Registration Closes:
18 April 2017
Course Starts:
24 April 2017
Length:
16 weeks online
Effort:
8-12 hours per week
Price:
R24,900 | Options available
University:
University of Stellenbosch Business School - Executive Development
Language:
English

Course Information

Registration Closes:
18 April 2017
Course Starts:
24 April 2017
Length:
16 weeks online
Effort:
8-12 hours per week
Price:
R24,900 | Options available
University:
University of Stellenbosch Business School - Executive Development
Language:
English

Introduction

Multinationals setting up in Africa hire locals for executive positions, and use credible MBA skills as an application entry-point, according to Andrew Main Wilson, CEO of international accreditation body: The Association of MBAs (AMBA).

The MBA CORe is designed to prepare you for a postgraduate or MBA course - covering three of the most challenging subjects of an MBA - and arm you with vital, technical business skills to succeed in your career.

Using a practical, case study-based approach, you’ll learn three key pillars of business from industry experts: economics, quantitative methods and managerial accounting.

You’ll use these technical skills to make better managerial decisions, gauge your appetite for a full MBA, and set yourself apart in industry or as an MBA applicant.

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What will set you apart

Fortify your business knowledge and academic prowess by gaining the skills to:

    • Navigate the complexities of your business environment with technical business management skills
    • Make informed managerial decisions using your knowledge of local and global market interactions
    • Use statistical analysis to define your current and future business strategies
    • Analyse the financial stability and health of a business, identifying areas for improvement, using financial statements and accounting data
    • Make an educated decision about studying an MBA in the future
    • Hit the ground running in your future MBA or postgraduate aspirations

This MBA Certificate of Readiness does not guarantee acceptance into an MBA programme, nor does it replace entry requirements such as the GMAT. If you wish to apply for an MBA, you should be aware of the specific requirements and prerequisites.

 

 

Course curriculum

Learn from industry experts, using your own business as a case study, and network with driven, like-minded individuals. This MBA CORe online short course covers everything from probability theory to financial statements:

Topic 1: EconomicsTopic 2: Quantitative methodsTopic 3: Managerial accounting
Course Module 1: Introduction to key economic principles Course Module 6: Introduction to time value of money Course Module 11: Introduction to accounting
Course Module 2: Basics of microeconomics Course Module 7: Data analysis and summary Course Module 12: Interpreting the income statement
Course Module 3: Macroeconomics: economic growth, development, and unemployment Course Module 8: Probability theory Course Module 13: The balance sheet
Course Module 4: Macroeconomics: balance of payments and inflation Course Module 9: Probability distributions Course Module 14: Cost behaviour
Course Module 5: South Africa’s economy in a global context Course Module 10: Using data to make decisions Course Module 15: Cash management

Your success team

In collaboration with the world's top-tier universities, we design online short courses around the insights of experienced faculty members and authoritative industry experts. On the course, you can expect to learn from thought leaders via online video lectures, which will be accessible to you anywhere, any time.


BRETT HAMILTON
HEAD TUTOR

Brett is an MBA lecturer of business finance and decision analysis. He received his MBA Cum Laude from the University of Stellenbosch Business School, and has over 10 years of experience in business ownership (FMCG, retail and media) and senior management. Brett is experienced in financial modelling; forecasting; valuation, and budgeting, and consults in the fields of market/business intelligence and business strategy.

 

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PROFESSOR ANDRE ROUX

COURSE CONVENOR:
ECONOMICS

Professor André Roux has a Masters in Economics and a PhD from Stellenbosch University. He is an expert in economics and futures research, and has over 30 years of academic experience. He has been the Director of both the Institute for Futures Research (IFR) and the M Phil programme in Futures Studies. André is a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics at Stellenbosch University.

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DR. HEIDI RAUBENHEIMER

COURSE CONVENOR:
MANAGERIAL STATISTICS

Dr. Heidi Raubenheimer has a Masters of Science in Operations Research from UCT, a PhD in Business Administration from Stellenbosch, a BSc in Applied Mathematics and is a CFA Charterholder. She is an expert in Investment Management, Portfolio Construction and Capital Markets, and has twenty years of academic experience.

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SONJA CILLIERS

COURSE CONVENOR:
MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

Sonja Cilliers is an expert in financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, and executive coaching - specifically as an Accounting for Decision-making coach. She is an MBA lecturer at Stellenbosch Business School and a professional executive coach - allowing for a perfect blend of theoretical knowledge and practical business applications of managerial accounting.

Earn a certificate from the University of Stellenbosch Business School - Executive Development

On successful completion of this course, you’ll earn an MBA Certificate of Readiness from Stellenbosch University as powerful proof of your new competencies - helping you to stand out from the crowd and get recognised in the job market. You’ll also earn 20 short course credits, applicable in the domain of University of Stellenbosch Business School - Executive Development (USB-ED).

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When do I start?

Our next available short course starts on 24 April 2017.

Still have a question? These may help

WILL I HAVE THE TIME?

GetSmarter’s learning model is designed to help you as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

At the beginning of each week you’ll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion.

You also have access to your Course Coach who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.

WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?

You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses shorter than nine weeks. For courses nine weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available.


If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for, please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.

CAN MY EMPLOYER ASSIST WITH PAYMENT?

By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you’ll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

Why wouldn’t you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if itʼs going to have an impact on the way you do business?

37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how.

WHAT IS THE ONLINE CAMPUS?

The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you’ll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

On the Online Campus, you’ll also be able to ask questions, interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you’re experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Course Coach, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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