University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Business, Business Management, Management Science
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Host University Units18
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 5
Hours & Credits
This course is intended to furnish students with the main intellectual skills required in the study and practice of business at all levels. The focus is on the development of
critical reasoning skills, in particular the skills involved in assessing the quality of evidence available, and efficiently communicating justified conclusions reached on the
basis of that evidence. More broadly, the course focuses on analysing and constructing logical arguments, researching problems, understanding and articulating competing
viewpoints, and forming independent judgements about contentious issues of policy and practice. The approach of the course is centred on case studies and controversies
in areas of special relevance to understanding commercial activity as occurring within particular social and political environments, and on how those environments affect
our ability to make rational decisions.
DP requirements: Submission of all coursework assignments. Achieving a weighted average of at least 40% for all coursework.
-Coursework: 50% (consisting of weekly assignments, 6 written tutorial assignments at 5% each, and 6 multiple choice questionnaires at 4% each)
-Final examination: 50%. A sub-minimum of 40% must be achieved in the final examination. First semester students who qualify are permitted to write their
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.