Business Studies I

Nelson Mandela University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Business Studies I

  • Host University

    Nelson Mandela University

  • Location

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Business

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    12
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    1
  • Overview

    Syllabus

    PURPOSE
    This module prepares students to acquire study and writing skills essential for successful completion of the academic tasks for their courses at NMMU and in the workplace.

    LEARNING 0UTCOMES
    The student should be able to:

    • understand the communication model and barriers;
    • use active listening skills;
    • take adequate notes during lectures / summarise notes;
    • conduct research for academic essays making use of references;
    • focus, plan, draft, organise and revise writing;
    • practise business correspondence: basic writing principles / audience / purpose and register / formats and plans;
    • write an investigative report;
    • present orals / role play.

    CORE CONTENT

    • Communication theory, barriers.
    • Non-verbal communication.
    • Business correspondence.
    • Paragraphing.
    • Academic writing skills.
    • Presentation skills.