UNISA Short Course in Numerical Skills for Business (70114)

UNISA Short Course in Numerical Skills for Business (70114)

Programme in Numerical Skills for Business (70114)Purpose

This programme is designed to equip students with basic numerical skills for use in everyday business situations. Need for numeracy: the ability to cope with numbers is needed everywhere, especially in Southern Africa. Every business transaction requires the application of basic numerical skills. Numeracy is an advantage in any work situation and often a requirement for career opportunities. Coping with numbers: in this programme learners broaden their numerical skills. They learn how to cope with numbers by identifying, formulating and solving quantifiable business problems. At the same time they can fulfill the entrance requirements in mathematics for enrollment for certain tertiary qualifications.

Target group

Anyone in need of basic numerical skills will benefit from doing this programme. This may include educationally disadvantaged students or students whose previous learning experience of numerical subjects was so unpleasant or such a long time ago that they have no confidence in their mathematical ability. Undergraduate students who have been denied permission to reregister
because of insufficient progress with their degree, may also do Numerical Skills in order
to be readmitted via the SLP route by doing this Programme
 
 Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification, or substantial equivalent of the same.
 
All four modules have to be successfully completed in order to complete the Programme.
 Duration

Six Months
 Language medium

English

Registration periods

Registration information will be available on the Programme website. Use the internet search terms Unisa Numerical Skills for Business to easily find the website. For , the programme will be open for reregistrations only and only for the first semester. It will not be offered in the second semester of .
 Tuition method

Via its distance teaching Unisa offers students who may be employed fulltime the opportunity to study independently, in their own time at their own pace. You must allow for at least 14 hours study time per week.
 Kind of assessment

Note:
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
In order to gain admission to the examination a student must submit at least one assignment per module.  Assignments will be used to gauge the progress of the student in the module.
Summative assessment:
Each module will have a two-hour closed-book examination..
 Numbers and Functions (INUMS0Y)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Numbers
  • Operations on numbers
  • Percentages and fractions
  • Measurements
  • Variables, formulae and functions
  • Straight lines (break-even and depreciation)
  • Quadratic functions

Business Data (INUMS0L)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Financial indicators (index numbers)
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Annuities
  • Collection, presentation and description of business data

Optimisation (INUMS0M)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Equations
  • Inequalities
  • Introduction to and graphical solution of linear programming problems

Decision Structuring (INUMS0N)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • The Project Evaluation and Review Technique – PERT
  • Minimal spanning trees
  • Shortest route problems
  • Maximal flow problems
  • Transportation
  • Decision analysis

Course leader

Mrs MC Strydom
Centre for Decision Sciences
Club One 4-29 Hazelwood, Pretoria
Tel: 012 433 4715 / 4703
Fax: 012 429 4898
E-mail: nums@unisa.ac.za / strydmc@unisa.ac.za
 
 Programme administrator(s)

Mrs MF Immelman
Centre for Decision Sciences
Club One 4-28
Hazelwood, Pretoria
Tel: 012 433 4703 / 4691
Fax: 012 429 4898
E-mail: nums@unisa.ac.za


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.