UNISA Short Course in the Introduction to Agribusiness Management

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.
 Target group

People managing small, medium and micro enterprises (SMME) without any formal academic training in agribusiness management.
 Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification.
 Duration

Six months

Language medium

English
 Registration periods

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
 Tuition method

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

Note:
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies.
Formative assessment:
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
Summative assessment:
A two-hour exam per module
Pass mark:
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

Course leader

B. Nkonki-Mandleni Dr.
Department of Agriculture and Animal Health
Block B, Office 333,Unisa  Science campus
Tel: 011 471 2252
E-mail: mandlb@unisa.ac.za
 
 Programme administrator(s)

Mr L Phidza
Centre for Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Office B303, UNISA Science Campus
Tel: 011 471 3092
E-mail: lphidza@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.