R26,818.00

course fees

First Year

3 - 6 Years

Duration

Anytime

Registration

Diploma in Management

General Management Electives Stream


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SAQA ID 62949

NQF 6

Credits 380

General Management is an elective stream that focuses on formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources.

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R26,818.00

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First Year

3 - 6 Years

Duration

Anytime

Registration

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Description

General Management is an elective stream of the Lyceum Online Diploma in Management in General Management.  This selection follows the elective of General Management across the duration of study as a focus area.

The elective stream expands knowledge in key areas of General Management duties that include:

  • formulating policies,
  • managing daily operations, and
  • planning the use of materials and human resources

The General Manager oversees most of the business activities across marketing and sales to build sustained superior performance.

The key skills of a General Management are to shape or reshape the business by addressing performance standards, business concepts of how the company operates, and people concepts and values that define what it is like to work for the company.  This determines the quality and effort the organisation puts out.

The General Manager sets the company goals and objectives.  Available resources are marshalled to support competitive strategies, keep the company economically healthy, and produce high returns. This would be rethinking high-risk investments or cut low-return business.

The General Manager also must identify top performers.  Through selecting talent, they build capability that produces rewards.  They need to make tough decisions by not tolerating marginal performance and implement fair but rigorous personnel performance measures.

Faster decision making, improved execution, and cost reduction should be achieved by the General Manager in simple ways to do things better with fewer decision layers and broader responsibilities by solving important problems.

A General Manager is responsible for keeping the business up and running. They do so by running the business day-to-day on sound plans, spotting problems, and opportunities early to respond to them aggressively.

Enrolment

Enrolment is the process that follows registration.  Registration performs an eligibility evaluation and collects all the required details and essential documents of proof. Once a candidate has been successfully vetted, payment takes place followed by enrolment on the Online Learning Management System.

Enrolment creates an online profile for the student that is emailed to inform.  Access to the programme is immediate and the student can commence studies.  However, a Student Welcome Call is made by a Student Success Coordinator who explains the environment, the allocation of an Online Academic Tutor, and the issue of a Student Planner to schedule learning, assignments, and examinations.

Accreditation and Schedule

This is a part-time diploma. It is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and SAQA. It must be completed between a minimum of three (3) years up to six (6) years.

Career Options

This elective stream, i.e. General Manager ads the focus area, through this elective, on formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources.

With a Diploma in Management, Students can pursue a career as a:

  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Executive
  • Senior Accountant
  • Financial Investment Advisor
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Business Advisor
  • Human Resources Practitioner
  • Marketing Manager
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business Owner
  • Public Relations Manager (Private and Public Sector)
  • Media Consultant

Certification

Upon successful completion of your programme, you will receive a certificate depicting Diploma in Management. An academic transcript accompanies. These documents are issued at the annual graduation ceremony.  These are also couriered to the student’s provided address.

Learner Material

The Diploma in Management is an online programme.

The pedagogy has been adapted for eLearning and utilises modern engagement practices to encourage retention and understanding through gamified quizzes, content presentation,  and assessments.

Materials, due to the online delivery of the programme, are digitally available from the Learning Centre.  Physical copies can be downloaded and printed by the Student.

Any prescribed materials, such as textbooks, can be purchased by the Student from physical or electronic bookstores.

*Textbooks are not covered by the course fees, and must be purchased separately.

Assessments

Assignments

Assessments consist of one assignment (formative assessment) and a final examination (summative assessment) for each subject.  Assignments must be passed, and any failed assignments attract a penalty fee to remark. Assignments are pre-requisites for the exam, that require registration. Assignments run within a prescribed time period.

  • Assignments contribute 60% towards the final mark

Failure to submit compulsory assignments on time results in a penalty fee that applies for a late submission.  Exams cannot be taken if assignments are not submitted.

A student who submitted assignments for a specific subject, and fails that subject, do not have to re-submit further assignments prior to writing the supplementary examination.  The assignment mark is automatically carried over.  However, if the assignment mark is low, and the student wishes to re-do the assignments, they may apply to Lyceum Online for the new assignments (at the prescribed fee) and may then re-submit the assignments on or before the new due date.

Exams

There are two examination opportunities within the contract period, in May and October.

  • Examination contributes 40% towards the final mark.

Basis

All assessments (formative and summative) are set and moderated by Lyceum Online Academics with exit level assessments moderated by external academics as required by the Council of Higher Education (CHE).

To qualify to write an examination, a student must have completed the formative assessments.  In the first year, it is a multiple-choice question assessment and a written assignment.  These are released to the students in the Learning Centre under assessments at the appropriate time in the academic calendar.  The student must use their MS-Office to write the assignment and submit it in PDF format in the Learning Centre.  The Online Academic Tutor (OAT) marks it online and gives student constructive feedback and grades

Fees & Re-writes

No examination fees are applicable for the first time you write any subject within the contract period, therefore if any subject is written for the second time within the same contract period, examination fees apply.

Students can select to write any number of subjects during the first or second examination opportunity. Should the student fail in the first opportunity; the exam can be rewritten upon payment of the prescribed supplementary examination fee. Failure to pass at the second opportunity, the examination can be written during the first chance of the next cycle only, upon payment of the supplementary examination fee.

Failure to pass exhausts all opportunities.  The student must re-register for the subject before a further examination may be attempted.

Progression

The Diploma in Management is an NQF Level 6 qualification that can be progressed onto a degree at NQF level 7.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements are as follows:

  • A Grade 12 Certificate with admission to diploma studies
  • An achievement rating of 3 (40% – 49%) in 4 recognised 20 credit-bearing subjects
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
  • English at grade 12/ NQF level 4 or equivalent
  • Age Exemption (23 years or older)
    • At least five years of post-Secondary School experience in the field in which the student wishes to study students can apply for RPL access.
      • Proof of English language proficiency
      • National Senior Certificate or equivalent
  • Mature age applicants, 45 years and older without a school leaving qualification, may apply for conditional exemption
  • Foreign Students whose first language is not English, may be required to provide proof of proficiency in English prior to admission to the programme.

Subjects

Compulsory

Business Communication
Concepts of Management Computing
Management 1
Financial Accounting 1
Business Law

Electives | Select one as per the chosen stream:

Administrative Practice 1

cash price

R24 0709,00

or per module

cash price

R4 011,00

terms price

R26 818,00

or per module

terms price

R4 469,00

Compulsory

Management 2
Project Management
Economics

Electives | Select two as per the chosen stream:

Strategy and Problem Solving
Information and Communication Technology
Administrative Practice 2

cash price

R24 913,00

or per module

cash price R4 153,00

terms price

R27 758,00

or per module

terms price

R4 627,00

Compulsory

Management 3
Business Research

Electives | Select two as per the chosen stream:

Corporate Social Responsibility
Administrative Practice 3 (EL)

cash price

R17 676,00

or per module

cash price

R4 419,00

terms price

R19 694,00

or per module

terms price

R4 923,00

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