Many corporate organisations are investing in socially responsible initiatives to demonstrate to their customers that they care about the world and wish to alleviate poverty and generally improve the living standard of society. While these actions are in itself noble, clever organisations will realise that regular interactions with stakeholders on CSR initiatives can also assist them in identifying trends in the market and introducing new innovations.
The days are getting shorter and the air colder. With winter around the corner, it is not uncommon to want to block out the world, stay in bed all day, eat comfort food and watch series. The thing is: winter is exam season so hibernation is not an option for students!
The average student starts studying about two weeks before the final exams. Regardless of your study style, the following steps will ensure that you are prepared for exams and get the desired results.
More often than not students are glued to social media sites for entertainment and social purposes rather than for study-related reasons. Unfortunately, scrolling through 9 GAG photos can easily take up as much time as covering a whole chapter.
Short courses are the perfect option for students who do not need or want to complete a full qualification that can take up to four years. These courses, which emphasise the fundamentals of each subject, can be completed within a few months.
The term, ‘study smarter, not harder’, has become a new age motto. It aims to motivate students to achieve greater results with simple rules that help to eliminate large amounts of unnecessary study time. The term originates from Kevin Paul’s, Study Smarter, Not Harder handbook. Additional tips, believed to make study time even more constructive, are now freely shared by both students and professionals.
In his theory of multiple intelligences, Harvard University’s Dr Howard Gardner proposed eight types of human intelligences. Identifying and understanding which intelligence type you are will allow you to use your personal skills strategically when studying for tests and exams.
Milpark Business School offers a sought-after BBA degree that has been designed to improve the career prospects of those hoping to work in the commerce and business industries. Specifically, a BBA degree is a bachelor’s degree in commerce and business administration, and provides a solid foundation for those wishing to pursue management roles, or to further their business management studies.
Entering tertiary education may feel overwhelming at first, leaving you with less time to focus on yourself as you grapple to get into the hang of things.
Since higher education can be stressful it requires a dedicated student who wants to succeed. However, it is important to achieve a balance between studies and life, as neglecting either one can lead to heightened stress levels, exhaustion and eventually a burnt-out student!
There is still a dire need for higher and further education and training in South Africa, a view that was stressed by the Department of Higher Education and Training throughout 2012. Milpark looks at the developments and challenges that affect the provision of education.
People from all backgrounds recognise the need for proper planning in order to provide an opportunity to study for their children.
Milpark Business School is pleased to introduce two new business courses to its curriculum in 2013 - a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and a Higher Certificate in Office Administration (H. Cert. in Office Administration). Adding these to the existing BBA degree offers more options for school leavers and also contributes to meeting the urgent skills requirements of the South African business sector.
The daunting task – and pressure – of choosing the right course can cause sleepless nights. Luckily, like most problems, this dilemma can be resolved quite easily. When you add two simple words to the equation, namely choosing the right business course FOR YOU, it becomes much easier to work towards finding the ‘ideal course’.
A variety of BCom courses are offered by business schools and tertiary institutions in South Africa. Finding course options and tertiary institutions won’t be a challenge – but choosing the institution which offers the right BCom course and major subject/s that perfectly suits you is a different story. In South Africa, there are eleven traditional universities, six comprehensive universities and six more universities of technology plus another fifteen private colleges and universities. In total, there are about thirty BCom majors to choose from.
An MBA (Master of Business Administration) is an advanced business degree that is recognised internationally and can be used anywhere in the world. Encompassing a range of different business-related subjects, it’s considered to teach the ‘science’ of business management, and is recommended for anyone who wishes to embark upon a successful career in business management.
Milpark Business School is launching two new qualifications aimed at school-leavers in 2013.
Milpark Business School offers a range of business qualifications and part-time short courses to students around South Africa. All our higher education qualifications are fully accredited, and we are recognised as one of the leading private providers of business qualifications in South Africa.
These rules and tools will help you to stay productive, meaningful, and efficient through bulk processing email at scheduled times.
We examine the crucial differences between a leader and a manager from the book 'On Becoming a Leader'.
We all accept hurry as a normal part of modern life, but is it, and should we?
Leading like you mean it and defining reality are impossible tasks for any aspiring leader who does not think deeply about people, society, work, and life in general.
It takes just as much effort to have a wonderful day as it does to have a miserable one...
Stop feeling guilty everyone - it turns out that students are hard-wired to procrastinate.
Many students think they can simply rely on their stamina and few energy drinks to get them through a couple of rough all-nighters and they’ll be okay. This attitude is not a very effective way to learn or retain information though.
If you want to be more successful — at anything — you need to know yourself and your skills. But do you?
Are the notions of independent and autonomous learners still applicable in the 21st century when the emphasis seems to be on connected learning, collaboration and cooperation?
The real experts - distance learning students - share their tips and techniques on how to stay motivated.
Dr Cobus Oosthuizen, Dean of the Faculty of Management and Leadership, continues to examine the MBA’s contribution in our world and advocates informed debate instead of one-sided criticism.
Dr Cobus Oosthuizen, Dean of the Faculty of Management and Leadership, reflects on the apparent fixation in the popular press on the MBA’s real contribution to business, society and the world at large.
Are the traditional descriptions of distance education and residential education becoming obsolete with the delivery of teaching and learning increasingly involving a hotchpotch of different forms and technologies?
We should all strive to 'be the change you want to see in the world' (Mahatma Gandhi).
Distance learning is often seen as equivalent to independent study, where a lot of drive and motivation are required from students who need to work on their own.
Tips from the the Online MBA blog page on how to search for informative hashtags on Twitter.
Decision-makers at educational institutions can start repositioning the focus of quality education to where it belongs, namely, the student.
The education sector – public and private – has a critical role to play in working with government as part of a single system of education.
The Financial Planning Institute (FPI) is the professional body for financial planners in South Africa.There are more than 3000 Certified Financial Planners in South Africa and if you decide to deal with one of them, you can rest assured that they are qualified.
On the surface it seems that corporate training does lead to an increase in productivity - how true is that?
Effective financial planning is about enabling people to reach their goals. Whether those goals entail enjoying a carefree retirement, providing a good education for one’s children or saving for a deposit on a new car, they are individual life goals and are thus important enough to warrant expert advice.
SARS has been concerned that some key-man insurance plans, ostensibly designed to cover the employer against losses, have in reality been taken out for the benefit of employees.
People from all spheres of life, all cultures and backgrounds recognise the need for planning in order to give children and other loved ones the opportunity to study.
Traditionally, the focus has only been on the impact the degree has on one's career and financial remuneration. However, this is just one part of the overall impact the MBA degree has on the individual. There are other important areas which have a real impact, but which have not been properly explored before.
In the South African context a baseline quality measure is provided by the legislation governing the provision of private higher education: an institution must be registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).
Choice of study venue and how you approach your studies can assist you on the exciting and challenging journey of distance learning.
Distance learning does not have the rhythm and the pace associated with contact learning. In contact learning, class timetables, lecture outlines and planned interactions guide the unfolding of the learning experience. Distance learning, on the other hand, requires an independent learner and it can be a lonely journey.
Simply described, distance learning is when the student is separated from the teacher by either time or physical distance. There is limited contact with an instructor or other students primarily because learning occurs in a different place from the teaching.
Understanding that modern management requires the practical implementation of skills learned has seen the emphasis in education shifting more towards perceptions, creative thinking and learning.
Although some have questioned the value of an MBA and have criticised it for being too ‘academic’, for failing to impart useful skills or values and for failing to prepare leaders, many businesses and students continue to see value in this programme of study.