A business degree, also known as a business administration degree, focuses on the areas of business management and prepares you for working in the world of commerce.
Open Distance Learning (ODL) is a general term used to describe open learning or distance learning. It is also referred to as Distance Education. This learning option does not require students to be physically present at lectures or exams and they can complete courses, diplomas and even degrees online.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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).
Decision-makers at educational institutions can start repositioning the focus of quality education to where it belongs, namely, the student.
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.
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.
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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).
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.