The undergraduate programmes of The Management College of Southern Africa (Mancosa) provide an opportunity for ambitious individuals to build and expand their knowledge of the business world.
Mancosa specialises in supported distance education in the field of business management and has developed an infrastructure of academic and intellectual capacity to facilitate the provision of its programmes.
The various undergraduate programmes offered via the supported distance learning mode allows students to study in an environment that offers direct communication with tutors and fellow students via e-mail, telephone and an integrated website.
Mancosa has been granted full institutional accreditation by the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Mancosa qualifications are recorded on the NQF by SAQA and are registered by the Department of Education (DoE).
This quality assurance gives the institution the stamp of approval sought by students and employers around the world.
The range of programmes offered at undergraduate level ranges from one year certificate programmes to three year degree programmes. This ensures that all students are accommodated depending on their level of education.
From the very outset, the programmes strive to maximise personal development, grow management and leadership skills and contribute to positive economic change in the countries from which students are drawn.
The main focus of all the programmes is to ensure that students develop the ability to apply management theory in practice.
The undergraduate division at Mancosa offers the following accredited and registered programmes:
l Certificate in Local Government and Development Management (one year)
l Diploma in Advanced Management (two years)
l Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA) (three years)
l Bachelor of Public Administration Degree (BPA) (three years)
l Bachelor of Commerce (B Com) - HRM (three years)
l Bachelor of Commerce (B Com) - Marketing (three years)
In addition, the postgraduate division offers the following accredited and registered programmes:
l Certificate in Management Studies (CM)
l Diploma in Management Studies (DMS)
l Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management
l Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management
l Master of Business Administration (MBA): General
l MBA: Tourism Development and Management
In delivering its range of management education programmes to a diverse body of students from both the public and private sectors, Mancosa has developed significant capacity - infrastructural, academic and intellectual.
Access to a large pool of experts, trainers and mentors in management and leadership from commerce, industry and academia continues to impact positively on the delivery of its learning programmes.
Dr Karodia, the principal, is quick to point out that "as an empowerment institution of the post-1994 period, Mancosa is committed to providing access to affordable and accredited programmes to its students.
"Balancing quality and cost is important. Mancosa therefore continues to maintain its fees at affordable levels."
Students requiring further information are welcome to contact any of its offices in Durban 031-300-7200 or Johannesburg 011-403-9493 or alternatively by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.