University Of The Free State Business School Online

Introduction
AACSB Accredited

The University of the Free State (UFS) is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in South Africa. It opened its doors in 1904 on the Bloemfontein Campus with a mere six students in the Humanities. Since then, our institution has grown to more than 37 851 students, spread across seven faculties over three campuses.

In addition to the founding campus, the university has a South Campus in Bloemfontein. This smaller campus provides alternative access to higher education for promising students who have not obtained the required marks in their final school examinations. Our vibrant Qwaqwa Campus in the Eastern Free State serves a rapidly-growing number of rural students from the immediate area and surrounding provinces.

The changes taking place at the university continue to capture the imagination of people everywhere, including the international media, and our growing base of international universities.

Inspiring excellence. Transforming lives. These objectives are the driving forces at the heart of the UFS. Through our Human and Academic Projects, we are a university internationally recognised for human reconciliation and compassion as well as for excellence in academic achievement.

Academic Project

One of the reasons for the broader interest in the UFS is our very public commitment to the highest academic standards. This is at the core of our Academic Project. The UFS is a strong academic institution, marked by distinctiveness in teaching, research, and public scholarship. The Academic Project includes rigorous academic entrance qualifications for first-time students, elevated standards for the professoriate, the transformation of undergraduate curricula, the recruitment of world-class professors, and the identification and promotion of next-generation professors.

Human Project

The UFS remains conscious, however, of its responsibility to turn ideas into action, to make research count in the lives of ordinary people, and to develop a spirit of service through scholarship among our students. Through our Human Project, the UFS seeks to connect the teaching and research of the university to the improvement of human lives. Our scholarship of service, through myriad projects and initiatives, makes the vital connections between campus and communities through the production and dissemination of knowledge. In these pursuits, the university makes human reconciliation one of the foundations of its mission.

UFS at a glance

  • 113 years old
  • 37 851 students
  • 2 866 faculty and support staff
  • 3 campuses
  • 7 faculties
  • 122 departments

Vision

A university recognised across the world for excellence in academic achievement and human reconciliation.

Mission

The university will pursue this vision through its mission:

  • Setting the highest standards for undergraduate and postgraduate education.
  • Recruiting the best and most diverse students and professors into the university.
  • Advancing excellence in the scholarship of research, teaching, and public service.
  • Demonstrating in everyday practice the value of human togetherness and solidarity across social and historical divides.
  • Advancing social justice by creating multiple opportunities for disadvantaged students to access the university.
  • Promoting innovation, distinctiveness and leadership in both academic and human pursuits.
  • Establishing transparent opportunities for lifelong learning for academic and support staff.

Values

The following five core values represent deeply-held commitments that inform every policy and steer every action. These values underpin both the Academic Project and the Human Project of this university.

  • Superior Scholarship
  • Human Embrace
  • Institutional Distinctiveness
  • Emergent Leadership
  • Public Service
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  • English

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Programmes

This school also offers:

Bachelor's

Bachelor of Management Leadership (Online)

Online Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Bloemfontein + 1 more

A dynamic addition to the spectrum of management programmes on offer is the Bachelor of Management Leadership (BML), aimed at working adult learners. This qualification is based on experiential learning and the assessment and recognition of prior learning. [+]

A dynamic addition to the spectrum of management programmes on offer is the Bachelor of Management Leadership (BML), aimed at working adult learners. This qualification is based on experiential learning and the assessment and recognition of prior learning. The objective of the BML is to deliver a new generation of formally qualified and innovative managerial leaders equipped to excel in and add value to today's corporate and business environment.

The BML programme has been developed in collaboration with the School for New Learning at De Paul University in Chicago, internationally recognised as a leader in the field of adult and lifelong learning.

The BML programme has a system of continuous assessment, which may include tests, field exercises and reports, teamwork exercises, class participation and presentations, independent projects and dissertations, simulated research applications, consultant reports, and integrated assessment.... [-]


Course

Online Course: Business & Information Technology

Online Full time Open Enrolment South Africa Bloemfontein

Business and Information Technology aims to provide participants with a practical approach to the management and assessment of the information and communication infrastructure. [+]

Business & Information Technology

Business and Information Technology aims to provide participants with a practical approach to the management and assessment of the information and communication infrastructure. This aids in achieving business goals based on generally accepted best practices and international standards. This short program will help participants in understanding the role of technology in business, assessing their own business environment and identifying the need for technology in the business environment and organization.

Schedule

The Business & Information Technology program starts during the first week of each month. Applications close on the 15th of the previous month.... [-]


Online Course: Economics & Banking for Managers

Online Full time Open Enrolment South Africa Bloemfontein

Economics & Banking for Managers aims to provide participants with a good understanding of the main role players in the economy, the rationale behind decisions taken by them, and examining different types of markets (microeconomics). [+]

Economics & Banking for Managers

Economics & Banking for Managers aims to provide participants with a good understanding of the main role players in the economy, the rationale behind decisions taken by them, and examining different types of markets (microeconomics). It also focusses on understanding the economy as a whole and investigating the meaning and interpretation of economic growth, inflation, exchange rates, etc (macroeconomics).

Schedule

The Economics & Banking for Managers program starts during the first week of each month. Applications close on the 15th of the previous month.

Assessment

The assessment of the SLP’s consist of quizzes, discussions, a final assignment, and an online test.... [-]


Online Course: Enterprise Risk Management

Online Full time Open Enrolment South Africa Bloemfontein

Enterprise Risk Management aims to equip the participant with the necessary skills to be able to successfully manage strategic and operational risk in the organization. [+]

Enterprise Risk Management

Enterprise Risk Management aims to equip the participant with the necessary skills to be able to successfully manage strategic and operational risk in the organization. This will be achieved by introducing a systematic approach to risk management that is backed up by practical guidelines and easy to use templates.

Schedule

The Enterprise Risk Management program starts during the first week of each month. Applications close on the 15th of the previous month.

Assessment

The assessment of the SLP’s consist of quizzes, discussions, a final assignment, and an online test.

Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

2 weeks. This excludes the additional time that is given to complete the final assessment.... [-]


Online Course: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Online Full time Open Enrolment South Africa Bloemfontein

This short learning program aims to equip the participant to be able to successfully identify and assess his/her own opportunity and to write a business plan for the new opportunity. [+]

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

This short learning program aims to equip the participant to be able to successfully identify and assess his/her own opportunity and to write a business plan for the new opportunity.

Schedule

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation program starts during the first week of each month. Applications close on the 15th of the previous month.

Assessment

The assessment of the SLP’s consist of quizzes, discussions, a final assignment, and an online test.

Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

2 weeks. This excludes the additional time that is given to complete the final assessment.

Accreditation

After the successful completion of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation program, the student will receive a certificate issued and endorsed by the UFS. Recognition to the Higher Certificate in Management Development is available through RPL.... [-]


Online Course: Ethics & Governance

Online Full time Open Enrolment South Africa Bloemfontein

The aim of Ethics & Governance is to provide participants with an understanding of ethics and how it influences life choices. [+]

Ethics & Governance

The aim of Ethics & Governance is to provide participants with an understanding of ethics and how it influences life choices.

Schedule

The Ethics & Governance program starts during the first week of each month. Applications close on the 15th of the previous month.

Assessment

The assessment of the SLP’s consist of quizzes, discussions, a final assignment, and an online test.

Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

1 week. This excludes the additional time that is given to complete the final assessment.

Accreditation

After the successful completion of the Ethics & Governance program, the student will receive a certificate issued and endorsed by the UFS. Recognition to the Higher Certificate in Management Development is available through RPL.... [-]


Online Course: Financial Management & Cost Accounting

Online Full time Open Enrolment South Africa Bloemfontein

The aim of Financial Management & Cost Accounting is to equip participants to grasp the concept of creating shareholders’ value through investment decisions, the financing decision, growth and operational decisions. Most business decisions impact directly on financial performance and cash flows. [+]

Financial Management & Cost Accounting

The aim of Financial Management & Cost Accounting is to equip participants to grasp the concept of creating shareholders’ value through investment decisions, the financing decision, growth and operational decisions. Most business decisions impact directly on financial performance and cash flows.

It is important to analyze these decisions and its impact on the sustainable profitability of a business, using actual problems and case studies.

Schedule

The Financial Management & Cost Accounting program starts during the first week of each month. Applications close on the 15th of the previous month.

Assessment

The assessment of the SLP’s consist of quizzes, discussions, a final assignment, and an online test.... [-]


Online Course: Foundation Skills

Online Full time Open Enrolment South Africa Bloemfontein

The aim of this short learning program is to equip participants with academic reading and writing skills, which is a minimum requirement for any academic short program taken. It offers participants an opportunity to acquire the academic literacy skills needed in order to successfully pursue tertiary studies. [+]

Foundation Skills

The aim of this short learning program is to equip participants with academic reading and writing skills, which is a minimum requirement for any academic short program taken. It offers participants an opportunity to acquire the academic literacy skills needed in order to successfully pursue tertiary studies.

Schedule

The Foundation Skills program starts during the first week of each month. Applications close on the 15th of the previous month.

Assessment

The assessment of the SLP’s consist of quizzes, discussions, a final assignment, and an online test.

Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

1 week. This excludes the additional time that is given to complete the final assessment.... [-]


Online Course: General Management & Communication

Online Full time Open Enrolment South Africa Bloemfontein

The objectives of General Management & Communication are to share the latest developments in: Communication techniques; Communication skills; The four functions of management, namely planning, organizing, activation, and control. [+]

General Management & Communication

The objectives of General Management & Communication are to share the latest developments in:

Communication techniques Communication skills The four functions of management, namely planning, organizing, activation and control Schedule

The General Management & Communication program starts during the first week of each month. Applications close on the 15th of the previous month.

Assessment

The assessment of the SLP’s consist of quizzes, discussions, a final assignment, and an online test.

Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

1 week. This excludes the additional time that is given to complete the final assessment.

Accreditation ... [-]

Online Course: Institutional Memory & Knowledge Management

Online Full time Open Enrolment South Africa Bloemfontein

By the end of this program, participants will be able to use the knowledge gained to be able to implement methods/techniques for the uncovering, preservation, retaining and sharing of knowledge in organizations, etc. [+]

Institutional Memory & Knowledge Management

By the end of this program, participants will be able to use the knowledge gained to:

Be able to implement methods/techniques for the uncovering, preservation, retaining and sharing of knowledge in organizations Design a plan for the successful implementation of a community of practice in an organization Successfully manage the loss of knowledge in an organization undergoing radical change Write a plan for the successful implementation of Institutional Memory (tacit knowledge) management Schedule

The Institutional Memory & Knowledge Management program starts during the first week of each month. Applications close on the 15th of the previous month.... [-]


Online Course: Labor Relations

Online Full time Open Enrolment South Africa Bloemfontein

The aim of Labor Relations is to equip participants to be able to understand Labor Relations and be able to prepare for a disciplinary hearing. [+]

Labor Relations

The aim of Labor Relations is to equip participants to be able to understand Labor Relations, and be able to prepare for a disciplinary hearing.

Schedule

The Labor Relations program starts during the first week of each month. Applications close on the 15th of the previous month.

Assessment

The assessment of the SLP’s consist of quizzes, discussions, a final assignment, and an online test.

Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

2 weeks. This excludes the additional time that is given to complete the final assessment.

Accreditation

After the successful completion of the Labor Relations program, the student will receive a certificate issued and endorsed by the UFS. Recognition to the Higher Certificate in Management Development is available through RPL.... [-]


Online Course: Leadership Development

Online Full time Open Enrolment South Africa Bloemfontein

Leadership Development aims to equip the participant to be able to function effectively as a leader within the workplace. The short program focuses on the development of knowledge and skills regarding the context within which the leader needs to lead, the role and behavior of an effective leader, personal development of the leader, as well as leading a team to high performance. [+]

Leadership Development

Leadership Development aims to equip the participant to be able to function effectively as a leader within the workplace. The short program focuses on the development of knowledge and skills regarding the context within which the leader needs to lead, the role and behavior of an effective leader, personal development of the leader, as well as leading a team to high performance. This short program also includes the management of diversity in the workplace by introducing a systems approach to the practical management of diversity at the team and individual levels.

Schedule

The Leadership Development program starts during the first week of each month. Applications close on the 15th of the previous month.... [-]


Online Course: Marketing & Digital Marketing

Online Full time February 2019 South Africa Bloemfontein

The primary objective of this short learning program is to learn how to analyze the marketing environment, to formulate marketing objectives and plans in order to sustain a competitive advantage in satisfying the targeted customers. [+]

Marketing & Digital Marketing

The primary objective of this short learning program is to learn how to analyze the marketing environment, to formulate marketing objectives and plans in order to sustain a competitive advantage in satisfying the targeted customers. Without any knowledge of what marketing management is, how important it is and how it must be applied in the business, it is unthinkable to assume that any business will be a success. Sound principles of marketing management are aimed at enabling the business to grow and survive.

Schedule

The Marketing & Digital Marketing program starts during the first week of each month. Applications close on the 15th of the previous month.... [-]


Online Course: Operations & Logistics Management

Online Full time Open Enrolment South Africa Bloemfontein

In essence, at its core, business is about providing a superior product or service. The operations function of the organization consists of all the activities that produce what the organization produces. It is the function that creates the value that its customers seek. [+]

Operations & Logistics Management

In essence, at its core, business is about providing a superior product or service. The operations function of the organization consists of all the activities that produce what the organization produces. It is the function that creates the value that its customers seek. This short program analyses the processes used to deliver products to the marketplace. Several “world class” firms have demonstrated that effective operational management can be a potent and competitive weapon. This short program addresses the key operations and logistical issues in service and manufacturing operations, which have strategic as well as tactical implications. Both quantitative and qualitative techniques and principles, used by leading organizations, are examined.... [-]


Online Course: People Management

Online Full time Open Enrolment South Africa Bloemfontein

People (human resources) are viewed by most experts as the most important asset of any organization. Managing the people within an organization is often the most challenging and complex task required of a manager [+]

People Management

People (human resources) are viewed by most experts as the most important asset of any organization. Managing the people within an organization is often the most challenging and complex task required of a manager. The objective of the short program is to teach the basic principles of human resource management — how an organization acquires, rewards, motivates, uses, and generally manages its people effectively.

Schedule

The People Management program starts during the first week of each month. Applications close on the 15th of the previous month.

Assessment

The assessment of the SLP’s consist of quizzes, discussions, a final assignment, and an online test.... [-]


Online Course: Project & Programme Management

Online Full time Open Enrolment South Africa Bloemfontein

Project & Program Management aims to provide participants with a practical approach to the management of all types of business projects based on generally accepted best practices and international standards. [+]

Project & Program Management

Project & Program Management aims to provide participants with a practical approach to the management of all types of business projects based on generally accepted best practices and international standards.

Schedule

The Project & Program Management program starts during the first week of each month. Applications close on the 15th of the previous month.

Assessment

The assessment of the SLP’s consist of quizzes, discussions, a final assignment, and an online test.

Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

2 weeks. This excludes the additional time that is given to complete the final assessment.

Accreditation

After the successful completion of the Project & Program Management program, the student will receive a certificate issued and endorsed by the UFS. Recognition to the Higher Certificate in Management Development is available through RPL.... [-]


Online Course: Strategic & Change Management

Online Full time Open Enrolment South Africa Bloemfontein

The aim of Strategic & Change Management is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge, skills, and competencies to successfully plan, implement and manage their own strategies. [+]

Strategic & Change Management

The aim of Strategic & Change Management is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to successfully plan, implement and manage their own strategies. It is important for every employee in an organization to understand why strategic management is seen as a vital element to an organization’s success.

Schedule

The Strategic & Change Management program starts during the first week of each month. Applications close on the 15th of the previous month.

Assessment

The assessment of the SLP’s consist of quizzes, discussions, a final assignment, and an online test.

Mode of delivery

Online

Duration ... [-]

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