Thursday, 12 June 2014

Numerical Skills for Business

A short learning Programme in Numerical Skills for Business is offered by Unisa's Centre for Decision Sciences.
Every transaction or business decision requires the application of basic numerical skills. This makes numeracy an advantage in any work situation and often a requirement for career opportunities. In the programme learners are taught how to identify, formulate and solve everyday business maths problems. Successful completion of the programme may also help students gain admission to Unisa's degrees in Economic and Management Sciences or Accounting Sciences.

The programme is offered in English only, using Unisa's distance learning method but telephonic and e-mail support is provided in other languages whenever possible. There are no classes and the assessment is through assignments and an examination in each module. Students who complete the programme receive a Unisa certificate.

Who would benefit from doing the programme?

Anyone needing better basic numerical skills will benefit. This includes educationally disadvantaged students or students whose previous learning experience of numerical subjects was unpleasant or such a long time ago that they could benefit from more confidence in their mathematical skills.

Admission requirements
A National Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF Level 4 qualification, or substantial equivalent of the same.

Students should register using the programme's online form at Registration for the second semester of 2014 is from17 June 2014 to 11 July 2014. It is not possible to register by post, fax or in person.

Tuition fees
The programme consists of four modules costing R1 250,00 each with a total cost of R5 000,00 in 2014 for local students. Payment of at least R600,00 per module for local students (R2 400,00 for the entire programme) is required before registration will be finalised. Details of the levies for foreign students can be found on the registration form and should be added to the minimum payment. Students should make payment in the way prescribed by the registration form.


contact  Centre for Decision Sciences on or phone us on 012 433 4703 or visit our website:

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