MNB1501 Business Management 1A lesson plan

MNB1501 Business Management 1A lesson plan
General course
aspects covered
introduction ,
contact details /
preferred communication method
Housekeeping rules
The tutorial material for MNB101 consists of three
prescribed books, one study guide and several tutorial
The prescribed textbooks for this module are:
Tutor and
1. Du Toit, GS, Erasmus, BJ & Strydom, JW. 2010.
Introduction to Business Management. 9th edition.
Cape Town: Oxford University Press.
(chapters 1-9 in the 8th edition; and chapters 1-5, 710 in the 9th edition)
2. Strydom, JW & Rudansky-Kloppers, S. 2013. Multiplechoice questions for Introduction to Business
Management. 2 ND edition. Cape Town: Oxford
University Press.
3. Rudansky-Kloppers, S. 2012 Business Cases. Cape
Town: Oxford University Press.
Assignments- submission, contribution to coursework
Exam : 1 paper multiple choice and 70 questions 2 hours
Breakdown of
Course material
3 study units per session
2 sessions for revision purposes
Tutor: Linear Zhou Rustenburg
Tutorial 1
Tutorial 1
Study unit and related chapter of
prescribed textbook to be covered
and other instructions
General discussion and overview
of MNB1501 explaining the pitfalls
in completing Multiple choice
questions for the assignments
covering basically all chapters.
Study unit 1: The business world
and business management
Tutorial 1
Study unit 2: Entrepreneurship
Tutorial 1
Study unit 3: Establishing a
Tutorial 52
Study unit 4: The business
Tutor: Linear Zhou Rustenburg
Content of discussions: By the end of the lesson the
Student will;
Tutor will ;Instruct students to take notice of the
listed outcomes in each study unit as an indication
of what aspects need to be more emphasized
regarding each study unit but should not be
exclusively studied.
: By the end of the lesson the Student(s)
 demonstrate an understanding of the role of
business in society
 explain the needs of society and how need
satisfaction occurs
 discuss the three main economic systems in the
 explain the differences between need-satisfying
institutions and non-profit institutions
 explain the inherent nature of business
management and elaborate on how the study
material for business management is classified
 explain the concept of entrepreneurship and the
entrepreneurial process
 define an entrepreneur
 describe the roles that entrepreneurs and smallbusiness owners play in the South African
 discuss how to become an entrepreneur
 discuss the skills and resources required to
become an entrepreneur
 distinguish between and describe the different
ways in which an entrepreneur may start a
 discuss the implications of choosing a specific
business opportunity
 identify the factors that influence the location of
a business
 distinguish between the different forms of
ownership that are found in South Africa
 discuss the key considerations that are
applicable when a form of business has to be
 describe the objectives of, importance of and
need for a business plan
 describe the various components that compose
the business plan
 write up a business plan
 explain the meaning of environmental change
 explain the nature and composition of the
business environment
 discuss each of the components of the
environmental model
 explain how each of the environmental
variables can impact on an industry or an
individual business
 describe some ways in which management
should respond to the influences of the
Tutorial 2
Study unit 5: Corporate social
Tutorial 2
Study unit 6: Planning
Tutorial 3
Study unit: 7 Organising
Tutorial 3
Study unit: 8 Leading
Tutor: Linear Zhou Rustenburg
distinguish between the different terms and
concepts in the field of corporate social
discuss the imperatives for good corporate
social responsibility in South Africa
draw up a stakeholder map for an organization,
indicating the different categories of
explain the business case for corporate social
responsibility as it relates to the various
business functions
explain why planning is needed in the
explain what a goal is
discuss the steps in the planning process
compare the different organizational goals as
used by top, middle and lower management
discuss the requirements that must be met
when setting goals
compare the different plans that can be used by
the organization
differentiate between strategic, functional and
operational planning
analyse organizing as a management task,
including contemporary structures and design,
demonstrating how this serves as a framework
for the activities of the organization
explain the concepts of organizing and
organizational structure
describe the importance of organizing
discuss the fundamentals of organizing
explain how an organization evolves from a
single entrepreneur organization into a large
identify and explain the factors that influence
organizational design
analyse leadership as a management task, by
(1) explaining the meaning of concepts such as
leadership, authority, power, influence,
delegation, responsibility and motivation, and
(2) differentiating between leadership and
discuss basic leadership models, by referring to
the factors influencing effective leadership
demonstrate an understanding of motivation as
a key role of a leader by describing the
fundamental model of motivation
describe a simple communication model
discuss groups in the organization, by referring
to (1) the reasons why groups are formed, (2)
the kinds of groups, and (3) the characteristics
of groups
differentiate between groups and teams in the
Tutorial 3
Study unit 9: Controlling the
management process
Tutorial 4
Revision of study units 1-3
Tutorial 4
Revision of study units 4-6
Tutorial 5
Revision of study units 7-9
Tutorial 5
Revision and exam discussion
Tutorial 5
Study unit and related chapter of
prescribed textbooks to be
covered and other instructions
Tutor: Linear Zhou Rustenburg
analyse control as a management task, by (1)
explaining the task of control and its purpose,
and (2) describing how a control process should
illustrate how the task of control forms an
integral part of the planning process
explain the various types of control
discuss the characteristics of an effective
control system
describe how the control process provides
feedback for the revision of planning