UNISA Short Course in Writing a Business Plan



UNISA Short Course in Writing a Business Plan

University of South Africa Short Course in Writing a Business Plan



Short Course in Writing a Business Plan (7179X)

 

Purpose

The rise in unemployment and the number of retrenched employees and an increased entrepreneurial spirit among the youth have resulted in increasingly more people needing to start their own businesses. To start a business or expand an existing one, an entrepreneur needs finance. All financial institutions or venture capitalists insist on a proper business plan. The aim of the course is to provide entrepreneurs with the necessary skills and knowledge to write a business plan for a small and medium-sized venture, introducing them to the various components of a business plan and the level and extent of the information that should be included in each component.
 
 



Target group
  • People who wish to start a new business or buy an existing venture
  • People who plan to expand an existing venture
  • People who need a management tool to grow and steer an existing venture and to keep it on course
  • People who need to obtain financing for a new venture or to expand an existing venture
  • People who wish to write up their venture in order to qualify for a large contract or a tender

 

Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification and/or relevant experience
 
 

Duration

Three months
 





Language medium

English
 

Tuition method

UNISA open distance learning
 

Kind of assessment

Note:
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
Feasibility study
Summative assessment:
Business plan – portfolio of evidence
 

Writing a Business Plan (SWBP01V)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Business plan preparation
  • Executive summary
  • Description of business venture
  • Product/service
  • Marketing plan
  • Management team and plan
  • Production plan
  • Financial plan

 
 

Course leader

Mrs M J Phillips
Centre for Business Management
Office: 02-023 A J H van der Walt Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 3980
E-mail: Phillmj@unisa.ac.za
 
Dr E Swanepoel DCom (Business Management) MBA (Wits)
Discipline expertise: Entrepreneurship and General Management
Centre for Business Management
Office 3-033, A J H van der Walt Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 4732
Fax: 086 641 5403
E-mail: swanee@unisa.ac.za
 

Programme administrator(s)


 
Tel: (012) 352 4288 / 4170 / 4317 / 4383
Fax: 012 429 4150
E-mail: cbm@unisa.ac.za
www.unisa.ac.za/cbm