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uBECHONB/301/4/2012

Tutorial Letter 301/4/2012
General Tutorial Letter

BECHONB Semester modules & Year papers
Department of Business Management
This tutorial letter contains important information about your postgraduate studies in the Department.

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CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................. 3 Welcome ............................................................................................................................. 3 Purpose of tutorial letter 301................................................................................................ 3 Finding your way around the study package ........................................................................ 4 Communication with Unisa and the Department .................................................................. 4 GRADUATENESS AS A STUDENT IN THIS DEPARTMENT ............................................ 6 ORIENTATION TO ODL IN THE CONTEXT OF THE DEPARTMENT ................................ 9 The nature of ODL ............................................................................................................... 9 What the University/Department expects of you .................................................................. 9 What you can expect from the University/Department ....................................................... 10 LEARNING STRATEGIES ................................................................................................ 10 Estimating your study time................................................................................................. 10 Reading for understanding ................................................................................................ 11 Compiling your own glossary ............................................................................................. 12 Re-using effective learning strategies ................................................................................ 12 Assignments ...................................................................................................................... 12 Preparing for the examination ............................................................................................ 25 ETHICAL BEHAVIOUR AS A STUDENT ......................................................................... 26 Plagiarism ......................................................................................................................... 26 Referencing techniques and citing of sources.................................................................... 27 SHORT LEARNING PROGRAMMES OFFERED BY THE CENTRE FOR BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ..................................................................... 29

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WARNING ......................................................................................................................... 32 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ................................................... 32 CONCLUDING REMARKS ............................................................................................... 40

TABLE 1: THE CEMS GRADUATENESS SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES FRAMEWORK .. 41

ANNEXURE A: ANNUAL STUDY PROGRAMME 2012 ................................................... 43

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BECHONB/301

Dear Student

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INTRODUCTION
Welcome A word of welcome from the Chair of the Department of Business Management

It gives me pleasure to welcome you as a student in the Department of Business Management. Our graduates contribute to our society and economy in various ways and I am therefore pleased that you have chosen this field of study. I hope that you will complete your studies successfully and find them relevant to your chosen career. I also hope that your study experience at Unisa will be both pleasant and...
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