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18 NQF credits at level 6

This course is open to senior undergraduate and postgraduate Commerce students. It is also open to all other senior undergraduates from various faculties with permission of Senate and international exchange students. This course does not substitute for BUS2033F/S in the Business Science programmes but may be used with permission if a clash is unavoidable.

Course convener: Dr T Grant

Course outline:


• Formats, style, vocabulary, organisation patterns and readability for oral and written messages

• Individual and group presentation techniques


• Business writing, integration of graphics and visual aids and oral presentations within an embedded scenario.

Prescribed text:

A communication handbook, a course outline and book of exercises will be given to each student.

DP requirements:

• Every assignment must be handed in on time and oral presentations must be delivered at the specific times by arrangement.

• Students must attend all workshops.

• The course year mark is calculated on an average of assignment and test marks. The minimum is 40% for both the oral and written modules.


• A 2 hour examination. Average for the course (year mark and exam) must be at least 50%.

Last updated : 01 Jul 2014

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