Curriculum Compatibility with Requirements for Success in the Small Business Sector in the Gauteng Province, South Africa

By:
Prof Nic Lessing,
Wilma Mayhew
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Small businesses play an important role in the economics of South Africa in terms of employment creation, income generation and output growth. This article investigates the needs of small business practitioners and determines the gaps with the present curricula of Small Business Management modules at the University of Johannesburg. The article concludes with recommendations concerning the redevelopment of curricula for the small business sector. Keywords:


Keywords: Business Management, Small Business, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
Stream: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Curriculum Compatibility with Requirements for Success in the Small Business Sector in the Gauteng Province, South Africa


Prof Nic Lessing

Lecturer, Department of Business Management, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
South Africa

Marie Bounds is a Lecturer A at the University of Johannesburg. She is the author of various Business Management text books and counsels on curriculum issues. She is also a panellist and speaker on the subjects of Business Economics and Mercantile Law.

Wilma Mayhew

Principal Lecturer, Department of Business Management, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
South Africa

Dr Wilma Mayhew is a Principal lecturer at the University of Johannesburg and holds the position of co-ordinator for the Faculty of Management. She is the author of various Business Management and Mercantile law text books and is an expert on Outcomes Based Education. She is also a public speaker locally as well as abroad. She is involved in research in the field of Economic Sciences. Dr Mayhew supervises postgraduate students in the Faculty of Management. She is also member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of the Academy of Business Administration in America.

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