Stenden South Africa:
Stenden South Africa located in Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, is a private higher educational institution offering a three year Bachelor of Commerce degree program in Hospitality Management and a four year Bachelor of Business Administration Disaster Management degree. Stenden South Africa is a satellite campus of Stenden University which is in Leeuwarden, Holland, together with the other satellite campuses in Thailand, Bali and Qatar.
Bachelor Commerce in Hospitality Management degree:
Stenden SA offers a full-time, three-year course of Hospitality Management. The course aims at fulfilment of management positions in organisations with service and hospitality as their essential function or as an important part of the complete organisation. Graduates receive a Bachelor Commerce in Hospitality Management degree.
The course content is provided by the programme International Hospitality Management (IHM) of Stenden University Netherlands. IHM acquired an accreditation of the NVAO in March 2006. The educational programme has been registered in the Centraal Register Opleidingen Hoger Onderwijs (CROHO, Central Register of Schools for Higher Education) under number 34411 full-time. Stenden University also offers a Masters degree in Hospitality Management.
Bachelor of Business Administration Disaster Management degree:
The degree is accredited by the South African Qualification Authority and the South African Council on Higher Education, under 2002/HE10/001. The course is delivered in module of 10 weeks each. Four modules will be covered in each of the three year, with the fourth year covering an industry placement.
The three delivery strategies Stenden South Africa are as follows:
1. Problem Based Learning: classes of no more than 12 students approach a 'problem' as a group, assess what the group already knows (prior knowledge), define what they must research in order to solve the problem, collate all research in presentable knowledge products and present it to an audience.2. Work Integrated Learning: throughout the first three years of study, students will be placed at various organisations that deal with the entire scope of the disaster management field. In year one we start with operations and escalate to supervisory tasks in year two. In year three, the student is exposed to networking, project management and general management tasks. This is done to ensure the students are prepared for the real world of work.
3. Research: in year four the student is placed in a work environment to do applied research in a real world setting.
The course coveres the following modules:
- Disaster Management theory
- Logistics management
- Project management
- Strategic management
- Financial management
- International Law
- Human Resource management
- Quality management
- ICT (including GIS)
- Languages (Communication skills in English, French, and Spanish)
- Research methods and field research