SayPro SAQA Training Material 96475

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Evidence generated in the form of a dissertation will show that graduates:
Identify needs by means of exploring and critically evaluating abstract and personal situations.
Solve problems by generating and implementing alternative strategies for dealing with them.
Critically evaluate various viewpoints and compare them to own views.
Offer evidence in a variety of ways (from theoretical knowledge base, from experiential base, etc.) to support their stated views.
Identify and suggest accounting, finance and taxation needs and opportunities in business by use of case studies, primary research, projects, etc.
Identify, analyse and solve concrete and abstract problems in the field of specifically accounting, finance auditing and taxation by drawing upon the theoretical knowledge and the learner.
Identify and solve concrete and abstract problems by drawing upon their own experience base and academic background.
Use their knowledge and experience to formulate suggestions for solving problems at a community and national level, international and global level.
Analyse global, national and local communities in terms of accounting, finance, taxation and auditing problems, needs and opportunities.

Apply ‘people skills’ (tolerance, empathy, listening skills, leadership, etc) in liaising with other professional and clients.
Demonstrate respect for the opinion of others through written reporting without basis.
Demonstrate tolerance of diversity through written reporting without bias.
Undertake projects and provide evidence of successful interaction with others.
Use effective communication skills within a group situation.
Organise themselves and others into effective working groups.
Communicate the evidence of this group interaction through written reporting.
Manage people effectively because of their business expertise.

Demonstrate the requisite study skills and learning strategies.
Organise their study plans.
Cope with the self-discipline necessary for distance learning.
Think independently, and offer evidence to support their decisions.
Assess their own strengths and weaknesses and develop coping strategies.
Managing people in the business environment.
Identify needs and opportunities for tax planning, accounting and finance in their own lives.
Note: These outcomes and assessment criteria may be entry competencies for many distance learners who are already working in the job market and have definite goals.

Use disciplinary-and interdisciplinary-based information related to particular problems (e.g. accounting, management accounting, auditing and taxation.
Use this information to explore business problems.
Interact with texts (oral and written) through critical listening/reading and inference skills.
Produce critical texts, which integrate information from different sources.
Use language effectively to convey ideas and insights intelligibly and arrive at own conclusions, thoughts and reflections.
Distance herself/himself from texts from different sources, reflect on knowledge and information, take a critical position.
Collect, analyse, organise and evaluate information and ideas from a variety of sources in the various fields of accounting and specific disciplines (e.g. taxation and auditing).
Critically evaluate information from different sources to solve problems in the accounting field.
Integrate information from different sources to address problems in the accounting field.
Critically connect theories to the problems in the accounting fields.
Use theories from one or more accounting related field to solve problems within another field, e.g. auditing.
Apply past and present knowledge to authentic and simulated scenarios.
Apply past and present knowledge to solve problems in future contexts.

Communicate their ideas and provide supporting evidence in a sustained manner.
Responsible use of others’ ideas in support of their own.
Generate and evaluate conclusion and premises in arguments.
Follow the literacy and numeracy conventions of written use in the accounting and finance and auditing disciplines.
Use appropriate models of organisation and presentation as required in the abovementioned disciplines.
Use statistics appropriately and responsibly to support their ideas.
Recognise own communication limitations and problems and seek help appropriately.
Use language effectively to critically analyse, evaluate and critique others’ ideas.
Describe and interpret what they come across in appropriate ways.
Identify and explain jargon used in the accounting profession.

Draw upon their prior knowledge (personal and abstract) and personal experience as appropriate when investigating and analysing the world around them.
Look beyond the across traditional disciplinary boundaries for possible solutions.
Apply systems thinking to solve economic and management related problems, demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of disciplines/field.
Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of disciplines/field.

Demonstrate their prior knowledge and experience of their individual situations
Connect the abstract knowledge or theory to the reality of their individual contexts.
Draw upon their prior knowledge (personal and abstract) and personal experience as appropriate when investigating and analysing the world around them.
Look beyond the across traditional disciplinary boundaries for possible solutions.
Apply systems thinking to solving economic and management related problems.
Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the discipline/field and relate it to own research.

Use appropriate research strategies to further their own learning.
Apply what they study in different contexts, personal and public, real and simulated.
Display self-awareness of learning preferences and strategies to suit their needs.
Show evidence of effectively study skills (e.g. analysis and synthesis).

Help others meet their fiscal obligations.
Monitor and provide input into fiscal policy and legislation.

Manage diversity to the benefit of the individual and the institution.
Evaluate the impact of diversity in specific business environments.
Promote equity in the business environment.

Make connection from theoretical knowledge to practical application in the real world.
Use the MCompt skills, which are highly valued in the workplace, across the disciplines and sectors of society.
Use the skills required for efficiency in most jobs: imaginative intelligence, emotional maturity, effective communication skills, thoughtful accuracy and interpersonal sensitivity and business acumen.
Deal effectively with unknown problems within a variety of routine and non-routine context (but not in complex, variable, unpredictable and highly specialises context) and tasks set to them on the job, in the real world, by drawing upon the skills from the MCompt (critically thinking, problem-solving, conflict resolution, system thinking, entrepreneurial qualities, strategies planning etc).
Demonstrate a sense of corporate governance principles and work ethic.
Adapt to different organisational cultures.

Create job opportunities in whatever situation they find themselves.
Have a realistic view of their own worth and value to contributed to the local community and global society.
Communicate that value to others in the real world (writing business reports, CV writing skills, communication skills).
Demonstrate a healthy self-esteem and confidence in their knowledge, skills and attitudes as required to complete the MCompt qualification.
Evaluate complex situations with flexibility and adaptability.
Formulate and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities within a variety and non-routine contexts.

Evidence in the form of a dissertation will show that the Master of Accounting Science graduates can:
Use scientific research techniques to gather and interpret information
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of scientific research procedures, principles and methods.
Analyse and interpret collected data showing evidence of applying appropriate principles and making sound judgement.
Apply appropriate processes and techniques for decision-making.
Analyse actual outcomes, compares them to initial hypothesis/problem statements and draw conclusions about the contribution of the research.
Demonstrate a mastery of the knowledge of his or her area of expertise to identify areas, which require further research.
Design various types of research samples.
Apply and criticise various research designs.
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of scientific research procedures, principles and methods.
Collect and analyse primary and secondary data.

Replicate other research whilst testifying to his/her own thoughts and reflections.
Compare different opinions and arrive at own conclusions.
Produce own opinions that are logical and can support own research or other sources.

Demonstrate proficiency in compiling a research proposal.
Write a scientific research report of extensive scope.
Write publishable research articles of various depths, to the required level of detail, for relevant contexts and from various perspectives.
Draw up an extensive bibliography of references from various sources used in the research.

Integrated Assessment:
Integrated assessment: Assessment will integrate knowledge, skills and attitudes and applied competence
There is regular and continuous personal interaction between the supervisor and the graduate to review and evaluate progress on the dissertation. Working on the dissertation entails both summative and formative assessment, since the supervisor’s continuous input in the writing stage is formative, while the final evaluation of the dissertation is summative. An acceptable research proposal is required before the candidate is allowed to proceed with the research. 


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