Communication skills as a subject in the programme cost and management accounting at a South African University
Naidoo, Suntharmurthy Kristnasamy
Garbharran, Hari Lall
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The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the communication proficiency of the Cost and Management (CMA) students and to assess whether the studying of the subject,, ”Communication Skills”, is having any positive influence on students’ skills development. The research design for this paper was descriptive, quantitative and cross-sectional. The target population was 556 CMA students. A census survey was conducted. Findings, which were analysed with the aid of descriptive statistics, indicate a significant correlation between skills in English proficiency and better grades in CMA. This paper recommends the implementation of a screening mechanism and the provision for the acquisition of communication skills for first-year university students.
Naidoo, S.K. and Garbharran, H.L. 2013. Communication Skills as a Subject in the Programme Cost and Management Accounting at a South African University. Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies, 5(7): 484-495.