Programme Code: SAQA-62116 - NQF level 7 - Credits 360

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a three-year undergraduate degree programme that equips students with an understanding of the business and management environments. The programme aims at developing a student's intellectual ability, executive personality and managerial skills through an appropriate blend of business and general education. Students are able to understand and develop unique leadership qualities required to successfully manage a business.

The programme is further aimed at enhancing professional development. It is also designed to produce up-to-date, assertive and effective executives for business and other organisations and prepares students for further studies. The programme covers a variety of business and management principles.

Upon successful completion of the programme, the student should be able to:

  • Identify, analyse, formulate, and serve the needs of individuals and society creatively and innovatively.
  • Work effectively both on own initiatives and with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community, and contribute to the group output in tasks growing out of the business, commerce and management fields.
  • Manage and organise his or her activities and life responsibly and effectively, including his or her studies within the distance context.
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information, as required in the pursuit of the BBA.
  • Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation in often extensive pieces of sustained discourse.
  • Utilise science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health and well-being of others, in community, national and global contexts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the functional areas of business.
  • Apply management principles in a work-based context.
  • Anticipate and analyse trends in the business environment.
  • Integrate theory and application from various functional areas in an interdisciplinary approach.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation, and by acknowledging their responsibilities to those in the local and broader community.

Duration: 3 years


Year Semester Description
1 1 Business Management 1A
Economics 1A
End User Computing
Business Mathematics
2 Business Management 1B
Economics 1B
Business Communication
Financial Accounting
2 1 Business Management 2A
Business Administration 2A
Business and Society
Management Accounting
2 Business Management 2B
Business Administration 2B
Information Systems
Business Statistics
3 1 Business Administration 3A
Business Administration 3B
Business Management 3A
Business Management 3B
2 Business Administration 3C
Business Administration 3D
Business Management 3C
Business Management 3D

  • The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with appropriate subject combinations and levels of achievement; or
  • An equivalent NQF level 4 qualification with proven proficiency in English; or
  • A Higher Certificate, an Advanced Certificate or Diploma.