Bachelor of Business Administration

Obtain an understanding of the business and management environments by developing your intellectual ability, executive personality, and managerial skills with a MANCOSA Business Administration course that blends business and general education.

3 years
NQF Level 7
360 credits

Key Features

  • Accredited and registered
  • Cutting-edge curriculum
  • Flexible structure
  • Online support
  • Affordable and Accessible
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Multicultural Faculty and support
  • BBA Degree distance learning


The Bachelor of Business Administration 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 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.

Who Should Apply?

  • School leavers looking to pursue a career in business and management.
  • Individuals aiming at a career in business and management.
  • Individuals intending to occupy middle management positions.
  • Entrepreneurs wishing to start their own business


A Bachelor’s Degree is the minimum entry requirement for admission onto a Postgraduate Diploma or a cognate Honours degree.

Mode of Delivery

This programme is offered through online learning and digital support.

Career Opportunities

On completion of the programme, graduates can aspire to the following positions:
  • Business Manager
  • Business Strategist
  • Business Consultant
  • Entrepreneur

Programme Structure

Duration: 3 years

Year 1

Semester 1
  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Business Mathematics
  • Economics 1A

Elective – Choose one of the following electives

  • End User Computing
  • Digital Transformation in the Business Environment

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Functional Areas of Management
  • Economics 1B
  • Business Communication
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Organisational Leadership
  • Fundamentals of Human Reseource Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Business and Society

Semester 2

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses
  • Marketing
  • Information Systems
  • Business Statistics

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Ethics and Conflict
  • Organisational Diversity
  • Financial Planning and Control
  • Global Business and Strategy
Semester 2
  • Project Management
  • Operations Management for Sustainability
  • The Business Environment and Ethics
  • Strategic Management Practices

Admission Requirements

  • 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.
  • A Higher Certificate; an Advanced Certificate or Diploma
  • Applicants that did not achieve a Bachelors pass in Matric and are over the age of 23 years will be considered via mature age exemption
  • To be considered via RPL, applicants should be above the age of 23 years.
For further information on this alternative route, please contact a student advisor. All applicants with an international qualification will be considered in accordance with MANCOSA‘s institutional rules.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Due to the broad scope of the BBA, graduates are in the fortunate position to choose from a wide range of suitable jobs from different facets within a business enterprise. This includes operations, Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Human Resources, Finance and Marketing. Some of the career paths undertaken by BBA graduates include:

  • Project Manager
  • Research and Development Consultant
  • Office Administrator
  • Administrative Assistant/Executive
  • Operations Manager
  • Business Development Manager

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