Bachelor of Business Administration

Obtain an understanding of the business and management environments by developing your intellectual ability, executive personality, and managerial skills through an appropriate blend of 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

About

The Bachelor of Business Administration is a three-year undergraduate degree programme that equips students with an understanding of 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.

Outcomes

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 live 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 the 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.

Programme structure

Duration: 3 years

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Economics 1A
  • End User Computing
  • Business Mathematics

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
  • Operational 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; or
  • A Higher Certificate, an Advanced Certificate or Diploma.

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