Bachelor of Business Administration

Programme overview:

Bachelor of Business Administration next start date Next start date: 2 October 2023
21 February 2024
Next Orientation Date: 26 September 2023
Bachelor of Business Administration study mode Campuses:

Remote and distant students join a campus where the programme is offered
Bachelor of Business Administration duration Duration:
Minimum: 3 years
Maximum: 5 years
Full-time and Part-time
Bachelor of Business Administration support Support: Fully supported

Programme details:

NQF Level 7 | Commerce and Law | Degree | SAQA ID 48859

The multidisciplinary nature of this degree prepares you for work in many areas of business and is an excellent foundation for careers in commerce, marketing and human resource management. This qualification is broad and comprehensive. It provides you with a sound understanding of, and skills in administering and managing a business in any sector.

The success of our Bachelor of Business Administration lies in its flexibility of subject choice, a curriculum that is relevant and ahead of trends, our Technology Enhance Learning (TEL) environment and a teaching staff with both business and academic experience. By introducing you to research, we are also preparing you for honours studies, a unique offering in undergraduate degrees. This blended approach ensures that you graduate with essential work skills such as critical thinking, being innovative and adaptable to change, effective problem solving, working to deadlines, collaborating in team situations and communicating effectively.

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Entry requirements
You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor degree entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level with Bachelor degree entry approved by Universities South Africa (USAf). Or If you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to provide a certificate of exemption issued by Universities South Africa (USAf). Or You should have successfully completed the relevant Eduvos foundation programme. On successful completion of the foundation programme, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAf) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme.
• You should have successfully completed a relevant higher certificate qualification. On successful completion of the higher certificate, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAf) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme.
• You need 25 or more Eduvos points.
From R63 600 per year (based on full settlement payment option) - excluding hardware/software requirements. Please consult the fee structure for additional information.
Programme accreditation
Accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE).
Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
Possible career options
The career choices for you, as a Bachelor of Business Administration graduate, are varied and employment options include:
• Business administration
• Business consulting
• Entrepreneurship
• Management
This qualification is offered at the following campuses



International students

International students are welcome to apply for this programme.

For international student requirements please kindly check International Students Admissions

Calling all students from Angola, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Qualification structure
Year 1
First year-level subjects are aimed at introducing students to the basic
principles in the field of Business.
• Business English
• Business Management 1A
• Business Management 1B
• Computer Skills
• Quantitative Techniques
And a choice of three of the following elective groups, of which two will be majors in your third year:
Group 1: Human Resource Management 1
               Human Resource Information Systems
Group 2: Marketing 1
               Consumer Behaviour
Group 3: Financial Accounting 1A
               Financial Accounting 1B
Group 4: Public Relations 1A 
               Public Relations 1B
Students who passed the Human Resource Information Systems exams with 75%+ will receive a SAGE payroll certificate.
Year 2
Second year-level subjects are built on the foundation developed through the
first-year subjects, and students develop an intermediate level of knowledge in
the field of Business.
• Business Law
• Business Management 2A
• Business Management 2B
• Economics 1A
• Economics 1B
• Research Methodology
• Project Management
And a choice of two of the following elective groups, which will be majors in your third year:
Group 1: Human Resource Management 2A
               Human Resource Management 2B
Group 2: Marketing 2A
               Marketing 2B
Group 3: Management Accounting 2A
               Management Accounting 2B
Group 4: Public Relations 2A 
               Public Relations 2B
Year 3
Third year-level subjects are designed to help students develop an advance
level of knowledge in the field of business administration.
• Business Ethics
• Business Management 3A
• Business Management 3B
• Financial Management 3
• Research Project
• Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
And a choice of two of the following elective groups, based on selection of majors from year 1 and 2:
Group 1: Human Resource Management 3A
               Human Resource Management 3B
Group 2: Product and Promotion Management 3
                Strategic Marketing 3
Group 3: Financial Management 3
Group 4: Public Relations 3A 
               Public Relations 3B