A unique degree for the future of business leadership, today!

NQF Level: 7
Credits: 369
SAQA ID: 61469

Duration:
Three Years (Full-Time)
Four Years (Part-Time)
Programme Convenor:
Miss Yolanda Van Oordt

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A unique degree for the future of business leadership today

Purpose of the Bachelor of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business Administration is designed with the following goals in mind; (i) to prepare students for future careers in a broad range of management or administration roles in any sector or industry, (ii) to prepare students for postgraduate studies in business or management education, and  (iii) to provide a quality commercial degree in entrepreneurial leadership.

The TSIBA Bachelor of Business Administration curriculum is unique because of its strong experiential learning orientation, which aims to prepare students to qualify as job-seekers and as potential job creators in their own right. Towards these outcomes, we encourage our students to constantly test the knowledge and skills acquired in their studies against current and emerging realities in the world of work.

Exit Level Outcome

  • Efficiently analyse, resolve and articulate solutions to a wide range of fairly complex management issues
  • Confidently contribute as member or leader, in a range of team management and leadership roles across organisational functions and type
  • Effectively promote the entrepreneurial spirit in any organisational context
  • Demonstrate specialised competencies in the disciplinary areas of specialisation
  • Effectively contribute to the advancement of responsible management practices and active citizenship
  • Confidently pursue higher studies in business or management education.

Fees

The TSIBA Fees Calculator will indicate whether you will study on a Full, Tier 1 or Tier 2 Partial Scholarship. Please enter your financial and academic details into the calculator for this information.  

Application fee - Please note that a non-refundable application fee of R100 is payable to process your application after applying. TSIBA will be in communication with applicants regarding this application fee.

Minimum Initial Payment - On acceptance to TSIBA a non-refundable Minimum Initial Payment (MIP) of R500 will become payable. TSIBA will be in communication with you regarding this minimum initial payment.

Programme content and structure

Year One

Full Time (Semester One)

  • Introduction to qualitative methods in business
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Business Communication and information literacy
  • Digital Literacy
  • Business Management 1A

Full Time (Semester Two)

  • Principles of Accounting and Finance
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Business Management 1B
  • Personal Development and Leadership

 Part-time (Semester One)
The first year of the part-time programme will be run over 18 months. The module descriptions are the same as above.

  • Digital Literacy
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Business Management 1A

Part-time (Semester Two)

  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Personal Development and Leadership
  • Business Management 1B

Part-time (Semester Three)

  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business
  • Principles of Accounting and Finance
  • Business Communication and information literacy

Year Two

The revised (2022) BBA curriculum offers two learning streams or areas of specialisation, namely, Entrepreneurial Leadership (EL) and Entrepreneurial Finance and Investment Administration (EFIA). Both streams' core is the progressive development of competencies in entrepreneurship and essential functional and general management courses. Additionally, Entrepreneurial Leadership students concentrate on leadership development while those specialising in Entrepreneurial Finance and Investment Administration concentrate on Finance, investment management, and related courses. Several electives allow students to tailor their personal learning journeys within these two broad streams depending on their career aspirations.

All subjects with (*) is considered an elective

Full Time (Semester One)

  • Entrepreneurship 2
  • Team Leadership (* for EFIA)
  • Financial Management 2
  • Marketing Management 2
  • Operations Management

Full Time (Semester Two)

  • Entrepreneurship 2B
  • Human Resource Management 2
  • Economics for Managers (Compulsory for EFIA)
  • Cost and Management Accounting (Compulsory for EFIA)
  • Management of Innovation & Technology (Compulsory for EL)
  • Business Law*
  • Taxation*
  • Investment Management Administration 2*
  • Project Management*
  • Enterprise Risk Management*
  • Digital Marketing*

Year Three

Full Time (Semester One)

  • Entrepreneurship 3
  • Strategic Leadership (* for EFIA)
  • Strategic Management
  • Retail Management (* for EFIA)
  • Corporate Finance(* for EL)
  • Investment Management Administration (* for EL)
  • International Business(*)

Full Time (Semester Two)

  • Individual Practical Industry Project
  • A National Senior Certificate pass with degree endorsement (or equivalent) and

  • A minimum of 24 Points on the TSIBA Points System (TPS);

  • A Higher Certificate in Business Administration or equivalent

Applications for Academic Year 2023 are open.

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The TSIBA Bachelor of Business Administration is accredited at NQF Level 7, (SAQA ID 61469)

Entrepreneurial Leadership

(375 Credits)

Entrepreneurial Finance & Investment

(381 Credits)

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Open up a world of opportunity

Students on the TSIBA Business School BBA programme will experience world-class theoretical instruction, and the opportunity to apply learning through a range of practical projects from campus and with local and international hosting organizations.

Project based experiential learning occurs through a blend of contact, synchronous (online face to face) and asynchronous (in your own time) learning methods, preparing our students for the digital world of work they will enter on graduation.

Financial Investment

Since opening its doors in 2004 TSIBA has committed to the principle of access to quality business education for all. Financial barriers to excellent tertiary education simply should not exist. TSIBA is thus a not-for-profit institution. This is social justice in action, a deeply ingrained ethos of TSIBA, and our commitment to investing in those who wish to make an impact.


MONTHLY STUDY FEES

Scholarship fee per month for 6 months, including registration and text book usage fees.

YEARLY STUDY FEES

Discounted scholarship fee for upfront payment, including registration and text book usage fees.


MONTHLY STUDY FEES

Scholarship fee per month for 6 months, including registration and text book usage fees.

YEARLY STUDY FEES

Discounted scholarship fee for upfront payment, including registration and text book usage fees.

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TSIBA Point System (TPS)

Points are based on the best 7 subjects, including English, an additional language and Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.

Applicants who are 23 years or older, with significant work experience and alternative education/training in business administration/management may apply for admission via recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Opportunities for RPL admission are limited to 10% of any cohort and dependent on the applicant’s demonstrated capacity to cope with the demands of the BBA curriculum.

Where the number of applications exceeds planned enrollment, applicants will be ranked according to TPS Points achieved.

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MONTHLY STUDY FEES

Scholarship fee per month for 6 months, including registration and text book usage fees.

YEARLY STUDY FEES

Discounted scholarship fee for upfront payment, including registration and text book usage fees.


MONTHLY STUDY FEES

Scholarship fee per month for 3 years, including registration and text book usage fees.

YEARLY STUDY FEES

Discounted scholarship fee for upfront payment, including registration and text book usage fees.


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