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A unique degree for the future of business leadership, today

Purpose of the BBA

The BBA is designed with two main goals in mind; (i) to prepare students for future careers in a broad range of management or administration roles in any sector or industry and (ii) to prepare students for postgraduate studies in business or management education.

The TSIBA BBA curriculum uniquely bears a strong experiential learning orientation, which aims to prepare students not just to qualify as job-seekers, but potential job creators in their own rights. We, therefore, encourage our students to constantly test the knowledge and skills acquired in the course of 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 1

The guiding question for Year One is:

“What is success?”

Classroom activities focus on students’ capacity to implement projects successfully and develop the competencies of continuous learning, collaboration, networking, creativity, and independence.

Year 1; Semester 1 (All modules at NQF Level 5)

Code Module Credits

QMB100

Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business

12

Compulsory

ECO101

Introduction to Microeconomics

15

Compulsory

BCL100

Business Communication and information literacy

12

Compulsory

DIL100

Digital Literacy

12

Compulsory

BMA101

Business Management 1A

15

Compulsory

Year 1; Semester 2 (All modules at NQF Level 5)

PAF100

Principles of Accounting and Finance

12

Compulsory

ECO102

Introduction to Macroeconomics

15

Compulsory

BMA102

Business Management 1B

15

Compulsory

PDL100

Personal Development and Leadership

12

Compulsory

Year 2

The guiding question for Year Two is:

How do I add value?”

Students are expected to display higher order thinking skills such as discernment, systems awareness, curiosity and the ability to deal with complexity.

The revised (2022) BBA curriculum offers two learning streams or areas of specialisation, namely, Entrepreneurial Leadership (EL) and Entrepreneurial Finance and Investment Administration (EFIA). At the core of both streams is the progressive development of competencies in entrepreneurship and essential functional and general management courses. Additionally, EL students concentrate on leadership development while those specialising in EFIA concentrate in 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.

Code

Module 

Pre- requisite/s

Credits

Entrepreneurial Leadership

(375 Credits)

Entrepreneurial Finance & Investment

(381 Credits)

Year 2; Semester 1 (All modules at NQF Level 6)

ENT201

Entrepreneurship 2A

BMA101; BMA102.

15

Compulsory

Compulsory

TLD200

Team Leadership

PDL100

12

Compulsory

Elective

FIN200

Financial Management 2

QMB100; PAF100

15

Compulsory

Compulsory

MKT200

Marketing Management 2

BMA101; BMA102.

12

Compulsory

Compulsory

OPM200

Operations Management

BMA101; BMA102.

15

Compulsory

Compulsory

Year 2; Semester 2 (All modules at NQF Level 6)

ENT202

Entrepreneurship 2B

ENT201

15

Compulsory

Compulsory

HRM200

Human Resource Management 2

BMA101; BMA102.

12

Compulsory

Compulsory

ECO200

Economics for Managers

ECO101; ECO102

15

Compulsory

CMA200

Cost and Management Accounting

QMB100; PAF100

15

Compulsory

MIT200

Management of Innovation & Technology

ENT201

12

Compulsory

BLW200

Business Law

BMA101; BMA102.

12

Elective

Elective

TAX200

Taxation

QMB100; PAF100

12

Elective

Elective

IMA200

Investment Management Administration 2

FIN200

12

Elective

Elective

PMA200

Project Management

BMA101; BMA102.

12

Elective

Elective

ERM200

Enterprise Risk Management

BMA101; BMA102.

12

Elective

Elective

DMA200

Digital Marketing

MKT200

12

Elective

Year 3

The guiding question for Year Three is:

“What is My work?”

Year 3; Semester 1 (All modules at NQF Level 7)

ENT300

Entrepreneurship 3

ENT202

15

Compulsory

Compulsory

SLD300

Strategic Leadership

TLD200

15

Compulsory

Elective

SMA300

Strategic Management

ENT202

15

Compulsory

Compulsory

RTM300

Retail Management 3

MKT200

15

Compulsory

Elective

COF300

Corporate Finance

FIN200

15

Elective

Compulsory

IMA300

Investment Management Administration 3

IMA200

15

Elective

Compulsory

IBU300

International Business

ENT202

15

Elective

Elective

Year 3; Semester 2* (NQF Level 7)

IPJ300

Individual Practical Industry Project

All modules

60

Compulsory

Compulsory

  • Applicants must have a National Senior Certificate pass with degree endorsement (or equivalent) and
  • A minimum of 24 Points on the TSIBA Points System (TPS);
  • Higher Certificate in Business Administration or equivalent

Applications for Academic Year 2023 are open.

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 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 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. This is why we are an institution not for profit. 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.

FEES CALCULATOR

Admission requirements and selection criteria

  • Applicants must have a National Senior Certificate pass with degree endorsement (or equivalent) and
  • A minimum of 24 Points on the TSIBA Points System (TPS);
  • Higher Certificate in Business Administration or equivalent



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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