Higher Certificate in Business Administration - Part Time

Step up to a Business Degree with the TSIBA HCBA

NQF level 5 | 132 credits | SAQA ID 84186
Duration Part-time: 2 years
Programme Convenor: Mr Jakubose Sibanda
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TSIBA will offer candidates the opportunity to study toward the HCBA part-time. The part-time HCBA programme will commence over two years.


The part-time HCBA is aimed at people seeking further accredited business education while working, employed, between employment, or wishing to gain entrepreneurship skills and knowledge. . The programme is run after-hours between Monday and Thursday, and on Saturday mornings, with face-to-face and online classes. Students are strongly encouraged to own their computing devices and to have stable internet access, although resources such as a computer lab and wifi are available at the TSIBA campus.

Programme Content and Structure

Semester 1

DIL-100 Digital Literacy (*)

PDL-100 Personal Development and Leadership (*)

BCL-100 Business Communication and information literacy (*)

Semester 2

ENT-100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

IBE-100 Introduction to Business and the Economy

IBL-100 Introduction to Business Law


Semester 3

QMB-100 Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business (*)

MKT-100 Fundamentals of Marketing Management

PAF-100 Principles of Accounting and Finance (*)

Semester 4

HRM-100 Introduction to Human Resource Management

FPM-100 Fundamentals of Project Management


Entry Requirements

Ambitious students interested in this programme will need:

A National Senior Certificate pass with Higher Certificate endorsement (or equivalent); and

A minimum of 18 Points on the TSIBA Points System (TPS)


Programme Start

February 2024

Duration Part-time: 2 years



Programme Accreditation

The TSIBA Higher Certificate in Business Administration is accredited at:

  • NQF level 5,
  • SAQA registered with the ID Number 84186 and
  • 132 credits
TSIBA Point System

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