Bachelor of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business Administration is designed to provide students with elemental and advanced business skills needed to become well-developed entrepreneurial business administrators.

3 years
NQF Level 7
360 credits

Course Overview

Do you see yourself in a management position within the lucrative, exciting, and fast-moving business world?

Does the idea of running day-to-day operations and being leaders at small or large corporations excite you?

Our future-focused Bachelor of Business Administration course gives students the ideal opportunity to learn everything they need to know about running a business effectively to achieve maximum success.

This course provides students with an all-around, well-developed entrepreneurial business administrator mindset and the necessary skills they need to thrive within private and public business environments.

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  • Teaches students to view businesses from a fresh and original perspective so they can effectively manage executive-level operations.
  • Provide students with fundamental business skills to support the management of other business areas. 
  • Equips students with essential communication skills so they can be great leaders. 
  • Trains scholars to administer the execution of operations to achieve maximum business efficiency and profitability. 
  • Gives students the expertise to conduct financial administrative, planning, and reporting processes. 
  • Teaches students how to provide actionable advice to a business regarding human resource management, labour relations, and employee training. 
  • Provides scholars with an understanding of international business best practices. 
  • Teaches students to be sensitive to moral and social responsibility issues, as this can severely impact business administration. 
  • Course details

    The Bachelor of Business Administration is a three-year distance learning programme with a highly student-focused approach. It aims to allow students with diverse needs to study while working full-time.

    After registration, all students will receive a complete study pack for their course and will have ongoing lecturer access and support via phone or email.

    Students can choose between two course delivery options:

    Option 1: Distance learning

    This option is perfect for students who want to work on their own. Modules for the distant learning option incorporate workshops, case-study analysis, and self-directed reading. Every semester, the Distance Learning option hosts optional workshops over two weekends. This allows students to communicate and interact with their professors and classmates in real-world situations.

    (Workshops are held in areas with a sufficient amount of demand.)

    Option 2: Rich-distance learning

    This option is best for students who value frequent contact with lecturers and classmates but who also like the idea of independent study. Students who choose the rich-distance learning option will engage in formal classroom interactions with instructors and other students (on an online platform).

    Rich-distance learning is a fantastic option for those who want to experience the “traditional” manner of studying but at a much-reduced cost.

    Course structure and modules

    Year 1

     Semester 1

    • Business Administration 101
    • Business Process Management 101
    • Business Communication 101
    • Fundamentals of Information Technology 101

    Semester 2

    • Business Administration 102
    • Financial Administration 102
    • Operations Management Practices 102
    • Business Mathematics 102

    Year 2

    Semester 1

    • Business Administration 201
    • Financial Planning and Reporting 201
    • Business Statistics 201
    • Legal and Commercial Practice 201

    Semester 2

    • Business Administration 202
    • Business Information Systems 202
    • Human Resources Management, Labour
      Relations and Organisational Development
      Practices 202
    • Risk Management 202

    Year 3

    Semester 1

    • Business Administration 301
    • Enterprise Resource Planning 301
    • Marketing Administration 301
    • Ethics and Corporate Governance 301

    Semester 2

    • Business Administration 302
    • Supply Chain Administration 302
    • International Business Best Practices 302
    • Project Management Practice 302


    Upon successful completion of this course, students will have learned the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue the following careers: 

    • Accountant
    • Business Consultant
    • Business Manager
    • Buyer or Purchasing Agent
    • Compensation and Benefits Analyst
    • Financial Analyst
    • General Business Administrator
    • Human Resources Specialist
    • Insurance Underwriter
    • International Business Specialist
    • Labour Relations Specialist
    • Loan Officer
    • Logistician
    • Marketer
    • Market Research Analyst
    • Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner
    • Municipal Manager
    • Office Manager
    • Procurement Officer
    • Project Manager
    • Real Estate Appraiser
    • Sales Manager
    • Training and Development Specialist

    Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration

    To enrol in the Bachelor of Business Administration, applicants must have one of the following: 

    • A national senior certificate with minimum Bachelor’s Degree admission
    • A relevant NQF Level 4 qualification OR equivalent (‘A’ or ‘O’ level certificates) 

    Applicants who do not meet the requirements but have the necessary work experience can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as an alternative admission to the course. These admissions are based on the applicant’s prior studies, work, management experience, and age. 

    All submissions are subject to the approval of the RBS Selection Committee.

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