What is a BAdmin?


which qualification is bestShort for Bachelor of Administration, the BAdmin degree is an undergraduate qualification that focuses on management and administration. It is often applied to the public sector, but graduates can look forward to a diverse range of prospects that include commercial enterprises and entrepreneurship.

REGENT Business School offers undergraduates the chance to obtain a BAdmin qualification through our innovative distance learning university, with a full, exciting course that spans across three years. To help you learn more about this qualification, we have put together a mini guide on what you can expect if you pursue this study option.

Everything You Need to Know About BAdmin Degrees in South Africa

Prerequisite: National senior certificate with minimum Bachelor’s Degree admission or relevant NQF4 qualification or equivalent; ‘A’ or ‘O’ level certificates

Components: 3 years (2 semesters per year; 4 modules per semester)

On completion of this qualification, graduates will be armed with a range of skills that will help them better understand the role of administration within the private and public sectors.

  • Learned theory will be translated into practical realities.
  • Public administration and development management challenges will be identified, with graduates learning how to contribute towards the solving of such challenges.
  • Ethical and professional standards in the workplace will be promoted.
  • Graduates will learn how to remain objective when managing public affairs.
  • Political, social and economics environments will be better understood within the application of public administration and management.
  • Graduates will learn how to effectively consult with stakeholders as part of a management team within the public sector environment.
  • Graduates will learn how to evaluate public management related information.
  • They will also learn how to communicate public management related issues.
  • Graduates will learn how to demonstrate understanding of the world as a set of related systems and learn that public management challenges do not exist in isolation.

Subjects within a BAdmin course include the following:

  • Public administration
  • Local government
  • Microeconomics
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Public sector accounting
  • Ethics in the public sector
  • Public law
  • Public sector supply chain management
  • Labour Law
  • Research in the Public Sector
  • Public sector budgeting
  • Disaster Management
  • Political Science

Interested in this course? View our course guide to the BAdmin degree in South Africa to find out more about the course.