BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)

  • Provides an overview of management practice in a national and international context
  • Develops a conceptual understanding of management issues

3 Years
NQF Level 7
360 credits
Supported distance learning

About BBA (Bachelor in Business Administration)

The Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) from MANCOSA is an undergraduate qualification that provides an overview of management practice in a national and international context. The BBA develops a conceptual understanding of management issues, theories and approaches for making a career in management.

The coursework of the BBA is designed to provide the students with knowledge and skills to apply the principles and practices and management in a real work context. A secondary purpose of the BBA is to provide a convenient and appropriate avenue into business administration studies and eventually gain full employment for students coming straight out of school.

Students are able to understand and develop unique leadership qualities required to successfully manage a business. The programme is also designed to produce up-to-date, assertive, and effective executives for business and other organisations and prepares students for further studies. The programme covers a variety of business and management principles.


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Who Should Attend

BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)

  • School leavers and those aspiring to pursue a career in business and management.
  • Persons occupying or intending to occupy junior and middle management positions in private and public businesses.
  • Owners or managers of small businesses.
  • Entrepreneur wishing to start their own business.

Career Opportunities

BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)

  • General Manager
  • Public Service Administrator
  • Functional Manager
  • Entrepreneur

Entry Requirements

3 Main 1 Sub / 2 Main 2 Sub / 3 Main (LGCE)


A combination of Knowledge Check Questions
(KCQs), assignments & examinations. (Year 1 –
only KCQs and Examinations)

Programme Structure

Duration: 3 years

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Economics 1A
  • End User Computing
  • Business Mathematics

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Functional Areas of Management
  • Economics 1B
  • Business Communication
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Organisational Leadership
  • Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
  • Business and Society
  • Management Accounting

Semester 2

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses
  • Marketing
  • Information Systems
  • Business Statistics

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Financial Planning and Control
  • Global Business and Strategy
  • Ethics and Conflict
  • Organisational Diversity

Semester 2

  • Project Management
  • Operations Management for Sustainability
  • The Business Environment and Ethics
  • Strategic Management Practices

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA), the student should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the function and practice of management.
  • Identify and solve business related problems creatively and critically.
  • Apply knowledge and skills in a multi-disciplinary way using management concepts, models, theories, principles and research methods.
  • Demonstrate in depth knowledge and insight of the economic and business environments.
  • Apply critical thinking to the research, analysis, and resolution of business problems.
  • Recognise ethical, legal, and social consideration in complex business situations.
  • Understand the global, economic, ethical and legal environments of contemporary business.
  • Identify and practice the leadership and motivational traits and qualities necessary to accomplish organisational goals.

Student Support

The BBA is delivered through online learning and digital support.

The guide includes:

  • Compulsory readings
  • Self-study activities
  • Tutorial Letters
  • Assessment Exercises

In addition, students have access to:

  • Online Journals
  • Past examination papers
  • Supplementary learning materials available

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