Bachelor Of Business Administration (BBA)


Management Studies focuses on the provision of educational opportunities to equip candidates for careers in the field of commerce and industry. A wide theoretical training and sound foundation in the principles of Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management and Public Administration are provided. The undergraduate degree courses offered are specially designed to develop in candidates an innovative and entrepreneurial outlook as well as an adaptability of mind that will enable them, after a brief period of practical experience, to become eligible for responsible managerial positions (in the private and/or public sectors) or, if desired, self-employment


There is a great demand for commerce related skills and competencies in the African, in particular the Southern African region work environment, given the rapid pace of globalisation and regional integration. This qualification is designed to cater for students who have matriculated and would like to study in the evening due to work commitments and those who have completed the Certificate of Business Administration, wishing to pursue a formal qualification in Business Administration. The after-hours offering makes it possible for those in employ to acquire a qualification to enable them to be more effective in the workplace. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree programme articulates into the Postgraduate Diplomas, thereby providing an alternate access route to Master’s and PhD studies.


3 years

Entry Requirements

✤ NSC Degree with a minimum of 26 NSC points (excluding Life Orientation)

  • Level 3 Mathematics
  • Level 4 English (home or first additional language)
  • Level 4 Life Orientation or equivalent

✤ UKZN-UEL Certificate in Public Administration or equivalent School approved qualification with minimum

  • been awarded the UKZN Certificate in Business Administration or an equivalent qualification as approved by the School; and
  • achieved for the Certificate, or equivalent qualification, a weighted average of at least 60% as well as a final mark of at least 55% for the Introduction to Management Science module (CBAP0MS) or equivalent Mathematics module as approved by the School.


Semster 1
  • Business Management BBAP1M1
  • Economics 101 BBAP1E1
  • #Communication in Business 101 BBAP1CB or
  • *Basic isiZulu Language Studies A ZULN101
  • Management Science BBAP1MS
Semster 2
  • Business Accounting 112 BBAP112
  • Economics 102 BBAP1E2
  • Computing 102 BBAP1C2
  • Business Law 102 BBAP1BL
Semster 1
  • Human Resource Management BBAP2H1
  • Business Management 201 BBAP2M1
  • Business Accounting 211 BBAP211
  • Information Management 202 BBAP2IM
Semster 2
  • Human Resource Management 212 BBAP2H2
  • Marketing Management 202
  • Business Accounting 212 BBAP212
  • Supply Chain Management 202 BBAP2SC
Semster 1
  • Marketing Management 301
  • Business Management 311
  • Business Management 312
  • Human Resource Management 311
Semster 2
  • Supply Chain Management 302 BBAP3SM
  • Business Management 313 BBAP313
  • Business Management 314 BBAP314
  • Business Tax 313 BBAP3BT

# to be taken by students who have been exempted from an approved isiZulu module in terms of Rule BR9 in the Handbook

* an approved 16credit isiZulu module must be taken by students who have not been exempted, in order to comply with Rule BR9 in the Handbook.

Career Opportunities

Marketing and Supply Chain Management: Lecturer, Product manager, Brand manager, Social media marketing manager, Researcher, Marketing representative, Sales representative, Business analyst, Customer relationship manager, Advertising, Public relations manager, Retailer manager, Product manager, Brand manager, Social media marketing manager, Researcher, Marketing representative, Sales representative, Customer relationship manager, Advertising, Public relations manager, Retailer manager, General Manager, Business Advisor, Logistics Manager

Information Systems & Technology: Lecturer, Business Analyst, Software Architect, Software Engineer, Enterprise Resource Planning Specialist, Project Manager, IS/IT Auditor, Systems Analyst, Information Architect, Researcher

Human Resource Management: Lecturer, Human Resource Consultant, Labour Relations Consultant, Human Resource Manager, Researcher

Management and Entrepreneurship: Lecturer, Entrepreneur, Management Consultant, Public Relations Manager, Researcher, General Manager

Other careers: Financial Manager, Economist, Econometrician, Trader, Broker, Public Manager, Municipal Manager

Closing date for applications

30 September


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