TSIBA Entry requirements: what you need to know before you apply

TSIBA is education institution in Africa and here we have discussed about TSIBA Entry requirements (Eligibility) for undergraduate courses, PhD courses, postgraduate courses, Masters and research degrees. All our courses have course-specific entry requirements. Before you apply, check that you meet the entry requirements for the course you are interested in.

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TSIBA Entry requirements (Eligibility) 2023/2024 academic year!

A unique degree for the future of business leadership, today

Purpose of the BBA

The BBA is designed with two main goals in mind; (i) to prepare students for future careers in a broad range of management or administration roles in any sector or industry and (ii) to prepare students for postgraduate studies in business or management education.

The TSIBA BBA curriculum uniquely bears a strong experiential learning orientation, which aims to prepare students not just to qualify as job-seekers, but potential job creators in their own rights. We, therefore, encourage our students to constantly test the knowledge and skills acquired in the course of their studies against current and emerging realities in the world of work.

Exit Level Outcome

  • Efficiently analyse, resolve and articulate solutions to a wide range of fairly complex management issues
  • Confidently contribute as member or leader, in a range of team management and leadership roles across organisational functions and type
  • Effectively promote the entrepreneurial spirit in any organisational context
  • Demonstrate specialised competencies in the disciplinary areas of specialisation
  • Effectively contribute to the advancement of responsible management practices and active citizenship
  • Confidently pursue higher studies in business or management education.

Fees

The TSIBA Fees Calculator will indicate whether you will study on a Full, Tier 1 or Tier 2 Partial Scholarship. Please enter your financial and academic details into the calculator for this information.

Application fee – Please note that a non-refundable application fee of R100 is payable to process your application after applying. TSIBA will be in communication with applicants regarding this application fee.

Minimum Initial Payment – On acceptance to TSIBA a non-refundable Minimum Initial Payment (MIP) of R500 will become payable. TSIBA will be in communication with you regarding this minimum initial payment.

PROGRAMME CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Year 1

The guiding question for Year One is:

“What is success?”

Classroom activities focus on students’ capacity to implement projects successfully and develop the competencies of continuous learning, collaboration, networking, creativity, and independence.

Year 1; Semester 1 (All modules at NQF Level 5)

Code Module Credits
QMB100 Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business 12   Compulsory
ECO101 Introduction to Microeconomics 15   Compulsory
BCL100 Business Communication and information literacy 12   Compulsory
DIL100 Digital Literacy 12   Compulsory
BMA101 Business Management 1A 15   Compulsory

 

Year 1; Semester 2 (All modules at NQF Level 5)

PAF100 Principles of Accounting and Finance 12   Compulsory
ECO102 Introduction to Macroeconomics 15   Compulsory
BMA102 Business Management 1B 15   Compulsory
PDL100 Personal Development and Leadership 12   Compulsory

 

Year 2

The guiding question for Year Two is:

How do I add value?”

Students are expected to display higher order thinking skills such as discernment, systems awareness, curiosity and the ability to deal with complexity.

The revised (2023) BBA curriculum offers two learning streams or areas of specialisation, namely, Entrepreneurial Leadership (EL) and Entrepreneurial Finance and Investment Administration (EFIA). At the core of both streams is the progressive development of competencies in entrepreneurship and essential functional and general management courses. Additionally, EL students concentrate on leadership development while those specialising in EFIA concentrate in Finance, investment management, and related courses. Several electives allow students to tailor their personal learning journeys within these two broad streams depending on their career aspirations.

Code Module  Pre- requisite/s Credits Entrepreneurial Leadership

(375 Credits)

Entrepreneurial Finance & Investment

(381 Credits)

Year 2; Semester 1 (All modules at NQF Level 6)
ENT201 Entrepreneurship 2A BMA101; BMA102. 15 Compulsory Compulsory
TLD200 Team Leadership PDL100 12 Compulsory Elective
FIN200 Financial Management 2 QMB100; PAF100 15 Compulsory Compulsory
MKT200 Marketing Management 2 BMA101; BMA102. 12 Compulsory Compulsory
OPM200 Operations Management BMA101; BMA102. 15 Compulsory Compulsory
Year 2; Semester 2 (All modules at NQF Level 6)
ENT202 Entrepreneurship 2B ENT201 15 Compulsory Compulsory
HRM200 Human Resource Management 2 BMA101; BMA102. 12 Compulsory Compulsory
ECO200 Economics for Managers ECO101; ECO102 15 Compulsory
CMA200 Cost and Management Accounting QMB100; PAF100 15 Compulsory
MIT200 Management of Innovation & Technology ENT201 12 Compulsory
BLW200 Business Law BMA101; BMA102. 12 Elective Elective
TAX200 Taxation QMB100; PAF100 12 Elective Elective
IMA200 Investment Management Administration 2 FIN200 12 Elective Elective
PMA200 Project Management BMA101; BMA102. 12 Elective Elective
ERM200 Enterprise Risk Management BMA101; BMA102. 12 Elective Elective
DMA200 Digital Marketing MKT200 12 Elective
Year 3

The guiding question for Year Three is:

“What is My work?”

Year 3; Semester 1 (All modules at NQF Level 7)
ENT300 Entrepreneurship 3 ENT202 15 Compulsory Compulsory
SLD300 Strategic Leadership TLD200 15 Compulsory Elective
SMA300 Strategic Management ENT202 15 Compulsory Compulsory
RTM300 Retail Management 3 MKT200 15 Compulsory Elective
COF300 Corporate Finance FIN200 15 Elective Compulsory
IMA300 Investment Management Administration 3 IMA200 15 Elective Compulsory
IBU300 International Business ENT202 15 Elective Elective
Year 3; Semester 2* (NQF Level 7)
IPJ300 Individual Practical Industry Project All modules 60 Compulsory Compulsory

TSIBA Point System (TPS)

Points are based on the best 7 subjects, including English, an additional language and Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.

Applicants who are 23 years or older, with significant work experience and alternative education/training in business administration/management may apply for admission via recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Opportunities for RPL admission are limited to 10% of any cohort and dependent on the applicant’s demonstrated capacity to cope with the demands of the BBA curriculum.

Where the number of applications exceeds planned enrollment, applicants will be ranked according to TPS Points achieved.

Entry into the Higher Certificate in Business Administration presents an opportunity to access tertiary education at a world-class business school at a campus equipped with the latest technology and infrastructure to enable your success.

PURPOSE

The Higher Certificate in Business Administration (HCBA) is a gateway qualification for careers and further studies in business administration and management. The qualification has a strong vocational orientation, which aims to embed selected disciplinary knowledge in an appropriate practical context. While the qualification might serve as a springboard for further studies for some, it can provide an opportunity to formalise and legitimise the practical experience of others, thus enabling meaningful career progression. True to the TSIBA ethos, the HCBA is underpinned by principles of responsible management education, which aims to produce productive individuals and responsible global citizens.

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES

  • Demonstrate and apply fundamental knowledge of business administration and management
  • Demonstrate and apply fundamental numeracy and literacy skills in business administration
  • Effectively manage personal and team goals in an organisational context
  • Efficiently utilise various tools and techniques of communication in an organisational context
  • Apply basic principles of economics, accounting and finance in an organisational context
  • Apply fundamental principles, tools and techniques of project management
  • Confidently pursue higher education studies in business administration and management

PROGRAMME CONTENT AND STRUCTURE


Semester One
Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business
This course provides students with the mathematical and related numeracy skills necessary for efficient decision-making in an entry-level management role. It also provides the knowledge base and foundational numeracy skills on which subsequent courses with quantitative orientation build. The course, therefore, emphasises the interpretation and application of mathematical principles and concepts within management contexts, as opposed to the mere performance of mathematical procedures.
Personal Development and Leadership
This course introduces students to the foundational principles and theories of personal leadership and development in the context of entrepreneurial organisations. Using immersive experiences – many of which are unique TSIBA traditions, students become more conscious of their own potential and development trajectories as a basis for continuous professional development.
Business Communication and information literacy
This course serves two core purposes. Firstly, to develop competencies for the correct use of the English language and communication devices in a variety of business contexts. Secondly, to explore the use of information management tools in learning, and work situations. The knowledge and skills gained in this module create the foundations for academic success and lifelong learning
Digital Literacy
This course aims to help develop students’ digital literacy in a range of areas in order to support their learning and to become better digital citizens. Students will be equipped with the competencies to efficiently and effectively utilise various information and communication technologies for educational and vocational purposes as well as for productive social engagement.
Introduction to Business and the Economy 
This course introduces students to the nature and importance of the business organisation as a functional unit in relation to the broader economy. Students gain contextual knowledge of the aims, structure and functioning of business organisations and how activities at organisational level impact, and are impacted by what happens in the broader context of the South African economy.
Introduction to Human Resource Management
This course introduces students to the essential principles and practices of human resource management, with pertinent applications in the context of entrepreneurial businesses. Students also gain exposure to the core provisions and applications of legislation impacting labour relations in South Africa. The course aims to develop essential human skills necessary for entry-level management roles.
Principles of Accounting and Finance
The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the basic principles and techniques of accounting and finance as well as their application to different business entities. The module emphasises the process of recording business events and analysing them through the application of specific financial accounting principles.
Semester 2
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
This course provides a concise approach to inducting students to a journey of developing entrepreneurial mindsets, attitudes and behaviours. Students are introduced to entrepreneurship as a knowledge discipline and practice. They learn how to develop and implement business ideas. The module places a strong emphasis on developing competencies that promote effective entrepreneurial behaviours.
Fundamentals of Project Management
In an increasingly agile business environment, project management has emerged as a key managerial competency. This course aims to introduce students to the nature, principles, tools and techniques of project management. It focuses on the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to achieve core goals of project management, namely, a balanced optimisation of project scope, cost, time and quality outcomes.
Introduction to Business Law
The purpose of this module is to introduce business administration students to the principles and legal framework impacting  commercial law within a South African context. Students will gain insights to the fundamental requirements for valid contracts and develop skills necessary for the basic interpretation and analysis of different forms of contracts that are central to the administration of a business enterprise. The course also encourages students to move beyond legal requirements, to an appreciation of the questions of morality and ethical responsibility as requirements for good corporate governance.
Fundamentals of Marketing Management
The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the basic foundations of marketing management within the business context. Students learn how to analyse the marketing environment of business and how to develop marketing plans that respond to the needs of the market. Additionally, students are introduced to the discipline and practice of digital marketing, as a means of using technological advancements to improve the marketing effort.
Introduction to Business and the Economy 
This course introduces students to the nature and importance of the business organisation as a functional unit in relation to the broader economy. Students gain contextual knowledge of the aims, structure and functioning of business organisations and how activities at organisational level impact, and are impacted by what happens in the broader context of the South African economy.

TSIBA Entry requirements (Eligibility)

Important: Please contact or visit the official website of TSIBA for detailed information at https://www.tsiba.ac.za/ .