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BSc (Hons) in Business Management


The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business Management is targeted at those wishing to build a career in management, mainly in the profit-driven sectors. The programme carefully combines theoretical and practical learning through pedagogical approaches and work-related learning to ensure the production of graduates with both the knowledge and the skills to succeed in the cutthroat business sectors of Botswana and elsewhere.

Programme details: The programme consists of core (required) and elective modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student.

Core Modules

  • B5-BM1-13 Business Management 1 (20)
  • D5-CS1-17 Communications and Study Skills 1 (10)
  • C5-ICO-11 Introduction to Computers (20)
  • B5-BS1-17   Business Mathematics and Statistics 1 (10)
  • B5-BM2-13   Business Management 2 (20)
  • B5-LAB-13   Legal Aspects of Business (20)
  • B5-MIE-17   Micro Economics (10)
  • B5-BS2-17   Business Mathematics and Statistics 2 (10)
  • D5-CS2-17   Communications and Study Skills 2 (10)
  • B6-MAE-17   Macro Economics (10)
  • B6-OBE-13   Organisational Behaviour (20)
  • A5-IFA-13   Introduction to Financial Accounting (20)
  • A6-FMA-13   Fundamentals of Management Accounting (20)
  • B6-MKT-13   Marketing Management (20)
  • B6-SBM-17   Small Business Management (20)
  • B7-FFM-17   Fundamentals of Financial Management (20)
  • B7-OPM-13   Operations Management (20)
  • B7-CFI-13   Corporate Finance (20)
  • B7-EBS-13   E-Business (20)
  • B7-PPR-13   Professional Practice in Business (60)
  • B8-BRM-13   Business Research Methods (20)
  • B8-STM-13   Strategic Management(20)
  • B8-ENT-13   Essentials of Entrepreneurship (20)
  • B8-PRO-13   Project in Business (40)

Elective Modules

  • Select one from the following:
    • B7-CGV-13: Corporate Governance (20)
    • B7-SMK-13: Strategic Marketing (20)
  • Select one from the following:
    • B7-PRM-13: Project Management (20)
    • B7-CHM-13: Change Management (20)
  • Select one from the following:
    • B8-HRM-13: Human Resources Management (20)
    • B8-IEM-13: Import and Export Management (20)

Recommended full-time study path (41/2 years)

Year

Semester

Module code

Module name

Credits

1

1st semester

B5-BM1-13   

Business Management 1

20

D5-CS1-17   

Communications and Study Skills 1

10

C5-ICO-11   

Introduction to Computers

20

B5-BS1-17   

Business Mathematics and Statistics 1

10

2nd semester

B5-BM2-13   

Business Management 2

20

B5-LAB-13   

Legal Aspects of Business

20

B5-MIE-17   

Micro Economics

10

B5-BS2-17   

Business Mathematics and Statistics 2

10

2

3rd semester

D5-CS2-17   

Communications and Study Skills 2

10

B6-MAE-17   

Macro Economics

10

B6-OBE-13   

Organisational Behaviour

20

A5-IFA-13   

Introduction to Financial Accounting

20

4th Semester

A6-FMA-13   

Fundamentals of Management Accounting

20

B6-MKT-13   

Marketing Management

20

B6-SBM-17   

Small Business Management

20

3

5th Semester

B7-FFM-17   

Fundamentals of Financial Management

20

B7-OPM-13   

Operations Management

20

Select any one from the following:

20

 B7 - CGV - 13

Corporate Governance 

20

B7 - SMK - 13

Strategic Marketing

6th Semester

B7-CFI-13   

Corporate Finance

20

B7-EBS-13   

E-Business

20

Select any one from the following:

B7 - PRM - 13

 Project Management 

20

B7 - CHM - 13

Change Management 

20

7th Semester

B7-PPR-13   

Professional Practice in Business

60

4

8th Semester

B8-BRM-13   

Business Research Methods

20

B8-STM-13   

Strategic Management

20

Select any one from the following:

B8 - HRM - 13

Human Resources Management

20

B8 - IEM - 13

Import and Export Management 

20

9th Semester

B8-ENT-13   

Essentials of Entrepreneurship

20

B8-PRO-13   

Project in Business

40

Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have successfully completed secondary schooling. The typical entry requirement is NSSC, BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary school qualification. NSSC, BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) candidates are required to achieve a minimum grade of ā€˜Dā€™ in five subjects.

2) The applicant should have passed in a minimum of five NSSC, BGCSE, LGCSE or equivalent subjects including English and Mathematics with a minimum of a C in Mathematics.

3) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field may be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency.

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