BSc (Hons) in Business Management

Mode of Study

Campus Learning

Distance Learning

 

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

  • C5-ICO-13: Introduction to Computers (20)
  • B5-BM1-13: Business Management 1 (20)
  • B5-BS1-17: Business Mathematics and Statistics 1 (10)
  • D5-CS1-17: Communication & Study Skills 1 (10)
  • B5-BM2-13: Business Management 2 (20)
  • B5-LAB-13-Legal Aspects of Business (20)
  • B5-MIE-17: Microeconomics (10)
  • D5-CS2-17: Communication & Study Skills 2 (10)
  • A5-IFA-13: Introduction to Financial Accounting (20)
  • B6-MAE-17: Macroeconomics (10)
  • B6-OBE-13: Organisational Behaviour (20)
  • A6-FMA-13: Fundamentals of Management Accounting (20)
  • B6-MKT-17: Marketing Management (20)
  • B6-SBM-13: Small Business Management (20)
  • B5-BS2-17-Business Mathematics & Statistics 2 (10)
  • B7-OPM-13: Operations Management (20)
  • B7-FFM-13: Fundamentals of Financial Management (20)
  • B7-CF1-13: Corporate Finance (20)
  • B7-EBS-13: E-Business (20)
  • B7-PPB-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 (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 (4½ years):

Year Sem. Module Credits
Year 1  Sem 1 C5-ICO-13: Introduction to Computers 20
B5-BM1-13: Business Management 1 20
B5-BS1-13: Business Mathematics and Statistics 1 10
D5-CS1-17: Communication & Study Skills 1 10
Sem 2 B5-BM2-13: Business Management 2 20
B5-LAB-13: Legal Aspects of Business 20
D5-CS2-17: Communication & Study Skills 2 10
B5-MIE-17: Microeconomics  10
Year 2 Sem 3 A5-IFA-13: Introduction to Financial Accounting 20
B6-MAE-17: Macroeconomics 10
B6- OBE-13: Organisational Behaviour 20
Sem 4 A6-FMA-13: Fundamentals of Management Accounting 20
B6-MKT-17: Marketing Management 20
B6-SBM-13: Small Business Management 20
B5-BS2-17-Business Mathematics & Statistics 2 10
Year 3 Sem 5 B7-OPM-13: Operations Management 20
B7-FFM-13: Fundamentals of Financial Management 20
Elective Modules (any two)  
B7-CGV-13: Corporate Governance 20
B7-SMK-13: Strategic Marketing 20
Sem 6 B7-CF1-13: Corporate Finance 20
B7-EBS-13: E-Business 20
Elective Modules (any one)  
B7-PRM-13: Project Management 20
B7-CHM-13: Change Management 20
Int Sem 7 B7-PPB-13: Professional Practice in Business  60
Year 4 Sem 8 B8-BRM-13: Business Research Methods 20
B8-STM-13: Strategic Management 20
Elective Modules (any two)  
B8-HRM-13: Human Resources Management 20
B8-IEM-13: Import and Export Management 20
Sem 9 B8 - ENT - 13: Essentials of Entrepreneurship  20
B8 - PRO - 13: Project 40
 
 

Admissions Criteria

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

2) The applicant should have passed in a minimum of five 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.

4) For enquiries and more information please visit our website: www.bothouniversity.com

 

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