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Bachelor of Science in Safety, Health and Environmental Management

This programme will equip students with skills that will empower and capacitate them with abilities to penetrate the industrial market and atmospheres, they can engage in safety, health, and environmental consultancy as well as work as Safety, Health, and Environmental officers and managers. Additionally, the graduates may acquire positions as Environmental Policy analysts as well as OHS trainers, inspectors, practitioners, and assessors. In academic progression, this qualification may work as a baseline entry qualification into various fields of vertical progression towards postgraduate qualifications like Environmental Management, Risk and Safety Management, Public Policy and Health and any other relevant field as may be fit.

Admissions Criteria

  • BGCSE/equivalent with 5 Passes including English, Mathematics/Statistics and Science.

Graduates of this programme can:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts of Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Management
  • Conduct accident/incident investigations
  • Critically and comprehensively analyse Safety, Health, and Environmental risks at the workplace and external environments
  • Develop practical, sustainable, cost- effective, and environmentally friendly solutions and alternatives in addressing challenges on safety, health, and environmental management at the workplace and beyond
  • Formulate programs with a mandate to drive environmental sustainability for safe, sustainable and healthy human capital
  • Investigate the effects of exposures to occupational health, safety and environmental stressors
  • Engage in academic debates and research forums on issues addressing Safety, Health and Environmental Management

Career Prospects

  • Safety, Health and Environment Representatives
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management Consultants
  • Safety, Health and Environment Managers and officers
  • Safety, Health and Environment Policy Analyst and Developers
  • Safety, Health and Environment Officers
  • Environmental Officers
  • Environmental Managers
  • Risk Control Officers
  • Risk Control Managers
  • Loss Control Officers
  • Loss Control Managers
  • Safety Officers
  • Safety Managers
  • Safety Auditors
  • Trainers in Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • Administrators in Occupational Health and Safety and related fields
  • Human Resources officers in Occupational Health and Safety and related fields
  • Industrial and Environmental Assessors
  • Safety Health Assessors
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Inspector
  • Health and Safety Practitioner
  • Lecturer / Academic Officer
  • Environmental Control/Protection Officer
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Officer/Specialist
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management Researcher

Skills Developed

  • Communication skills
  • Strong personal and people skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Energetic and an intense desire to learn
  • Enthusiasm and dedication
  • Critical thinking skills

Bachelor of Science in Data Science

This programme is concerned with extracting intelligence from data. This is done by applying cutting-edge techniques from Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science. The techniques used to understand the modern abundance of data are at the intersection of computing and mathematics, including statistics and machine learning, and there is a high demand in the industry. Furthermore, the qualification will aid in making data-driven decisions in the bid to attain Sustainable Environment and Sustainable Economic Development.

Admissions Criteria

  • BGCSE/equivalent with 5 Passes including including English and Mathematics.
  • Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field may be given exemptions based on the credit point
    equivalency.

Graduates of this programme can

  • Apply data-driven models in various fields like finance, biology, health, education, agriculture, and many other fields
  • Communicate in technical and non-technical terms concepts of Data Science in different sectors of the economy
  • Develop new data processing models
  • Apply developed models to various problems
  • Develop multiple programming languages used for expressing solutions
  • Safeguard the ethical use of data in all aspects of their profession
  • Work effectively in a team
  • Communicate effectively
  • Develop research skills
  • Develop entrepreneurial skills
  • Develop new businesses ideas and help improve existing ones
  • Develop and implement corporate governance guidelines for financial institutions

Career Prospects

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Mining Engineer
  • Data Architect
  • Data Scientist
  • Senior Data Scientist
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Machine Learning Scientist
  • Clinical Data Managers

Skills Developed

  • Statistical analysis and computing
  • Machine learning
  • Deep learning
  • Processing large data sets
  • Data visualisation
  • Highly organised and effective decision making
  • Data wrangling
  • Mathematics
  • Programming

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

This programme covers a combination of healthcare, information technology, and data management courses. Students learn how to effectively manage healthcare data, utilise technology in healthcare settings, and ensure the security and accuracy of health information. It also prepares students for careers in healthcare IT, health data analysis, electronic health records management, and other related fields.

Admissions Criteria

  • BGCSE/equivalent with 5 Passes including English, Mathematics/Statistics and Science

Graduates of this programme can:

  • Be equipped to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare delivery
  • Health Informatics focuses on the development, maintenance, and use of technology and data
  • Be able to set up and implement sustainable technologies that will streamline administrative and clinical service delivery
  • Perform data utilization, data analytics, and knowledge of technologies that improve patient care delivery

Career Prospects

  • Clinical Informatician
  • Pharmacy or Nutrition Informatician
  • Health Informatics Analyst
  • Medical Information Officer
  • Health Informatics Consultant
  • Health Informatics Officer
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Electronic Medical Record Keeper
  • Healthcare IT Project Manager
  • Data Managers
  • Health Mobile technology developers/Scientists
  • Quality Analysts in Research Centers
  • Health Information Managers
  • Health Insurance Firms / Managers
  • Electronic Medical Records Specialist
  • Healthcare Systems Analyst
  • Hospital Front Desk

Skills Developed

  • Data security
  • Programming
  • Health information Systems
  • Health care systems
  • Data analytics
  • Strategic management

Bachelor of Education in Primary Education (English Language and Mathematics)

The Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) programme offered at Botho University focuses on training and preparing learners for a range of valuable careers that require educational skills, competencies and knowledge needed by the learners to become the professionals that they aspire to be. The programme is designed for both pre-service and in-service teachers with specializations in English language and Mathematics. The programme is specifically designed to align with current policy initiatives regarding re-tooling and re-skilling teachers, as well as preparing fresh entrants into the teaching profession. With a bachelor’s degree in primary education, prospective graduates could secure good jobs in the education, social services, training, and research fields.

What we offer

The programme is offered through blended and distance learning modes with the use of modern technology provided by Botho University. The programme will give learners the opportunity to:

  • Learn through the distance and blended modes with a team of qualified and dedicated staff members.
  • Master the art of student -centered learning and teaching using modern technologies.
  • Competently apply 21st century teaching and learning approaches.
  • Conduct action research into the areas of primary education with a focus in English language, Mathematics and Science.
  • Pursue continuous professional development in educational activities to expand their knowledge of professional practice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively assess learning.
  • Apply problem solving skills in the different areas of specializations of primary education.
  • Be eligible to register with professional bodies both at local and international levels.
  • Demonstrate understanding of effective pedagogical practices in primary education

Whom this course is for

The programme is offered through blended and distance learning modes with the use of modern technology provided by Botho University.

  • Passionate about children with a keenness to mould them into responsible members of society.
  • A good communicator with the relevant traits to thrive in this business such as patience, empathy and adaptability.
  • Have a strong foundation of knowledge and a good moral standing.

Career Prospects

  • Teachers of Basic Education
  • Remedial Teachers
  • Specialist Subject Teachers of Basic Education
  • Education Researchers
  • Curriculum Development and Evaluation Officers
  • Education Officers
  • Education Counselors
  • School Inspectors
  • Instructional Coordinators
  • Language Interpreters
  • Basic Education Policy Analysts
  • Basic Education Policy Developers
  • Basic Education Community Service Leaders

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Network Security and Computer Forensics

This programme equips students with a strong understanding of computer technology and networks as well as the skills and discipline required to protect these systems and data from malicious manipulation and attacks. With the acquired knowledge they can effectively address the rising need for cyber security in the corporate setting as technology continues to advance and get increasingly adapted in various processes.

Admissions Criteria

  • BGCSE/equivalent with 5 Passes.

Graduates of this programme can

  • Design and develop network architecture and ensure security of the network
  • Acquire knowledge of computer crime through forensic methods.
  • Process Legal requirement for collecting evidence.

Career Prospects

  • Information Technology
  • Computer Forensics Analysts
  • Vulnerability Security research engineer
  • Digital Forensics Examiner
  • Malware Media Forensics Analysts
  • Forensics Auditors
  • Network Security Specialists
  • Computer Crime Investigators or Security Analysts

Skills Developed

  • Networking Protocols
  • Network Architecture and Design
  • Routing and Switching
  • Network Security
  • Wireless Networking
  • Network Management and Monitoring
  • Network Virtualisation
  • Cloud Computing and Networking
  • Network Troubleshooting
  • Cryptography
  • Operating Systems
  • Programming and Scripting
  • Project Management

Bachelor of Commerce in Risk Management

This programme provides basic, technical and advanced skills in risk management and insurance. It covers areas such as economics, information technology, accounting, research, risk management, insurance and management which are vital for the success of risk professionals. It develops the knowledge, skills and competencies of risk practitioners who would be employed anywhere in the world.

Admissions Criteria

  • BGCSE/equivalent with 5 Passes including English and Mathematics.
  • Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field may be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency.

Graduates of this programme can

  • Discover, model and manage risk
  • Solve risk and insurance related problems
  • Develop corporate governance models
  • Research on existing problems and develop solutions
  • Develop business continuity plans
  • Identify and evaluate sources of finance
  • Appraise investment projects
  • Manage finances
  • Plan on taxation issues
  • Develop new and innovative ideas and start own enterprises
  • Manage property and related issues
  • Manage international business finance

Career Prospects

  • Chief Risk Officers / Takers
  • Underwriters
  • Financial Advisors
  • Educationist
  • Financial Risk Managers
  • Compliance and Governance Managers
  • Insurance Brokers / Insurance Adjusters
  • Investment Analysts
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Credit Analysts
  • Captive Insurers

Skills Developed

  • Financial management
  • Presentation
  • Research
  • Analytical
  • Critical thinking
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Problem solving
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Bachelor of Commerce in Investment and Banking

The programme is designed for prospective graduates seeking to develop business skills and competencies to start and grow small businesses and contribute to economic growth and the creation of sustainable job opportunities. Many big companies across the globe started small and grew into conglomerates. Hence, the key thrust of the programme is to develop business owners or managers capable of scaling up business
entities and transforming economies across the globe.

Admissions Criteria

  • BGCSE/equivalent with 5 Passes including English and Mathematics.
  • Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field may be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency.

Graduates of this programme can

  • Develop strategies that drive the operations of financial institution
  • Effectively communicate financial information and its implications on investment decisions
  • Advise on mergers and acquisitions
  • Manage financial risk and advise in international trade transactions
  • Develop and implement credit policies for financial institutions
  • Evaluate macro economic factors and give advice on their effect to financial institutions
  • Analyse and evaluate financial information
  • Manage investments and develop risk mitigation measures
  • Use research information to advise on policy options
  • Evaluate the long term profitability of investments and provide advise to investors
  • Develop new businesses ideas and help improve existing ones
  • Develop and implement corporate governance guidelines for financial institutions

Career Prospects

  • Investment
  • Banking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Accounting
  • Estate Administration
  • Taxation
  • Auditing
  • Corporate Governance
  • Stock Brokers
  • Market Analyst
  • Consultancy: Public and Private Sector

Skills Developed

  • An interest in the financial institutions and how they function
  • Willingness to work long hours
  • Excellent skills in excel
  • Good analytical skills, and the ability to see the big picture
  • Energetic and an intense desire to learn
  • Highly organised and effective decision making
  • Internet Savvy
  • Enthusiasm and dedication
  • Excellent mathematical skills
  • Good planning and organizational abilities
  • Strong personal and people skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Adaptability and flexibility

Bachelor of Commerce in Finance

The Bachelor of Commerce in Finance targets those wishing to enter the financial, commercial banking and investment sectors. The programme develops an understanding of finance with accounting practices and commerce. Opportunities are widely available with a multifaceted finance sector offering various positions catering to different skills and interests. The key to individual success is to research, locate and land the financial job that has the greatest compatibility with your skills and interests.

What we offer

As a student of Bachelor of Commerce in Finance you will:

  • Benefit from the holistic teaching approach that instils not just the knowledge but the practical skills that will be deployed throughout your career.
  • Leverage on opportunities to learn directly from peers and professionals in the industry through exchange programmes, internships and industrial training placements.
  • Graduate with an internationally recognized qualification from Botho University that will see you become a qualified and competitive professional in your respective industry.

Who is this course for?

Our course is a great fit if you’re:

  • Looking to establish your career in the accounting, finance, investment, or commercial banking sectors.
  • Have a keen attention to detail and possess an interest in banking systems.
  • Ready to gain an understanding in finances, taxation, business assets management, auditing and management of investment portfolios.

Career Prospects

  • Senior Finance Officer
  • Chief Finance Controller
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Finance Manager
  • Insurance Broker
  • Insurance Agent
  • Stockbroker
  • Finance Consultant
  • Mutual Fund Agent
  • Chief Loan Officer

* Important note: BCom in Finance will be offered from July 2022

Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management

This program is designed for students seeking to build a career in management, primarily in profit driven sectors. It carefully combines theoretical and practical teaching as part of its training approach, while incorporating work-related learning to ensure the production of graduates with both the knowledge and skills to succeed in the competitive business sector worldwide.

Admission criteria

  • BGCSE/equivalent with of 5 Passes including English and Mathematics.
  • Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field may be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency.

Graduates of this programme can

  • Address practical business problems
  • Make key business decisions
  • Influence business strategy
  • Analyse business data
  • Manage and organize product portfolio
  • Appraise corporate projects
  • Manage small business
  • Plan and implement strategic plan
  • Establish new ventures
  • Research and development

Career prospects

  • Operations Manager
  • Business Process Orchestration Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Lecturer
  • Branch Supervisor
  • Branch Manager
  • Country Manager
  • Change Management Consultant

Skills Developed

  • Understanding of facts and figures
  • Computer skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Market intelligence
  • Ability to deal with people
  • Interest in starting and growing a business

Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting

This programme helps develop student‘s understanding of accounting with a deeper look into taxation, auditing, assurance, commerce, finance, strategic management, etc. It is targeted at those who would like to permeate the accounting sector, commercial banking sector, investment sector, or work in public sector companies or
accounting firms.

Admission criteria

  • BGCSE/equivalent with of 5 Passes including English and Mathematics.
  • Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field may be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency.

Graduates of this programme can

  • Prepare financial statements
  • Interpret and analyse financial information
  • Interpret and apply financial standards
  • Prepare and analyse budgets
  • Manage cash flows
  • Develop, model and manage risk
  • Research on existing problems and develop solutions
  • Develop business continuity plans
  • Identify and evaluate sources of finance
  • Appraise investment projects
  • Manage finances
  • Plan on taxation issues
  • Develop new and innovative ideas and start
    own enterprises

Career prospects

  • Accountant
  • Auditors
  • Educationist
  • Taxation Consultants
  • Finance Managers
  • Accounts Consultants
  • Middle Level Managers
  • Accounts Clerks
  • Bookkeepers

Skills Developed

  • Financial management
  • Presentation
  • Research
  • Analytical
  • Critical thinking
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Problem solving
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint