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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

  • 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 (4½ years):

Year Sem Module Credits
Year 1Sem 1C5-ICO-13 Introduction to Computers20
B5-BM1-13: Business Management 120
D5-CS1-17 Communication and Study Skills 110
B5-BS1-13: Business Mathematics and Statistics 110
Sem 2B5-BM2-13: Business Management 220
B5-LAB-13: Legal Aspects of Business20
B5-BS2-17-Business Mathematics & Statistics 210
B5-MIE-17: Microeconomics10
Year 2Sem 3B6-MAE-17: Macroeconomics10
B6- OBE-13: Organisational Behaviour20
A5-IFA-13: Introduction to Financial Accounting20
 D5-CS2-17: Communication & Study Skills 2 10
Sem 4A6-COA-17: Cost Accounting20
B6-MKT-13: Marketing Management20
B6-SBM-13: Small Business Management20
Year 3Sem 5B7-OPM-13: Operations Management20
B7-FFM-17: Fundamentals of Financial Management20
Elective –I (Select two module form below) 
B7-CGV-13: Corporate Governance20
B7-SMK-13: Strategic Marketing20
Sem 6B7-CF1-13: Corporate Finance20
B7-EBS-13: E-Business20
Elective –I (Select one module form below) 
B7-PRM-13: Project Management20
B7-CHM-13: Change Management20
Year 4Sem 7B7-PPR-13: Professional Practice in Business60
Sem 8B8-BRM-13: Business Research Methods20
B8-STM-13: Strategic Management20
Elective –I (Select one module form below) 
B8-HRM-13: Human Resources Management20
B8-IEM-13: Import and Export Management20
Year 5Sem 9C8-PRO-11: Project 40
B8-ENT-11: Essentials of Entrepreneurship20

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