This programme is ideal for students wishing to advance their knowledge, skills, ability and career prospects in business management. It provides an excellent start for not just individuals who create their own ventures but also for those with a passion to climb the corporate ladder as managers. It aims to:
- Enhance your knowledge and skills in business management
- Learn valuable transferable skills to be applied in many roles and industries
The 3 year honours degree programme gives students an excellent start to their management career, whether in private practice, or in commercial enterprises. The programme offers students a business management education with a focus on the issues involved in fostering innovation in a corporate setting and growing small businesses into big and complex ones. Additionally it equips students who intend to become management consultants with knowledge and problem-solving skills.
In the first year, you learn the main principles of business and we familiarise you with the business environment. The programme also helps you understand the process of academic writing and linking it to business management.
In the second year, we deepen your understanding of the role of a business manager while allowing you to explore other areas of business and its surroundings. Teaching is based on broad emerging needs of the econo-my, which increases students’ responsiveness to various challenges.
While remaining relevant to the local situation, the programme exposes students to a global view of business management. Students engage in activities and projects aimed at sharpening their innovative ability, and develop an executive perspective through incorporating concepts from management, leadership, marketing and inance to explore the possibility of managing entities in a dynamic environment.
In the final year, you continue to broaden your business management knowledge and develop skills needed in the dynamic world of business. Throughout the programme, students are engaged in research work tailored for business strategy and management concepts needed for the modern, global business environment. They also develop their personal and transferable skills: e.g, communication, report writing and presentation skills, time management, independent learning and being able to work effectively and constructively as part of a team.
Furthermore, the BA (Hons) in Business Management degree is globally benchmarked on curriculum that is offered by Botswana Accountancy College’s international partner: University of Sheffield Hallam (UK). As well as the personal, analytical and communication skills that many university courses develop, you gain skills in:
- Problem solving
- Decision making
- Project management
These skills are needed in all organisations.
- Passed Form 5, BGCSE/IGCSE or equivalent, in a minimum of 6 subjects, including Mathematics and English language.
- Minimum of 11 points in Mathematics and English combined.
Duration of the Programme
3 years 6 months
Career choices include becoming Operations Manager, Purchasing Manager, Procurement Manager, Factory Foreman, Management or Business Consultant and so on. You can also go on to postgraduate study MBA, Msc Strategic Management.
Our graduates have found careers with organisations such as
- Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL)
- Government of Botswana