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Bachelor of Business Science (majoring in Accounting, or Economics, or Management or Marketing)

Bachelor of Business Science for 2019

Why study the Bachelor of Business Science?

This Bachelor of Business Science degree offered at IIE MSA allows you to shape your study to match your career goals and interests. It is a degree that gives you highly-valued, globally-relevant skills, increasing your local and international opportunities.

The Bachelor of Business Science with major in Accounting is a specialist accounting degree which will provide graduates with high level specialised skills in accounting and general skills in South African business law. The programme blends a conceptual theoretical framework with a range of practical applications and covers the basic discipline material through to more specialised accounting concepts.

In your first year you will study subjects like principles of accounting and finance, marketing theory, introduction to management, business statistics and South African business law – giving you a strong foundation to make an informed choice about where your degree will take you.

Our majors are focused and relevant, but also flexible. You can major in:

  • Accounting – This specialisation is accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

Membership with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) will allow you to build a career as an accountant or auditor (external or internal) or consultant in private practice, commerce and industry, the academic environment or in government. Areas of specialisation include finance and costing, taxation, auditing, international accounting and many others.

Graduates wishing to qualify as a CA (SA) must obtain a SAICA-accredited postgraduate qualification after completing the MSA Bachelor of Business Science undergraduate qualification. This Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting takes a minimum of one year to complete and gives access to write SAICA’s Initial Test of Competence.

  • Economics,
  • Management, or
  • Marketing,

You have the option to select all of your majors from the field of business science, or in the case of economics, management and marketing, you can combine your business major with a second or double major chosen from our other study areas: social science, health science and information technology.

Hungry for more? This degree can lead you to an honours year or other postgraduate offerings.

Successful completion of this programme leads to an IIE qualification.

 

Duration

3 years full-time

Accreditation

Accredited by the CHE. Registration: NQF Level 7, SAQA ID 88603

Fees for 2019

Fees are subject to change annually.

R 89,900.00 (5,914.66 USD) per annum

International fee per 48 credit points

48 credit points represents a standard full-time programme load for a year

Domestic/South African students are advised to pay 30% of their semester fee before enrolment and the balance by the published payment due date. Alternative payment arrangements can be applied for to pay each module in full before the commencement date of the module.

Payment dates are earlier if you are a commencing international student. This is to allow 6-8 weeks for your study visa applications to be processed prior to enrolment. To avoid delays obtaining a study visa, commencing international students must pay a 30% deposit before enrolling to allow 6-8 weeks for study visa applications and 50% balance on or before enrolment.

For more information regarding fees please visit the Fee structure

Payment Methods

For more information on our payment methods visit https://www.iiemsa.co.za/pay-fees/

Intakes

First Semester (February)

Second Semester (July)

Attendances
  • On-campus, full-time
Programme code: 105IIE

Career opportunity

Business skills are in high demand worldwide. They develop leaders with knowledge and expertise across a broad range of disciplines that have immediate value in the workplace.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Science are prepared for careers in business, industry, government and international organisations. Take advantage of global employment opportunities in a variety of disciplines across the public, not-for-profit and private sectors in fields like:

  • accounting and related fields (choosing the major in Accounting will create the pathway to becoming a Chartered Accountant with SAICA)
  • management accounting
  • auditing
  • brand management
  • business
  • business analysis
  • city planning
  • corporate social responsibility
  • customer relationship management
  • economics
  • entrepreneurship
  • environmental management
  • ethics
  • government policy
  • international trade
  • investment
  • investment management
  • management
  • marketing
  • motivational speaking
  • organisational wellness
  • people management
  • share trading
  • small business ownership
  • social research
  • tax advisory.

Admissions information for domestic students
Bachelor of Business Science

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

You must be at least 17 years old when you enrol (applications may be made while you are 16).

Our classes are taught and assessed in English. View the English language requirements.

Entrance scores are indicative only and subject to change annually.

PROGRAMME LEVEL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

South African National Senior Certificate (NSC)

  • Minimum score: 28
  • Subject prerequisites: English (4) and Mathematics (4) or Math Literacy (5)*
  • You must have a minimum of 4 in Mathematics to major in Accounting and continue studying towards registration as a Chartered Accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). Math Literacy is not accepted.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

If you don't meet the entry requirements for direct entry to the bachelor degree you'd like to study, the Foundation programme can get you there. The programme bridges the gap between your highest qualification and the academic qualifications accepted by IIE MSA.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

Admissions information for international students
Bachelor of Business Science

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

You must be at least 17 years old when you enrol (applications may be made while you are 16).

Our classes are taught and assessed in English. View the English language requirements.

Entrance scores are indicative only and subject to change annually.

PROGRAMME LEVEL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Advanced Levels

  • Minimum score: 7
  • Subject prerequisites: English and Math pass

Notes: Score A Levels grades as follows: A=5, B= 4, C=3, D=2, E=1. Score AS Level grades as follows: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5 Examinations taken in maximum of 1 academic year.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Minimum score: 25
  • Subject prerequisites: English 4 (SL) or 3 (HL) and Math pass

Namibia HIGSCE

  • Maximum score: 18
  • Subject prerequisites: English and Math pass

Notes: Total score of six higher level subjects taken in one examination sitting*. Score higher level grades as follows: 1 (ONE), 2 (Two), 3 (THREE) and 4(FOUR), 0 (UNGRADED). Note: Grade 1 (ONE) is the highest and Grade 4 (FOUR) the lowest. Minimum English language requirement met by a maximum result of 2 in First Language English (Higher Level).

*A minimum of 6 subjects are taken in one examination sitting.

SAT

  • Minimum score:
    • 1710 prior to March 2016 (Total score out of 2400)
    • 1210 from March 2016 (Total score out of 1600)
  • Subject prerequisites: English and Math pass

Notes: High School Diploma (Grade 12) AND combined SAT scores of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing.

For other qualifications contact the School of Business and Economics.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

If you don't meet the entry requirements for direct entry to the bachelor degree you'd like to study, the Foundation programme can get you there. The programme bridges the gap between your highest qualification and the academic qualifications accepted by IIE MSA.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

Study areas for the Bachelor of Business Science

ACCOUNTING

Accounting is the systematic recording, reporting, and analysis of financial transactions. It can be done on a large scale - for international corporations - or for individuals or for any sized business in-between. There are agreed national and international rules and regulations that govern the work of accountants. Accounting allows a company to analyse its financial performance, and report important statistics such as profit and loss to managers and shareholders.

ECONOMICS

Economists analyse the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. They focus on how individuals, households, firms and governments interact and how economies work. Microeconomics examines the behaviour of buyers and sellers in the economy while macroeconomics analyses the entire economy and issues affecting it, including unemployment, inflation, economic growth, and monetary and fiscal policy.

MANAGEMENT

If you are interested in a business degree you will probably want, at some point in your career, to move into a management role. Managers plan, organise, lead, and control. Good managers are essential to the successful running of any business no matter what its size.

MARKETING

Identifying and satisfying customer needs profitably form the basis of marketing. It includes creating, communicating, delivering and exchanging goods and services that have value to potential customers and, often, building strong relationships between an organisation and its customers. It can include market research, product development and communication strategies as well as product delivery logistics.

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