Bachelor of Business Science (Honours) for 2024

Why study the Bachelor of Business Science (Honours)?

The IIE Bachelor of Business Science Honours aims to develop critical thinking and reflective skills in graduates holding a Bachelor of Commerce (with one of the management disciplines at NQF level 7) or equivalent degree. In line with industry demand, this degree will build on a broad knowledge base of business developed at undergraduate level in order to deepen students’ insight and expertise in the core fields of management. This degree aims to extend students’ knowledge on contemporary management theories in the modern-day business context. Students will engage with various management theories, research methodologies and techniques with the aim of applying and advancing their knowledge of the contemporary business world. This qualification will provide students with the expertise and in-depth theoretical knowledge in management that will support their progression in an organisation, producing a well-rounded, industry-ready post-graduate student.

Graduates will be equipped with a solid understanding of key management and leadership attributes, which will develop higher level business acumen in students. The theories of management and leadership within the business context will also be underpinned by the ability to apply solution-focused, systemic research geared towards building businesses in a local and international context. The IIE Bachelor of Business Science Honours degree will qualify highly skilled business managers and leaders who are able to work in and effectively contribute towards the sustainable and ethical management of a 21st century organisation.

Through a range of cutting-edge management related competencies that includes innovation and contemporary issues relating to business management, the purpose and outcomes of this qualification are seen as critical to preparing students to take up positions in a variety of business and related sectors.

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Career Opportunities

This programme is for students hungry for knowledge, wishing to develop their critical thinking and analysis, and passionate about adding sustainable value globally and locally.

Graduates, who are sought after for their specialist expertise, will have comprehensive and relevant business-related research skills, the ability to contribute to meeting key global business and society challenges, and a clear pathway to academic or industry research careers.

Successful completion of this programme leads to an IIE qualification.


1 year full-time


Accredited by the CHE. Registration: NQF Level 8, SAQA ID 88604


First Semester (February)


At the IIE MSA Campus, Ruimsig: full-time

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Bachelor of Business Science Entry requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

An appropriate Bachelor’s Degree with an average of 60% in the final year;
An appropriate Advanced Diploma, provided that a 360 credit Diploma or appropriate equivalent has been completed, with an average of 60% in the final year.

Candidates must have modules in management disciplines at NQF Level 7 and must have completed a foundation research module at the undergraduate level, preferably at NQF Level 7. Those who have not completed a foundation research module at undergraduate level will be required to do The IIE Introduction to Research SLP and need to be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic research before they can commence with their research report. Candidates are required to have achieved a minimum final year average of 60% in their third year (NQF L7) modules. Those with a final year average of 55 - 59% will be admitted if they attained an average of 60% or higher for the designated cognate/core discipline module at final-year (NQF L7) level.

Additional Notes:

Graduates of The IIE who do not meet the admissions requirements for admission to Honours can enrol for and repeat all or some of their NQF Level 7 modules in order to improve their marks so that they can meet the entry requirements for Honours. These graduate students will then receive an additional transcript after the completion of the repeat module(s), where the repeat module(s) will appear as a second iteration of the module(s) on the transcript. The marks from the second iteration can then be used for admission to Honours in the subsequent academic year. This option is only available to graduates from The IIE and does not apply to graduates from other HE institutions.

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication. However, these may change.


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Entry requirements

International entry requirements

A SAQA NQF L7 Evaluation Certificate in an appropriate field and meeting the additional admission requirements.

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication. However, these may change.


More information can be found by visiting How to apply

What is the Bachelor of Business Science (Honours)?

This Bachelor of Business Sciences Honours degree offers the opportunity for advanced study in the specialist business areas of marketing and management in an intensively-supported and well-structured advanced programme of independent study that is locally relevant but globally focused.