Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Administration

Qualification stream: (Extended Program)
Qualification code: 98315 - FBA
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 5553
APS/AS: 20
Rules:
* It is strongly recommended that students should complete all foundation modules before commencing with the second year* Students will be allowed to continue with the 2nd year after successfully completing three foundation modules and while registered for the remaining foundation modules. *Students will not be allowed to progress beyond the 2nd year without having completed all foundation modules. Electives may be chosen from the following disciplines: * Level 1: Accounting, Business Management, Marketing Management, Human Resource Management, Economics, Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Quantitative Management, Transport Economics, Commercial Law, Information Systems, Labour Law, Statistics, Administrative Law, Fundamental Rights, African Politics, Interpretation of Statutes, Anthropology, Introduction for the Theory of Law, Constitutional Law and Politics. Please take note of any pre/co-requisites. * Level 2: Accounting, Business Management, Marketing Management, Human Resource Management, Economics, Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Quantitative Management, Transport Economics, Commercial Law, Information Systems, Labour Law, Statistics * Level 3: Accounting, Business Management, Marketing Management, Human Resource Management, Economics, Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Quantitative Management, Transport Economics, Business Ethics (PLS3701). Please take note of the pre/co-requisites.* The College has replaced MNI3701 with MNB3701, replaced PUB303G with PUB3703 and PUB3705, replaced DVA1601 with DVA1502, replaced MNM2601 with MNM1601, replaced MNM2603 with MNM1501, replaced MNM2608 with MNM2614, and replaced MNM2609 with MNM2604. Module ILW1501 has been included as a compulsory module in the 1st year and the number of electives has been reduced to three. Students who have already passed the modules that have been replaced (in this qualification) will retain the credits and will not be required to complete the replacement modules.
Purpose statement:
The primary purpose of the qualification is to provide BAdmin graduates with the knowledge, specific skills, applied competence and the necessary attitudes in the fields of development and public administration to make them lifelong learners, employable workers/entrepreneurs and contributors to development and public administration in various public and civic contexts. A second purpose of the qualification is to provide South Africa (and other countries) with graduates in development and public administration to widen the leadership base of innovative and knowledge-based economic and scholarly activity. A further purpose of the qualification is to provide South Africa (and other countries) with people who can understand the constructive role they need to play as change agents in the field of development and public administration.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2019 academic year once the registration period opens.


Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.


How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

First level

Second level

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
ECS1601 - Economics IB Pre-requisite:ECS1501 or ECS1016
IOS2601 - Interpretation of Statutes Pre-requisite:ILW1501 (Not applicable to 98318, 99303 & 99304)
PUB1601 - The Structuring and Functioning of Public Services Co-requisite:PUB1501 or PUB1018
PUB2601 - Foundations of Public Administration Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029.
Group B. Choose 2 from the following
PUB2602 - Protection Services Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
PUB2603 - Creation of Wealth Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
PUB2604 - Welfare and Social Services Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029 (Not applicable to 0216X, 03425, NDCRS & NDCSM)
PUB2605 - Culture and Education Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
PUB2606 - Environmental Affairs Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029 (NOT applicable to 98052-ECH, 98052-XEC and 98055)
Group C. Choose 5 modules from the following (Please note the rules above for alternatives)
CLA2601 - Commercial Law IIA
CLA2602 - Commercial Law IIB
DSC2602 - Rational Decision Making Pre-requisite:DSC1510 or DSC1520 or DSC1620 or OPS101G or QMG101P or QMS101D
DSC2604 - Financial Modelling Pre-requisite:DSC1630 or QMG102Q
DSC2605 - Linear Mathematical Programming Pre-requisite:DSC1510 or DSC1520 or DSC1620 or OPS101G or QMG101P or QMS101D
DSC2606 - Nonlinear Mathematical Programming Pre-requisite:DSC1510 or DSC1520 or DSC1620 or OPS101G or QMG101P or QMS101D
DVA2601 - Projects and Programmes as Instruments of Development
DVA2602 - Community Development and the Basic Needs Approach
ECS2601 - Microeconomics Pre-requisite:ECS1501 (ECS1016)
ECS2602 - Macroeconomics Pre-requisite:ECS1601 or ECS1028
ECS2603 - South African Economic Indicators Pre-requisite:ECS1601 or ECS1028
ECS2604 - Labour Economics Pre-requisite:ECS1601 or ECS1028
ECS2606 - Environmental Economics
ECS2607 - Economics of Tourism Pre-requisite:ECS1601 or ECS1028
ECS2608 - Economic History of the World Pre-requisite:ECS1601 or ECS1028
ECS2609 - Economic History of South Africa Pre-requisite:ECS1601 or ECS1028
FAC2601 - Financial Accounting for Companies Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & FAC1601 (except for qualification code 90017)
FAC2602 - Selected Accounting Standards and Simple Group Structures Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & FAC1601(except for qualification code 90017)
FIN2601 - Financial Management Pre-requisite:FAC1601, MNB1601 & ECS1601
FIN2602 - Personal Financial Management
FIN2603 - Finance For Non-Financial Managers
HRM2605 - Human Resource Management for Line Managers
ICT2621 - Structured Systems Analysis and Design Pre-requisite:ICT1521 (or XCT1521) & ICT1541 (or XCT1541) or INF1505 (or XNF1505) or COS1521 (or XOS1521)
ICT2622 - Object-Oriented Analysis Pre-requisite:ICT1521 (or XCT1521) & ICT1541 (or XCT1541) or INF1505 (or XNF1505) or COS1521 (or XOS1521)
INV2601 - Investments: an Introduction Pre-requisite:MNB1601 & (either FIN2601 or FIN2603)
IOP2601 - Organisational Research Methodology
IOP2602 - Organisational Psychology Pre-requisite:IOP1601 or IOP102N
IOP2603 - Ergonomics Pre-requisite:IOP1601 or IOP102N
IOP2604 - Psychological Adjustment in the Work Context Pre-requisite:IOP1601 or IOP102N
IOP2605 - Human Capacity Development Pre-requisite:IOP1601 or IOP102N
IOP2606 - Individual Differences and Work Performance Pre-requisite:IOP2602 or IOP202R
IOP2607 - Workgroup Dynamics and Diversity Pre-requisite:IOP1601 or IOP102N
IOP2608 - Forensic Industrial Psychology
LLW2601 - Individual Labour Law
LLW2602 - Collective Labour Law
LRM2601 - Labour Relations Management: Macro Co-requisite:LLW2601 & LLW2602 or LLW201S & LLW202T (Not applicable to 02011 - HRM & 98221)
MAC2601 - Principles of Management Accounting Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & (either BNU1501 or QMI1500 or DSC1630)(except for qualification code 90017)
MAC2602 - Principles of Strategy, Risk & Financial Management Techniques Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & (either BNU1501 or QMI1500 or DSC1630) (except for qualification code 90017)
MNB2601 - Business Management - by Portfolio Pre-requisite:MNB1601
MNE2601 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Pre-requisite:MNB1501 & MNB1601 or MNB101D & MNB102E
MNG2601 - General Management
MNL2601 - Leadership Pre-requisite:MNB1601
MNM1601 - Principles of Marketing Management
MNM2604 - Business-to-Business Marketing Pre-requisite:MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MAR111Y or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MNB1501 or MNB101D
MNM2605 - Consumer Behaviour Pre-requisite:MNM1601 or MNM1502 or MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MAR111Y or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MNB1501 or MNB101D
MNM2606 - Advertising and Sales Promotion Pre-requisite:MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MAR111Y or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MNB1501 or MNB101D
MNM2607 - Public Relations Pre-requisite:MNM1601 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1507 or MNB1501 or MNB101D or MAR111Y
MNM2610 - Channel Management Pre-requisite:MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MNM1601 or MAR111Y
MNM2611 - Integrated Marketing Communication Pre-requisite:MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MAR111Y or MNM1601
MNM2612 - E-Commerce in Business Pre-requisite:MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MNB1601 or MNB102E or MAR111Y or PSS161Z
MNM2614 - Product And Price Management Pre-requisite:MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MAR111Y
MNO2601 - Production and Operations Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601
MNP2601 - Purchasing Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601 (Not applicable to 98683)
MNP2602 - Supply Chain Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601
Co-requisite:MNP2601
RSK2601 - Enterprise Risk Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601 or MNB102E
TAX2601 - Principles of Taxation Co-requisite:FAC1502
TRL2601 - Transport Management I Pre-requisite:MNB1601 or MNB102E
TRL2602 - Transport Economics Pre-requisite:ECS1601 or ECS1028
TRL2603 - Transport Theory Pre-requisite:ECS1601 or ECS1028
TRL2604 - Integrated Logistics Pre-requisite:MNB1601 or MNB102E

Fourth level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. (Choose 5 from the following modules)
PUB3701 - Public Management Skills Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029 (NOT applicable to 98052-EBO, XEB, 98052-ECH, XEC, 98052-EZO, XEZ and 98055)
PUB3702 - Public Human Resource Management Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
PUB3703 - Public Policy Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
PUB3704 - Organisational Studies in the Public Sector Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
PUB3705 - Public Financial Administration and Management Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
PUB3706 - Reflective Public Administration Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
PUB3707 - Ethics in Public Administration and Administrative Justice Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
Group B. (Choose 5 from the following modules) (Please note the rules for alternatives)
DSC3702 - Optimisation of Resources Pre-requisite:DSC2602 and (DSC2601 or DSC2605 & DSC2606)
DSC3703 - Simulation Pre-requisite:DSC2602 and (DSC2601 or DSC2605 & DSC2606)
DSC3704 - Models for Strategic Decision-Making Pre-requisite:DSC2602 and (DSC2601 or DSC2605 & DSC2606)
DSC3705 - Financial Risk Modelling Pre-requisite:DSC2602 & DSC2604 and (DSC2601 or DSC2605 & DSC2606)
DSC3706 - Selected Topics for Operations Research Pre-requisite:DSC2602 and (either DSC2601 or DSC2605 & DSC2606)
DSC3707 - Mathematical Modelling II Pre-requisite:DSC2602 and (either DSC2601 or DCS2605 & DSC2606)
DVA3701 - Development Theories
DVA3703 - Development Policy and Strategies
DVA3704 - Development Planning
DVA3705 - Empowerment and Popular Initiatives
ECS3701 - Monetary Economics Pre-requisite:ECS2602 or ECS202B
ECS3702 - International Trade Pre-requisite:ECS2601 or ECS201A
ECS3703 - International Finance Pre-requisite:ECS2602 or ECS202B
ECS3704 - Public Economics Pre-requisite:ECS2601 or ECS201A
ECS3705 - History of Economic Thought Pre-requisite:ECS2601 & ECS2602 or ECS201A & ECS202B
ECS3706 - Econometrics Pre-requisite:ECS2601, ECS2602 & (DSC1520 or QMI1500 or [STA1501 & STA1502])
FAC3701 - General Financial Reporting Pre-requisite:FAC2601, FAC2602 & TAX2601
FAC3702 - Distinctive Financial Reporting Pre-requisite:FAC2601, FAC2602 & TAX2601
FAC3703 - Specific Financial Reporting Pre-requisite:FAC2601, FAC2602 & TAX2601
FAC3704 - Group Financial Reporting Pre-requisite:FAC2601, FAC2602 & TAX2601
FIN3701 - Financial Management Pre-requisite:FIN2601 or MNF2023
FIN3702 - Working Capital Management Pre-requisite:FIN2601 or MNF2023
HRD3702 - Management of Training and Development Pre-requisite:HRM2601 & HRM2602 or HRD2602 or HRM2605 or MOT201U or MNH202C
HRM3704 - Contemporary issues in Human Resource Management Pre-requisite:HRM2601 & HRM2602 or HRM2605 or MNH202C (Not applicable to 02011- HRM & 98221)
HRM3705 - Compensation Management
HRM3706 - Performance Management
INV3701 - Investments: Equity Asset Valuation Pre-requisite:INV2601 or MNF2034
INV3702 - Investments: Fixed Income Analysis Pre-requisite:INV2601 or MNF2034
INV3703 - Investments: Derivatives Pre-requisite:INV2601 or MNF2034
IOP3701 - Industrial Psychological Testing and Assessment Pre-requisite:IOP2601 & IOP2602 or IOP201Q & IOP202R
IOP3702 - Personnel Psychology: Organisational Entry Pre-requisite:IOP2601 & IOP2602 or IOP201Q & IOP202R
IOP3703 - Career Psychology
IOP3704 - Employment Relations Pre-requisite:IOP2601 & IOP2602 or IOP201Q & IOP202R
IOP3705 - Organisational Development and Change Pre-requisite:IOP2601 & IOP2602 or IOP201Q & IOP202R
IOP3706 - Personnel Psychology: Employee Retention Pre-requisite:IOP2601 & IOP2602 or IOP201Q & IOP202R
IOP3708 - Investor Psychology
MAC3701 - Application of Management Accounting Techniques Pre-requisite:MAC2601
MAC3702 - Application of Financial Management Techniques Pre-requisite:MAC2602
MNB3701 - Global Business Management IA Pre-requisite:MNG2601
MNB3702 - Global Business Management IB Pre-requisite:MNB3701
MNE3701 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Pre-requisite:MNE2601 or MNE202V
MNE3702 - Corporate Entrepreneurship Pre-requisite:MNE2601 or MNE202V
MNE3703 - Technology and Innovation Pre-requisite:MNE2601 or MNE202V
MNE3704 - Family Business Management
MNG3701 - Strategic Planning IIIA Pre-requisite:MNG2601 or MNG2016 (Not applicable to BTCOR, BTPLC, BTEXP, BTMAN, BTSMN, BTTOU & BTAGM & 98235)
MNG3702 - Strategic Implementation and Control IIIB Co-requisite:MNG3701
MNM3602 - Retail Buying Pre-requisite:MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MNM2601 or MNM2603 or MNM2604 or MNM2605 or MNM2606 or MNM2607 or MNM2612 or MND202R
MNM3603 - Retail Planning and Operations Pre-requisite:MNM1601 or MNM2601
MNM3702 - Marketing Research Pre-requisite:MNM2601 or MNM2605 or MNM2611 or MNM2614
MNN3701 - Corporate Citizenship Pre-requisite:MNB1501 & MNB1601
MNP3701 - Strategic Sourcing Pre-requisite:MNP2601 or MNP202F
MNP3702 - Supply Chain Alignment Pre-requisite:MNP2602 or MNP203G
MNP3703 - Supplier Relationship Management Pre-requisite:MNP2601 or MNP202F
PLS3701 - Theoretical and Applied Ethics
PRM3701 - Project Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601
RSK3701 - Risk Financing and Short Term Insurance
TAX3701 - Taxation of Business Activities Pre-requisite:FAC1601 & TAX2601
TAX3702 - Taxation of Individuals Pre-requisite:FAC1601 & TAX2601
TAX3703 - Taxation of Estates Pre-requisite:FAC1601
TRL3701 - Transport Management II Pre-requisite:TRL2601 or TRL201X
TRL3702 - Transport Planning and Investment Pre-requisite:TRL2602 or TRL202Y
TRL3703 - Air Transport Pre-requisite:TRL2601 & TRL2602 or TRT2601
TRL3704 - Sea Transport Pre-requisite:TRL2601 or TRL201X
TRL3705 - Rail Transport and Pipelines Pre-requisite:TRL2601 or TRL201X
TRL3706 - Road Transport Pre-requisite:TRL2601 or TRL201X
TRL3707 - Logistics Activities Pre-requisite:TRL2604 or TRL2044
TRL3708 - Logistics Systems Pre-requisite:TRL2604 or TRL2044
TRL3709 - Logistics Strategy Pre-requisite:TRL2604 or TRL2044