Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Administration

Qualification stream: Administration
Qualification code: 98315 - BAD
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 5553
APS/AS: 21
Rules:
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. Admission to the alternative qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with admission requirements and if space is available.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2020 academic year once the registration period opens.


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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

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
DVA1501 - Introduction to Development Studies
DVA1502 - Development Problems and Institutions
ECS1501 - Economics IA
ECS1601 - Economics IB Pre-requisite:ECS1501
ILW1501 - Introduction to Law
PUB1501 - The Nature, Content and Scope of Public Administration
PUB1601 - The Structuring and Functioning of Public Services Co-requisite:PUB1501
SUS1501 - Sustainability and Greed
Group B. Choose 3 modules from the list below (also refer to rules above for alternatives)
AIN1501 - Accounting Information Systems in a Computer Environment
APC1501 - Political Evolution of the African State
APC1502 - The Politics of Contemporary Africa
APY1501 - Anthropology in a Diverse World
CLA1501 - Commercial Law IA
CLA1502 - Commercial Law IB
DSC1520 - Quantitative Modelling I
DSC1630 - Introductory Financial Mathematics
ENN1504 - Practising Workplace English
EUC1501 - End-User Computing I (Theory)
EUP1501 - Ethical Information and Communication Technologies for Development Solutions
FAC1502 - Financial Accounting Principles, Concepts and Procedures
FAC1601 - Financial Accounting and Reporting Pre-requisite:FAC1502 (except for qualification code 90017)
HRM1501 - Introduction to Human Resource Management
IOP1501 - Psychological Processes in Work Context
IOP1601 - Personality in Work Context Pre-requisite:IOP1501
MNB1501 - Business Management IA
MNB1601 - Business Management IB Pre-requisite:MNB1501 (except for qualification code 90017)
MNM1501 - Personal Selling
MNM1504 - Introduction to Retailing
MNM1520 - Fundamentals of Public Relations
MNM1522 - Fundamentals of Branding
STA1501 - Descriptive Statistics and Probability
STA1502 - Statistical Inference I Co-requisite:STA1501

Second level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
IOS2601 - Interpretation of Statutes Pre-requisite:ILW1501 (Not applicable to 98318, 99303 & 99304)
PUB2601 - Foundations of Public Administration Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
Group B. Choose 2 modules from the following
PUB2602 - Protection Services Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
PUB2603 - Creation of Wealth Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
PUB2604 - Welfare and Social Services Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
PUB2605 - Culture and Education Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
PUB2606 - Environmental Affairs Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 (NOT applicable to 98052-ECH, 98052-XEC and 98055)
Group C. Choose 5 modules from the list below (also refer to rules above for alternatives)
CLA2601 - Commercial Law IIA
CLA2602 - Commercial Law IIB
DSC2602 - Rational Decision Making Pre-requisite:DSC1520
DSC2604 - Financial Modelling Pre-requisite:DSC1520, DSC1630
DSC2605 - Linear Mathematical Programming Pre-requisite:DSC1520
DSC2606 - Nonlinear Mathematical Programming Pre-requisite:DSC1520
DVA2601 - Projects and Programmes as Instruments of Development
DVA2602 - Community Development and the Basic Needs Approach
ECS2601 - Microeconomics Pre-requisite:ECS1501
ECS2602 - Macroeconomics Pre-requisite:ECS1601
ECS2603 - South African Economic Indicators Pre-requisite:ECS1601
ECS2604 - Labour Economics Pre-requisite:ECS1601
ECS2606 - Environmental Economics
ECS2607 - Economics of Tourism Pre-requisite:ECS1601
ECS2608 - Economic History of the World Pre-requisite:ECS1601
ECS2609 - Economic History of South Africa Pre-requisite:ECS1601
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 or FAC1602, 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
IOP2603 - Ergonomics Pre-requisite:IOP1601
IOP2604 - Psychological Adjustment in the Work Context Pre-requisite:IOP1601
IOP2605 - Human Capacity Development Pre-requisite:IOP1601
IOP2606 - Individual Differences and Work Performance Pre-requisite:IOP2602
IOP2607 - Workgroup Dynamics and Diversity Pre-requisite:IOP1601
IOP2608 - Forensic Industrial Psychology
LLW2601 - Individual Labour Law
LLW2602 - Collective Labour Law
LRM2601 - Labour Relations Management: Macro Co-requisite:LLW2601 & LLW2602 (Not applicable to 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
MNG2601 - General Management
MNG2602 - Contemporary Management Issues Pre-requisite:MNG2601 (Not applicable to 98222)
MNL2601 - Leadership Pre-requisite:MNB1601
MNM1601 - Principles of Marketing Management
MNM2602 - Essentials of Marketing
MNM2604 - Business-to-Business Marketing Pre-requisite:MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MNB1501
MNM2605 - Consumer Behaviour Pre-requisite:MNM1601 or MNM1502 or MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MNB1501
MNM2606 - Advertising and Sales Promotion Pre-requisite:MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MNB1501 or MNM1601
MNM2607 - Public Relations Pre-requisite:MNM1601 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1507 or MNB1501
MNM2610 - Channel Management Pre-requisite:MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MNM1601
MNM2611 - Integrated Marketing Communication Pre-requisite:MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MNM1601
MNM2612 - E-Commerce in Business Pre-requisite:MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507 or MNB1601
MNM2614 - Product and Price Management Pre-requisite:MNM1501 or MNM1502 or MNM1503 or MNM1504 or MNM1505 or MNM1506 or MNM1507
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
TAX2601 - Principles of Taxation Co-requisite:FAC1502
TRL2601 - Transport Management I Pre-requisite:MNB1601
TRL2602 - Transport Economics Pre-requisite:ECS1601
TRL2603 - Transport Theory Pre-requisite:ECS1601
TRL2604 - Integrated Logistics Pre-requisite:MNB1601

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Choose 5 from the following
PUB3701 - Public Management Skills Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 (NOT applicable to 98052-EBO, XEB, 98052-ECH, XEC, 98052-EZO, XEZ and 98055)
PUB3702 - Public Human Resource Management Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
PUB3703 - Public Policy Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
PUB3704 - Organisational Studies in the Public Sector Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
PUB3705 - Public Financial Administration and Management Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
PUB3706 - Reflective Public Administration Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
PUB3707 - Ethics in Public Administration and Administrative Justice Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601
. Choose 5 modules from the list below (also refer to rules above 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
ECS3702 - International Trade Pre-requisite:ECS2601
ECS3703 - International Finance Pre-requisite:ECS2602
ECS3704 - Public Economics Pre-requisite:ECS2601
ECS3705 - History of Economic Thought Pre-requisite:ECS2601 & ECS2602
ECS3706 - Econometrics Pre-requisite:ECS2601, ECS2602 & (DSC1520 or QMI1500 or [STA1501 & STA1502])
ECS3707 - Development Economics Pre-requisite:ECS2601 & ECS2602
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
FIN3702 - Working Capital Management Pre-requisite:FIN2601
HRM3704 - Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management Pre-requisite:HRM2601 & HRM2602 or HRM2605 (Not applicable to 98221 and BTSMN)
HRM3705 - Compensation Management
HRM3706 - Performance Management
INV3701 - Investments: Equity Asset Valuation Pre-requisite:INV2601
INV3702 - Investments: Fixed Income Analysis Pre-requisite:INV2601
INV3703 - Investments: Derivatives Pre-requisite:INV2601
IOP3701 - Industrial Psychological Testing and Assessment Pre-requisite:IOP2601 & IOP2602
IOP3702 - Personnel Psychology: Organisational Entry Pre-requisite:IOP2601 & IOP2602
IOP3703 - Career Psychology
IOP3704 - Employment Relations Pre-requisite:IOP2601 & IOP2602
IOP3705 - Organisational Development and Change Pre-requisite:IOP2601 & IOP2602
IOP3706 - Personnel Psychology: Employee Retention Pre-requisite:IOP2601 & IOP2602
IOP3708 - Investor Psychology
LRM3702 - Labour Relations Management: Micro Pre-requisite:LRM2601
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
MNE3702 - Corporate Entrepreneurship Pre-requisite:MNE2601
MNE3703 - Technology and Innovation Pre-requisite:MNE2601
MNE3704 - Family Business Management
MNG3701 - Strategic Planning IIIA Pre-requisite:MNG2601 (Not applicable to BTEXP, BTSMN, 98222 & 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 MNM1601 or MNM2610 or MNM2614 or MNM2601 or MNM2603 or MNM2604 or MNM2605 or MNM2606 or MNM2607 or MNM2612
MNM3603 - Retail Planning and Operations Pre-requisite:MNM1601 or MNM2601
MNM3702 - Marketing Research Pre-requisite:MNM1601 or MNM2605 or MNM2611 or MNM2614
MNM3704 - Marketing Project Pre-requisite:MNM2601 or MNM2603 or MNM2604 or MNM2605 or MNM2606 or MNM2607 or MNM2612 or MNM1601
MNN3701 - Corporate Citizenship Pre-requisite:MNB1501 & MNB1601
MNP3701 - Strategic Sourcing Pre-requisite:MNP2601
MNP3702 - Supply Chain Alignment Pre-requisite:MNP2602
MNP3703 - Supplier Relationship Management Pre-requisite:MNP2601
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
TRL3702 - Transport Planning and Investment Pre-requisite:TRL2602
TRL3703 - Air Transport Pre-requisite:TRL2601 & TRL2602 or TRT2601
TRL3704 - Sea Transport Pre-requisite:TRL2601
TRL3705 - Rail Transport and Pipelines Pre-requisite:TRL2601
TRL3706 - Road Transport Pre-requisite:TRL2601
TRL3707 - Logistics Activities Pre-requisite:TRL2604
TRL3708 - Logistics Systems Pre-requisite:TRL2604
TRL3709 - Logistics Strategy Pre-requisite:TRL2604