Interested in a career in business administration or in banking? Then the BBA with a major in Banking is the programme for you. This all-encompassing programme will equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to operate effectively in a management role within the banking sector. It also serves as a foundation for those wanting to do postgraduate studies in Business Administration or Banking.
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The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a major in Banking is designed to offer a well-balanced exposure to the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to operate effectively in a general management environment within a bank, or as a foundation for postgraduate studies in Business Administration or Banking. The BBA qualification sets a broad foundation for a conceptual and functional understanding of business management issues, built specifically around learning areas in Banking. With major changes to the industry in the form of a rise in digitalisation, machine learning and artificial intelligence, bank management and new business development are gaining in importance, over more technical skills.
Students are exposed to specific areas in Banking in a carefully integrated manner that reinforces lateral learning to achieve the set outcomes of the qualification. One of the exit outcomes of the qualification focuses specifically on developing an understanding of the entrepreneurial and/or intrapreneurial process and the role of entrepreneurship in business and economic development. In the banking environment, this could help evaluate new ventures from a financing point of view, but also encourage intrapreneurial activities that may lead to Fintech ventures. In addition to the major focus areas, students are exposed to fields such as Banking without Boundaries, Business Management and Leadership Development, which are selected to align the qualification to the demands of the contemporary banking organisation.
The BBA degree with a major in Banking would be suitable for candidates:
Successful completion of this qualification should enable the student to:
BBA MODULE COMPOSITION/STRUCTURE (386 OR 388 CREDITS DEPENDING ON ELECTIVE CHOSEN)
In the table below, the "Year 1, Year 2, and Year 3" columns correspond with the complexity of the coursework and progression of the academic levels. These labels align with international BBA standards. The columns do not represent the time it takes for a student to complete the qualification at Milpark. Students have a minimum of four (4) years, and a maximum of nine (9) years, to complete the qualification. This allows for flexibility on the learning journey, at a pace that enables students the best possible opportunity for successful outcomes.
|Induction to Business Studies*
Introduction to Business Management
Principles of Microeconomics
|Finance for Managers
Banking without Boundaries
Introduction to Retail Banking***
Business Research Methods
|Marketing Management Practice
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Accounting
|Management and Leadership
|Global Banking Operations***
Sales and Marketing Strategy***
Electives (choose one):
Technology and Innovation
|* Please note that Induction to Business Studies and Business Numeracy are only offered via Distance Learning Online (DLO) and should be completed in the first semester of study.
** This subject must be registered for by all first-year students at the beginning of semester 1. The subject is only available on DL.
*** NOTE: specialist modules relating to your chosen major may be on offer via distance learning only.
If the candidate matriculated in 2007 or earlier
Candidates who matriculated in 2007 or earlier require a Senior Certificate with matriculation endorsement/exemption for degree studies. Candidates who have a Senior Certificate but who do not meet the matriculation endorsement/exemption requirements stated above, may apply to Universities South Africa (USAF), for mature age exemption (https://mb.usaf.ac.za/).
If the candidate matriculated in 2008 or later
Candidates require a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 50% in four NSC 20-credit subjects, including English as the language of instruction at Milpark Education, as certified by Umalusi. Candidates who have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) but who do not meet the matriculation endorsement/exemption requirements stated above, may apply to Universities South Africa (USAF), for mature age exemption (https://mb.usaf.ac.za/). Candidates who have completed a relevant Higher Certificate (NQF 5) or Diploma (NQF 6) in the field of business or commerce, may also be admitted to the BBA degree.
Any applicant who has a certificate other than a South African National Senior Certificate has to provide:
Milpark admits a small number of students onto its programme via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Applicants interested in applying via RPL will be considered individually by the relevant Dean.
Distance Learning Online (DLO)
Distance Learning (DL)
|Close of Registration: 12 January 2024
|Close of Admission/application: 2 February 2024
|Close of Registration: 19 February 2024
|Close of Registration: 12 March 2024
|Close of Admission/application: 28 June 2024
|Close of Registration: 29 July 2024
|Close of Registration: 21 June 2024
|Close of Registration: 16 August 2024
With a BBA degree in hand, why not choose one of our Postgraduate Diploma programme options, at NQF8 level?