School of Business & Management Studies

Rationale for the Programme

The Bachelors in Business and Entrepreneurship (BBE) is an applied and tiered bachelor’s programme offered at three levels, described as entry and exit points. The programme of study is broken down as follows:

Level 1: 120 Credits.                   

Level 2: 240 Credits.

Level 3: 360 Credits.

The Bachelor of Business and Entrepreneurship was developed to address the lack of entrepreneurial skill in the country and to support the creation and growth of small business. Small business success will lead to better quality of life for the entrepreneurs and their families and will result in a stronger local and regional economy as more graduates are produced. It aims to produce graduates that can successfully seek new business opportunities and apply various management skills to grow it. The target audiences of the programme are school leavers who are seeking academic qualification for employment as well as mid-career professional who wish to change their current career status and become entrepreneurs. The programme is offered through open and distance learning mode over seven semesters, that is, two semesters per year. Assessment is through topic activities, self-assessment exercises, tutor marked assignments and an examination per course. 

 

Programme Structure

 

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Total Courses

8

8

8

Course Credits

120 Credits

120 Credits

98 Credits

Major Project Credits

   

22 Credits

Previous Level

 

120 CBE Credits

240 CBE & DBE Credits

Total Credits

120 Credits

240 Credits

360 Credits

 

Rationale for the Programme

The Bachelors in Business and Entrepreneurship (BBE) is an applied and tiered bachelor’s programme offered at three levels, described as entry and exit points. The programme of study is broken down as follows:

Level 1: 120 Credits.                   

Level 2: 240 Credits.

Level 3: 360 Credits.

The Bachelor of Business and Entrepreneurship was developed to address the lack of entrepreneurial skill in the country and to support the creation and growth of small business. Small business success will lead to better quality of life for the entrepreneurs and their families and will result in a stronger local and regional economy as more graduates are produced. It aims to produce graduates that can successfully seek new business opportunities and apply various management skills to grow it. The target audiences of the programme are school leavers who are seeking academic qualification for employment as well as mid-career professional who wish to change their current career status and become entrepreneurs. The programme is offered through open and distance learning mode over seven semesters, that is, two semesters per year. Assessment is through topic activities, self-assessment exercises, tutor marked assignments and an examination per course. 

 

Programme Structure

 

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Total Courses

8

8

8

Course Credits

120 Credits

120 Credits

98 Credits

Major Project Credits

   

22 Credits

Previous Level

 

120 CBE Credits

240 CBE & DBE Credits

Total Credits

120 Credits

240 Credits

360 Credits

 

BBE- Curriculum Structure

Semester

Code

Title of Course

Credits

YEAR 1

1

IE 211

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

15

BC 211

Communication for Academic Purposes

15

BE 211

The Business Environment

15

BP 211

The Business Plan Development

15

2

IS 212

Business Information Systems

15

IA 212

Introduction to Accounting

15

RK 212

Risk Management

15

TM 212

Team Management

15

Total Credits

120

YEAR 2

3

OB 221

Organisational Behaviour

15

PM 221

Principles of Management

15

MA 221

Business Management Accounting

15

BLAW221

Business Law

15

4

HM 222

Human Resource Management

15

MK 222

Principles of Marketing

15

PM 222

Project Management

15

MC 222

Mentoring, Coaching and Consulting

15

Total Credits

 

 

240

YEAR 3

5

SP 231

Strategic Planning

14

EM 231

E-Marketing

14

LO 231

 Leadership in Organisations

14

FM 231

Financial Management

14

6

RM 232

Research Methods

14

CG 232

Corporate Governance

14

SB 232

Small Business Management

14

YEAR 4

7

RM241

 Final Research Project

22

Total Credits

360

 

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