Bachelor's Degree in Business in South Africa

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A bachelor’s degree is a post-secondary degree awarded after completed 120 credits. It usually takes eight semesters to complete a Bachelor’s degree. While completing an undergraduate course, candidates have to study general courses and chose a major specific subject. A Bachelor’s degree can also be called a baccalaureate in certain countries.

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Business Admin & Mgmt (BS)

CBT College - Miami
Campus Full time

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management (BSBM) at CBT College offers an applied approach to earning a Bachelor degree. Our students are introduced to concepts and techniques that prepare them for employment in the global marketplace. CBT College’s hands-on teaching approach ensures that graduates are prepared with the required, critical thinking and analytical skills needed to be a successful leader. [+]

Best Bachelors in Business in South Africa 2017. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management (BSBM) at CBT College offers an applied approach to earning a Bachelor degree. Our students are introduced to concepts and techniques that prepare them for employment in the global marketplace. CBT College’s hands-on teaching approach ensures that graduates are prepared with the required, critical thinking and analytical skills needed to be a successful leader. Students successfully completing this program will be able to communicate clearly using business and management terminology, apply human resource concepts in managing personnel and make financially responsible decisions; thus, allowing them to serve as a leaders in a variety of business settings. The Business Administration & Management program offers students the option to specialize in one of three prominent fields in business including: International Business E-Commerce Entrepreneurship Overview The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management (BSBM) at CBT College offers an applied approach to earning a Bachelor degree. Our students are introduced to concepts and techniques that prepare them for employment in the global marketplace. CBT College’s hands-on teaching approach ensures that graduates are prepared with the required, critical thinking and analytical skills needed to be a successful leader. Objective Students successfully completing this program will be able to communicate clearly using business and management terminology, apply human resource concepts in managing personnel and make financially responsible decisions; thus, allowing them to serve as a leaders in a variety of business settings. Outcomes A Bachelor degree in Business from CBT College prepares you for employment opportunities in a variety of business organizations as well as government agencies. Salaries for these positions will vary greatly depending on the location and nature of the business. Outlook A degree in business offers graduates great job opportunities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for graduates with a degree in business is predicted to rise by 12 percent over the next few years. Now is the perfect time to enroll in the Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Management at CBT College. [-]

Bachelor in Media and Entertainment Management

Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years

Are you creative, communicative and interested in the media world? If so then the Media and Entertainment Management course could be the right choice for you! [+]

Are you creative, communicative and interested in the media world? If so then the Media and Entertainment Management course could be the right choice for you! This English-taught Management course provides you with the essential business and management knowledge combined with sector specific insights into the media and entertainment world. This programme prepares you for a successful career in the TV, radio, music or marketing communication sector. The first year provides you with a first insight into the media and entertainment sector covering subjects such as management skills, economics and consumer psychology. You also gain your first practical experience by working at the learning company and creating a media product. In the second year you will dive into the field of branding and communication, media and culture and media relations. During the third year you will learn everything around strategic management and media production and specialise in a field of your choice. In the fourth and final year you will do an internship of 7 to 10 months and round off your studies with the Bachelor Thesis. Specialisations you can choose from (amongst others) are: Music Management Intrapreneurship Integrated Digital Marketing Graduates have gone on to work in areas such as Online Marketer, Media Manager and Producer. Depending on your educational background you may also be eligible for the Fast Track programme in Media and Entertainment Management which takes 3 year instead of 4 years. For more information about the Bachelor in Media and Entertainment Management please submit an information request form and Stenden University will contact you with further information. For more information please also check our website: https://stenden.com/en/studies/media-and-entertainment-management/#practical-information Admission requirements Academic Requirements Stenden University of Applied Sciences recognizes the following general international qualifications: International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or European Baccalaureate Diploma High School diploma from an accredited institution Four GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level passes plus two ‘A’ level passes Associate, Bachelor or Master Degree Some of our Bachelor programs demand additional entry requirements. You can find these on our website! Language Requirements All non-EER applicants are required to submit an English proficiency test with their application. Exceptions are made for students, who have had their preparatory education in a country where English is the official working and educational language. The language requirements for EER students are the same as for Dutch students. If your diploma is mentioned in this list the additional English language test is not required. Stenden University of Applied Sciences accepts three kinds of official language tests: IELTS, TOEFL and the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English. Academic IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 for each skill). TOEFL 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based) and 80 (internet based). Original test results must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to Stenden. The TOEFL institution code for Stenden is 9215. Cambridge ESOL score CAE-C. [-]

BCom Hons in Transport Economics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

The programme has two core subjects: transport planning and transport policy. These subjects, together with a range of module choices, as well as logistics management are aimed at equipping students with the necessary knowledge and skills to make a meaningful contribution in the field of transportation management. [+]

Best Bachelors in Business in South Africa 2017. The programme has two core subjects: transport planning and transport policy. These subjects, together with a range of module choices, as well as logistics management are aimed at equipping students with the necessary knowledge and skills to make a meaningful contribution in the field of transportation management. Students are required to take Research Methodology to assist them in conducting research for the assignments in each subject. Industry advisory boards ensure the relevance of the subject matter. Students that have completed this course are often employed in government, parastatals, the private and public sector operators of transport services as well as beginning their own businesses. Admission requirements Student access will be provided to the student who is in possession of a baccalaureus qualification on NQF Level 7 that included a relevant subject as a major. BTech students should have a final year average of 65% and BCom students a final average of 60%, and with Logistics as a major. Please be advised that all Honours applications are subject to a screening process. Applicants will be advised if they have been accepted. Contact details Name: Ms A Kasoojee Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2464 / adeelak@uj.ac.za [-]

BTech in Business Administration

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

The aim of the qualification is to develop the student’s applied and practical competencies in the acquisition, analysis, interpretation, understanding and application of administrative, management and strategic management principles. [+]

The aim of the qualification is to develop the student’s applied and practical competencies in the acquisition, analysis, interpretation, understanding and application of administrative, management and strategic management principles. The student should be able to analyze and explain strategic decisions in the context of business operations, and to assess and interpret the external impact of decisions, given the holistic context of management as a practice. Students must demonstrate that they can contextualize their learning to their business environment, and describe appropriate improvements and interventions they can affect in their working environments. Admission requirements Any business related Diploma or an equivalent qualification at NQF Level 6 as determined by a Status Committee with an average of 60%. Meeting the Faculty’s minimum requirements for a particular programme does not necessarily guarantee admission to that programme as specific selection criteria may be applied and due to space constraints. [-]

BCom Hons in Property Evaluation and Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of this programme is to strengthen students’ knowledge and comprehension in the disciplines of property valuation and management. The programme comprises a broad-based curriculum to prepare the postgraduate student for a wide range of property-related specialities. The curriculum includes topic areas ranging from property valuation and property law, to property finance and property management. [+]

Best Bachelors in Business in South Africa 2017. The purpose of this programme is to strengthen students’ knowledge and comprehension in the disciplines of property valuation and management. The programme comprises a broad-based curriculum to prepare the postgraduate student for a wide range of property-related specialities. The curriculum includes topic areas ranging from property valuation and property law, to property finance and property management. The programme emphasises application, analysis and evaluation within each topic area as well as the application of integrity and ethics in a professional environment. Mastering of the curriculum will provide students with the skills to combine complex valuation, management, financial and legal principles in order to add value to the entities that employ them. The successful student will gain an overall property valuation and property management perspective which will provide them with a competitive advantage for employment and prepare them for further studies in this field. Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) OR another relevant qualification assessed at New NQF level 7/Old NQF level 6. The department may require the completion of a bridging programme should students not comply with the rules of access regarding the specific subject knowledge in Property Valuation and Management. Final admission requirements will from time to time be set by the department. Contact details: Mr André Kruger / 011 559 2260 / akruger@uj.ac.za [-]

BCom Hons in Investment Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of this programme is to strengthen the student’s knowledge of the discipline of investment valuation and portfolio management. The programme is comprised of a broad-based curriculum to prepare the student for a wide range of investment-related specialities. [+]

The purpose of this programme is to strengthen the student’s knowledge of the discipline of investment valuation and portfolio management. The programme is comprised of a broad-based curriculum to prepare the student for a wide range of investment-related specialities. The curriculum includes eight topic areas ranging from equity investment, interest-bearing investment to portfolio management and retirement finance. Mastering of the curriculum will provide students with the ability to synthesize complex investment principles and apply financial instruments in a professional manner. Fundamental knowledge of global investment principles will be gained enabling the qualifying student to work in today’s world of professional investing. The programme emphasizes competence, integrity, and application of ethics in a professional environment. The successful student will gain a global investment perspective and an in-depth understanding of the global marketplace which will provide them with a competitive advantage for employment. Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree and should have appropriate knowledge of Investment Management (New NQF level 7 / Old NQF level 6). The department may require the completion of a bridging programme should students not comply with the rules of access regarding the specific subject knowledge in Investment Management. Final admission requirements will from time to time be set by the department. Prior to commencement of the honours programme, students will be required to complete a statistics and mathematics workshop. Attendance is deemed compulsory but is not a requisite or prerequisite to acceptance and or completion of the honours programme. Students will also be required to attend compulsory library research training which will be arranged and provided by library services. Contact details: Mr Niël Oberholzer / 011 559 3483 / dfiminfo@uj.ac.za [-]

Bachelor of Commerce in Law

Pearson Institute of Higher Education
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Bedfordview

The multidisciplinary nature of this qualification prepares you for work in many areas of business and is an excellent foundation for careers in commerce, marketing, human resources and financial management. It is also a pathway to a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) for those of you that want to practise law. [+]

Best Bachelors in Business in South Africa 2017. The multidisciplinary nature of this qualification prepares you for work in many areas of business and is an excellent foundation for careers in commerce, marketing, human resources and financial management. It is also a pathway to a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) for those of you that want to practise law. Our degree is broad and intensive. You will cover the general principles and techniques of commerce and law within the context of specialist commerce elective groups, which you choose in your second year. The core commerce majors are Business Management, Human Resource Management and Financial Management. You also gain invaluable understanding and skills in Business English, Computer Skills, Industrial Relations and Economics. You will also study a range of law modules in the field of Private and Mercantile Law. Because of our qualification’s unique emphasis on application, you will select, conduct and present a research project and complete an internship in your third year of study. We believe the success of our BCom (Law) degree lies in a flexibility of subject choice, a curriculum that is relevant and highly qualified teaching staff. Our Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) environment, and your exposure to real legal cases, further prepares you for the world of work. By introducing you to research, we are also preparing you for honours studies, a unique offering in undergraduate degrees. This blended approach ensures that you graduate with essential work skills such as critical thinking, effective problem solving, collaborating in teams and communicating effectively as well as legal abilities like logical reasoning and making ethical judgements. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blend of lecture-led learning and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and in your third year, Work Integrated Learning (WIL). Our smaller class sizes allows for individualised attention. Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industry specific inputs. You are issued with a tablet for learning and research. You have access to campus resource centres, computer labs and WiFi. You attend lectures, small group sessions and workshops. You may volunteer at the Pearson Institute Legal Advice and Training Centre. You may participate in moot court competitions. Throughout the programme, you have to demonstrate theoretical and practical understanding via application-based assessments such as examinations, presentations, case studies, research projects and analysis of commercial issues. YEAR 1 Business English Business Management 1A Business Management 1B Computer Skills Employment Relations 1 Family Law Financial Accounting 1A Financial Accounting 1B Human Resource Management 1 Introduction to Law 1A Introduction to Law 1B Law of Persons Quantitative Techniques YEAR 2 Economics 1A Economics 1B Entrepreneurial Law Human Resource Information Systems Individual Labour Law Insolvency Law Law of Negotiable Instruments Law of Succession Research Methodology And a choice of two of the following elective groups, which will be majors in your third year: Group 1 Business Management 2A Business Management 2B Group 2 Human Resource Management 2A Human Resource Management 2B Group 3 Management Accounting 2A Management Accounting 2B YEAR 3 Collective Labour Law Law of Contract Law of Delict Law of Property Law of Sale and Lease Research Project Work Integrated Learning (WIL) And a choice of two of the following elective groups, based on selection of majors from year 1 and 2: Group 1 Business Management 3A Business Management 3B Group 2 Human Resource Management 3A Human Resource Management 3B Group 3 Financial Management 3 Entry Requirements You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) for degree purposes. Or if you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to qualify for matric exemption from the Matriculation Board. Pearson Institute will assist with your exemption application to the Board for evaluation. Or you need to have successfully completed the relevant Foundation Programme. And you need at least 25 Pearson Institute admission points. Qualification Accreditation Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Career Options The careers for you, as a Bachelor of Commerce in Law graduate, are varied and include: Business administration Management Entrepreneurship Politics Banking Start Date February or July (Selected modules) [-]

Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Business Management

Pearson Institute of Higher Education
Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 South Africa Midrand

The BComHons (Business Management) is a highly demanding postgraduate degree. The main objective is to extend your knowledge of business, commerce and management theory, through academic research and practical application. [+]

The BComHons (Business Management) is a highly demanding postgraduate degree. The main objective is to extend your knowledge of business, commerce and management theory, through academic research and practical application. Our qualification provides you with advanced knowledge and skills in six compulsory modules. These modules are Strategic Management, Project Management, Organisational Behaviour, Finance for Non-specialists, Research Methodology and Research Dissertation. Within the structure of the two research subject areas, you will direct and drive your own independent research project that will culminate in a dissertation, under the guidance of a supervisor. In Strategic Management, you will cover the strategic and change issues facing modern organisations. In Project Management, you will learn how to plan, organise and manage projects with an emphasis on finding new and innovative ways of doing so. In Organisational Behaviour, the focus is on what affects organisational effectiveness and behaviour. In Finance for Non- Specialists, you will learn how to use accounting statements and financial information to improve business decision-making. What makes our honours degree unique is not only its academic rigour but its emphasis on real world application. As a BComHons (Business Management) graduate you will be very competitive in the job market because you will have gained advanced skills like critical, analytical and independent thinking, self-discipline, perseverance, finding innovative solutions to business issues, working in groups and communicating effectively. This programme is an excellent route to further Master’s degree studies in commerce and to academic and professional careers in a range of business, management and consulting environments. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blend of lecture-led learning and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). Our smaller class sizes allows for individualised attention. Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure that you benefit from quality academic and industry-specific inputs. You have access to campus resource centres, computer labs and WiFi. We offer a combination of classes, seminars, workshops and personal consultations. In consultation with a supervisor, you direct and drive your specialist research dissertation. You will be assessed via written examinations, assignments, case studies and projects. Your research dissertation is externally moderated. YEAR 1 Finance for Non-specialists Organisational Behaviour Project Management Research Dissertation Research Methodology Strategic Management Entry Requirements You need a recognised undergraduate BCom degree, with Business Management and Strategic Management at third-year level and Accounting, Economics and Statistics at first-year level. You need to have achieved a minimum of a 60% average in your undergraduate degree. You may need to have completed specific undergraduate modules. We may consider Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you are a Pearson Institute student studying towards any of our undergraduate BCom degrees, you qualify to enrol for the BComHons (Business Management), providing you meet the Honours degree requirements. Qualification Accreditation Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Career Options The career choices for you, as a Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Business Management graduate, are varied and include: Academic positions Business consulting Entrepreneurship Management Marketing research Project management Research Strategic management Start Date Two semesters per academic year. February (1st semester) and July (2nd semester) [-]

Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting

Pearson Institute of Higher Education
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Bedfordview

Accounting is the language of business. The Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting prepares you for many careers in the challenging world of accounting and finance and is an excellent foundation for work in any area of business. [+]

Best Bachelors in Business in South Africa 2017. Accounting is the language of business. The Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting prepares you for many careers in the challenging world of accounting and finance and is an excellent foundation for work in any area of business. Our qualification is broad and comprehensive. It provides you with a sound understanding of, and skills in, the core areas of accounting, auditing, taxation and financial management, from both a local and an international perspective. You will cover specialised modules such as Financial Accounting, Financial Management, Auditing, Taxation and Corporate Governance. Within these subject areas, you will develop analytical and practical skills in accounting and management control systems. You will also cover subject areas such as Business English, Computer Skills, Accounting on Computers, Economics and Corporate Law. The emphasis throughout is on application and developing practical quantitative and financial skills. Much of the success of our commerce degree is due to our unique blended approach to teaching and learning. We have smaller class sizes, interactive lectures by highly dedicated staff and a curriculum that is relevant and ahead of trends. In addition to the subject-specific knowledge you gain, our methods ensures that you acquire essential work skills such as critical and analytical thinking, effective problem solving, ethical decision-making, selfdiscipline, working in teams and communicating effectively. This degree paves the way to further training as a professional accountant. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blend of lecture-led learning and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). You are issued with a tablet for learning and research. Our smaller class sizes allows for individualised attention. Our teaching staff is a mix of full-time academics and working professionals to ensure you benefit from quality academic and industry-specific inputs. You have access to campus resource centres, computer labs and WiFi. Throughout the degree, you have to demonstrate theoretical and practical understanding of accounting practices and methodologies via written examinations, presentations, case studies and projects. These application-based projects and assessments ensure relevant industry experience and further prepare you for the world of work. YEAR 1 Business English Business Law Business Management 1A Business Management 1B Computer Skills Economics 1A Economics 1B Financial Accounting 1A Financial Accounting 1B Quantitative Techniques YEAR 2 Accounting on Computers Auditing 2A Auditing 2B Corporate Law Financial Accounting 2A Financial Accounting 2B Management Accounting 2A Management Accounting 2B Taxation 2A Taxation 2B YEAR 3 Auditing 3 Corporate Governance Financial Accounting 3 Financial Management 3 Taxation 3 Entry Requirements You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) for degree purposes, with Mathematics in Grade 12 with at least 50%. Or if you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to qualify for matric exemption from the Matriculation Board. Pearson Institute will assist with your exemption application to the Board for evaluation. Or you need to have successfully completed the relevant Foundation Programme. And you need at least 25 Pearson Institute admission points. Qualification Accreditation Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Fully accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) (UK). As a graduate of this degree, you may apply for exemption for all ACCA fundamental-level modules (F1 - F9), you may proceed to the ACCA postgraduate degree and become a Chartered Certified Accountant. Recognised by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). As a graduate of this degree, you will be exempted from seven CIMA module exams as from 2016. Career Options The career choices for you, as a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting graduate, are varied and employment options include: Accounting: Chartered, financial, cost and management Auditing Budgeting Financial management Tax consulting Start Date February or July (Selected modules) [-]

BCom Digital Marketing Degree | Digital Marketing

Vega School of Brand Leadership
Campus Full time 3 weeks February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

​The programme prepares students for a career in Digital Marketing; to use technology to communicate brand, product and service messages to a target audience; and to grow business. Graduates will be able to apply search engine, mobile and online marketing insight in guiding technology specialists and developers in the planning and implementation of digital marketing strategies. In addition, the qualification ensures that students understand the brand and business environment with regard to digital marketing, management, financial and project management. [+]

BCom Digital Marketing Degree | Digital Marketing ​The programme prepares students for a career in Digital Marketing; to use technology to communicate brand, product and service messages to a target audience; and to grow business. Graduates will be able to apply search engine, mobile and online marketing insight in guiding technology specialists and developers in the planning and implementation of digital marketing strategies. In addition, the qualification ensures that students understand the brand and business environment with regard to digital marketing, management, financial and project management. As part of the experiential component of the qualification, students work in multidisciplinary teams engaging in real-world brand challenges and undertake an internship in their final year. Modules Year 1 Digital Marketing 1 Digital Citizenship Marketing 1 Business Management 1 Economics 1 Accounting 1 Applied Communication Techniques Year 2 Digital Marketing 2 Online Marketing 2 Business Management 2A: Entrepreneurship​ Business Management 2B Project Management Economics 1 Year 3 Digital Marketing 3 Business Management 3 Information and Knowledge Management Information Systems Strategy Introduction to Research Business Project Research Practice Career Opportunities Digital Marketer | Digital Marketing Developer | Digital Marketing Strategist | SEM/SEO Specialist | Social Media Strategist | Digital Media Strategist | Media Planner | Advertising Account Executive | Electronic Marketing Specialist | Content Coordinator | Online Campaign Manager | Digital Communication Manager | Communication Strategist | Marketing Manager | Marketing Director | Digital Entrepreneur Entry requirements A NSC with Degree admission- A minimum of 30 % for English coupled with a minimum of 50% for four x DESIGNATED NSC subjects (This excludes LO which is a 10 credit subject but includes English); OR A NC(V) with Degree admission – A minimum of 60 % in English on either First Additional Language or Home Language level AND Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy AND Life Orientation , with a minimum of 70% in the [1]four vocational subjects is required; OR A SC (with endorsement) or equivalent; OR Alternatively a Higher Certificate, an Advanced Certificate, 240 or 360 credit Diploma and an Advanced Diploma in a cognate field may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to degree studies If a Higher Certificate, Advanced Certificate, 240 or 360 credit Diploma or Advanced Diploma is not in a cognate field, then at least 20 % of the credits of such qualification must relate to academic literacy or academic skills in order for an applicant to be admitted to degree studies. Such applications will be reviewed by the relevant HoF at The IIE CAT in collaboration with the Registrar. ​​​NSC: students are required to have Mathematics at least at level 4 or Mathematical Literacy at level 7. For those students who have Mathematics at level 3 or Mathematical Literacy at levels 4, 5 or 6, an intermediate level (38 or above) in the NBT QL-AQL assessment is required. Students who have Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy at levels lower than the above would not be considered; OR, ​SC: endorsement is required with at least 40% for Mathematics on the HG; OR at least 50% for Mathematics on the SG; OR, a Senior Certificate or equivalent with complete or conditional exemption with at least 40% for Mathematics on the HG OR at least 50% for Mathematics on the SG. For those not meeting the requirements as set out above, a minimum of an intermediate level (38 or above) in the NBT QL- AQL assessment is required. ​​ General requirements for undergraduate degrees: All applicants for The IIE undergraduate degree studies, including international students, are required to write the Academic and Quantitative Literacy (AQL) – National Benchmark Test (NBT), unless they have attained the age of 23 by the time they register. The AQL – NBT is used for placement in student support programmes and does not replace the admission requirements for a specific degree programme. Applicants who achieve a score lower than 64% are required to register for and successfully complete the two Academic Literacy, Introduction to Scholarship modules (ITSA and ITSB). Applicants who do not write the AQL - NBT prior to admission will automatically be registered for ITSA and ITSB whether or not these are credit bearing modules in their qualifications. These candidates may, on provision of an AQL - NBT score of 64% or above, be exempted from one or both the modules if and only if these are not credit bearing modules in their qualifications. For candidates who are completing the modules as a result of the low AQL - NBT score or who did not provide an AQL - NBT score, successful completion of ITSA and ITSB is a pre-requisite for registering for any third year modules and thus any student who has not completed ITSA or ITSB in their first year of study will be required to do so in their second year. Where ITSA or ITSB is credit bearing in the qualification concerned, successful completion of one or both (depending on the curriculum structure) is also a graduation requirement. [-]