IBS Professional Programme in Business Administration


Welcome to IBS Professional Programme in Business Administration

This NQF Level three IBS programme offers foundations for a career in governance, business administration, law and accounting, and equips graduates for an administration function in all organisations and opens access to the Management and Administration programme (NQF Level 4).

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  • Accreditation

    The Institute of Business studies (IBS) under the scope of the Global Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)

  • Qualification

    NQF L3 (SAQA ID 60150) - National Certificate: Business Administration

  • Designation

    IBS Complete (Level 3)

  • Entrance requirement

    Grade 10 with English and Mathematics/Mathematical Literacy/Accounting; or equivalent qualification

  • Duration

    This programme can be completed in 12 months.However, a maximum of two modules should be completed per semester if you choose the semester basis of study.

  • Courses

    1.     IBS Introduction to Business English

    2.     IBS Introduction to Mathematics

    3.     IBS Introduction to Accounting

    4.     IBS Introduction to Governance

    5.     IBS Introduction to Office Administration

  • Assessment

    You will be required to complete formative assessments (assignments) as well as a summative assessment (final exam).

  • Award

    This programme is a national qualification. At the end of this course you will be awarded a National Certificate. 

  • Study Package Options

    Home Study

    The Home Study Package offers:

    • Textbooks
    • Study guides
    • Lecturer Support - via Email, Phone and access to the Student Question & Answer Platform


    Online Classroom

    The Online Classroom Package builds on the Home Study Package and provides you with the digital resources that may be available for your course as well as giving you access to the SACOB Online Classroom. The Online Classroom Package offers:

    • Study maps
    • Study plans
    • Lecturer/Concept videos
    • Quizzes
    • SACOB Student Forum


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