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Foundation Programme

Foundation Programme (New students from 2016)

The Pre-Varsity Programme is designed for students who wish to undertake a degree programme but have met the minimum requirements for admission to a diploma programme at a higher education institution only.

The Pre-Varsity Programme comprises of 6 compulsory modules and is structured as follows:

  • MAR101 - Marketing 1 (20 credits)
  • APL101 - Academic Literacy and Project 1 (20 credits)
  • BC101 - Business Communication 1 (20 credits)
  • BM101 - Business Management 1 (20 credits)
  • BN101 - Business Numeracy 1 (20 credits)
  • ECOP101 - Economics Principles 1 (20 credits)

The Pre-Varsity Programme can be completed in 1 year. This programme must be completed within 2 years.

Admission criteria for the Pre-Varsity Programme

Admission criteria for prospective students who have matriculated up to and including 2007

  • Senior Certificate (Grade 12) plus a mark of at least 30% on higher grade or 40% on standard grade in Mathematics.

Admission criteria for prospective students who have matriculated and exited the school system as from 2008

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent. The student must have met the minimum requirements for admission to a diploma programme at a higher education institution including:-
    • An achievement rating of at least 3 (40 - 49%) in English home language or 4 (50 - 59%) in English first additional language;
    • Plus an achievement rating of at least 2 (30 - 39%) in Mathematics or 4 (50 - 59%) in Mathematical Literacy.

Rules and regulations for the Pre-Varsity Programme: Students can only commence with the BBA in Marketing Management or BCom in Marketing and Management Science after successfully completing the Pre-Varsity Programme.

Foundation Programme (Pre 2016)

The Pre-Varsity Programme is designed for students who wish to undertake a degree programme in Marketing Management and have met the minimum requirements for admission to a diploma programme at a higher education institution only.

The Pre-Varsity Programme comprises of 6 compulsory modules and is structured as follows:

  • MAR101 - Marketing 1 (20 credits)
  • AL101 - Academic Literacy and Project 1 (20 credits)
  • BC101 - Business Communication 1 (20 credits)
  • BM101 - Business Management 1 (20 credits)
  • BN101 - Business Numeracy 1 (20 credits)
  • ECO101 - Economics 1 (20 credits)

The Pre-Varsity Programme can be completed in 1 year. This programme must be completed within 2 years.

Admission criteria for the Pre-Varsity Programme

Admission criteria for prospective students who have matriculated up to and including 2007

  • Senior Certificate (Grade 12) plus a mark of at least 30% on higher grade or 40% on standard grade in Mathematics.

Admission criteria for prospective students who have matriculated and exited the school system as from 2008

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent. The student must have met the minimum requirements for admission to a diploma programme at a higher education institution including:-
  • An achievement rating of at least
    3 (40 - 49%) in English home language or
    4 (50 - 59%) in English first additional language;
  • Plus an achievement rating of at least 2 (30 - 39%) in Mathematics or 4 (50 - 59%) in Mathematical Literacy.

Rules and regulations for the Pre-Varsity Programme:

Students can only commence with the BBA in Marketing Management after successfully completing the Pre-Varsity Programme.

Note:

  • After completion of the Pre-Varsity Programme, students must apply to the Matriculation Board, a division of Higher Education South Africa (HESA), in order to endorse their National Senior Certificate, allowing them to register for a Bachelors programme.
  • Applicants must submit a certified copy of their school leaving certificate (e.g. NSC), the Pre-Varsity Programme academic record, certified copy of identity document/passport and the required exemption fee to HESA before registering for the BBA Degree in Marketing Management.