Higher Certificate in Business Administration

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Entry Criteria

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a Higher Certificate pass endorsement
  • Achieve a minimum of 20 points on the TSIBA Points System (TPS)

Certificate Overview

The Higher Certificate in Business Administration (HCBA) is an 8 month full-time qualification which provides students with a Higher Certificate qualification and a strong quantitative foundation to step up to a Business Degree.

Upon completion of the HCBA students gain access to the  Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree at TSIBA Business School.

The HCBA is offered at NQF level 5 and is SAQA registered with the ID Number 84186.

You will earn 132 Credits in successful completion of the programme.

Certificate content:
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Principle of Accounting & Personal Finance
  • Business Communication
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership & Self Development
  • End User Computing



Applications for 2021 are now open. 

QUALIFICATION: NQF Level 5, 132 credits (SAQA 84186)


Tuition fees at TSIBA Business School are supported by generous tuition scholarships which enable undergraduate students to contribute towards their tuition at relative levels of affordability. TSIBA Business School’s undergraduate students pay only what they can afford, removing any financial barriers to tertiary education.

No fees are payable for students whose household income is less than R 350 000 per year. 

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Scholarship fee per month for 6 months, including registration and text book usage fees.


Discounted scholarship fee for upfront payment, including registration and text book usage fees.