Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Course | Cranefield College

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Supply Chain and Project Management – NQF L7

Advanced Diploma in Project Management

The purpose of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Supply Chain and Project Management is to master the essentials of organisational value chain management in the prevailing fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0 or 4IR). These essentials include general management, business management, project management, programme management, and supply chain management. The BBA’s distance learning structure allows for maximum flexibility in terms of when and where to study, and is designed to meet the needs of working students. The BBA degree is accredited at NQF Level 7 (360 credits).

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After Completing the BBA degree, students will be able to:

  • Understand the respective responsibilities of leaders and managers operating in the functional and cross-functional processes of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR or Industry 4.0) organisations.
  • Distinguish between functional and cross-functional processes of the 4IR organisational value chain.
  • Apply project management planning and implementation knowledge to deliver innovative projects that are on budget, on time, and of the required quality.
  • Understand the fundamentals of commercial and contract law in order to add value to corporate, business and operations strategy and risk management.
  • Reflect on and optimally apply the 4IR management functions of leading, creating, implementing, and improving to achieve organisational performance.
  • Grasp the important role played by functional departments in providing supportive resources to cross-functional supply chain and project portfolios of the 4IR organisational value chain.
  • Understand how virtual networks of partners are utilised collaboratively to perform non-core activities in business processes of 4IR organisations.
  • Distinguish between marketing and logistics, and grasp the important relationship that exists between these functional organisational departments.
  • Learn to master entrepreneurship and how to plan, implement, monitor and control the entrepreneurial project to ensure success.
  • Apply supplier relationship management with the aim of effectively procuring goods and services required to deliver high-performance supply chain results.
  • Understand the profound importance of programme management in the effective and efficient leading and governing of cross-functional supply chain and project portfolios.
  • Apply programme management and continuous improvement to cope with risk and complexity, and to enhance organisational value chain performance of 4IR organisations for maximum productivity.

 

Apply what you learn today in your job tomorrow

In the Industry 4.0 economy climate, employers prefer job-relevant education and training for improving the abilities of employees and for providing them with the necessary skills to apply what they learn today in their work context tomorrow. All academic programmes and modules are presented in English and due to the structure of all Cranefield’s academic programmes, students who choose to attend live or live online classes spend only one day per month away from work.

Note that classes can be attended live at the Cranefield auditorium or live on-line via the Internet. The rest of the time student syndicate groups meet outside of work hours to discuss their practical case studies. Cranefield’s state of the art teaching and learning technologies allow classes, and even syndicate group meetings, to be attended live online via the Internet anywhere in the world. Recordings of classes are available for revision purposes, or where a student is unable to attend a live session or resides in a country that falls outside the time line.

To cater to the needs of working students, there are intakes in each quarter of the year so as to allow for flexibility in terms of being able to commence studies in January, April, July or October in any given year. Learning modules are offered in series, with one module at a time being completed per quarter.

Registration Fee:
R 3, 750.00

Fee per module 2020:
R 19, 200.00

PAYMENT OPTION 1: Once-off payment in full (2020)
R 3, 750.00 + (9 x R 19, 200.00) R 172 800.00 = R 176 550.00

PAYMENT OPTION 2: Per module over 9 quarters
R 3, 750.00 + (R 19, 200.00 per module for 2020) + (*marginally adjusted fee per module beyond 2020)

*Marginal annual inflation will apply to modules undertaken beyond 2020.

Note: It is advisable to be employed, and for your employer to sponsor the payment(s) and claim back the fees from the relevant SETA (South Africa).

Cancellation Fee:
Contact Cranefield’s Financial Co-ordinator.

Module Repeat Fee:
Contact Cranefield’s Financial Co-ordinator.

Fees may be claimed back from your organisation’s SETA (South Africa).

NQF level 7, with 360 credits

The Bachelor of Business Administration consists of nine modules of 40 credits each.

The BBA may be commenced in any of the four quarters of the year, with one BBA module being completed per quarter. There are 3 lecture dates per module (08:00 till 13:00).

Modules:

Module BB1: Project Planning and Implementation Management

Module BB2: General Management

Module BB3: Commercial Law of Contract

Module BB4: Business Management

Module BB5: Entrepreneurship and Managing the Entrepreneurial Project

Module BB6: Marketing and Logistics Management

Module BB7: Strategic Project Management

Module BB8: Programme-managing the Value Chain

Module BB9: Modern Supply Chain Management

Note: Modules BB1, BB2 and BB3 may be undertaken in any order. Since BB3 is not a prerequisite for any module it may for scheduling purposes be undertaken at any time during the course, but preferably as soon as possible.

Modules BB4, BB5 and BB6 may be undertaken in any order after completion of BB1 and BB2, and are prerequisites for modules BB7, BB8 and BB9 that need to be undertaken in this order.

Note: Students who already completed the Advanced Certificate in Project Management (NQF L6) receive credits for Modules BB1, BB2 and BB4. Such students may choose to continue with the remainder of the BBA programme, or enroll for the Advanced Diploma in Project Management.  

The BBA commences every quarter starting in January, April, July, or October. For details please view the Academic Calendar below (or click on “Academic Calendars” at the top of the HOME page). Learning modules are offered in series, and only one of the nine BBA modules is undertaken at a time per quarter.Note that all lectures at the main tuition centre located in Midrand, Gauteng are streamed live online Globally via Cranefield’s online Virtual Learning Evironment (VLE), making it possible to either attend interactive live classes on site, or via the Internet. The online system also caters for viewing recordings of all classes afterwards. Therefore, you do not need to be based in Gauteng province, or reside within the South African timeline, to undertake a module presented at the main tuition centre in Midrand.
Accreditation:
The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Supply Chain and Project Management is accredited by the Council on Higher Education at NQF level 7, with 360 credits (consisting of nine modules of 40 credits each). Moreover, the qualification is registered by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Certification:
The two project management modules (BB1 and BB7) are fully aligned with the USA Project Management Institute’s (PMI) PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) and is an ideal route towards gaining international certification as a PMP (Project Management Professional) and PgMP (Program Management Professional). The modules are also fully aligned with the International Project Management Association’s 4-level certification. Moreover, the two modules are each validated by ECSA for 3 CPD points.

Cranefield College offers technology-enhanced distance learning. It entails the integration of self-study, live online classes, traditional face-to-face classes, and online high definition (HD) videos. Cranefield’s learning mode is supported by its online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
All modules are offered class-based or live online:

  • Although Cranefield operates on a distance learning mode, students are advised to attend classes whether online or on-site.
  • Note that students can also view recordings of all lectures online in their own time.

Live lecture session times and frequency

Time:
08h00 – 13h00

Contact Days:
3 lectures days per module (streamed from Cranefield’s auditorium in Midrand, Gauteng), spread evenly over the three months duration of each module. For class dates see the ÄCADEMIC CALENDER below.

Auditorium Facilities:

  • After the formal morning lecture session, the auditorium facilities are at the disposal of attending students who wish to have syndicate group discussions.
  • The lecturer will be available to assist with individual or group matters.
  • Note that some classes take the form of webinars. Students receive early notification of webinars.

A Higher Certificate, or at least a Senior Certificate (‘matric’ or international equivalent), preferably coupled with some work experience. All relevant information and documentation must be submitted to the Registrar (Academic). The following aspects would be advantageous:

  1. Having been employed or active in the community since leaving secondary school.
  2. Have gained some experience in the workplace.

Students who successfully completed Cranefield’s Advanced Certificate in Project Management through recognition of prior learning (RPL) may continue with the remaining six modules (BB4 to BB9) of the BBA degree, or proceed to the Advanced Diploma in Project Management.

General Admission for all academic programmes:

  • Possession of prescribed qualifications for admission to any learning programme does not automatically qualify a student for registration.
  • The prospective student may be requested to comply with additional requirements such as a special assignment or an oral or written examination.
  • The admission policy is reviewed annually, and the admission requirements from the previous year may not apply.
  • It is the responsibility of prospective students to keep abreast of developments.
  • Because of the nature of the admission procedures, deadlines are enforced strictly.
  • All relevant documentation must be provided by the specified deadlines.
  • Application for any programme implies acceptance by the applicant of the admission policies and procedures.

Submission of Documents:

  1. Submit a certified copy of your matric certificate, and certified copies of other qualifications you may possess.
  2. Submit a curriculum vitae reflecting any work experience you may have, or projects you may have done.
  1. All documents must be submitted to the Registrar (Academic).

ACADEMIC CALENDAR: BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Main Tuition Centre in Midrand, Gauteng and Streamed Live Online Globally

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Supply Chain and Project Management comprises NINE modules of 40 credits each: BB1 to BB9. The BBA can be commenced in any of the four quarters of a year as shown in the Academic Calendar below. One (1) BBA module is undertaken per quarter in series. There are 3 lecture dates per module (08:00 till 13:00).

Modules:

Module BB1: Project Planning and Implementation Management
Module BB2: General Management
Module BB3: Commercial Law of Contract
Module BB4: Business Management
Module BB5: Entrepreneurship and Managing the Entrepreneurial Project
Module BB6: Marketing and Logistics Management
Module BB7: Strategic Project Management
Module BB8: Programme-managing the Value Chain
Module BB9: Modern Supply Chain Management

Academic Calendar:

Important Note: Module BB1 is undertaken FIRST followed by modules BB2 and BB3 in any order. Next are modules BB4, BB5 and BB6 that can also be undertaken in any order. Modules BB7, BB8 and BB9 are undertaken last in this order. Class dates are as follows:

QUARTERS

MODULES

Q1

2020

Q2

2020

Q3

2020

Q4

2020

BB121 Jan
18 Feb
10 Mar
08 Apr
06 May
03 Jun
08 Jul
05 Aug
09 Sep
06 Oct
03 Nov
02 Dec
BB231 Apr
29 May
28 Jun
07 Oct
04 Nov
03 Dec
BB316 Apr
12 May
09 Jun
15 Jul
13 Aug
17 Sep
01 Oct
29 Oct
26 Nov
BB4Jan 2021
Feb 2021
Mar 2021
07 Jul
04 Aug
08 Sep
BB5Apr 2021
May 2021
Jun 2021
02 Oct
30 Oct
27 Nov
BB6Jan 2021
Feb 2021
Mar 2021
16 Jul
07 Aug
11 Sep
BB7Jan 2021
Feb 2021
Mar 2021
Jul 2021
Aug 2021
Sep 2021
BB8Apr 2021
May 2021
Jun 2021
Oct 2021
Nov 2021
Dec 2021
BB9Jan 2021
Feb 2021
Mar 2021
Jul 2021
Aug 2021
Sep 2021

 

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