Bachelor of Business Administration in Media Operations Management (NQF Level 8)

Bachelor of Business Administration in Media Operations Management (NQF Level 8)

Provides access to MBA Programme
Available at Sandton Campus only

Boston Media House is the only tertiary institution in South Africa to offer this unique qualification. If your dream career is in media management or you’re already working in media, a Bachelor in Business Administration in Media Operations Management will equip you with the knowledge, skills and competencies expected of professionals in management positions in the media environment.

Download the factsheet for additional, detailed programme information.

Download the factsheet for returning students.

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Media Operations Management
  • 4 Years full-time
  • SAQA ID 90664 | NQF (HEQSF) Level 8 | Minimum Subject Credits 498 plus 5 Due Performance (DP) Credits at NQF Level 4
Possible job roles

  • Radio Station Management
  • Television/Video Production Company Management
  • Record Company Management
  • Print Media Management
  • Media Management in Advertising, Marketing, Digital Marketing and Direct Marketing
  • Media Operations Analyst
  • Market Analyst
  • Business Analyst & Strategic Planner
  • Public Administration Management
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Digital Production Company Management
  • General Media Management

Entry requirements

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION REGULATION 24h

Minimum requirement for admission into the degree is a:

  • National senior Certificate (NSC), with English as one of the subjects passed and with endorsement for admission to Bachelor’s degree study; or
  • National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V)), with English as one of the subjects passed and with endorsement for admission to Bachelor’s degree study; or
  • Prior to 2009, Senior Certificate* with English as one of the subjects passed
    *Candidates having attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with a Senior Certificate with a minimum of 40% in at least four higher grade subjects or 50% in at least four standard grade subjects.

Alternative entry requirements

A number of higher education qualifications may meet the requirements for admission into the degree:

  • Higher Certificate, NQF (HEQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 120; or
  • Advanced Certificate, NQF (HEQSF) Level 6, minimum Credits 120; or
  • Diploma, NQF (HEQSF) Level 6, minimum Credits 240 or 360; or
  • Equivalent qualification from a foreign higher education institution – see section on Foreign Applicants.

Duration

Based on the credits and notional hours (i.e. the total number of hours of learning to complete the programme) for this qualification, the minimum duration is eight (8) semesters over a period of four (4) years, and the maximum duration is eight (8) years.

Qualification structure

YEAR ONE

  • Business Management 1
  • Industrial Psychology 1
  • Advertising 1
  • Marketing 1
  • Journalism 1
  • Public Relations 1
  • Professional Skills 1
  • Academic Literacy 1
  • Computer Literacy 0 (MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel)

YEAR TWO

  • Business Management 2
  • Financial Management 1
  • Brand Management 1
  • Economics 1
  • Entrepreneurship 2
  • Computer Literacy 0 (MS PowerPoint)

Choose one (1) of the following four (4) electives:

  • Advertising 2
  • Marketing 2
  • Journalism 2
  • Public Relations 2

YEAR THREE

  • Business Management 3*
  • Media & Globalisation 3*
  • Financial Management 2
  • Project Management 2
  • Industrial Psychology 2
  • Media Law 2
  • Company Law 1

YEAR FOUR

  • Integrated Media Management 4
  • Research Methods 4
  • Research Project 4
  • Experiential Learning 4
  • Financial Management 3

*Students may not progress to any subjects scheduled in level 4 (4th year) of the programme unless a pass mark has been achieved for Business Management 3 and Media and Globalisation 3.