Prospectus 2019/20 - Botho University

 
Prospectus 2019/20 - Botho University
prospectus 2019/20

 BOS ISO 9001:2015 Certified Organisation
Prospectus 2019/20 - Botho University
Prospectus 2019/20 - Botho University
Table of Contents

                                                                                                                                                               About Us						4
                                                                                                                                                                  • Studying in Botswana				                                                       6
                                                                                                                                                                  • Studying in Lesotho				                                                        7
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                                                                                                                                                               Our Infrastructure					8
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                                  Botho University - Quality is our core.
The 17 June 2013 marked a day in history when Botho University was awarded the BOS ISO 9001:2008 certification by the acting Managing Director
of Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS), Mr Keeper Morgan. The ISO 9001:2008 certification is considered “hard to obtain and difficult to maintain”
 by some of its recipients. Representatives from the Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education Council and Botswana Training Authority were present
  to witness this achievement. The certification was preceded by the launch of the educational institution transforming to a full fledged university.
          These two milestones in the same year are testament to Botho University’s guarantee of excellence, leadership and innovation.

                                                                                                                                                               General Admissions Information 			                                                  47
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                                                                                                                                                               International Students					50
                                                                                                                                                               Mrs Sheela Raja Ram, Vice Chancellor & Managing
                                                                                                                                                               Director, Botho University and Mr. Osborn Mbaiwa
                                                                                                                                                               of Quali Quest together celebrate BOS ISO 9001:
                                                                                                                                                               2008 Certificate awarded to Botho University. They
                                                                                                                                                               display the certificate for public viewing.

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                                                                                                                                                               Employability and Our Graduates			                                                  52
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                                                                                                                                                               Botho University Board Members, Executive Man-
                                                                                                                                                               agement, Managers, and BOBS Acting Director Mr.
                                                                                                                                                               Keeper Morgan display the BOBS iSO 9001: 2008
                                                                                                                                                               Flag that Botho is now authorised to fly high in all
                                                                                                                                                               its existing campuses.

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Mrs. Kate Sennye gives a hearty vote of thanks to
all those who had made the BOS ISO certification
and the official launch possible.
                                                    Mrs. Sheela Raja Ram and Mrs Kate Sennye, Botho
                                                    University Board Member and Advisory Council
                                                    Member enjoy a moment of victory together and
                                                    display the BOS ISO 9001: 2008 Certificate for the
                                                    public to see.
                                                                                                         Mrs. Sheela Raja Ram, Vice Chancellor and Man-
                                                                                                         aging Director of Botho University receives the BOS
                                                                                                         ISO 9001: 2008 certificate from BOBS Acting Direc-
                                                                                                         tor, Mr. Keeper Morgan.
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                                                                                                                                                               BOBS acting Director Mr. Keeper Morgan congratu-
                                                                                                                                                               lating Botho University for successfully achieving
                                                                                                                                                               the BOS ISO 9001: 2008 Certification. He encour-
                                                                                                                                                               aged Botho to work hard in order to keep the cer-
                                                                                                                                                               tification.

       BOS ISO 9001:2008 Certified Organisation.                                                                                                               ........................................................................................
       Quality is critical for all higher education institutions. ISO 9001:2008 is an international Quality Management System
       standard that effectively improves products and service quality around the world in various sectors including
       higher education. Within the Botho University context, ISO 9001:2008 certification has meant promotion of quality
       awareness and quality assurance. Having undergone a rigorous screening of their processes and systems over the
       past 1 ½ years, Botho University received this prestigious certificate for its Quality Management System from the
       Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS). The BOS ISO 9001:2008 certification for Botho University has promoted high
       quality education for the students, instilled self confidence, passion and commitment, resulting in the attainment
       of the best results academically and in the world of work.

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  P.O. Box 501564                                          P/Bag F451                                       P.O. Box 20157
  Botho Education Park,                                    Barclays Plaza,                                  Opp. Maun Technical College,
  Gaborone                                                 Blue Jacket Street,                              Boseja,
  Tel: +267 391 9999                                       Francistown                                      Maun
       +267 391 9666                                       Tel: +267 244 0686                               Tel: +267 686 5404
  Fax: +267 318 7858                                       Fax: +267 244 0685                               Fax: +267 686 5035

                                                                                   www.bothouniversity.ac.bw
                                                                             BOS ISO 9001:2008 Certified Organisation
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About Us

    Botho University was established in 1997 and              Botho University also offers a diverse range of
    has rapidly evolved over the years to become              programmes for in-service professionals and
    a leading multidisciplinary high-quality tertiary         organizations. Under the Corporate Training
    education provider. Botho University was one of           Department, there are over 200 short-term
    the first local tertiary institutions in Botswana to be   professional development programmes, which can
    accredited by the Human Resources Development             be customized to meet the client’s requirements.
    Council (HRDC). All programmes are approved by            BU currently has 5 campuses, Gaborone &
    the Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) and           Francistown in Botswana, Maseru in Lesotho,
    the Council on Higher Education (CHE) in Lesotho.         Botho Higher Education Institution - Windhoek
    Botho University currently offers programmes              Namibia and the Blended & Distance Learning
    through five faculties namely Faculty of Business         Campus (BDLC).
    & Accounting, Faculty of Computing, Faculty of
    Engineering and Applied Sciences, Faculty of              Botho Higher Education Institution has been
    Health and Education and Faculty of Hospitality           established in Namibia by Botho University,
    and Sustainable Tourism.                                  Botswana as one of its international campuses.
                                                              Hence, by virtue of this relationship, BHEI
    All our programmes have been developed with               is affiliated to BU in terms of the agreement
    inputs from industry thus our graduates are ready         between the two entities.
    to hit the ground running. We currently offer
    qualifications from certificate level to master’s         BHEI operates from Ausspannplatz, Windhoek.
    degree level with plans in place for doctoral             In the initial stages BHEI offers four qualifications
    programmes to be rolled out very soon. With over          from BU, to be increased as the institution grows,
    3500 students and almost 350 staff members                and thereafter as the institution strengthens
    and growing, Botho University is a dynamic and            its presence in Namibia, it may offer own
    exciting place to be.                                     qualifications as per the needs of the country.

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The franchise programmes currently offered by         infrastructure and the latest technology driven
BHEI are in the key fields of Business, Health,       learning resources. The campus in Gaborone is
Accounting, Computing and Finance.                    well known for being of international standards
                                                      and many national and international events have
Botho University’s strategic focus is to increase     been held on the premises due to the quality of
student diversity by attracting international         the facilities. The new state-of-the art campus in
students. Apart from Botswana and Lesotho,            Francistown sits on the banks of Tati River and is
we already have several students from other           fitted with LED lights to conserve energy. Apart
countries in the region such as South Africa,         from Francistown, BU has already converted many
Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Democratic Republic        of its light fittings in Gaborone Campus into eco
of Congo, and Ethiopia amongst others.                friendly LED lights and has enormous plans in
                                                      pipeline to implement environmentally friendly
Botho University also has several partnerships with   projects in the university’s existing and future
well-known regional and international institutions    infrastructure.
such as University of Venda-RSA, KTH Royal
Institute of Technology-Sweden, Black Hills State     Academic rigor combined with excellence
University-USA, University of Louisville-USA,         in all extracurricular activities, ensures that
Indian School of Mines-India, Manipal University      Botho University graduates possess a potent
in India and recently World Tourism Forum             combination of skills. BU is one of the top ranked
Lucerne-Switzerland. Students studying with           sporting institutions in Botswana having won top
Botho University have an immense opportunity to       accolades and championships in the country. The
take advantage of these international partnerships    University has top notch sporting facilities for
through student exchange programmes. BU               basketball, netball, volleyball, soccer and chess.
students have had internship programmes in            BU’s Gaborone campus has recently completed
India, USA, UK and Sweden amongst others, thus        the modern mini-soccer turf suitable to play during
giving them incredible international exposure.        day and night.

Botho University firmly believes in providing its     Botho University is driven by the core values of
students with a superior learning environment.        integrity, excellence, and inclusiveness and aims
The University continually invests in excellent       to produce well-rounded, entrepreneurial, and
                                                      globally-employable graduates with the attitude,
                                                      knowledge, skills, and competencies to create
                                                      value and drive productivity increases needed
                                                      to catalyse sustainable economic growth. The
                                                      focus on quality has resulted in Botho University
                                                      becoming the only university in Botswana with
                                                      a BOS ISO 9001:2015 certification. With an
                                                      impeccable reputation for quality in the market,
                                                      Botho University graduates are leading the way in
                                                      transforming the economy.

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    Studying in Botswana                                     The two largest cities in Botswana are the Capital
                                                             City Gaborone and the “Capital of the North”
    With a population of just over 2 million, the people     Francistown. Botho University has campuses in
    of Botswana have enjoyed independence for                both cities. The local currency is the Botswana
    over 50 years. English is the official language and      Pula (BWP). 1USD = 10.42 BWP (approximately).
    the medium of instruction in higher educational
    institutions though Setswana is also widely              Tourism and Culture
    spoken.
                                                             Botswana is well-known for its diverse wildlife
    Botswana enjoys a politically stable climate and is      and is home to what is popularly known as
    generally safe with a low crime rate. Transparency       the Big Five - namely the lion, elephant, rhino,
    International ranks it as the least corrupt country in   leopard, and buffalo. Tourist attractions include the
    Africa. The main source of income for the country        Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve.
    is from diamonds, with Debswana, the world’s             Botswana is also home to the world-famous
    largest diamond producing company located here.          Okavango Delta – one of the world’s largest
    The government has implemented an Economic               inland deltas. Other reserves include the Central
    Diversification Drive (EDD) to reduce the                Kalahari Game Reserve located in the Kalahari
    overreliance on diamonds. The EDD has created            Desert, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, and
    jobs in several industries necessitating the need        Nxai Pan National Park. There are also specialised
    for qualified graduates.                                 sanctuaries like the Khama Rhino Sanctuary (for

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rhinoceros) and Makgadikgadi Pans Sanctuary (for       city. The name ‘Lesotho’ loosely translates into
flamingos). Botswana’s internationally revered         “the land of the people who speak Sesotho.”
safaris are simply a drive away for tourists, making   The official languages of Lesotho are Sesotho
them an attractive option for a quick getaway.         and English. Sesotho is closely related to
                                                       Setswana which is the most widely spoken &
Music and dance form a very integral part of the       indigenous language in Botswana.
local culture and traditions. Traditional musical
instruments and clapping of hands are used to          The local currency is the Lesotho loti,
create music and rhythms. The local communities        plural maloti (LSL). 1 USD = 13.25 LSL
are also known for their skills in basket weaving      (approximately). Situated between 28 and 31
and pottery (producing beautiful products for          degrees south and between 27 and 30 degrees
commercial use).                                       east, Lesotho lies entirely outside the tropics,
                                                       at a considerable height above sea level, and is
Studying in Lesotho                                    thus free of bilharzia and malaria. It has a land
                                                       area of approximately 30, 555 km2, making it
The Kingdom of Lesotho is an independent               similar in size to Belgium or a little larger than
country, with a population of roughly 2 million        the State of Maryland in the USA.
people, which has the distinction of being
surrounded by another country, the Republic            A land of mountains, Lesotho is the only
of South Africa. It is one of the few remaining        country in the world which has all its land
monarchies in Africa. The Lesotho Government           lying at altitudes more than 1500m above sea-
is a parliamentary or constitutional monarchy.         level; it is a land of heights and extremes. The
                                                       highest mountain in Southern Africa, Thabana-
Botho University Lesotho campus is in Maseru,          Ntlenyana, is in Lesotho, with a height of 3,
which is the country’s capital and the largest         482m, while the highest single drop falls in
                                                       Southern Africa, Maletsunyane, is also found
                                                       there, with a height of 192m. Finally, Lesotho
                                                       also has the highest abseiling cliff in the world
                                                       at 204m.

                                                       Often referred to as the “Switzerland of
                                                       Africa”, it is blessed with a beautiful, often
                                                       snow-capped range of mountains, the Maloti.
                                                       The Kingdom’s central position in the heart of
                                                       Africa’s second largest economy, South Africa,
                                                       which means residents are well served by air,
                                                       rail, and road links. Lesotho is only one hour by
                                                       air or four hours by road from South Africa’s
                                                       largest city, Johannesburg.

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Our INFRASTRUCTURE

    Our Gaborone Campus                                                                                   Sports Facilities

                                               Graduation Ceremony at Otse Multi-Purpose Hall, Gaborone

    Mini Soccer Turf                           Botho Higher Education Institution in Namibia
                                                                                                          Our Lesotho Campus

    Our Francistown Campus                                             Library

    Fully Equipped Jewellery Labs             Computer Labs

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                      FACULTY OF BUSINESS & ACCOUNTING

 PROGRAMME            PROGRAMMES
 CODE

                      Business Programmes
 MBA - 9MA - 17       Master of Business Administration (MBA)
 BMA - 8BH - 17       BSc (Hons) in Business Management
 NVC - 3CE - 15       Certificate in New Venture Creation

                      Accounting Programmes
 ACC - 8BH - 17       BSc (Hons) in Accounting
 FIN - 8BH - 17       BSc (Hons) in Finance

                      Professional Accounting Programmes
 AAT - PD4 - 16       AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians
 ACA - 8PL - 17       ACCA - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
 BCA - 8AS - 13       BICA - Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants
 CMA - 8AD - 11       CIMA - Chartered Institute Of Management Accountants (Member of
                      The Chartered Institute of Management)
 CFA - 8PQ - 15       CIPFA - Professional Qualification in International Public Financial Management

 *Please contact the Admissions Department to find out which programmes are available in your choice
 campus of study.
 *Check our website for the latest updates on Campus Learning programmes and Distance Learning
 programmes by visiting www.bothouniversity.com

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                                  FACULTY OF COMPUTING

       PROGRAMME                  PROGRAMMES
       CODE

      MMT - 9MA - 15              MSc in Computer Systems Management
      COM - 8BH - 11              BSc (Hons) in Computing
      MMS - 8BH - 17              BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Systems
      MCO - 8BO - 13              BSc (Hons) in Mobile Computing
      NCF - 8BH - 13              BSc (Hons) in Network Security and Computer Forensics
      CHM - 3CE - 15              Certificate Level 3 in Computer Hardware Maintenance and Networking
      NAD - 7CE - 15              Certificate in Network Administration
      CNA - 2CE - 17              Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching (CCNA)
      DPB - 4CE - 15              Certificate Level 3 in Desktop Publishing
      WDE - 3CE - 15              Certificate Level 3 in Web Designing
      GDA - 3CE - 15              Certificate Level 3 in Graphic Design and Animation
      DBA - 3CE - 15              Certificate Level 3 in Database Administration

                                  FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES

       PROGRAMME                  PROGRAMMES
       CODE

      CEN - 8BH - 14              BEng (Hons) in Computer Engineering
      JMD - 8BH - 14              BSc (Hons) in Jewellery Management and Design
      EIM - 3CE - 16              Certificate in Electrical Installation and Maintenance

      *Please contact the Admissions Department to find out which programmes are available in your choice
      campus of study.
      *Check our website for the latest updates on Campus Learning programmes and Distance Learning
      programmes by visiting www.bothouniversity.com

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                    FACULTY OF HEALTH AND EDUCATION

  PROGRAMME        PROGRAMMES
  CODE

 HIM - 8BH - 13     BSc (Hons) in Health Information Management
 CHC - 4CE - 15     Certificate in Child Care
 HIN - 5CE - 15     Certificate Level 3 in Health Informatics
 HME - 5CE - 15     Certificate Level 3 in Health Monitoring and Evaluation
 HED - 8PD - 15     Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE)
 MED - 9MA - 15     MEd in Higher Education

                   FACULTY OF HOSPITALITY AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

  PROGRAMME        PROGRAMMES
  CODE

 HMA - 8BH - 14     BSc (Hons) in Hospitality Management
 ROP - 3CE - 15     Certificate Level 3 in Rooms Operations
 FBO - 3CE - 15     Certificate Level 3 in Food and Beverage Operations

*Please contact the Admissions Department to find out which programmes are available in your choice
campus of study.
*Check our website for the latest updates on Campus Learning programmes and Distance Learning
programmes by visiting www.bothouniversity.com

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                                                                 •   G9 - OPS - 17: Operations Strategy (10)
     Master of Business                                          •   G9 - TPN - 17: Technopreneurship (10)
     Administration (MBA)                                        •   G9 - BST - 17: Business Statistics (10)

                                                                 Recommended full-time study path: 2 Years
     Programme details:
     The programme consists of 11 core (required)                Semester 1
     modules and 8 elective modules. The Research                • G9 - CBS - 17, G9 - MIS - 17, G9 - MAC - 17, G9 -
     Methodology is a pre-requisite for the Dissertation           PMT - 17
     in the MBA Programme. Some modules may be                   Semester 2
     co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be          • G9 - MEC - 17, G9 - MGT - 17, G9 - FMT - 17, G9
     taken together). The number at the end of the                 - DAS - 17
     module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of          Semester 3
     the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning       • G9 - STM - 17, G9 - BRM - 17
     (guided, in-class and independent combined);
     therefore a 10-credit module requires on average            Select any two of the following
     100 hours of learning from the student. The MBA             • G9 - IIA - 17, G9 - RMF - 17,G9 - FMT- 17, G9
     Programme will be Block Release and Distance                  - SMG - 17, G9 - NPD - 17, G9 - OPS - 17, G9 -
     Learning.                                                     TPN - 17, G9 - BST - 17

     Core modules:                                               Semester 4
                                                                 • G9 - DIS - 17
     •   G9 - CBS - 17: Collaborative Business Strategies (10)
     •   G9 - MIS -17: Management Information System (20)        Admissions Criteria
     •   G9 - MAC - 17: Management Accounting (20)               1) Applicants are expected to have completed any
     •   G9 - PMT- 17: Project Management (10)                   Bachelor’s Degree, preferably from a recognised
     •   G9 - MEC - 17: Managerial Economics (10)                institution.
     •   G9 - MGT - 17: Marketing Management (20)                2) Students should have at least 2 years of relevant
     •   G9 - FMT - 17: Financial Management (20)                work experience.
     •   G9 - DAS - 17: Decision Analysis (10)                   3) For enquiries and more information please visit
     •   G9 - STM - 17: Strategic Management (20)                our website: www.bothouniversity.com
     •   G9 - BRM - 17: Business Research Methods (20)
     •   G9 - DIS - 17: Dissertation (60)

     Elective modules:

     Select any two from the following:
     • G9 - IIA - 17: International Investment Analysis (10)
     • G9 - RMF - 17: Risk Management in Financial
       Institutions (10)
     • G9 - FMM - 17: Financial Markets and Treasury
       Management (10)
     • G9 - SMG -17: Strategic Marketing (10)
     • G9 - NPD - 17: New Product Development and
       Management (10)

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                                                          •   B8 - BRM - 13: Business Research Methods (20)
BSc (Hons) in Business                                    •   B8 - STM - 13: Strategic Management (20)
Management                                                •   B8 - ENT - 13: Essentials of Entrepreneurship (20)
                                                          •   B8 - PRO - 13: Project (40)
                                                          •   B7 - FFM - 17: Fundamentals of Financial
                                                              Management (20)
Programme details:
                                                          Elective Modules:
The programme consists of core (required) and
                                                          Select one from the following:
elective modules as follows. Some modules may
have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to
                                                          • B7 - CGV - 13: Corporate Governance (20)
pass another module or set of modules first). Some
                                                          • B7 - SMK - 13: Strategic Marketing (20)
modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules
                                                          • B7 - PRM - 13: Project Management (20)
are required to be taken together). The number at
                                                          • B7 - CHM - 13: Change Management (20)
the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the
                                                          • B8 - HRM - 13: Human Resources Management (20)
credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10
                                                          • B8 - IEM - 13: Import and Export Management (20)
hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent
                                                          Recommended full-time study path
combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires
                                                          (4½ years):
on average 100 hours of learning from the student.
                                                          Semester 1:
Core Modules
• C5 - ICO - 13: Introduction to Computers (20)           • B5 - BM1 - 13, D5 - CS1 - 17, C5 - ICO - 13, B5 - BS1 - 17
                                                          Semester 2:
• B5 - BM1 - 13: Business Management 1(20)                • B5 - BM2 - 17, B5 - LAB - 13, B5 - BS2 - 17 , B5 - MIE - 17
• D5 - CS1 - 17: Communication & Study Skills 1(10)       Semester 3:
• B5 - BM2 - 13: Business Management 2 (20)               • B6 - MAE - 17, B6 - OBE - 13, A5 - IFA - 13, D5 - CS2 - 17
• B5 - LAB - 13: Legal Aspects of Business (20)           Semester 4:
• D5 - CS2 - 17: Communication & Study Skills 2 (10)      • A6 - COA - 17, B6 - MKT - 13, B6 - SBM - 17
• B6 - MAE - 17: Macroeconomics (10)                      Semester 5:
• B6 - OBE - 13: Organisational Behaviour (20)            • B7 - OPM - 13, B7 - FFM - 17 Elective one from B7 -
• A5 - IFA - 13: Introduction to Financial                  CGV - 13, B7 - SMK - 13
  Accounting (20)
                                                          Semester 6:
• B5 - BS1 - 17: Business Mathematics &                   • B7 - CF1 - 13, B7 - EBS - 13, and one elective from
  Statistics 1 (10)
                                                            B7 - PRM - 13, B7 - CHM - 13
• B5 - BS2 - 17: Business Mathematics &                   Semester 7:
  Statistics 2 (10)
• B5 - MIE - 17: Mircoeconomics (10)                      • B7 - PPR - 13
                                                          Semester 8:
• B6 - MKT - 13: Marketing Management (20)                • B8 - BRM - 13, B8 - STM - 13, and one elective from
• A6 - COA - 17: Cost Accounting                            B8 - HRM - 13, B8 - IEM - 13
• B6 - SBM - 17: Small Business Management (20)           Semester 9:
• B7 - OPM - 13: Operations Management (20)               • B8 - ENT - 13, B8 - PRO - 13
• B7 - CF1 - 13: Corporate Finance (20)
• B7 - EBS - 13: E-Business (20)
• B7 - PPR - 13: Professional Practice in Business (60)

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     Admissions Criteria                                     There is also a written exam. The pedagogical model
                                                             is based on a process that starts with the question
     1) Applicants are expected to have successfully         why (theory), how (practice), learning (assessment
     completed secondary schooling. The typical entry        and feedback), and conclusion (outcomes).
     requirement is BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana),
     LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary        Prerequisites
     school qualification. BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana),     Students must be enrolled in an accredited college or
     LGCSE (in Lesotho) candidates should have passed        selected through the criteria set by the government.
     in a minimum of five BGCSE, LGCSE or equivalent
     subjects including English and Mathematics with a       Examination
     minimum of a C in Mathematics.                          • Assignments and presentations group/
                                                                individual 50%
     2) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher      • Final executive summary group/individual 50%
     Diploma in related field may be given exemptions
     based on the credit point equivalency                   Students will be required to satisfactory complete
                                                             all of the course assignments in order to receive a
     3) For enquiries and more information please visit      passing grade. Attendance is compulsory.
     our website: www.bothouniversity.com
                                                             Recommended full-time study path: 6 months

                                                             Admission Criteria
     Certificate in New Venture
     Creation                                                Applicants should have:
                                                             Senior secondary school leaving certificate such as
                                                             BGCSE, LGCSE or equivalent Candidates above 25
     Programme details:                                      years with at least 5 years of work experience, of
     The programme consists of 19 core (required)            which at least 2 years must be at Level 3 equivalent
     modules. The number at the end of the module in         may be considered under mature entry criteria.
     parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module.
     1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided,
     in-class and independent combined); therefore a
     10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of
     learning from the student.

     Structure
     This is a six months full time course. There will be
     two intensive weeklong sessions; spaced over a
     period of 6months.

     Teaching methods
     A blend of teaching methods including lectures,
     guest lectures, case analysis and presentations,
     project work and group discussions will be used
     for the course. There will be individual and/or group
     presentation during and at the end of the course.
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                                                              •   B7 - CGV - 13: Corporate Governance
BSc (Hons) in Accounting                                      •   B5 - BS2 - 17: Business Mathematics &
                                                                  Statistics 2 (10)
                                                              •   B6 - MAE - 17: Macroeconomics (10)
Programme details:                                            •   A7 - CFI -13: Corporate Finance (20)
The programme consists of core (required) and                 •   A8 - AFR - 17: Advanced Financial Reporting (20)
elective modules as follows. Some modules may                 •   A6 - CDA - 17: Computerised Accounting (20)
have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to
pass another module or set of modules first). Some            Elective Modules
modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules
are required to be taken together). The number at             Select one from the following:
the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the            • A7 - PSF - 17: Public Sector Financial Reporting (10)
credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10            • A7 - COL - 17: Company Law (10)
hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent           Select one from the following:
combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires              • A8 - ADT - 17: Advanced Taxation(20)
on average 100 hours of learning from the student.            • B8 - STM - 17: Strategic Management (10)
                                                              • A8 - AAA - 17: Advanced Audit and Assurance (10)
Core modules:
                                                              Recommended full-time study path (4½ years):
•   C5 - ICO - 11: Introduction to Computers (20)
                                                              Semester 1:
•   A5 - FBF - 13: Fundamentals of Business and
                                                              C5 - ICO - 11, A5 - FBF - 13, D5 - CS1 - 17,
    Finance (20)
                                                              B5 - BS1 - 17
•   D5 - CS1 - 17: Communication and Study Skills
                                                              Semester 2:
    1 (10)
                                                              A5 - IFA - 13, B5 - LAB - 13, D5 - CS2 - 17,
•   A5 - IFA - 13: Introduction to Financial
                                                              B5 - BS2 - 17
    Accounting (20)
                                                              Semester 3:
•   B5 - LAB - 13: Legal Aspects of Business (20)
                                                              A6 - PEA - 13, A6 - FA1 - 17, B6 - MIE - 17,
•   D5 - CS2 - 17: Communication & Study Skills 2 (10)
                                                              A6 - CDA - 17
•   A6 - PEA - 13: Principles of Ethics and Assurance (20)
                                                              Semester 4:
•   A7 - MAC - 17: Management Accounting (20)
                                                              A6 - FA2 - 17, A6 - POT - 13, B6 - MAE - 17,
•   B5 - BS1 - 17: Business Mathematics & Statistics 1 (10)
                                                              A6 - COA - 17
•   A6 - FA1 - 17: Financial Accounting 1 (20)
                                                              Semester 5:
•   A6 - POT - 13: Principles of Taxation (20)
                                                              A7 - TAX - 17, A7 - MAC - 17, A7 - FRI - 17
•   A7 - TAX - 17: Taxation (20)
                                                              Semester 6:
•   A7 - AAS - 17: Audit and Assurance (20)
                                                              A7 - CFI - 13, A7 - AAS - 17, A7 - FR2 - 17 Elective
•   A7 - FR1 - 17: Financial Reporting 1 (20)
                                                              (one of A7 - PSF - 17, A7 - COL - 17)
•   A6 - COA - 17: Cost Accounting (10)
                                                              Semester 7:
•   A7 - FR2 - 17: Financial Reporting 2 (10)
                                                              A7 - PPA - 17
•   A7 - PPA - 17: Professional Practice in
                                                              Semester 8:
    Accounting (60)
                                                              A8 - AFR - 17, A7 - CGV - 13 Elective (two of A8 -
•   B8 - ENT - 13: Essentials of Entrepreneurship (20)
                                                              ADT - 17, A8 - AAA - 17, B8 - STM - 17)
•   A8 - PRO - 13: Project (40)
                                                              Semester 9:
•   B6 - MIE - 17: Microeconomics (10)
                                                              B8 - ENT - 13, A8 - PRO - 13
•   A6 - FA2 - 17: Financial Accounting 2 (10)

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     Admissions Criteria                                    •   A6 - PA2 - 17: Principles of Accounting-II (10)
     1) Applicants are expected to have successfully
                                                            •   A6 - FEC - 15: Financial Economics (20)
     completed secondary schooling. The typical entry
                                                            •   A6 - PEA - 13: Principles of Ethics and Assurance (20)
     requirement is BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana),
                                                            •   A6 - POT - 13: Principles of Taxation (20)
     LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary
                                                            •   A6 - STF - 15: Statistics for Finance (20)
     school qualification. BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana),
                                                            •   A7 - CFM - 15: Corporate Financial Management (20)
     LGCSE (in Lesotho) candidates should have passed
                                                            •   A7 - RMI - 15: Principles of Risk Management
                                                                and Insurance (20)
     in a minimum of five BGCSE, LGCSE or equivalent
     subjects including English and Mathematics with a
                                                            •   A7 - SPM - 15: Security Analysis and Portfolio
                                                                Management (20)
     minimum of a C in Mathematics.
                                                            •   A7 - INM - 15: Investment Management (20)
     2) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher     •   A7 - FIA - 15: Fixed Income Analysis (20)
     Diploma in related field may be given exemptions       •   A7 - PRF - 17: Professional Practice in Finance (60)
     based on the credit point equivalency.                 •   A8 - IFM - 15: International Financial
                                                                Management (20)
     3) For enquiries and more information please visit     •   A8 - BOS - 15: Banking Operations and Services (20)
     our website: www.bothouniversity.com                   •   B8 - ENT - 13: Essentials of Entrepreneurship (20)
                                                            •   A8 - FPR -17: Finance Project (40)
                                                            •   A6 - CFA - 17: Computerised Accounting (10)
     BSc (Hons) in Finance
                                                            Elective modules:
                                                            Select one from the following:
     Programme details:                                     • A7 - VCF - 15: Venture Capital Financing (20)
     The programme consists of core (required) and          • A7 - CFR - 15: Corporate Financial Reporting (20)
     elective modules as follows. Some modules may          • Select one from the following:
     have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to   • A8 - CGO - 15: Corporate Governance (20)
     pass another module or set of modules first). Some     • A8 - PRF - 15: Project Finance (20)
     modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules         • A8 - IMS - 15: Introduction to Management
     are required to be taken together). The number at        Science (20)
     the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the
                                                            Recommended full-time study path
     credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10
                                                            (4½ years):
     hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent
     combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on    Semester 1:
     average 100 hours of learning from the student.        • C5 - ICO - 11, A5 - FFI - 14, A5 - PA1 - 14
                                                            Semester 2:
     Core modules:                                          • A5 - FMT - 15, B5 - LAB - 13, D5 - CSS - 14
     •C5 - ICO - 11: Introduction to Computers (20)         Semester 3:
     •A5 - FFI - 14: Fundamentals of Finance (20)           • A6 - FFM - 15, A6 - PA2 - 15, A6 - FEC - 15, A6 -
     •A5 - PA1 - 14: Principles of Accounting 1 (20)          CAF - 17
     •A5 - FMT - 15: Financial Markets (20)                 Semester 4:
     •B5 - LAB - 13: Legal Aspects of Business (20)         • A6 - PEA - 13, A6 - POT - 13, A6 - STF - 15
     •D5 - CSS - 14: Communication and Study Skills (20)    Semester 5:
     •A6 - FFM - 15: Fundamentals of Financial              • A7 - CFM - 15, A7 - RMI - 15, A7 - SPM - 15
      Management (20)

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Semester 6:
• A7 - INM - 15, A7 - FIA - 15, Elective (one of A7 -   AAT - Association of Accounting
  VCF - 15, A7 - CFR - 15)
Semester 7:                                             Technicians
• A7 - PRF - 17
Semester 8:                                             Programme details:
• A8 - IFM - 15,A8 - BOS - 15, Elective (one of A8 -    The programme offered by AAT covers a range
  CGO - 15, A8 - PRF - 15, A8 - IMS - 15)               of basic accounting papers, from double-entry
Semester 9:                                             bookkeeping, basics of costing, administrative
• B8 - ENT - 15, A8 - FPR - 17                          structure and functions of an accounting department
                                                        etc. It will also expose students to elementary
Admissions Criteria                                     levels of accounting packages and to the basics of
                                                        computers. It’s ideal if you’re new to working in
1) Applicants are expected to have successfully
                                                        finance or you’re looking to expand and develop your
completed secondary schooling. The typical entry
                                                        foundation knowledge and skills.
requirement is BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana),
LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary
                                                        The levels in Year 2 Semesters 3 & 4 cover higher
school qualification. BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana),
                                                        level accounting tasks, including taxation, auditing,
LGCSE (in Lesotho) candidates should have passed
                                                        reviewing and commenting on financial performance
in a minimum of five BGCSE, LGCSE or equivalent
                                                        of companies, drafting financial statements,
subjects including English and Mathematics with a
                                                        managing budgets and preparing the accounts
minimum of a C in Mathematics.
                                                        of companies and other legal entities. A perfect
                                                        situation when you want to advance your career and
2) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher
                                                        want a qualification to give you the confidence and
Diploma in related field may be given exemptions
                                                        proof that you have the skills to do the job. Once
based on the credit point equivalency.
                                                        you’ve achieved this qualification, you’ll be the
                                                        proud owner of the AAT Accounting Qualification.
3) For enquiries and more information please visit
                                                        With evidence of one year’s past relevant work
our website: www.bothouniversity.com
                                                        experience - attained while you were training maybe
                                                        - you’ll be able to apply to become a full member of
                                                        AAT and use the letters MAAT after your name.

                                                        Learning, Teaching & Assessment
                                                        Guided Learning: The students will be exposed
                                                        to lectures, tutorials and supervised study by the
                                                        teachers.
                                                        Lectures: The teacher will present materials either
                                                        orally or by the use of other teaching aids.
                                                        Online Learning: The lecture notes, online tests,
                                                        additional study material, discussion groups, links
                                                        to related subjects etc will be made available to
                                                        students.

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     Independent Learning: The students will have to            Semester 2
     undertake self-directed independent learning where         • AVBK1, MMAC1, FAPR1, SPSH1, ETFA1
     the teacher acts as a guide.
                                                                Semester 3
     Assessment: This will be of various types. It could        • FSLC1, ASYC1, Electives (One of CDMT1,
     be written or objective type (multiple choices) or a         ETAU1, BSTX1, PLTX1, CTRM1)
     combination of both. Refer to AAT website
     www.aat.org.uk for details.                                Semester 4
                                                                • MDCL1, MDCL1
     (Year 1-Semester 1)
     Foundation Certificate in Accounting                       The above information is true at the time of
                                                                publishing. For latest updates and for more details,
     Core Modules:
                                                                especially on the new AAT curriculum, please refer
     • BTRN2: Bookkeeping Transactions (10)                     to the AAT official website: www.aat.org.uk
     • ELCO2: Elements of Costing (10)
     • UACS2: Using Accounting Software (20)                    Students will be eligible for respective level
     • BKCL2: Bookkeeping Controls (10)                         certificates from AAT as per AAT regulations on
     • WEFN2: Work Effectively in Accounting and Finance (10)   successful completion of the required modules.
     • AVBK1: Advanced Book Keeping (15)
                                                                Admissions Criteria
     • MMAC1: Management Accounting: Costing (20)
     • IDRX1: Indirect Tax (10)                                 1) Applicants are expected to have successfully
     • FAPR1: Final Accounts Preparation (15)                   completed secondary schooling. The typical entry
     • SPSH1: Spreadsheets for Accountants (5)                  requirement is BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana),
     • ETFA1: Ethics for Accountants (5)                        LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary
     • FSLC1: Financial Statements of Limited                   school qualification. BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana),
       Companies (20)                                           LGCSE (in Lesotho) candidates are required to
     • ASYC1: Accounting Systems and Controls (20)              achieve a minimum grade of ‘D’ in five subjects.
     • MABU1: Management Accounting: Budgeting (20)
     • MDCL1: Management Accounting: Decision                   2) Applicants must have 10 points in English and
       and Control (20)                                         Mathematics combined or 32 points in the top 5
     Electives                                                  subjects.

     •   CDMT1:Credit Management                                3) For exemptions, please refer to the official
     •   ETAU1: External Auditing                               website AAT: www.aat.org.uk
     •   BSTX1: Business Tax
     •   PLTX1: Personal Tax
     •   CTRM1: Cash Treasury Management                        4) For enquiries and more information please visit
                                                                our website: www.bothouniversity.com
     Recomentded Year Path
     (2 Years):

     Semester 1
     • BTRN2, ELCO2, UACS2, WEFN2

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                                                            Year 2: Semester 3 & 4
ACCA - Association of Chartered                             Semester 3
Certified Accountants                                       • FR - Financial Reporting
                                                            • AA - Audit and Assurance
                                                            Semester 4
Programme details:                                          • FM - Financial Management
ACCA is a great choice for professional development.        • PM - Performance Management
It can offer you excellent job prospects. Because           • EPS - Ethics and Professional Skills
accountants play a central function in any business,
accountancy offers you prestige and responsibility.         (If a student exits after successful completion
Apart from successfully passing the papers, you             of semester 4 then the student is eligible for a
will also need to complete three years relevant             ACCA - Advanced Diploma in Accounting and
experience. A complete ACCA is equivalent to a              Business qualification)
master’s degree.
                                                            Semester 5
Learning, Teaching & Assessment                             • SBR - Strategic Business Reporting
                                                            • SBL - Strategic Business Leader
Guided Learning: The students will be exposed to
lectures, tutorials and supervised study by the teachers.   Semester 6 (any two papers)
Lectures: The teacher will present materials either         • AFM - Advanced Financial Management
orally or by the use of other teaching aids.                • APM - Advanced Performance Management
                                                            • AAA - Advanced Audit and Assurance
Online Learning: The lecture notes, online tests,           • ATX - Advanced Taxation
additional study material, discussion group and links
to related subjects will be made available to students.     * The sequence of the papers being taught may
Independent Learning: The students will have to             be changed with the explicit permission of the
undertake self-directed independent learning where          Dean.
the teacher acts as a guide.
                                                            **To be done if the student did not complete or
Assessment: This will be of various types. It could         was exempted from A6 - FIP in semester 1.
be written or objective type (multiple choice) or a
combination of both. For details refer to ACCA              The above information is true at the time of
website www.accaglobal.com                                  publishing.

Year 1: Semester 1 & 2                                      For latest updates and for more details refer to the
                                                            ACCA official website: www.accaglobal.com
Semester 1
• AB - Accountant in Business                               Admissions Criteria
• MA - Management Accounting
• FA - Financial Accounting                                            Applicant should have passed ‘A’ level
                                                                       or an equivalent qualification as required
(If a student exits after successful completion of                     by ACCA http://www.accaglobal.com/in/
semester 1 then the student is eligible for a                          en/qualifications/glance/acca/minimum-
ACCA - Diploma in Accounting and Business                              entrance-requirements.html
qualification)

Semester 2
• LW - Corporate and Business Law
• TX - Taxation

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                                                            Year 1: Semester 1 & 2

     BICA - Botswana Institute of                           Semester 1 (Certificate Level)
     Chartered Accountants                                  • MIS Management Information
                                                            • ACC Accounting
                                                            Semester 2
     Programme details:                                     • LAW Law
     The BICA course not only lays emphasis on the          • ASU Assurance
     academics but also on the practical training aspect.
     The student is exposed to all possible aspects of      Year 2: Semester 3 & 4
     accounting, including pure accounting, financial
     reporting, auditing, taxation, financial management    Semester 3
     etc. These papers are covered very extensively and     • POT Principle of Tax
     in great depth. A student completing the ACA course    • B&F Business and Finance
     offered by BICA not only has expert theoretical
     knowledge but also has the practical hands-on          (If a student exits after successful completion of
     knowledge. A student passing the ACA course can        semester 3 then the student is eligible for a
     expect the best accounting jobs.                       BICA - Certificate Level qualification)

     Learning, Teaching & Assessment                        Semester 4 (Professional Level)
                                                            • FM Financial Management FM
     Guided Learning: The students will be exposed          • FA Financial Accounting & Reporting
     to lectures, tutorials and supervised study by the
     teachers.                                              Year 3: Semester 5 & 6

     Lectures: The teacher will present materials either    Semester 5
     orally or by the use of other teaching aids.           • TCO Tax Compliance
                                                            • A&A Audit & Assurance
     Online Learning: The lecture notes, online tests,      Semester 6
     additional study material, discussion groups and       • BS Business Strategy
     links to related subjects will be made available to    • BPT Business Planning: Taxation
     students.
                                                            Year 4: Semester 7 & 8
     Independent Learning: The students will have to
     undertake self-directed independent learning where     Semester 7 (Advanced Level)
     the teacher acts as a guide.                           • SBM Strategic Business Management
                                                            • CR Corporate Reporting
     Assessment: This will be of various types. It could
     be written or objective type (multiple choices) or a   Semester 8
     combination of both. For details please refer to the   • CST: Case Study
     BICA website www.bica.org
                                                            * The sequence of the papers being taught may
                                                            be changed with the explicit permission of the
                                                            Dean.

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* The student must complete 450 days
of TWE (Technical Work Experience)

The above information is true at the time of
publishing.

For latest updates and for more details refer to the
BICA official website: www.bica.org.bw

Admissions Criteria

Applicant should have passed ‘A’ level or an
equivalent qualification recognised by BICA
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                                                              F2: Advanced Financial Reporting
     CIMA - Chartered                                         MSC: Management Case Study
     Institute Of Management                                  E3: Strategic Management
                                                              P3: Risk Management
     Accountants (Member of                                   F3: Financial Strategy
                                                              SCS: Strategic Case Study
     The Chartered Institute of
     Management)                                              Semester 1
                                                              B2, B3
                                                              Semester 2
     Learning, Teaching & Assessment
                                                              B1, B4
                                                              Semester 3
     Guided Learning: The students will be exposed to
                                                              E1, P1
     lectures, tutorials and supervised study guided by
                                                              Semester 4
     the teachers.
                                                              F1, OCS
     Lectures: The teacher will present materials either      Semester 5
     orally or by the use of other teaching aids.             E2, P2
                                                              Semester 6
     Online Learning: The lecture notes, on-line tests,       F2, MCS
     additional study material, discussion groups and         Semester 7
     links to related subjects, amongst other things, will    E3, P3
     be made available to students.                           Semester 8
                                                              F3, SCS
     Independent Learning: The students will have to
     do self-directed independent learning where the          Typical Study Schedule (credits shown in
     teacher will be acting as a guide.                       brackets)

     Assessment: This will be of various types. It could      *The sequence of the papers being taught may
     be written or online objective type (multiple choices)   be changed with the explicit permission of the
     or a combination of both. For details refer to CIMA      Dean.
     website www.cimaglobal.com
                                                              The above information is true at the time of
                                                              publishing. For latest updates and for more details
     Core Modules:
                                                              on practical work experience etc. please refer to the
     B2: Fundamentals of Management Accounting
                                                              CIMA official website: www.cimaglobal.com
     B3: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
     B1: Fundamentals of Business Economics                   Admissions Criteria
     B4: Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance
     and Business Law                                         1) Applicants are expected to have successfully
     E1: Organisational Management                            completed secondary schooling. The typical entry
     P1: Management Accounting                                requirement is BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana),
     F1: Financial Reporting & Taxation                       LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary
     OCS: Operational Case Study                              school qualification. BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana),
     E2: Project & Relationship Management                    LGCSE (in Lesotho) candidates are required to
     P2: Management Accounting                                achieve a minimum grade of ‘D’ in five subjects.

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2) Applicants must have 10 points in English and          Online Learning: The lecture notes, online tests,
Mathematics combined or 32 points in the top 5            additional study material, discussion group and
subjects.                                                 links to related subjects will be made available to
                                                          students.
3) For more detailed information on admission
criteria and exemptions please refer to the CIMA
website www.cimaglobal.com                                Independent Learning: The students will carry out
                                                          self–directed learning for which the teacher will act
4) For enquiries and more information please visit        only as a guide.
our website: www.bothouniversity.com
                                                          Assessment: This will be of various types. it could
                                                          be written or online, objective type or a combination
                                                          of both. For details refer to CIPFA website
Professional Qualification in                             www.cipfa.org
International Public Financial                            Year 1 Semesters 1 & 2
Management
                                                          Semester 1
                                                          • A6- FAC-15 – Financial Accounting
Programme details:                                        • A6-MAC-15 – Management Accounting
CIPFA is the professional accountancy body                Semester 2
dedicated to people in public finance throughout the      • A6-PFR-15 – Public Sector Financial Reporting
world. It is the world’s only professional accountancy    • A6-AAS-15 – Audit and Assurance
body to specialize in public services. Its portfolio of
qualifications is the foundation for a career in public   Year 2 Semesters 3 & 4
finance. They include the benchmark professional
qualification for public sector accountants as well as    Semester 3
a postgraduate diploma for people already working         • A6 - FMA - 15: Financial Management
in leadership positions. Globally, CIPFA leads the        • A6 - BCM - 15: Business & Change Management
way in public finance by standing up for sound
public financial management and good governance.          (If a student exits after successful completion
The organization works with donors, partner               of semesters 1, 2 and 3 then the student will be
governments, accountancy bodies and public sector         eligible for a Diploma in International Public
entities around the world to advance public finance       Financial Management)
and support better public services.
                                                          Semester 4
Learning, Teaching & Assessment:                          • A7-GPE-15 – Governance, Public Policy and
                                                            Ethics
Guided Learning: The students will be exposed             • A7-PFI-15 – Public Finance
to lectures, tutorials and supervised study
administered by the teachers.                             Year 3 Semesters 5 & 6

Lectures: The teacher will present materials either       Semester 5
orally or by the use of other teaching aids.              • A7 - CF1 - 15: Company Financial Reporting
                                                          • A7 - SPD - 15: Strategy and Policy Development

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     (If a student exits after successful completion of
     semester 4 and 5 then the student will be eligible
     for an Advanced Diploma in International Public
     Financial Management)

     Semester 6
     • A7 - PF1 - 15: Public Finance
     • A8 - STS - 15: Case Study
     (After successful completion of semester 6
     the student will be awarded a Professional
     Qualification in International Public Financial
     Management

     * The sequence of papers being taught may
     be changed with the explicit permission of the
     Dean.

     The above information is true at the time of
     publishing.

     For the latest updates and more details refer to the
     CIPFA official website: www.cipfa.org

     Admissions Criteria

     Applicant should have a qualification as
     required by CIPFA http://www.cipfa.org/join/
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MSc in Computer Systems                                       • C9 - PRM - 15, C9 - CNS - 15
                                                              • Elective 1 (C9 - EOT - 15 / C9 - ADS - 15 / C9 - OBI -15)
Management                                                    Semester 3:
                                                              • C9 - RPP - 15, C9 - EAI - 15
                                                              • Elective 2 (C9 - IRD -15 / C9 - HRM -15 / C9 - ISM -15)
Programme Details:                                            Semester 4:
The programme consists of core (required) and                 • C9 - PWD - 15
elective modules as follows. Some modules may
have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to          Admissions Criteria
pass another module or set of modules first). Some
modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are            1) Applicants are expected to have completed a
required to be taken together). The number at the             Bachelors Degree, preferably up to Honors level
end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit         from a recognised institution.
load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours
of learning (guided and independent combined);                2) For enquiries and more information please visit
therefore a 10 credit module requires on average              our website: www.bothouniversity.com
100 hours of learning from the student.

Core Modules:
• C6 - DCN - 15: Data Communication and Networking
  (10)
• C6 - IWP -15: Internet and Web Programming (10)
• C7 - SAD - 15: Systems Analysis and Design (10)
• C5 - SOE - 15: Software Engineering Foundations (10)
• C7 - MIS - 15: Management Information Systems (10)
• C6 - SQA - 15: Software Quality and Assurance (10)
• C9 - PRM - 15: Project Management (20)
• C9 - CNS - 15: Computer Network Security (20)
• C9 - RPP - 15: Research Methods and Project Planning (20)
• C9 - EAI - 15: Enterprise Application Integration (20)
• C9 - PWD - 15: Project Work and Dissertation (60)
Recommended Full time study path
(For IT Students: 1 ½ Years, For Non IT
Students: 2 Years):

IT students are exempted from Semester 1.

Semester 1:
• C6 - DCN - 15 , C6 - IWP - 15, C7 - SAD - 15, C5 - SOE
  - 15, C7 - MIS - 15, C6 - SQA - 15

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                                                            Elective modules:
     BSc (Hons) in Mobile                                   Select Two from the following:
                                                            • C8 - MIA - 13: Mobile Internet Applications and
     Computing                                                Services (20)
                                                            • C8 - DIS - 13: Distributed Systems (20)
     Programme details:                                     • C8 - WNS - 13: Wireless Network Security (20)
     The programme consists of core (required) and          • C8 - MEC - 13: Mobile Electronic Commerce (20)
     elective modules as follows. Some modules may          • E8 - ISD - 18: Innovation for sustainable
     have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to     development (20)
     pass another module or set of modules first). Some
     modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules         Recommended full-time study path
     are required to be taken together). The number at      (4½ years):
     the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the
     credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10     Semester 1:
     hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent    • C5 - ICO - 11, C5 - MAT - 11, D5 - CS1 - 13
     combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on    Semester 2:
     average 100 hours of learning from the student.        • C5 - CSA - 11, C5 - OSH - 11, D5 - CS2 - 13
                                                            Semester 3:
     Core modules:                                          • C6 - QMD - 11, C6 - IPC - 11
     • C5 - ICO - 11: Introduction to Computers (20)        Semester 4:
     • C5 - MAT - 11: Mathematics - 1 (20)                  • C6 - MDC - 13, C6 - MD1 - 11, C6 - WCD - 11
     • D5 - CS1 - 13: Communication Study Skills 1 (20)     Semester 5:
     • C5 - CSA - 11: Computer Systems Architecture (20)    • C7 - JAV - 11, C7 - MTE - 13, C7 - MOS - 13
     • C5 - OSH - 11: Operating Systems and Hardware        Semester 6:
       (20)                                                 • C7 - WNM - 13, C7 - MDP - 13, C7 - DCO - 13
     • D5 - CS2 - 13: Communication Study Skills 2 (20)     Semester 7:
     • C6 - QMD - 11: Querying and Managing                 • C7 - PPR - 11
       Databases (40)                                       Semester 8:
     • C6 - IPC - 11: Introduction to Programming using     • C8 - MID - 13, Elective (Two of C8 - DIS - 13,
       C++ (20)                                             • C8 - WNS - 13, C8 - MIA - 13, C8 - MEC - 13)
     • C6 - MDC - 13: Mobile Communications (20)            Semester 9:
     • C6 - MD1 - 11: Managing Business Desktops 1 (20)     • C8 - PRO - 11, Elective (B8 - ENT - 13, E8 - ISD -
     • C6 - WCD - 11: Web Content Development (20)            18)
     • C7 - JAV - 11: Programming Using Java (20)
     • C7 - MTE - 13: Mobile Technologies (20)              Admissions Criteria
     • C7 - MOS - 13: Mobile Operating Systems (20)
     • C7 - DCO - 13: Data Communications (20)              1) Applicants are expected to have successfully
     • C7 - WNM - 13: Wireless Networks and Mobile          completed secondary schooling. The typical entry
       System Architecture (20)                             requirement is BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana),
     • C7 - MDP - 13: Mobile Device Programming (20)        LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary
     • C7 - PPR - 11: Professional Practice in              school qualification. BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana),
       Computing (60)                                       LGCSE (in Lesotho) candidates are required to
     • C8 - MID - 13: Mobile Interaction Design (20)        achieve a minimum grade of ‘D’ in five subjects.
     • B8 - ENT - 13: Essentials of Entrepreneurship (20)
     • C8 - PRO - 11: Project (40)                          2) Applicants must have 10 points in English and
                                                            Mathematics combined or 32 points in the top 5
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                                                        •   C6 - FNS - 13: Fundamentals of Network
3) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher          Security (20)
Diploma in related field may be given exemptions        •   C6 - MD1 - 11: Managing Business Desktops (20)
based on the credit point equivalency.                  •   C6 - IDS - 13: Information and Data Security (20)
                                                        •   C6 - CFD - 13: Computer Forensics and Data
4) For enquiries and more information please visit          Recovery (20)
our website: www.bothouniversity.com                    •   C7 - JAV - 11: Programming using Java (20)
                                                        •   C7 - PIS - 11: Protocols and Internetworking
BSc (Hons) in Network Security                          •
                                                            standards (20)
                                                            C7 - BIF - 13: Biometric Fundamentals (20)
and Computer Forensics                                  •   C7 - NH1 - 11: Managing Network Hardware 1 (20)
                                                        •   C7 - EHK - 13: Ethical Hacking (20)
The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Network            •   C7 - CYL - 17: Cyber Law (20)
Security and Computer Forensics is targeted at those    •   C7 - PPR - 11: Professional Practice (60)
wishing to enter the Information Technology (IT)        •   C8 - NH2 - 11: Managing Network Hardware 2 (20)
sector as Computer Forensic Analysts, Vulnerability     •   C8 - MAN - 13: Malware Analysis (20)
Security Research Engineers, Digital Forensic           •   B8 - ENT - 11: Essentials of Entrepreneuship (20)
Examiners, Malware Media Forensic Analysts,             •   C8 - PRO - 11: Project (40)
Forensic Auditors, Network Security Specialists,        •   E8 - ISD - 18: Innovation for sustainable
Computer Crime Investigators or Security Analysts,          Development (20)
among other things.
                                                        Elective modules:
Programme details: The programme consists of            Select One from the following:
core (required) and elective modules as detailed        • C8 - CCI - 13 Cyber Crime Investigation (20) or C8 -
below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e.         WNA - 11 Windows Network Administration (20)
may require the student to pass another module or       Semester 1:
set of modules first). Some modules may be co-          • C5 - ICO - 11, C5 - MAT - 11, D5 - CSS - 14
requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken
                                                        Semester 2:
together). The number at the end of the module in
parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module.
                                                        • C5 - CSA - 11,C5 - OSH - 11, C6 - IPC - 11
                                                        Semester 3:
1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided,
in-class and independent combined); therefore a
                                                        • C6 - QMD - 11, C6 - FNS - 13
10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of       Semester 4:
learning from the student.                              • C6 - MD1 - 11, C6 - IDS - 13, C6 - CFD - 13
                                                        Semester 5:
Core modules:                                           • C7 - JAV - 11, C7 - PIS - 11, C7 - BIF - 13
• C5 - ICO - 11:Introduction to Computers (20)          Semester 6:
• C5 - MAT - 11: Mathematics for Computing (20)         • C7 - NH1 - 11, C7 - EHK - 13, C7 - CYL - 13
• D5 - CSS - 14: Communication & Study Skills (20)      Semester 7:
• C5 - CSA - 11: Computer Systems Architecture (20)     • C7 - PPR - 11,
• C5 - OSH - 11: Operating Systems & Hardware (20)      Semester 8:
• C6 - IPC - 11: Introduction to programming using      • C8 - NH2 - 11, C8 - MAN - 13
  C++ (20)                                              • Elective (one of C8 - WNA - 11, C8 - CCI - 13)
• C6 - QMD - 11: Querying & Managing Database (40)      Semester 9:
                                                        • C8 - PRO - 11, Elective (E8 - ISD - 18, B8 - ENT
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