The IIE BBA in Brand Building and Management develops students’ insight and skill in launching, building, and managing brands and businesses. This qualification combines strategy and creativity in business with financial management, economics, critical thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The programme presents a balanced combination between humanities and the world of commerce to graduate students with an interest in new business and communication ventures. As part of the experiential component of the qualification, students work in multidisciplinary teams engaging in real-world brand challenges. Action learning is rounded off with the option of an Industry Immersion programme with companies, agencies, or consultancies of choice.
- Brand and Marketing 1
- Critical Thinking and Media Studies 1
- Statistics in Brand Building
- Creative Development 1
- Business Communications and Digital Media 1
- Introduction to Micro and Macro Economics
- Accounting in Brand Building 1
- Principles of Innovation
- Business Management 2A: Entrepreneurship
- Economics in Brand Building 2
- Financial Management in Brand Building 2
- Creative Development 2
- Brand and Marketing 2
- Critical Thinking and Media Studies 2
- Brand Activation
- Practice of Innovation
- Brand and Marketing 3A: Strategy
- Innovation Management
- Retail Management
- Introduction to Research
- Sustainable Business Practice
- Research Practice
- Brand Challenge
- Brand and Marketing 3B
First year fee for new registrations starting in 2022
R95 000 Full Settlement Total Fee
R101 600 Instalment Total Fee (10 Monthly Instalments)
A *Pre-Registration Fee of R2 000 and *Deposit of R10 000 are included in the Total Fee.
*Refundable if admission criteria for the qualification is not met.
You will be required to complete a new contract annually which will include fees for that year. Returning students to contact their Relationship Navigator for 2022 fees.
Applications for the 2023 intake are subject to a non-refundable application fee of R700.
Senate Discretionary Admission
A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Degree admission- A minimum of 30% for English, 40% for Mathematics or 60% for Mathematical Literacy/Technical Maths; OR
A National Certificate (Vocational) NC(V) with Degree admission – A minimum of 50% in English on either First Additional Language or Home Language level AND Mathematics 50% or Mathematical Literacy/Technical Maths, with a minimum of 60%; OR
A Senior Certificate (SC) (with endorsement) or equivalent with at least 33.3% for English, 40% for Mathematics on the HG; OR at least 60% for Mathematics on the SG; OR
A Senior Certificate (Amended) SC(A) with degree admission with at least 40% for Mathematics on the HG; OR at least 60% for Mathematics on the SG. A minimum of 30% in LOLT in NSC/ SC(a) OR with a min. of 33.3% in SC.
For international qualifications: An USAf Exemption Certificate is required and meeting the relevant Maths and English requirements.
Alternatively, a cognate Higher Certificate or cognate 240 credit Diploma OR an Advanced Certificate OR 360 credit Diploma may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to degree studies. If discipline not cognate at least 20% of credits must be academic literacy or numeracy related.
Mature Age Exemption: A USAf Exemption Certificate is required
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 or standard grade subjects, at least three of which shall have been passed simultaneously and one of which shall be a recognised higher grade subject; OR
Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration.
An USAf exemption Certificate is required.
Senate Discretionary Mature Age Admission for students with a Senior Certificate with endorsement
Candidates 23 years and older at point of registration, with an endorsed Senior Certificate can be accepted on a senate discretionary mature age admission. Their academic progress will be tracked and reported at Senate. An USAf Exemption Certificate is not required.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Where candidates do not satisfy the formal admission requirements for this qualification, The IIE may consider an admission application in terms of the Credit Accumulation and Transfer, Recognition of Prior Learning and Qualification Completion Policy (IIE010).
USAf approved cognate foundation programme
Candidates who have completed an USAf approved cognate foundation programme from a registered and accredited provider may be admitted.
An USAf Exemption Certificate is required - the Office of the Registrar will facilitate, on behalf of the student, an application for degree admission to USAf, once the student has provided proof of payment to USAf.
Candidates who have successfully completed at least 120 credits on the first year of a cognate degree may be admitted. The additional Maths/Math Lit/Technical Maths criteria falls away. However, if a student completed less than 120 credits, the admission criteria on the NSC or equivalent apply.
Candidates with an OQSF Level 5 cognate qualification may be admitted, provided the OQSF qualification has at least 120 credits at NQF Level 5. An USAf Exemption Certificate is required - the Office of the Registrar will facilitate, on behalf of the student, an application for degree admission to USAf, once the student has provided proof of payment to USAf.