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Our Programmes:

  1. Certificate in Practical Business Administration (CPBA) is a one-year Further Education & Training (FET) course at NQF Level 4 accredited by the Services SETA. This course prepares students for the formal workplace and has a significant practical component
  2. Higher Certificate in Business Administration (HCBA) is a one-year Higher Education & Training (HET) accredited course at NQF Level 5. The HCBA integrates development of the student's emotional quotient (EQ) through the practice of initiative, communication, responsibility, resilience, tenacity and integrity.
  3. Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Entrepreneurial Leadership is a three-year Higher Education & Training (HET) accredited qualification at NQF Level 7. The qualification has been developed to address the industry need for employable graduates, leaders and entrepreneurs and produces graduates with a well-rounded "Profile of Graduateness"
  4. Postgraduate Diploma in Small Enterprise Consulting (PG Dip SEC) is TSiBA's first 'paid for' course designed to develop consultants to be effective coaches and mentors who can effectively support and guide enterprises into large, more sustainable businesses. PG Dip SEC is an 18-month block-release programme, Higher Education & Training (HET) accredited qualification at NQF Level 8


Ignition Centres:

TSiBA's Ignition Centres at its campuses in Cape Town and Eden have been supporting entrepreneurs since 2007. Over the past six years they have supported over 350 entrepreneurs.


Quick Stats:

Awarded over 1,000 full tuition scholarships to students to study towards accredited TSiBA programmes

Produced 2 Kofi Annan Scholars, 2 Allan Gray Orbis Candidate Fellows and 5 Mandela Rhodes Scholars in a five year period, all of whom have gone on to study at postgraduate level at eminent public universities around the world

Consistently produces a 50% throughput rate in the degree programme versus the national average of 25% for students in three-year degree programmes in contact education

25% of TSiBA students graduate in minimum time, which is  more than double the national rate of 12% for maginalised students

95% of TSiBA graduates are either employed or pursuing post graduate studies versus the national average of 32%

2 out of 3 employers report that they are "delighted" with their new employee

95% of Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) degree graduates who pursue postgraduate studies complete their qualifications successfully

2 out of every 3 of TSiBA graduates are 'Paying it Forward' in some way i.e. igniting opportunity for others in turn by mentoring, lecturing, tutoring, assisting in the community etc

Two years after graduation a TSiBA BBA degree student is in the top 10% of income earners in the country

TSiBA Eden was awarded a Green Flag WESSA Award in 2011 for achieving positive environmental change through learning and management of their green campus.

TSiBA Eden was awarded a Gold Impumeleo Award in 2013 for being an exceptional model for rural tertiary education as an innovative, well-managed and replicable model for addressing South Africa's social challenges.

300+ small businesses and entrepreneurs have been assisted via TSiBA Ignition Centres