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COIL Course on Social Entrepreneurship

The Faculty of Business and Accounting, Botho University (BU), Botswana in partnership with the University of Venda (South Africa), is bringing an opportunity to study with an international cohort of students from various countries. This course will inter alia equip learners with knowledge of how social entrepreneurs create solutions to address social, economic, and environmental challenges that drive sustainability in organisations. Moreover, the programme will look to improve the soft skills of students including intercultural competence, technological skills, and the ability to work in groups and to collaborate in international groups, resulting in improved employability of students who took part in Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) virtual exchanges.

What we offer

Benefits of this online programme:

  • Intercultural exposure and competence
  • Collaborative Online learning skills
  • Awareness of Sustainable Development Goals
  • Exposure to Community challenges
  • Capacity building in social entrepreneurship and
  • Development of Technological skills.

Requirements:

  • Access to good internet and a device
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Students need to attend all online sessions and need to be able to do self-study and complete project
    work.

Training & Assessment Approach:

Mix of webinars, tutorials, role plays, case analysis, storytelling, presentations, project work and report
writing.

Lecture Dates and Times:

Every Tuesday from 1200-1400 CAT (Online)

Certification:

Students who successfully complete the course and meet the requirements will be given a course completion certificate.
 

* Important note: The programmes offered in this website/advert are accredited by BQA and offered at Botho University at the time of publication. Please refer to your offer letter from our Admissions Department for any changes in programme name or duration that may be affected due to regulatory requirements.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

What we offer

As a student of CIMA course you will:

  • Benefit from the holistic teaching approach that instills not just the knowledge but the practical skills that will be deployed throughout your career.
  • Leverage on opportunities to learn directly from peers and professionals in the industry through exchange programmes, internships and industrial training placements.
  • Graduate with an internationally recognized qualification from Botho University that will see you become a qualified and competitive professional in your respective industry.

Who is this course for

Our CIMA course is a great fit if you’re:

  • Passionate about Accounting
  • Looking for a career in a commercial organization
  • Looking into a supervisory or managerial position in accounting

Career prospects

  • Accountant
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Management Accountant
  • Assistant to the Management Accountant
  • Bookkeeper

 

* Important note: The programmes offered in this website/advert are accredited by BQA and offered at Botho University at the time of publication. Please refer to your offer letter from our Admissions Department for any changes in programme name or duration that may be effected due to regulatory requirements.

Diploma in Cultural Tourism

The Diploma in Cultural Tourism combines practical and theoretical skills and competencies in relevant areas such as Interpretation and Professional Guiding for Cultural Heritage Tourism, Project Management for Tourism Development, Archaeology of Botswana as well as Tourism Product development. The course sets a firm foundation for those aspiring to establish careers in the tourism industry.

What we Offer

As a student of the Diploma in Cultural Tourism you will:

  • Benefit from the holistic teaching approach that instills not just theoretical knowledge but the practical skills that will be deployed throughout your career given its nature
  • Leverage on opportunities to learn directly from peers and professionals in the industry through structured work-based learning internships and placement.
  • A well-recognised qualification from Botho University that will see you become a qualified and competitive professional in your respective area of interest.

Who the course is for?

Countries around the world focus on cultural tourism to help drive local economies, If you are part of this industry then the qualification is perfect for you to grow your profile in the cultural tourism industry as among others, the following:

    • Professional guide
    • Destination management Representative
    • Travel Agent
    • Tour Manager
    • Cultural Tourism Site manager
    • Community-based tourism trust member
    • Tourist Information Centre Manager
    • Community Outreach Manager
    • Tourism officer

Career Prospects

The content of the qualification and its orientation to heritage studies and development opportunities to cultural and natural tourism are universal, which leads to wide career alternatives for graduates of the qualification. Future career prospects include:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Tourist Information Personnel
  • Tour operators
  • Heritage Protection Activity Officers
  • Environmental and cultural interpreter
  • Heritage tourism Site personnel
  • Museum/Art Gallery personnel
  • Tourism camp personnel
  • Community-based tourism outreach personnel
  • World Heritage Site personnel

 

* Important note: The programmes offered in this website/advert are accredited by BQA and offered at Botho University at the time of publication. Please refer to your offer letter from our admissions department for any changes in programme name or duration that may be effected due to regulatory requirements.

Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) qualification is intended to produce individuals with competence to identify workplace hazards and implement appropriate mitigation and preventive strategies to achieve a compliant and sustainable OHS system within the context of established codes of practice and relevant legislative framework. The qualification will render the beneficiaries eligible for registration and accreditation with relevant national, regional, and international professional bodies.

What we Offer

Candidates who enroll into this programme can benefit from:

  • A competency-based curriculum that places emphasis on the holistic acquisition of essential hands-on operations and management skills.
  • State of the art training labs equipped with contemporary reservations systems for the travel industry
  • Qualified and BQA certified lecturers with vast experience
  • Qualified and BQA certified lecturers with vast experience

Skills you will need

  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Energetic and an intense desire to learn
  • Passion for OHS
  • Highly organised and effective decision making
  • Communication and networking expertise
  • Attention to Detail and ability to listen
  • Internet skills
  • Language proficiency and cultural sensitivity
  • Enthusiasm and dedication

Career Prospects

  • Risk Control Officer
  • Loss Control Officer
  • Safety Officer
  • Safety Auditor

With time and experience, graduates will have the foundation necessary to work themselves into a manager or junior manager positions within the OHS industry, including:

    • Occupational Health and Safety Management Consultant
    • Safety, Health and Environment Officer

*Graduates can start their own enterprises, such as OHS preventative firms

*They can also work in government or in private in OHS industry health-related marketing organizations.

 

* Important note: The programmes offered in this website/advert are accredited by BQA and offered at Botho University at the time of publication. Please refer to your offer letter from our Admissions Department for any changes in programme name or duration that may be effected due to regulatory requirements.

Diploma in Travel Operations

The combination of practical and theoretical learning in the Diploma programme ensures that graduates are well-grounded with knowledge, skills and competencies required in the travel industry characterised by continuous changes in technology and motivations for travel. The course sets a firm foundation for those aspiring to establish careers or become entrepreneurs in the travel industry.

What we Offer

Candidates who enrol into this programme can benefit from:

  • A competency-based curriculum that places emphasis on the holistic acquisition of essential hands-on operations and management skills.
  • State of the art training labs equipped with contemporary reservations systems for the travel industry
  • Qualified and BQA certified lecturers with vast experience
  • Guest lectures by leading Travel and Tourism experts
  • Plan and organize travel itineraries

Diploma in Travel Operations is a great fit if you’re:

  • Aspiring to establish careers or become entrepreneurs in the travel industry
  • Interested in acquiring skills and competencies required in the travel industry characterised by continuous changes in technology and motivations for travel.

Skills you will need

  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Energetic and an intense desire to learn
  • Passion for the Travel and Tourism industry
  • Highly organised and effective decision making
  • Communication and networking expertise
  • Attention to Detail and ability to listen
  • Internet Savvy
  • Enthusiasm and dedication

Career Prospects

  • Travel Agent or Consultant.
  • Airline Service Agent.
  • Tour Operator.
  • Travel Information Agent.
  • Travel Specialist.
  • Visitor Information Counsellor

 

* Important note: The programmes offered in this website/advert are accredited by BQA and offered at Botho University at the time of publication. Please refer to your offer letter from our admissions department for any changes in programme name or duration that may be effected due to regulatory requirements.

Diploma in Events Management

The combination of practical and theoretical learning in the Diploma programme ensures that graduates are well-grounded with knowledge, skills and competencies required in the Event industry for effectively planning and managing events. The course sets a firm foundation for those aspiring to establish careers or become entrepreneurs in the Events industry

What we Offer

Candidates who enroll into this programme can benefit from:

  • A competence-based curriculum that places emphasis on holistic acquisition of essential hands-on operations and management skills.
  • State of the art training labs
  • Qualified and BQA certified lecturers with vast experience
  • Guest lectures by leading Events
    management experts

Diploma in Events Managements is a great fit if you’re:

  • Aspiring to establish careers or become entrepreneurs in the Events industry.
  • Interested in acquiring skills and competencies required in the Event industry for effectively planning and managing events.

Skills acquired

The Events Management diploma will close this gap by offering the following skills and competencies:

    • Coordination
    • Creativity, originality, and initiative
    • Problem solving
    • People management
    • Administration
    • Project management

The learner achieving this qualification in combination with industrial /workplace learning will be able: to plan, stage professional, feasible, innovative, responsible, and successful Events, against stated objectives in compliance with project management principles.

Career Prospects

Entry and operations level jobs in the finance industry, including:

  • Events Coordinators
  • Events Producers
  • Events Project planners
  • Conference Organizer
  • Corporate & meeting Planners
  • Venue and Facilities coordinators
  • Gallery and Exhibition officer
  • Sports Events coordinator
  • Fashion Events Coordinator
  • Special Events consultants
  • Festival and concert planners

 

* Important note: The programmes offered in this website/advert are accredited by BQA and offered at Botho University at the time of publication. Please refer to your offer letter from our admissions department for any changes in programme name or duration that may be effected due to regulatory requirements.

BCom in Investment and Banking

The qualification is designed for prospective graduates seeking to develop business skills and competencies to start and grow small businesses and contribute to economic growth and the creation of sustainable job opportunities. Many big companies across the globe started small and grew into conglomerates.  Hence, the key thrust of the programme is to develop business owners or managers capable of scaling up business entities and transforming economies across the globe. The programme is underpinned by both theoretical and practical modules to enrich the learners’ experience and prepare them to make significant contributions to the economy as employers or employees.

What we Offer

Candidates who enroll in this programme can benefit from:

  • A competency-based curriculum that places emphasis on the holistic acquisition of critical skills in corporate finance, investments, accounting, research and management, and banking.
  • Practically oriented learning in fully-fledged computer labs to apply relevant and upcoming software in the investment and banking field.
  • Qualified and BQA certified lecturers with vast experience
  • Guest lectures by leading banking and investment experts

Graduates of this programme can;

  • Develop strategies that drive the operations of financial institution
  • Effectively communicate financial information and its implications on investment decisions
  • Advise on mergers and acquisitions
  • Manage financial risk and advise in international trade transactions
  • Develop and implement credit policies for financial institutions
  • Evaluate macroeconomic factors and give advice on their effect on financial institutions
  • Analyse and evaluate the financial information
  • Manage investments and develop risk mitigation measures
  • Evaluate the long-term profitability of investments and provide advise to investors
  • Develop new businesses ideas and help improve existing ones
  • Develop and implement corporate governance guidelines for financial institutions

Skills you will need

  • An interest in the financial institutions and how they function
  • Willingness to work long hours
  • Excellent skills in excel
  • Good analytical skills, and the ability to see the big picture
  • Energetic and an intense desire to learn
  • Highly organised and effective decision making
  • Internet Savvy
  • Enthusiasm and dedication
  • Excellent mathematics skills
  • Good planning and organizational abilities
  • Strong personal and people skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Adaptability and flexibility

Career Prospects

Entry and operations level jobs in the finance industry, including:

  • Investment
  • Banking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Accounting
  • Estate Administration
  • Taxation
  • Auditing
  • Corporate Governance
  • Stock Brokers
  • Market Analyst
  • Consultancy: Public and Private Sector

 

* Important note: The programmes offered in this website/advert are accredited by BQA and offered at Botho University at the time of publication. Please refer to your offer letter from our Admissions Department for any changes in programme name or duration that may be effected due to regulatory requirements.

BSc in Computer Networking

This qualification is designed to produce graduates with the theoretical and practical skill set to apply the latest technologies and tools in networks. The graduate can be ready with the necessary skills to build small, mid and large enterprise network solutions for the organizations. In addition, it offers new applications which can be effectively used in Computer Networking.

What we offer

Some of the core concepts of BSc in Computer Networking are:

  • Basic networking topics (LANs, WANs, Ethernet, and so on)
  • Troubleshooting and solving network problems
  • Wireless technologies (such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) and security
  • Security for various network types, including basic computer forensics
  • Authentication types and their respective configurations and management
  • Network design and implementation

Who is this course for?

  • Wishing to build your career in the area of Network Infrastructure.
  • Have a knack for problem solving for network issues.

Career prospects

  • Network Specialist  
  • Network Technician 
  • Network Administrator 
  • Network Analyst 
  • Network Manager 
  • Network Engineer 
  • Network Solutions Architect

 

* Important note: The programmes offered in this website/advert are accredited by BQA and offered at Botho University at the time of publication. Please refer to your offer letter from our Admissions Department for any changes in programme name or duration that may be effected due to regulatory requirements.

BCom in Risk Management

This qualification provides basic, technical and advanced skills in risk management and insurance. It covers areas such as economics, information technology, accounting, research, risk management, insurance and management which are vital for the success of risk professionals. It develops the knowledge, skills and competencies of risk practitioners who would be employed anywhere in the world. It’s targeted at those wishing to enter the financial sector, commercial banking sector, investment sector, corporate finance, insurance sector, investment banking, multinational companies, public sector companies and accounting firms as financial analysts, financial planners, financial consultants, venture capital professionals, etc.

What we offer

As a graduate of Bcom in Risk Management you will:

  • Obtain a qualification that is competitive the world over and be able to share their competencies within the global village. 
  • Receive instruction from academic and industry professionals coupled with the opportunity for student exchange programmes that give you an edge in your career 
  • Receive knowledge, skills and competencies that will enable you to combine the various finance, insurance and risk management skills and you become proficient in developing financial policies and apply them in line with your profession. 
  • Gain access to opportunities for continuous personal development, growth in intellectual capacity, economic activity and contribute to the economy in general. 

Who is this course for?

Our Bcom in Risk Management is a great fit if you’re:

  • Looking into developing your understanding of modern finance theories and applications.
  • Want a career as a Risk Consultant, Risk Manager, Compliance Officer and Educationist.
  • Drawn to the multifaceted Finance and insurance sector which always has a need for new professionals with different skills and interests.

Career prospects

  • Chief Risk Officers / Takers
  • Underwriters
  • Financial Advisors
  • Educationist
  • Financial Risk Managers
  • Compliance and Governance Managers
  • Insurance Brokers/ Insurance Adjusters 
  • Investment Analysts
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Credit Analysts
  • Captive Insurers

 

* Important note: The programmes offered in this website/advert are accredited by BQA and offered at Botho University at the time of publication. Please refer to your offer letter from our Admissions Department for any changes in programme name or duration that may be effected due to regulatory requirements.

BBA in Small Business Management

The qualification is designed for prospective graduates seeking to develop business skills and competencies to start and grow small businesses and contribute to economic growth and creation of sustainable job opportunities. Many big companies across the globe started small and grew into conglomerates.  Hence, the key thrust of the programme is to develop business owners or managers  capable of scaling up business entities and transforming economies across the globe. The programme is underpinned by both theoretical and practical modules to enrich the learners’ experience and prepare them to make significant contributions in the economy as employers or employees.

What we Offer

As a student of BBA in Small Business Management you will:

  • Benefit from the holistic teaching approach that instills not just the knowledge but the practical skills that will be deployed throughout your career
  • Leverage on opportunities to learn directly from peers and professionals in the industry through exchange programmes, internships and industrial training placements.
  • Graduate with an internationally recognized qualification from Botho University that will see you become a qualified and competitive professional in your respective area of interest.

Our BBA in Small  Management programme is a great fit if you’re:

  • Interested in establishing your own business
  • Seeking an opportunity to grow and manage a business
  • Interested in pursuing a career in business development and management.
  • Looking to launch a business or are interested in running a company or startup.
  • Keen on developing and growing small businesses and impacting your community
  • Interested in acquiring research skills. 
  • Seeking acquisition of presentation skills, marketing intelligence and other competencies required to work effectively in any business setting

Who the course is for?

This programme is for those seeking to develop competency in business development especially of small businesses,  those that want to acquire skills and competencies in business development and management as well those who aspire to work in the business development area as well those that want to acquire skills and competencies in growing and upscaling small businesses, those seeking to acquire knowledge on the intricacies of starting, growing and sustaining small businesses. The programme will also be beneficial to those seeking personal and professional growth as well those that aspire to impact their communities through imparting business development and management skills.  

Career Prospects

Graduates of this programme can become:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Consultants
  • Business Analysts
  • Managers of Venture Capital Firms
  • Sales and Marketing Executives
  •  Customer Relationship  Managers
  • General Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Small Business Owner/Operator  

 

* Important note: The programmes offered in this website/advert are accredited by BQA and offered at Botho University at the time of publication. Please refer to your offer letter from our Admissions Department for any changes in programme name or duration that may be effected due to regulatory requirements.