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Students are advised to familiarize themselves with the rules, regulations and policies of Botho University through the University website and any other information provided to student either as a document or through the notice boards on campus. Botho University reserves the right to amend the rules, regulations and policies. It is the responsibility of the student to update oneself with the related documents. Students must note that ignorance of these very important policies and rules and regulations is not an acceptable excuse for non-compliance.

The rules, regulations and policies are applicable to all students of Botho University regardless of their programme of study. Students may find additional information specific to their programme of study on the websites of the awarding bodies relevant to their programme. In the case of any conflict between the various rules, regulations and policies of the University and the awarding body the Academic Board shall decide on the correct applicable policy.

All students will need to abide by the Botho University rules, regulations and policies and also by the rules and regulations for each programme as stipulated by the awarding institution.

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1. Applying to Botho University

Before applying to Botho University, students are encouraged to take time out to familiarise themselves with all the programmes on offer. Applicants must meet all the relevant minimum requirements for the programme of study they wish to study. It is also important for applicants to assess whether the programme they choose interests them and that they want to make a career out of it. Our friendly Admission Team Counselors will provide all the information needed about our programmes and also assist applicants to make an informed choice.

2. How to calculate points

The admission point system is used to measure your academic achievement based on your school-leaving results. Your school leaving subject grades or percentages are converted into points as per the table (see page 24) and based on your qualification. These points are added up to arrive at the number of points you have obtained.

 
POINTS GCE GCSE   SENIOR CERTIFICATE IB
A-LEVEL/ HSC AS COSC HIGCSE IGCSE BGCSE LGCSE NSC HG SG HL SL
12 A                   7  
11 B                   6  
10 C a   1       7 A   5 7
9 D b   2       6 B   4 6
8 E c A 3 A*,A A*,A A*,A 5 C A 3 5
7   d B   B B B 4 D B 2 4
6 0/S e C 4 C C C 3 E C   3
5     D   D D D 2   D   2
4     E   E E E     E    
0         F F       F    

3. Important points to remember when applying

  • All students can apply in person or using our online application form available on our website. Please read the “Steps to Apply” document available on our application portal before applying.
  • Clear certified copies of all relevant educational certificates.
  • Clear certified copies of Omang/passport/identity card.
  • Please read our Fee Structure and Policy document available on our website before applying.
 
 
 
Mode of Study

Campus Learning

 

The Master of Education in Higher Education facilitates the professional development of teachers/lecturers as reflective practitioners in higher education. The programme achieves this by developing their knowledge of higher education as a field of study and enabling lecturers to enhance their ability to facilitate, manage and assess students’ learning.

Career opportunities include:

  • Teacher/lecturer
  • Educational Technologist
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Researcher in Higher Education
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Higher Education Administrator
  • Counselor in Higher Education

Programme details: The programme consists of 9 core (required) modules. Some modules may have prerequisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in 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.

Core modules:

  • D8 - LTA - 10: Learning, Teaching and Assessment (20)
  • D8 - PPA1 - 15: Professional Academic Practice in Action 1 (10)
  • D8 - QHE - 11: Quality Frameworks in Higher Education (20)
  • D8 - ETE - 12: Educational Technology and e-Learning (20)
  • D8 - RHE - 14: Research in Higher Education (20)
  • D8 - CDD - 14: Curriculum Design and Development (20)
  • D8 - PPA2 - 15: Professional Academic Practice in Action 2 (10)
  • D9 - CHE - 14: Contemporary Issues in Higher Education (20)
  • D9 - GMH - 14: Governance and Management in Higher Education (20)
  • D9 - DIS - 14: Dissertation (60)

Elective modules:

Select one from the following:
  • B6 - OBE - 13: Organisational Behaviour (20)
  • D9 - PTH - 14: Principles and Techniques of Counselling in Higher Education (20)
  • D9 - GHE - 14: Globalisation and Higher Education (20)
 

Recommended full-time study path: 2 Years

Year Sem. Module Credits
Year 1  Sem 1 D8 - LTA - 10: Learning, Teaching and Assessment 20
D8 - PPA1 - 15: Professional Academic Practice in Action 1 10
D8 - ETE - 12: Educational Technology and e-Learning 20
Sem 2 D8 - QHE - 11: Quality Frameworks in Higher Education 20
D8 - RHE - 14: Research in Higher Education 20
D8 - CDD - 14: Curriculum Design and Development 20
D8 - PPA2 - 15: Professional Academic Practice in Action 2 10
Year 2 Sem 3 D9 - CHE - 14: Contemporary Issues in Higher Education 20
D9 - GMH - 14: Governance and Management in Higher Education  20
Elective any one  
B6 - OBE - 13: Organisational Behaviour 20
D9 - PTH - 14: Principles and Techniques of Counselling in Higher Education 20
D9 - GHE - 14: Globalisation and Higher Educationr 20
Sem 4 D9 - DIS - 14: Dissertation 60
 
 

Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have completed a Bachelors Degree, preferably up to Honors level from a recognised institution.

2) For enquiries and more information please visit our website: www.bothouniversity.com

 
 
 
Mode of Study

Campus Learning

Distance Learning

 

Master in Computer System Management is targeted at those wishing to enter into the IT Sector. The aim of this programme is to impart the understanding and skills required to manage complex computer systems as part of the support services of an organisation. This will include selection, installation, maintenance and support of a wide range of computing technologies and an understanding of currently recommended computing technologies. Graduates can expect to find employment with software houses, IT companies, computer services divisions of companies, financial services organizations, defense contractors or government IT agencies and as researchers/research students within universities.

Programme details: The programme consists of core (required) and elective modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student.

Core modules:

  • G9 - PRM: Project Management (20)
  • G9 - CNS: Computer Network Security (20)
  • G9 - RPP: Research Methods and Project Planning (20)
  • G9 - EAI: Enterprise Application Integration (20)
  • G9 - PWD: Project Work and Dissertation (60)

Elective I:

  • G9-EOT: E Commerce Technology (20)
  • G9-OBI: Organizational Behavior (20)
  • G9-ADS: Advance Database System (20)

Elective II:

  • G9-IRD: Information Retrieval and Data Mining (20)
  • G9-HRM: Human Resource Management (20)
  • G9-ISM: Information Security Management (20)
 

The programme admits candidates who possess an applicable IT / Computing degree from a recognized institution. The duration of this programme is two years and will be offered in Distance and Blended Learning. During study, students must undergo coursework and dissertation.

Recommended study path

  • Semester 1: G6 - DCN, G6 - IWP, G7 - SAD, G5 - SOE, G7 - MIS, G6 – SQA [All 10 Credits]
  • Semester 2: G9 - PRM, G9 - CNS, Elective 1 (G9 - EOT/ G9 - ADS/ G9 - OBI)
  • Semester 3: G9 - RPP, G9 - EAI, Elective 2 (G9 - IRD/ G9 - HRM/ G9 - ISM)
  • Semester 4: C9 - PWD

Recommended Full time study path (For IT Students: 1 ½ Years, For Non IT Students: 2 Years):

Year Sem. Module Credits
Year 1  Sem 1 G6-DCN-15 Data Communication and Networking 10
G6-IWP-15 Internet and Web Programming 10
G7-SAD-15 System Analysis and Design 10
G5-SOE-15 Software Engineering Fondations 10
G7-MIS-15 Management Information Systems 10
G6-SQA-15 Software Quality and Assurance 10
Sem 2 G9-PRM-15 Project Management 20
G9-CNS-15 Computer Network Security 20
Elective any one  
G9-EOT-15 E-Commerce Technology 20
G9-ADS-17 Advance Database Systems 20
G9-OB1-15 Organizational Behavior 20
Year 2 Sem 3 G9-RPP-15 Research Methods and Project Planning 20
G9-EAI-15 Enterprise Application Integration 20
Elective any one  
G9-IRD-15 Information Retrieval and Data Mining 20
G9-HRM-15 Human Resource Management 20
G9-ISM-15 Information Security Management 20
Sem 4 G9-PWD-15 Project Work Dissertation 60
 
 

Admissions Criteria

1) The programme admits candidates who possess an applicable IT / Computing degree from a recognised institution.

2) For enquiries and more information please visit our website: www.bothouniversity.com

 
 
 
Mode of Study

Distance Learning

 

The Master of Business Administration facilitates the Professional and Corporate development of Business Leaders and Aspiring Business Managers, Prospective Business Managers and Entrepreneurs as reflective corporate practitioners in the Business Field. The programme achieves this by developing Graduates with Knowledge, Skills and Competencies to manage Business Organizations at national, regional and international platform.

Career opportunities include:

  • Business Managers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • College lecturers
  • Corporate Branding Specialist
  • Corporate Managers
  • Researcher
  • Policy Maker
  • Prospective Business Managers
  • Secondary school business teachers

Programme details The programme consists of 11 core (required) modules and 8 Elective Modules. The Research Methodology is a pre-requisite for the Dissertation in the MBA Programme. Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in 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. The MBA Programme will be Block Release and Distance Learning.

Core modules

  • G9-CBS-17: Collaborative Business Strategies (10)
  • G9-MIS-17: Management Information System (20)
  • G9-MAC-17: Management Accounting (20)
  • G9-PMT-17: Project Management (10)
  • G9-MEC-17: Managerial Economics (10)
  • G9-MGT-17: Marketing Management (20)
  • G9-FMT-17: Financial Management (20)
  • G9-DAS-17: Decision Analysis (10)
  • G9-STM-17: Strategic Management (20)
  • G9-BRM-17: Business Research Methods (20)
  • G9-DIS-17: Dissertation (60)

Elective modules

  • Select one from the following
    • G9-IIA-17: International Investment Analysis (10)
    • G9-RMF-17: Risk Management in Financial Institutions (10)
    • G9-FMT-17: Financial Markets and Treasury Management (10)
    • G9-SMG-17: Strategic Marketing (10)
    • G9-NPD-17: New Product Development and Management (10)
    • G9-OPS-17: Operations Strategy (10)
    • G9-TPN-17: Technopreneurship (10)
    • G9-BST-17: Business Statistics (10)
 

Recommended full-time study path (2 years)

Year Sem Module Credits
Year 1 Sem 1 G9-CBS-17: Collaborative Business Strategies 10
G9-MIS-17: Management Information System 20
G9-MAC-17: Management Accounting 20
G9-PMT-17: Project Management 10
Sem 2 G9-MEC-17: Managerial Economics 10
G9-MGT-17: Marketing Management 20
G9-FMT-17: Financial Management 20
G9-DAS-17: Decision Analysis 10
Year 2 Sem 3 G9-STM-17: Strategic Management 20
G9-BRM-17: Business Research Methods 20
Elective any two  
G9-IIA-17: International Investment Analysis 10
G9-RMF-17: Risk Management in Financial Institutions 10
G9-FMT- 17: Financial Markets and Treasury Management 10
G9-SMG-17: Strategic Marketing 10
G9-NPD-17: New Product Development and Management 10
G9-OPS-17: Operations Strategy 10
G9-TPN-17: Technopreneurship 10
G9-BST-17: Business Statistics  10
Sem 4 G9-DIS-17: Dissertation 40
   
 
 

Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have completed any  Bachelor’s Degree, preferably from a recognised institution.

2) Applicants must have at least two years of work experience.

3) For enquiries and more information please visit our General Admissions Information page

 
 
 
Mode of Study

Campus Learning

Distance Learning

 

The Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education facilitates the professional development of teachers/lecturers as reflective practitioners in higher education. The programme achieves this by developing their knowledge of higher education as a field of study and enabling lecturers to enhance their ability to facilitate, manage and assess students’ learning.

Career opportunities include:

  • Teacher/lecturer
  • Educational Technologist
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Researcher in Higher Education
  • Curriculum Developer

Programme details: The programme consists of 6 core (required) modules. Some modules may have prerequisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in 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.

Core modules:

  • D8 - LTA - 10: Learning, Teaching and Assessment (20)
  • D8 - PPA1 - 15: Professional Academic Practice in Action 1 (10)
  • D8 - QHE - 11: Quality Frameworks in Higher Education (20)
  • D8 - ETE - 12: Educational Technology and e-Learning (20)
  • D8 - RHE - 14: Research in Higher Education (20)
  • D8 - CDD - 14: Curriculum Design and Development (20)
  • D8 - PPA2 - 15: Professional Academic
  • G8 - PPA2 - 15: Practice in Action 2 (10)

Recommended full-time study path (1 Year):

Year Sem. Module Credits
Year 1  Sem 1
D8 - PPA1 - 15: Professional Academic Practice in Action 1 10
D8 - ETE - 12: Educational Technology and e-Learning 20
D8 - LTA - 10: Learning, Teaching and Assessment 20
G8-PPA2-15: Professional Accademic practice in Action-2 10
Sem 2 D8 - QHE - 11: Quality Frameworks in Higher Education 20
D8 - RHE - 14: Research in Higher Education 20
D8 - CDD - 14: Curriculum Design and Development 20
D8 - PPA2 - 15: Professional Academic 10
 
 

Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have completed a Bachelors Degree, preferably up to Honors level from a recognised institution.

2) For enquiries and more information please visit our General Admissions Information page

 
 
 
Mode of Study

Campus Learning

 

The Certificate Level 3 in Food & Beverage Operations is targeted at those wishing to enter the hospitality and tourism sector in an operational role. The programme carefully combines theoretical and practical learning to ensure that graduates have both the knowledge and the skills to succeed in the hospitality industry in Botswana.

Students graduating from the course will have the skills to become immediately employable in the Food & Beverage industry in an entry-level operational role due to the heavy emphasis on skills development and customer service

Programme details:The programme consists of only core (required) modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in 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.

Core modules:

  • B4-EE1-15: English for Employability 1 (10)
  • B4-FSO-15: Food service Operations (20)
  • B4-HPS-15: Hotel Practical – Food (20)
  • B4-ML1-15: Maths Literacy 1 (10)
  • B4-EE2-15: English for Employability 2 (10)
  • B4-KOP-15: Service Kitchen Operations (20)
  • B4-HPK-15: Hotel Practical – Kitchen (20)
  • B4-ML2-15: Maths Literacy 2 (10)

Recommended full-time study path (12 months):

Year Sem Module Credits
Year 1 Sem 1 B4-EE1-15: English for Employability 1 10
B4-FSO-15: Food service Operations 20
B4-HPS-15: Hotel Practical – Food service 20
B4-ML1-15: Maths Literacy 1 10
Sem 2 B4-EE2-15: English for Employability 2 10
B4-KOP-15: Service Kitchen Operations 20
B4-HPK-15: Hotel Practical – Kitchen 20
B4-ML2-15: Maths Literacy 2 10
 
 
 
 

Admission Criteria:

Junior Secondary school leaving certificate such as JCE or equivalent. Candidates above 20 years with at least 5 years of work experience, of which at least 2 years must be at Level 2 equivalent may be considered under mature entry criteria.

 
 
 
Mode of Study

Campus Learning

 

The Certificate Level 3 in Rooms Operations is targeted at those wishing to enter the hospitality and tourism sector in an operational role. 

Students graduating from the course will have the skills to become immediately employable in the Accommodation industry in an entry-level operational role due to the heavy emphasis on skills development and customer service

Programme details: The programme consists of only core (required) modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in 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.

Core modules:

  • B4-EE1-15: English for Employability 1 (10)
  • B4-FOO-15: Front Office Operations (20)
  • B4-HPF-15: Hotel Practical – Front Office (20)
  • B4-ML1-15: Maths Literacy 1 (10)
  • B4-EE2-15: English for Employability 2 (10)
  • B4-HKL-15: Housekeeping and Laundry Operations (20)
  • B4-HPH-15: Hotel Practical – Housekeeping and Laundry (20)
  • B4-ML2-15: Maths Literacy 2 (10)

Recommended full-time study path (12 months):

Year Sem Module Credits
Year 1 Sem 1 B4-EE1-15: English for Employability 1 10
B4-FOO-15: Front Office Operations 20
B4-HPF-15: Hotel Practical – Front Office 20
B4-ML1-15: Maths Literacy 1 10
Sem 2 B4-EE2-15: English for Employability 2 10
B4-HKL-15: Housekeeping and Laundry Operations 20
B4-HPH-15: Hotel Practical – Housekeeping and Laundry 20
B4-ML2-15: Maths Literacy 2 10
 
 
 Admission Criteria:

Junior Secondary school leaving certificate such as JCE or equivalent. Mature Age entry criteria: Candidates above 20 years with at least 5 years of work experience, of which at least 2 years must be at Level 2 equivalent may be considered under mature entry criteria.

 
 
 
Mode of Study

Campus Learning

Distance learning

 

The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Hospitality Management is targeted at those wishing to enter the hospitality and tourism sector and build a career in hotel operations by carefully combining theoretical and practical learning to ensure that graduates have both the knowledge and the skills to succeed in the hospitality industry in Botswana. Click here for entry criteria.

Programme details: The programme consists of core (required) and elective modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be pre-requisite (i.e. such modules are required tbe taken together). The number at the end of the module in 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.

Core Modules

  • H5-LOP-14: Laundry Operations (10)
  • H5-HKP-14: Housekeeping Operations (10)
  • H5-FR-17: Front Office and Reservations Operations (10)
  • H5-IH-17: Introduction to Hotel Operations (10)
  • D5-CS1-13: Communication and Study Skills 1 (20)
  • H5-KOP-14: Kitchen Operations (10)
  • H5-BOP-14: Bar Operations (10)
  • H5-FSE-14: Food Service Operations (10)
  • H5-IFB-14: Introduction to Food and Beverage (10)
  • D5-CS2-13: Communication and Study Skills 2 (20)
  • C5-ICO-11: Introduction to Computers (20)
  • B5-BM1-13: Business Management 1 (20)
  • A5-IFA-13: Introduction to Financial Accounting (20)
  • B6-MKT-13: Marketing Management (20)
  • B7-SBM-13: Small Business Management (20)
  • H7-HHR-14: Hospitality Human Resource Management (20)
  • H7-TLE-14: Travel and Leisure (20)
  • B7-CFI-13: Corporate Finance (20)
  • H7-PPR-13: Professional Practice (60)
  • B8-BRM-13: Business Research Methods (20)
  • H8-PR1-17: Project 1 (20)
  • B8-ENT-13: Essentials of Entrepreneurship (20)
  • B8-STM-13: Strategic Management (20)
  • H8-PR2-17: Project 2 (20)

Elective Modules

  • Select one from the following (Sem3):
    • H6-RM1-15: Rooms Management 1 (20)
    • H6-FB1-15: Food & Beverage Management 1 (20)
  • Select one from the following (Sem4):
    • H6-RM2-15: Rooms Management 2 (20)
    • H6-FB2-15: Food & Beverage Management 2 (20)
  • Select one from the following (Sem5):
    • H7-RMG-16: Revenue Management (20)
    • H7-ECI-14: Environmental and Cultural Interpretations (20)
  • Select one from the following (Sem6):
    • H6-WBH-14: Web-based Applications in Hospitality (20)
    • H7-CBT-16: Community-Based Tourism (20)
  • Select one from the following (Sem8):
    • B7-SMK-13: Strategic Marketing (20)
    • H8-SET-14: Sustainable Eco-Tourism (20)
 

Recommended full-time study path (4½ years):

 
Year Sem Module Credits
Year 1 Sem 1 D5-CS1-13: Communication and Study Skills 1 20
H5-KOP-14:Kitchen Operations 10
H5-BOP-14: Bar Operations 10
H5-FSE-14: Food Service Operations 10
H5-IFB-14: Introduction toFood and Beverage 10
Sem 2 H5-IHO-17: Introduction to Hotel Operations 10
D5-CS2-13: Communication and Study Skills 2 20
H5-HKP-14: Housekeeping Operations 10
H5-LOP-14: Laundry Operations 10
H5-FRO-17: Front Office and Reservations Operations 10
Year 2 Sem 3 C5-ICO-11: Introduction to Computers 20
B5-BM1-13: Business Management 1 20
Elective –I (Select one module form below)  
B6-RM1-15: Rooms Management 1 20
B6-FB1-15: Food & Beverage Management 1 20
Sem 4 A5-IFA-13: Introduction to Financial Accounting 20
B6-MKT-13: Marketing Management  20
Elective –I (Select one module form below)  
B7-RM2-15: Rooms Management 2 20
B6-FB2-15: Food & Beverage Management 2 20
Year 3 Sem 5 B7-SBM-13: Small Business Management 20
H7-HHR-14: Hospitality Human Resource Management 20
Elective –I (Select one module form below)  
B7-RMG-16: Revenue Management 20
B7-ECI-14: Environmental and Cultural Interpretations 20
Sem 6 H7-TLE-14: Travel and Leisure 20
B7-CFI-13: Corporate Finance 20
Elective –I (Select one module form below)  
B6-WBH-14: Web-based Application in Hospitality 20
B7-CBT-16: Community Based Tourism  20
Year 4 Sem 7 H7-PPR-13: Professional Practice 60
Sem 8 B8-BRM-13: Business Research Methods 20
H8-PR1-17: Project 1 20
Elective –I (Select one module form below)  
B7-SMK-13: Strategic Marketing 20
B8-SET-14: Sustainable Eco-Tourism 20
Year 5 Sem 9 B8-ENT-13: Essentials of Entrepreneurship 20
B8-STM-13: Strategic Management 20
H8-PR2-17: Project 2 20
 

Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have successfully completed secondary schooling. The typical entry requirement is BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesoth) or other equivalent secondary school qualification. BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesoth) candidates are required to achieve a minimum grade of D in five subjects.

2) Applicants must have 10 points in English and Mathematics combined or 32 points in the top 5 subjects.

3) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field may be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency

4) For enquiries and more information please visit our website: www.bothouniversity.com